SILKWOOD SHOWER  10:10 am April 27, 2012

Ann Coulter: Hollywood Libels Businessmen By Telling Their True Stories

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Harassing the job creatorsAnn Coulter has a guest opinioner in The Hollywood Reporter, and she has some thoughts she would like to share on that mean old Hollywood and how it is always smearing priests and WASPs and Southerners and Christians while holding up as heroes public school teachers if you can even believe it. Public school teachers! Ick! Nast! She gives a rundown on many types of characters whom H’wood is just cold besmirchin’ all the time, with small lists of the movies in which they are shamed and smeared. We do not have much to say about this, because she does things like say “small town” people are libeled with Footloose, but then, you know. Mostly she is mad that “Law & Order” is populated exclusively with white criminals, even though she saw two true crime programs where the rapers were Hispanic. (Not to mention all Law & Order’s black lady judges — which, oddly, Coulter doesn’t! It was probably edited out.) But there is one group of people Ann Coulter is especially protective towards, and that is businessmen. Why does Hollywood make villains out of businessmen, just because it is telling true stories?

Businessmen (Erin Brockovich, A Civil Action, The Insider, Silkwood, Michael Clayton, every John Grisham adaptation, even The Muppets, where they reunite to save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon! And Law & Order).

Well, we didn’t see The Muppets, and we fell asleep during Michael Clayton (sorry Cloons), and John Grisham is definitely a big fat lieberal (his Pelican Brief is actually stunning for how it foretells what would become the wackiest of the rightwing Supreme Court nomination arguments like 20 years before they happened). But those other ones? Yeah, Silkwood actually happened. So did A Civil Action, Erin Brockovitch and The Insider. And it’s a hard row to make the bosses at Kerr-McGee the good guys when they were busy poisoning and threatening Karen Silkwood (spoiler: Meryl Streep dies! And shows a tit!). And it’s tough to make Erin Brockovitch without pointing out that the businessmen knew they’d been leaking Hexavalent Whatever into the town’s water. (What about those small town people, Ann Coulter? Nothing? No? Imagine that.) And the tobacco company execs in The Insider may have gone home and kissed their wives and been nice to their children — they may have been very genial fellows! — but also they were the tobacco company executives in The Insider, and it was a true story.

Not to brag, but I’ve been to America. The natives do not need coaching in tolerance, certainly not from beautiful airheads who are paid like Enron executives to lecture us — the child-molesting, greedy racists — about learning to be decent human beings.

Well, we know some “natives” who may need a lesson in tolerance or two, and it sounds like Ann Coulter might be smearing those poor Enron executives! What, did they fuck Ann’s Grandma Millie up the ass? WHY DOES ANN COULTER HATE THE JOB CREATORS AT ENRON, HENGHHHH?

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DerrickWildcat April 27, 2012 at 10:12 am

I wouldn't fuck her with Malkin's dick.

HateMachine April 27, 2012 at 11:13 am

Okay, but would you fuck Malkin with Coulter's dick?

jamesbaldwin10 April 27, 2012 at 12:07 pm

More intelligent discourse from the rest of them…
http://thewashingtonfancy.com/2012/04/27/a-modest

When will it end?

Chow Yun Flat April 27, 2012 at 10:15 am

Not to brag, but I’ve been to America. The natives do not need coaching in tolerance

Yeah the natives were pretty cool until all those white people started showing up beginning in 1492.

BerkeleyBear April 27, 2012 at 11:03 am

Yeah, it's the lardy white guys who need coaching in tolerance – not sure where they all came from, but they are everywhere.

not that Dewey April 27, 2012 at 11:07 am

Here's a native who was coached in tolerance.

MrFizzy April 27, 2012 at 10:15 am

Is it okay with Wonkette if I wish leprosy on her – as long as I don't use the R word?

