In an interview posted Monday on the YouTube page owned by the filmmakers of last September’s documentary “The Muslims Are Coming,” MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow targeted conservative Ann Coulter and radio host and so-called evangelist Bryan Fischer.
Maddow was critical of Fischer and likened him to Coulter, author of “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican,” whom Maddow called merely a “comedian.”
“[A]nn Coulter was revealed not as a political player or even as a pundit, but essentially as a comedian,” Maddow explained. “She is a conservative comedian. That’s what all her books and all of her appearances are now. Right – that’s a form of performance art.”
Breitbart News followed up with Coulter about Maddow’s remarks, and early Tuesday she responded in an email noting that comedy is more difficult than political opinion and pointed to some inaccuracies from the MSNBC host.
“THANK YOU! Spouting off political opinions is easy — comedy is hard. Offering political opinions is especially easy when you make up stuff the way Rachel does, such as (short list):
1) The bridge in Minnesota collapsed because of Republican spending cuts. (A year-long government investigation determined it was a design flaw.)
2) A census taker was murdered by right-wing anti-government types. (Another lengthy investigation established that he killed himself for the insurance money.)
3) Jamie Leigh Jones was gang-raped in Iraq. (The alleged victim — who by the age of 20 had already accused three men of rape — eventually admitted it was just one man, and the jury in her civil case concluded Jones was lying.)
4) Gun rights activists holding a rally on the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord were, in fact, celebrating the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.
5) Elizabeth Warren is a Native American.”
Earlier this year in an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel, Coulter called out Maddow and her MSNBC colleague Ed Schultz by name for being unwilling to have serious conservatives to counter the liberal viewpoints they espouse on each of their cable TV programs.
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