Whoopi Goldberg Goes in on Ann Coulter: ‘Tell Me What You Know About Being Black?’
Ann Coulter is back doing what she does best; fabricating white victimhood tales that fit well within the right wing tin foil hat narrative. Coulter makes a living demonizing blacks and assuaging the egos of disaffected white people who listen to Rush Limbaugh all day and feel sorry for themselves. These are the folks who have begun to feel that their failures in life are the fault of the blacks and Mexicans who are ‘taking all the jobs’. They refuse to take responsibility for being too lazy or incompetent to compete in the 21st century economy, and instead, blame brown and black people for their personal failings.
And nobody plays to this demographic better than Ann Coulter, who on The View that the O.J. Simpson verdict ended the era of “white guilt” in America and was, therefore, “good for America.” As Coulter continued with her fictionalized account of history, Whoopi Goldberg exploded, saying “What are you talking about?”
“Oh you know what, hold up Ms. Coulter, please stop. Please stop,” Goldberg said. “If you are going to talk about race, at least, at least, know what you’re talking about.”
“What don’t I know?” Coulter asked.
“Well tell me what you know about being black,” Goldberg said. “Your facts are a little shaky. I mean, you’re saying that because liberals have abandoned black people now—what? I don’t get it. I don’t understand.”
“I don’t think liberals ever cared about black people,” Coulter said. “Five minutes after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, they start calling everything that has nothing to do with black people a civil rights issue: abortion on demand, homeless rights.”
It’s easy to understand Goldberg’s frustration, but she has to know that Coulter’s only on The View to 1) get a check by arguing with liberals, therefore ratcheting up conservative support for her book (because if liberals hate it, then conservatives love it.) and 2) try to divide and conquer the Democratic Party in the month before the election. When you get that Coulter’s just a $2 hustler, and not a serious thinker or person, it’s easier to just sit back, grin and bear it.
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