GeneralLerong April 27, 2012 at 10:33 am

Only if you aspire to be a

Good Christian Belle

chicken_thief April 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

He was great in American Psycho!

trampndirtdown April 27, 2012 at 10:16 am

Streep Boob!

niblick77 April 27, 2012 at 10:55 am

Young and firm Streep boob!

noodlesalad April 27, 2012 at 10:18 am

Fact: many more Americans have been robbed by white men in suits than brown kids in hoodies. Whether or not they know they've been robbed is a different story.

chicken_thief April 27, 2012 at 10:41 am

I saw a factoid a few years ago comparing the amount of money lost to bank robbers vs embezzlement from bank employees and the time behind bars for each – in round numbers it was like $4k per robbery compared to $40k per embezzlement and 4 yrs for robbery vs nothing for embezzlement.

tessiee April 27, 2012 at 11:37 am

Doesn't one of the characters in one of the Godfather movies say that one man with a briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns?

Tundra Grifter April 27, 2012 at 12:17 pm

There hasn't been a bank put out of business in modern times due to a robbery.

Embezzlement will do in a bank – and so will bad loans.

Chow Yun Flat April 27, 2012 at 10:18 am

Bearish America…sounds like Andrew Sullivan's kind of country.

MasterDebater April 27, 2012 at 10:19 am

Ummm…Ann…Michael J Fox? The Secret of My Success? Single best movie ever. Like, I'm certain its metacritic rating is a billion times higher than Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. So, logic FAIL.

I'm sorry to say this but she used to make me all sorts of angry, then I read that one bit of fan fiction where some liberal dude picks her up at a farmer's market and pees on her, and ever since then her venom has zero effect on me.

Mischief managed.

trampndirtdown April 27, 2012 at 10:25 am

Uhm you wouldn't happen to have a link to that fan fiction.. for you know research.

MasterDebater April 27, 2012 at 10:33 am

Google "Ann Coulter farmer's market." Should do the trick. Seriously, after reading that, nothing she ever says or does can possibly phase me.

You're welcome.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 10:34 am

Sadly, the original blog seems to be down or at least blocked on my firewall, but…Here you go

Try the blog title and the word "again". It may have been revived since

The backstory is the anonymous blogger is a big Hollywood screenwriter who, out of sheer frustration with the fact that Coulter had *any* audience whatsoever, created a really hard-core porn fiction about her.

Many have been accused of being this wondrous fellow, but none have come forward.

Pop_Socket April 27, 2012 at 10:43 am

A classic. And one I suspect she secretly loves.

Man0nTheStreet April 27, 2012 at 11:46 am

She loves *any* attention – including the warm golden glow of *this*….

ChernobylSoup April 27, 2012 at 10:31 am

Secret of My Success was not only the best movie in the history of celluloid, the soundtrack with the title song by Night Ranger was the epitome of musical brilliance and the Academy can go to hell for not awarding Oscars all around.

Serolf_Divad April 27, 2012 at 10:44 am

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts decided in 1989 that it was unfair to award a "Best Picture" Oscar to any movie featuring a Night Ranger soundtrack because, I mean, come on, that's basically cheating.

tessiee April 27, 2012 at 11:41 am

*sings into wooden spoon "mic"*
MOTORIN'!

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 11:45 am

You really need to be in a pink bra and panties for that to be an effective image.

commiegirl April 27, 2012 at 10:49 pm

What's your price for flight?

trampndirtdown April 27, 2012 at 11:06 pm

As a bonus wooden spoon can be used during awesome drum fill.

Pop_Socket April 27, 2012 at 11:52 am

You are really giving short shrift to the awesomeness of 'Doc Hollywood'.

Gainsbourg69 April 27, 2012 at 1:55 pm

"For Ann Coulter is a predator. A predator with a hungry asshole."

Hahahahahahaha.

MarionNYNY April 27, 2012 at 10:20 am

Maybe they should make a movie about Coulter and her heroic struggle to defend America against the liberal hordes. They could probably get some former SNL star to portray her, either Victoria Jackson or Dennis Miller in a wig.

Chichikovovich April 27, 2012 at 10:33 am

To judge from the photo in yesterday's posting, Janine Turner has become bottle-blonde, gaunt and harridan-like enough to play Coulter. And she evidently needs the work. Slap a codpiece on her and she'll be camera-ready.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 10:39 am

Prosthetic Adam's Apple, too

MarionNYNY April 27, 2012 at 12:31 pm

This and the replies below got me to go look and see what Janine's been up to since Northern Exposure. Holy crap. While I get she's become a grifter for the lord, selling tchotchkes like Christian yoga videos and tee-shirts, I'm completely confused by her defense of single motherhood, which would seem to be antithetical. But I guess consistency is the hobgloblin of little minds or she's a raging hypocrite.

