Remember How Nobody Ever Demeaned Blacks, Women, Gays, or Foreigners Until She Came Along?

From a Washington Post column about Ann Coulter:

Recently on CNBC’s “Big Idea with Donny Deutsch”, Ms. Coulter said America would be better off if there were no Jewish people here and that Christians are “perfected Jews.” The whole conversation was offensive which, I suspect, is what the media loves about her. But there used to be a time when such words of hatred and intolerance were not given any public platform in the mainstream media.

I’m delighted to see people tiring of Ann Coulter’s hateful absurdities, but I disagree with that last sentence. There has never yet been a time when “words of hatred and intolerance were not given any public platform in the mainstream media”. What has changed over time is only which particular groups it’s OK to hate.

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