Mar
15

Yeah, Something Smells, All Right




Posted at 10:25 by Sadly, No!

You know how CAIR has asked that polite society consider shunning Ann Coulter because her column from week before last strongly implied that Muslims are smelly?

Well, it made Rush Limbaugh laugh. At least, he SAID it was the news item that caused the giggling fit.

Smells Like Coulterphobia

When I saw this headline on Thursday I just busted out laughing: Ann Coulter Says Muslims ‘Smell Bad’; CAIR: Media Should Reject Commentator’s Bigotry.

It’s a story on the PR Newswire, which is where people put out press releases and hope the media will pick up on them and turn them into big news stories, so I’m sort of falling into a little trap here but I can’t avoid it. It?s just too funny. Poor Ann. This is what you get for being out there, my friend.

The story comes from the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations. ?A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today called on major media outlets to end their association with a controversial conservative pundit who recently suggested that Muslims ?smell bad.? The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said syndicated columnist Ann Coulter, who frequently appears as a guest on cable news programs, made that Islamophobic remark in a recent commentary on Mel Gibson’s new film ?The Passion of the Christ.? Coulter wrote: ?Being nice to people is, in fact, one of the incidental tenets of Christianity (as opposed to other religions whose tenets are more along the lines of ‘kill everyone who doesn’t smell bad and doesn’t answer to the name Mohammed’). She also referred to: ?(The Prophet) Muhammad’s many specific instructions to kill non-believers whenever possible.? [snip]

This headline is misleading. She did not say Muslims smell bad. She has been twisted and turned, which is what happens to much of what Ann says. They have to twist and turn it because she’s so direct that they can’t deal with that.

Rush, if Ann is just “so direct that they can’t deal with it,” and “they” are twisting her words, why don’t YOU tell us what she was saying?

And if your only point is that she didn’t flat-out SAY that Muslims are smell, but merely “suggested” it, like the body of the article says, then what part of Ann’s direct and forthright message is being twisted?

And speaking of Ann’s sensitive nose and her admirable directness, here’s part of a “Hardball” transcript from last summer:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me ask you about this book [TREASON]. This book is very interesting, and I am not going to comment. I am going to let you comment on it:
“The principal difference between fifth columnists and the cold war versus the war on terrorism is that you could sit next to a communist in a subway without asphyxiating.”
What does that mean? I just want to know. What does that mean? I want to know.

ANN COULTER: It means what it says. The second difference is, that in far more time the enemy that we?re up against now has killed far fewer people.

MATTHEWS: So, but the enemy smells. Is that your knock against Arabs? I mean, that?s your point here. You sit next to them and you are asphyxiated while sitting next to them.

COULTER: I?m just drawing the differences between the old war and the currents war.

MATTHEWS: Is that a way to win friends in the Arab and Islamic world by saying they stink?

COULTER: I think it is a way to get people…

MATTHEWS: Is that deep?

COULTER: … to read my book, so I thank you.

Wow, that was pretty direct of Ann to admit, under interogation, that she engages in racial and religious slurs just to sell books.

But I still wonder about Rush thought Ann was talking about. And I wonder if he was able to recapture the deep spiritual insights he gained from her column after the medication wore off.

10 Comments »

  1. glenstonecottage said,

    March 15, 2004 at 14:43

    Rush, I’m sure that Ann thanks you for re-iterating and amplifying her remarks about the “smell” of Moslems.

    You know, I’ve been to Arab countries and smelled Moslems, and you two piles of shit don’t smell anything like Moslems.

  2. hueyplong said,

    March 15, 2004 at 15:26

    I think I’m on pretty solid ground when I say that Coulter’s assertion that an entire race “stinks” is about the mildest and least offensive of her various and sundry “criticisms.” You could dispense with the idea that she’s worthy of serious discussion well before reaching that issue.

    This is like commenting that the steaming pile in the middle of the floor doesn’t taste good.

  3. Uncle Mike said,

    March 15, 2004 at 15:41

    Wasn’t one of her recent boyfriends a Muslim? Maybe he was one of the non-smelly ones.

    You have reached a new low when Rush comes to your defense.

  4. vaara said,

    March 15, 2004 at 16:18

    I wish she’d just have an Anneurysm already.

  5. lord marmite said,

    March 15, 2004 at 17:22

    Yeah, but the real question is what does Anne Coulter smell like? What fabulous fragrance wafts from her direction? Old Spice? Ointment? Formaldehyde?

  6. mark said,

    March 15, 2004 at 17:42

    I smelled an Arab once. She had kind of a peppermint odor.

  7. (: Tom :) said,

    March 15, 2004 at 19:30

    I have heard it on good authority that AnnThraxx’s crotch smells like cobwebs and old mace.

  8. Doug Gillett said,

    March 15, 2004 at 21:20

    How does Ann Coulter keep a Muslim from smelling? She cuts of his nose! Ha!!!! Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and goodnight!

  9. piotr said,

    March 16, 2004 at 0:44

    Note this golden maxim by our Ann:

    Being nice to people is, in fact, one
    of the incidental tenets of
    Christianity…

    Some theologians would rate this tenet
    somewhat higher than “incidental”.
    But even if it is incidental, Ann
    seems to ignore it thoroughly. On the
    other hand, she is very proud that as
    a Christian she is nice to other
    people, even if she is nice only
    vicariously.

  10. Chris Vosburg said,

    March 16, 2004 at 2:06

    Limbaugh huffs and puffs: [Ann's] so direct that they can’t deal with that.

    Man, there it is again– the stated projectionist belief of a racist xenophobe that the “sand nigger” type stuff is just saying what everybody is thinking.

    No, we’re not, jackass. The reason we’re not all laughing ourselves into convulsions over Ann’s witty “Jingle Bells, Ali Smells” level of comedy is that we simply don’t possess the smallness of spirit required to appreciate it.

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