Chichikovovich April 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Standard Republican stuff – make an exception if you're affected yourself. George Will breaks ranks on government support for education of disabled children because he has a disabled child, etc. Janine Turner is 100% behind single motherhood because she's a single mother.—

anniegetyerfun April 27, 2012 at 10:36 am

Janine Turner could use the dough. Restasis is expensive.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 10:58 am

If only there was some…insurance…that one could purchase cheaply to cover one's health care costs. Something that maybe the government would be in charge of so it could negotiate the best possible rates for consumers…

anniegetyerfun April 27, 2012 at 11:07 am

Even with insurance, the co-pay for Restasis is insane. I know, because my doctor put me on it once. Not only did it make things worse, but it cost about $90/month. I wouldn't have minded if I wasn't already paying hundreds of dollars for everything ELSE that is wrong with me.

Gunner Asch April 27, 2012 at 11:20 am

Try Avonex with a $140/week co-payment. Yer getting a bargain, sort of.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 11:47 am

Well, see, that's why I added this:

Something that maybe the government would be in charge of so it could negotiate the best possible rates for consumers…

ChernobylSoup April 27, 2012 at 10:20 am

Tough argument to make when 80% of movies released in the last ten years have glorified pirates.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 10:27 am

Except, you know, The Social Network, which actually was pretty fair and portrayed Facebook in a pretty decent light.

Tore the "founder" a new one, but then it Zucks to be him

Doktor StrangeZoom April 27, 2012 at 11:11 am

Best line I've seen about that movie, from Zadie Smith's nifty review essay (reprinted in Best American Essays 2011) :

From the opening scene it’s clear that this is a movie about 2.0 people made by 1.0 people… It’s a talkie, for goodness’ sake, with as many words per minute as His Girl Friday. A boy, Mark, and his girl, Erica, sit at a little table in a Harvard bar, zinging each other, in that relentless Sorkin style made famous by The West Wing (though at no point does either party say “Walk with me”—for this we should be grateful).

Generation[redacted] April 27, 2012 at 11:50 am

Oh yes, the opening scene made my girlfriend say, "That's not how computer nerds talk!"

horsedreamer_1 April 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Uh, computer nerd? All I saw was Rooney Mara.

chicken_thief April 27, 2012 at 10:43 am

And fucking vampires.

Chichikovovich April 27, 2012 at 10:47 am

And vampires fucking.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 10:58 am

And vampires fucking werewolves.

slowhansolo April 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Even better: Vampires that sparkle fucking werewolves that molt wildflowers? GAH, the stoopid.

Biff April 27, 2012 at 11:37 am

How does a vampire sustain an erection with no blood flow, that's what I want to know. Also, cheney.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 11:47 am

Sea turtles, mate.

Chichikovovich April 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm

That's it! I knew there was something implausible about all those vampire stories, but I just couldn't put my finger on it. Thanks!—

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 10:23 am

Erin Brockovich never showed a tit. I'd have watched the movie more than once for that alone

ChernobylSoup April 27, 2012 at 10:28 am

You'd still have to put up with Julia Roberts' "acting.". Would it still be worth it then? I ask you. Would it still be worth it?

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 10:32 am

Turn the sound down and fap harder.

tessiee April 27, 2012 at 11:45 am

Please, Julia Roberts stuffs socks in her bra, smirks, and acts "sassy" — and walks away with the Oscar that should have gone to Ellyn Burstyn in "Requiem for a Dream".

Then Julia makes her acceptance speech in a gown that makes it abundantly clear that, while she has a very pretty face, she's completely flat-chested. She didn't even get the Oscar for her tits — she got it for her falsies.

My favoritest review of "Erin Brockovich": http://www.epinions.com/review/mvie_mu-1095396/mv

el_donaldo April 27, 2012 at 10:23 am

Why won't Hollywood make a movie about a decent, tax-paying, happy, law-abiding, just-going-about-his-business businessman?

