Ann Coulter got two segments to promote her latest book on Hannity & Colmes last night (1/5/09). Predictably, Coulter spent the segment attacking liberals, this time for being anti-marriage and for supporting sex before marriage. But that did not stop the never-married, fifty-ish Coulter from flirting blatantly with the very-married Alan Colmes. In the past, Coulter has spoken enthusiastically about pre-marital sex, and she was reputed to have lived with a man without benefit of marriage. “Family values” Coulter also has a history of showing up on television inebriated. In addition, Coulter complained bitterly about having her appearance cancelled on NBC's Today, alleging that they had engaged in a plot to prevent her from making other appearances. With video.
Media Matters has found and publicized numerous falsehoods in Coulter's book. Although Colmes did challenge several of Coulter's assertions, there was no balancing guest on “fair and balanced” FOX, no questioning of the book's legitimacy by the “we report, you decide” network. In fact, FNC has actually been pimping the book on its website.
Despite her constant haranguing about the liberal media, Coulter was obviously more than a little miffed about the cancellation by NBC. “I know the whole thing was a set up to block me from other TV shows,” Coulter alleged, without offering any proof. Apparently, it's otherwise inexplicable because, as Coulter described herself, she's “just the best selling conservative author.”