Good Grief! I didn't see or hear of this, but let me guess. The disabled veteran was an outspoken critic of the War on Terror, and seeked to undermined America's effort to win. The undermining our effort to win was the point of Coulter's remark, not that he was a disabled veteran.
Hey Rachel, if I'm wrong, I pledge seek out and read any/all forthcoming articles that you author. If I'm right, you quit journalism and seek an occupation where thoroughness is not a requirement. Like, say, an advisor for the Democrat Party.
Good Grief!You are CLOSE. :o)
I didn't see or hear of this, but let me guess.
The disabled veteran was an outspoken critic of the War on Terror, and seeked to undermined America's effort to win...
This particular "urban legend" about Ann referred to a traitor from a PREVIOUS war, the one in VIETNAM.Here is the REAL story, from Ann's interview in that mouthpiece of the "vast right wing" conspirators (!) TIME magazine:
...MSNBC found Coulter "blunt, rude and just completely over the top," says Stephen Lewis, a former MSNBC producer involved in Coulters hiringand firing. The network dismissed her at least twice: first in February 1997, after she insulted the late Pamela Harriman, the U.S. Ambassador to France, even as the network was covering her somber memorial service. Coulter said Harriman was one of those women who "used men to work their way up" and suggested "Sharon Stone or Madonna" as her replacement. Even so, the network missed Coulters jousting and quickly rehired her.
Eight months later, Coulters relationship with MSNBC ended permanently after she tangled with a disabled Vietnam veteran on the air. Robert Muller, co-founder of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, asserted that "in 90% of the cases that U.S. soldiers got blown up [in Vietnam]Ann, are you listening?they were our own mines." (Muller was misquoting a 1969 Pentagon report that found that 90% of the components used in enemy mines came from U.S. duds and refuse.)
Coulter, who found Mullers statement laughable, averted her eyes and responded sarcastically: "No wonder you guys lost." It became an infamousand oft-misreportedCoulter moment. The Washington Post and others turned the line into a more personal attack: "People like you caused us to lose that war..."