Uh, maybe because that's BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's also why there are no movies about happy, well-adjusted couples. Or non-invading space aliens.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 10:35 am

Well, Death of a Salesman was pretty good. Minus the "happy" bit

Mumbletypeg April 27, 2012 at 11:19 am

minus the "Happy" bit

This… cracked me up for some reason. I love the Hoffman/ Malkovich version. I see what you did, I think; it matters not — *applause*

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 11:28 am

*deep curtsey* I thank you.

Miller was juice for having the supporting characters appear as factotums for the interior dialogue of the protagonist. I've always enjoyed working on his plays.

I haven't seen the 51 film with Frederic March. My favorite between the other two versions is the Dennehy version. I just thought it was a better fit for Dennehy than Hoffman.

Doktor StrangeZoom April 28, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I'm totally hoping that PBS will get the rights to the Mike Nichols / Philip Seymour Hoffman revival currently playing.

chicken_thief April 27, 2012 at 10:44 am

That Richard Gere/Julia Roberts movie?!

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 10:46 am

ET LIBEL!!!!!!!

SorosBot April 27, 2012 at 11:04 am

Close Encounters of the Third Kind libel, too! What el_d, do you hate Spielberg?

SayItWithWookies April 27, 2012 at 11:15 am

I do! Spielberg hasn't done a movie that didn't suck since Jaws, and that was only because he hadn't larded it up with his formulaic innocent wonder-filled children, schlock conflicts, treacly sentimentality and set to the sweeping strings of John Williams. ET was garbage on a stick, and I was exactly the age of his target demographic. Part of the entertaining lead-up to the Oscars was the part where they'd announce the noms for best director and Steven Spielberg never appeared on the list — sigh — those were the days.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 11:23 am

AMISTAD LIBEL!

(or Schindler's List, take your pick)

Man0nTheStreet April 27, 2012 at 11:50 am

And he ruined Kubrick's A.I. with his sappy peter-pan ending!

Generation[redacted] April 27, 2012 at 11:53 am

DIE, GOONIES! DIE!

Sigh… I may need to watch Sugarland Express one more time.

el_donaldo April 27, 2012 at 11:25 am

Yes, I do hate Spielberg. He's manipulative. Manipulative, I say!

Serolf_Divad April 27, 2012 at 10:46 am

You're forgetting About Atlas Shrugged Part I… I hear it had an audience of thousands.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 10:59 am

You're counting fingers and toes as audience?

Biff April 27, 2012 at 11:47 am

I'm pretty sure that Taggart woman was secretly happy, right?

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 11:49 am

Rapely secretly happy

Ruhe April 27, 2012 at 11:58 am

I know a great movie that was about a happy, well-adjusted and very attractive couple who fix up an old house and then adopt a troubled teen. Betelgeuse! Yeah, of course they're dead for most of the film, but still.

Mumbletypeg April 27, 2012 at 10:24 am

Make sure she's sitting down when you tell her that In Cold Blood was based on a true story developed by the same author as Breakfast at Tiffany's. The complexity of such gifts for plumbing facts or channeling fantasy, as Capote was equally adept at doing, might go a little over her head.

anniegetyerfun April 27, 2012 at 11:08 am

I honestly don't believe that these words would have any effect on Ann whatsoever. She would just stare blankly for a few minutes, then call you a communist.

tessiee April 27, 2012 at 11:54 am

What's she got against "In cold blood"? The fact that the criminals were white or something?

Clancy_Pants April 27, 2012 at 10:24 am

She needs to rent Armageddon and watch some scrappy hard rock miners creatin' jobs and saving the world.

With apologies to Mr. Tyler:

Cause even when I dream of you
The horror of it comes roaring through
I'll still diss you, Mr. Colter
And I don't wanna touch your thing

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 10:47 am

He should be apologizing to you!

BaldarTFlagass April 27, 2012 at 10:25 am

Well, the businessmen are evil.

elviouslyqueer April 27, 2012 at 10:25 am

Southerners are dumb hicks, presumptively Klanners. Residents of small towns are narrow-minded xenophobes, presumptively Klanners. Christians are hypocrites and anti-everything (even dancing!), presumptively Klanners.

Um, Ann? Have you been to Mississippi? Like, at all?

not that Dewey April 27, 2012 at 11:05 am

She's as effective at visiting Mississippi as she is at sarcasm.

tessiee April 27, 2012 at 11:56 am

"Southerners are dumb hicks, presumptively Klanners. Residents of small towns are narrow-minded xenophobes, presumptively Klanners. Christians are hypocrites and anti-everything (even dancing!)"

