Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Ann Coulter, Hanitty: Why they will never be successful if they were brazilians

The more I read Ann Coulter, the more I admire - and sometimes laugh at - her observations about the political world.

I sincerely miss this kind of talk around here.

Brazilian conservatives depend only in themselves. They need to raise funds to launch their own websites and try to gain some audience. Just after this the investors will appear.

The major newspapers here in Brazil are extremely dependent of public advertising money to pay their bills. It becomes a coin-of-trade: the government give public licenses to new media enterprises and give money to them to show public advertising. The result is that only "friendly" newspapers, TV networks, receive these funds.

This is the reason we don´t have any Coulters, Hannities down here. We just have Drudge-like ones, as Diego Casagrande , Polibio Braga or Gilberto Simões Pires - two web-journalists that only started their web-careers because they got fired from major leftist-biased-newspapers here in my state. But they could go into any other right-wing newspaper, didn´t they? No. There´s no such right-wing newspapers down here.

That´s our tragedy...

But returning to the starting point: Here are some examples of Coulter´s new book "How to speak to a liberal"

**** The Iraq war and the Democrats: "John Kerry has said that we need to
'de-Americanize' the war -- I guess on the theory that the
'de-Americanizing' process has worked so well for the Democratic Party."

**** Gay marriage: "Gays usually bring up the argument about all the
straight couples living in 'sham' marriages, but I see no point in dragging
the Clintons into this."

**** Modern anti-Christian bias: "There is no surer proof of Christ's
divinity than that he is still so hated some 2,000 years after his death."

**** Hillary's memoirs: "Hillary has already gotten a record $8 million
advance from Simon & Schuster for the book -- reportedly the most anyone has
ever received for rewriting history."

**** The New York Times's war coverage: "Apparently, the Times's stylebook
now requires all reports of violence anywhere within 1,000 miles of Iraq to
be dated from Bush's speech declaring an end to 'major combat' operations."

**** The parties: "Both parties run for office as conservatives. Once they
have fooled the voters and are safely in office, Republicans sometimes
double-cross the voters. Democrats always do."

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