Stephanie Ruhle: ‘I Am Actually Begging’ Fox News To ‘Please Stop’ Giving Ann Coulter Airtime
Far-right provocateur and MAGA grifter Ann Coulter is well known for saying outlandishly offensive things about minorities, non-Christians, foreigners, and pretty much anyone who isn’t a white male whenever she gets on TV.
During a Tuesday night appearance on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle, she once again played up her alt-right shtick for all its worth, going off on a screed about the Democratic Party being full of “Muslims and the Jews and the exotic sexual groups and the black church ladies and the college queers.”
On Ingraham’s Fox News show, Ann Coulter describes her version of the Dem party
“I mean you have the Muslims and the Jews and the various exotic sexual groups and the black church ladies with the college queers … you must hate white men. It’s the one thing they have in common” pic.twitter.com/xGWe0wH2uP
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) December 12, 2018
“You must hate white men,” she further noted. “It’s the one thing they have in common.”
By Wednesday morning, Coulter’s remarks had gone viral and resulted in widespread outrage online. One of those expressing disgust over the conservative pundit’s comments was MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle, who took to Twitter to demand that Fox News stop booking the best-selling author.
I am actually begging can we please stop this
This has NOTHING to do with politics or policy
This is pure hatred
Freedom of free speech is what makes out country great
Giving these words a platform any larger than a sewer is truly awful
Please stop https://t.co/3kkg6e84e0
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) December 12, 2018
“PLEASE @FoxNews,” she tweeted. “I am actually begging can we please stop this. This has NOTHING to do with politics or policy. This is pure hatred.”
Ruhle added, “Freedom of free speech is what makes out country great. Giving these words a platform any larger than a sewer is truly awful. Please stop.”
Per a transcript search, Coulter has appeared as a guest at least 26 times on Fox News and Fox Business programming since April, including seven appearances on The Ingraham Angle. During a segment on Fox News’ The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton in late June, she claimed migrant kinds seeking asylum were actually crisis actors. Interestingly, she did not appear on Fox programming for two months after those comments, which were widely condemned.
Meanwhile, liberal activist group Sleeping Giants reacted to the segment by noting that it was “one of the most racist things ever said on television” and asking advertisers if they were going to continue supporting this.
This has to be one of the most racist things ever said on television.
Advertisers, are you really going to continue to support this??? https://t.co/jjM9kYYQMF
— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) December 12, 2018
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