Didn't some Southern small town full of Christian hicks actually just ban dancing? It was on here a week or two ago; do you guys remember?
It hardly makes sense to complain (yes, I know) when, unfortunately, the shit these people actually *do* is worse than anything a screenwriter could make up.

Schmannnity April 27, 2012 at 10:25 am

She's just pissed there aren't more transsexual as hero/heroine movies.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 11:35 am

Then she should have watched 30 Rock last night.

doloras April 27, 2012 at 7:54 pm

… and THERE it is, the obligatory Wonkette transmisogynistic comment in an Ann Coulter thread. It took longer this time.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 10:25 am
AddHomonym April 27, 2012 at 10:26 am

Teachers, Ann? Seriously? I counter with "Election" and "The Breakfast Club." How 'bout them teachers?!

Serolf_Divad April 27, 2012 at 10:50 am

And wasn't Ben Stein the hero of Ferris Bueller's Day Off?

ManchuCandidate April 27, 2012 at 10:26 am

She thought "A Christmas Carol" was the greatest film ever till Scrooge changed his mind and became a fucking pansy.

Tundra Grifter April 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Then she played "Roots!" backwards so it had a happy ending.

philpjfry April 27, 2012 at 10:26 am

How can people like this not be institutionalized?

Man0nTheStreet April 27, 2012 at 10:57 am

They are – at Koch Bros. HQ, deep in the bowels of the earth.

horsedreamer_1 April 27, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Now, Ann Coulter, for Pepsi…

DerrickWildcat April 27, 2012 at 10:28 am

She's a terrible stay at home Mom.

Pragmatist2 April 27, 2012 at 10:28 am

If Truth equals Libel, THEN Libel equals Truth.
This entirely explains Fox News.

SorosBot April 27, 2012 at 10:29 am

Maybe Hollywood likes to use businessmen as villains because all businessmen are evil? Hell, any person with a conscience could never succeed as a business executive; being a greedy, selfish sociopath is a job requirement there.

Also, The Muppets was great; you should see it.

Man0nTheStreet April 27, 2012 at 11:00 am

You mean "Disney presents The Muppets" as a result of Disney pillaging the grave and legacy of Jim Henson? I'm sure I'll see it on a plane somewhere…

SorosBot April 27, 2012 at 11:03 am

Nah, this was actually very good, and written by people who obviously love the old show and know what made it work; it's not like Disney's other work with the Muppets after Henson's death at all.

BerkeleyBear April 27, 2012 at 11:16 am

I'll second that. A few years ago Muppet videos started popping up that were a lot edgier/Henson-esque (Bohemian Rhapsody, for one). The movie was totally in the vein of the earlier films and the Muppet Show, if a little more obvious in its use of winks and nods to the audience and its own legacy.

tessiee April 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I saw it with The Viking. Both of us were pleasantly surprised by how good it was. I especially liked the cameo of Sheldon Cooper as a human muppet.

tessiee April 27, 2012 at 12:03 pm

"Hell, any person with a conscience could never succeed as a business executive; being a greedy, selfish sociopath is a job requirement there."

Because I am old — really, really old — I can remember back in the day when being an executive or a manager meant having experience and being knowledgeable about how your company/department works. I've worked for people like that in several different workplaces; I didn't necessarily *like* all of them, but I *respected* all of them.

Somewhere along the line, they got pushed out by the sociopaths like the rest of us, and now a lot of businesses are being run (or I should say, bled) by people who neither know nor care how they (the businesses) are supposed to work, which is at least part of the reason why so many of them are floundering and failing.

Chow Yun Flat April 27, 2012 at 10:29 am

Strange–movies about corrupt businesses that steal money and break the law mention corruption, theft and lawbreaking.

How did that happen?

Man0nTheStreet April 27, 2012 at 11:01 am

Lib-rul Commie Holly-wierd Kweer 'Merika-hatin' LIES, all of 'em!!1!!

Mumbletypeg April 27, 2012 at 10:29 am

In the remake of Cape Fear, the psychotic killer, Max Cady, was recast as a Christian fundamentalist, sporting biblical tattoos and constantly reeling off scriptural verses. Other than the raping and murdering part, the person in real life he most resembles is Tim Tebow.

