Ann Coulter went on Sean Hannity’s radio program the other day and the subject came of the dropping of her column from the Arizona Daily Star. She claims it was because of an attempt to “keep conservatives out.” Never mind that she is being replaced with a speech writer for former President Bush, Tony Snow (who has his own problems.) She also claimed that MSNBC also ruthlessly discriminates against the poor, downtrodden conservative. That’s why Joe Scarborough and Tucker Carlson have such a hard time finding work there.
Papers add and drop columns all of the time. Why does this one seem to get under the skin of these guys?
Poor Ann is having other problems too, the otherwise conservative Harding University has dropped her from their lecture series. Many of their alumni complained about Coulter. One alumni, Mike Cope, a Church of Christ minister in Abeline, TX was paraphrased in an article saying her views are un-Christian.
Ann, of course, responded in her inimitable way on her website:
I’m afraid they leave me no choice . . . – I’m going to have to invade Harding University, kill its leaders, and then convert them to Christianity.
That Ann is a comedy genius.
Hannity picked the item up from WorldNetDaily, a conservative news site (no word on whether they employ prostitutes.) I went to the site to see what they had to say, they only reprinted a wire story. But I did find an item about a football player named Myron Rolle. In the article, they author talks about how many of his fellow students went the “Ivy league route,” but Rolle decided on Florida State University. So what went into the thought process?
“God came first”
So, God told him to go to FSU? Many of the Ivies don’t offer athletic scholarships, so I think we all could have appreciated the answer of “FSU offered to let me play football and pay me for it.” I think that over the last week, God has some bigger things to worry about. Given recent scandals, I don’t think that God has much to do with big time college athletics these days. I wonder about the mention of the Ivy league: is the author trying to say that God doesn’t like Harvard or Yale?
One of the aspects of football that has always bugged me is this sort of showy false piety that is associated with it. It even bugged Reggie White toward the end of his life. When one team says that God helped them win, it implies that somehow the other team is less worthy, further from God. It demeans the faith of others, and it trivializes God.