In one of the most hilariously unintentional acts of cognitive dissonance, Ann Coulter went on Sean Hannity’s show to call Melissa Harris-Perry MSNBC’s “token” African-American on Monday. Harris-Perry had emotionally apologized for joking about Mitt Romney’s adopted grandson Kieran being the only black person in the family, prompting a giddy Coulter to tell Hannity:
“It’s particularly good having Melissa Harris-Perry of all people making fun of a black child in the Romney family as a token. What does she think she is at MSNBC?”
Given Coulter’s entire career has been built off the fact that she is completely crazy, her scathing attack on Harris-Perry ranks up there with the best examples of right wing hypocrisy in recent memory (Sarah Palin’s defense of the Duck Dynasty idiot Phil Robertson is also a major contender). While we don’t see too much of Coulter anymore, as her stock as a bat-shit crazy person is waning, she gets wheeled out by television producers every now and then to say something ridiculous in order to drive ratings. She is the news industry’s poster child for token crazy people – a psychotic hate monger disguised as a political pundit who talks a lot but has absolutely nothing to say.
Far from being a ‘token’ anything, Harris-Perry has a PhD in political science, was an associate professor at the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, and is a highly respected columnist. Ann Coulter, on the other hand, says things like this:
“If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president. It’s kind of a pipe dream, it’s a personal fantasy of mine.”
Thanks for the brilliant insight Ann…
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.