Did I read this correctly? I knew Coulter was mean, and probably soul-less. But until this I'd taken for granted she had a shred of insight when it's best to avoid such bizarro false-equivalencies.

ETA:… possibly she intended the false-equiv. to make a point –??– still, if Cape Fear overly misportrayed Christian brands of sadistic killers — let her see the original Cape's villianous actor Robert Mitchum as a homicidal con-man-in-priest's-clothing in Night of the Hunter. "It's a hard world for little …brains."

1stNewtontheMoon April 27, 2012 at 10:44 am

that's awesome. i just bought cape fear on blu-ray so i can warn my daughter about the dangers of tebow and the other fundies.

SayItWithWookies April 27, 2012 at 11:42 am

Or it just may be possible that Christianity, being the predominant belief in America, simply serves as a useful vehicle for portraying the irony of an evil character who exudes charm, sensuality, intelligence, determination and who uses the words of the righteous for his own ends.

Come to think of it, that's pretty much how Jesus describes Satan and false prophets — so if Ann really wants to get to the root cause of libelous portrayals of Christianity, she need look no further than Jesus.

Mumbletypeg April 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm

If I were to conclude right now that "Coulter's assertions are based on flawed parallels drawn.. plus she's disingenuous to carp on screen villains b/c she herself relies on preying upon the same gullible sheeple as Mitchum or feeds the same murderous vigilant sensibilities as DeNiro/ Cady.." that would still only be the tip of the iceberg as to what gerbil-vermin makes the wheels spin in her head. To have a master manipulator of many // savant of none, asked to comment on the relationship between culture and its portrayal on celluloid — it strikes me as the most pointless exercise I think Hollywood Reporter could come up with unless Coulter herself muscled her way into some editorial board asleep at the wheel.

SayItWithWookies April 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm

That and she attracts a demographic not usually known to read Hollywood Reporter.

CapnFatback April 27, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Should Coulter ever see Night of the Hunter, she'll surely mimic Mitchum's tattooed knuckles. Only she'll have "HATE" tattooed on the both the left and right hands.

Wile E. Quixote April 27, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Nah, she'll have "CUNT" tattooed on one hand and "TWAT" tattooed on the other.

Wile E. Quixote April 27, 2012 at 2:21 pm

So let me see if I have this straight. The directors of the remake of Cape Fear, which was released in 1991, wrote their movie in such a way as to portray Max Cady as Tim Tebow, who was four years old at the time and completely unknown everywhere outside of the Tebow family. Did they borrow the same time machine that Obama used to wreck the economy between 2001 and 2009 and plant the fake birth certificate and birth notice in the Hawaiian papers back in 1961?

AddHomonym April 27, 2012 at 10:30 am

All the ladies in Steel Magnolias were southerners. I could do this all day (but I won't.)

tessiee April 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm

It's funny, the things that stick in your memory.

I never saw "Steel Magnolias" until last year, and then only at the insistence of a friend.
All I can remember is thinking that it was the WASPiest movie I'd ever seen. Specifically, the scene where the women are rushing around the lovely home trying to get it ready for a wedding, while the oversized, lazy, blond teenage sons are lying on the couch playing with a basketball, managing to be underfoot and creating chaos even though they're *lying down*.

I thought, disgustedly, that if those boys had been in an Italian family instead of a Southern WASP one, their father would have hauled them off the couch by the back of their collars, dope-slapped them across the back of their big empty heads, and sent them into the kitchen with, "EY!! Go help your mudder!" and a swift kick in their lazy asses to send them on their way.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 10:31 am

Why does Coulter hate "Atlas Shrugged, pts I and II" so?

I mean, think about it: poor trod-upon businesswoman, trampled by her corporate overlords who are thinking only of getting a fat paycheck…

anniegetyerfun April 27, 2012 at 11:10 am

That's DIFFERENT. Those are socialist businessmen.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 11:22 am

You mean they accepted government bailouts and subsidies while screwing the American people with inferior products and bad waste management?

Baconzgood April 27, 2012 at 10:32 am

You should see the Muppets Rebecca. I maniacal laughed through the whole thing.

