The Ann Coulter scandal continues to dominate headlines this gorgeous Tuesday morning. In case you’ve been living under a rock and/or lack any and all memory, the conservative pundit found herself in hot water after referring to presidential hopeful John Edwards as a “faggot”. Now, as outraged homos, liberals and conservatives calls for her head, Coulter made an appearance on Fox News’ Hannity and Colmes, insisting she didn’t mean to offend anyone. No, rather, Coulter says she used a “schoolyard word” for “wouse, nerd”. She also aligns herself against the Republican candidates who spoke out against her.
We’ve included the video after the jump. We’ve never seen Coulter squirm so much. She’s obviously feeling the heat. And with good reason: a number of advertisers have dropped off her website: Verizon, Sallie Mae and Netbank. While certainly we love the fact these companies are yanking their support, we’re intrigued by Verizon’s rationale:
Per our policy, the networked Web site ad purchases are supposed to be stripped of certain kinds of Web sites. This one could be considered an extreme political Web site, should be off the list, and now it is off the list.
Alright, we suppose you could argue Coulter ventures into the frontiers of extremism, but she’s been over the top since the beginning of time. They’re obviously pulling the ad because of her faggot flinging. So, why can’t they say that? Your guess is as good as ours.