FakaktaSouth April 27, 2012 at 10:32 am

Yeah, screw Hollywood, it's been like this ever since Gone With the Wind – and all the way down to Roots. What's with making all the slaves black and the slave owners white racists who thought darker people were property? I mean come ON.

Man0nTheStreet April 27, 2012 at 11:03 am

And not even a *hint* of gratitude for the boat-ride from those people!

elviouslyqueer April 27, 2012 at 11:18 am

AMISTAD LIBEL!

tessiee April 27, 2012 at 12:17 pm

"What's the report from the port-hole, Ollie?"
"I SAW A FISH!!"

bagofmice April 28, 2012 at 4:12 am

We're gonna need a bigger upfist.

elgin_pelican April 27, 2012 at 10:33 am

Uh, Atlas Shrugged, HELLO? Mega-hit! The people have spoken.

anniegetyerfun April 27, 2012 at 10:33 am

Won't somebody think of the rich, powerful businessmen?!

chicken_thief April 27, 2012 at 10:48 am

"Michael, we're bigger than US Steel."

Man0nTheStreet April 27, 2012 at 11:52 am

That's Congress' job!

BigSkullF*ckingDog April 27, 2012 at 10:35 am

Hey, as some stupid asshole once said "corporations are people too, my friend". And as such, she is just defending their freedumz to poison, pillage and rape the rest of us. If you don't like that maybe you should move to the soviet union or something like that, also.

deanbooth April 27, 2012 at 10:35 am

Every Coulter book and column smears conservative writers.

mavenmaven April 27, 2012 at 10:36 am

Coulter's just trolling for some of that big businessman money…

WiscDad April 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on Wonkette. It's not libel if it's true.

DerrickWildcat April 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

Ever see, "Bless the Beasts and the Children" ?
It's a sad and happy film. "My Life as a Dog" is like that too.
She should watch those two movies and make a new list.

ifthethunderdontgetya April 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

Not to brag, but I’ve been to America.

And church, too! Not that anyone noticed.

When contacted by Raw Story, however, Redeemer Presbyterian's Communications and Media Director Cregan Cooke could not confirm that Coulter had ever attended services at the church.

"The only thing I have heard is hearsay that she is an attender" of Redeemer, Cregan told Raw Story. "Our database shows that she is not a member."

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Biff April 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm

But has she ever been to me?* NO, not ME, HER, goddamnit.
*Should not be listened to, ever.

chascates April 27, 2012 at 10:38 am

We'll always have Citizen Kane.

ManchuCandidate April 27, 2012 at 10:48 am

Rosebud's a clitoris!

Allmighty_Manos April 27, 2012 at 10:39 am

I for one am sick of the librul networks pushing Frank Capra's anti-free market crap every Christmas. Potter was a freakin job creator, and he pissed all over him.

Man0nTheStreet April 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

What's Good for Potterville is Good for America!

tessiee April 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I love the Saturday Night LIve take-off where Dana Carvey (as George Bailey) snaps, and beats the hell out of Mr. Potter.

Chick-Fil-Atheistâ„¢ April 27, 2012 at 10:39 am

Entertainment media is made for consumption, too… yet it's strictly coincidence that their ideas tend to last longer than our consumerist affinity toward this hand-soap or that brand of tires. Which is why I'm surprised she wants to point a stick at the entertainment industry… I mean, I never watched a single episode of 24, but I hear tell it was well received by the wingnutter community.

Man0nTheStreet April 27, 2012 at 11:08 am

I used to watch it also – it was like a live-action soap opera for guys, without the weepiness of soaps or the oiled-up narcissistic preening of pro-rassin'… to sane folks, it had the same bearing on reality as a Fantastic Four comic.

starfanglednut April 27, 2012 at 11:47 am

I once heard it described as a "neocon wet dream". I have yet to forgive Kiefer Sutherland.

Biff April 27, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I tried to watch it a few times, but the hours I chose to watch were all filmed in darkness, terribly.

tessiee April 27, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Hell, I still haven't forgiven him for "young guns 2".

1stNewtontheMoon April 27, 2012 at 10:41 am

Meanwhile every douche in a suit has been channeling gordon gecko since 1987 and led us now to the awesome shared bi-partisan national economic model we enjoy. generally, i'm an oliver stone fan, but they'd have to convict all the conspirators (living and dead) who killed jfk (including poppy bush) as a direct result of his film for him to even begin to atone for the damage done by wall street.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 10:44 am

It's hard to blame Stone for simply codifying a Wall Street credo that's existed for nearly 300 years.

Yes, he gave them a dynamite catch phrase and yes, it's probably propelled the industry into frenzies at times, but the underlying message of the movie– make something, just not only money– is a lot more subtle and far-reaching, and may in fact be largely responsible for the current backlash against Big Business.

Oblios_Cap April 27, 2012 at 11:04 am

Twain called Jay Gould out on that sort of thing back in the day and claimed that the damage Gould had inflicted upon America with his mindless adoration and pursuit of money would haunt the country for over 100 years.

Pretty perceptive guy, that Twain.

Man0nTheStreet April 27, 2012 at 11:12 am

American Prophets, him and H.L. Mencken…

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 11:37 am

And Will Rogers.

I love that we live in an age when we have Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, because I fear it will be generations before we're rid of the scourge of Teabaggery.

1stNewtontheMoon April 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

i agree with your main point but i think you overestimate most viewers' abilities to pick up on the underlying message. it's just been a grand misinterpretation. kinda the same way scientologists don't get that hubbard was probably making a statement against religion not espousing the tenets of a new one. (or why militant rightwingers like war movies whose message is peace.)

and my point was that the attitude of the "bad guy" in wall street has become so prevalent and accepted (as part of its glamorization) that it is politically impossible for the democrats to do the right (at least FDR-ish) thing.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 11:39 am

You may have a point, of course, else why would Stone make "Money Never Sleeps"?

That sequel sort of comes off as a "No no! You missed my point!"

Particularly since, where WS 1.0 was a scalpel, WS 2.0 is a sledgehammer at the end of a wrecking ball in making its point.

tessiee April 27, 2012 at 12:27 pm

"It's hard to blame Stone for simply codifying a Wall Street credo that's existed for nearly 300 years."

a/k/a, "Blaming the thermometer for the temperature"

Maman April 27, 2012 at 10:43 am

How is it that the money and privilege that successful business people get isn't thank you enough and we have to even thank them for shitty things they do? Who are they? Dick Cheney?

tessiee April 27, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I've said this specifically with reference to my workplace, but it applies here, too:
"If they rape me, then they rape me; but I'll be goddamned if I moan".

Man0nTheStreet April 27, 2012 at 10:50 am

Perhaps Coultergeist will be please to know that the eventual docu-drama of 2011's Gulf oil disaster with portray the Halliburton and BP executives as the Exemplars of Honesty, Responsibility, Stewardship & Courage that they are.

qwerty42 April 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

Will this horrible, horrible persecution never end? Will Ann cry herself to sleep tonight? Oh, the suffering.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 10:54 am

Tomorrow….is another day! As God is my witness, she will never go hungry again!

*dooDOOOOOdadahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh*

Oblios_Cap April 27, 2012 at 11:10 am

Not as long as she has Hannity's schlong to gobble, anyway.

tessiee April 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Or, you know, she will always go hungry again, whatevs.

IncenseDebate April 27, 2012 at 10:53 am

I once tried to explain in a meeting of business people that capitalism is amoral. It's not an ethical system, but a way of organizing an economy. I am sure I was branded a commie at that point. And, you know, the economic system is not referred to in the Constitution. If anything, the Constitution suggests a controlled economy.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 10:56 am

There's an economics professor, Richard Wolff. He's an avowed socialist, openly admits it, yet he portrays a capitalist business in the single most favorable light, based strictly on free market principles as espoused by Adam Smith. Indeed, this entity operates today in start up incubators like Silicon Valley and many have turned out to be wildly successful.

And then lowers the boom: it was precisely the kind of business entity envisioned by Karl Marx.

Chick-Fil-Atheistâ„¢ April 27, 2012 at 10:57 am

Even religion is amoral. Sure, they talk about basic goodness and charity and goodwill… but you have to be a member. The requirement makes it zero sum.

not that Dewey April 27, 2012 at 10:58 am

Dreamworks is a corporation. So is Universal. Why do corporations hate corporations?

anniegetyerfun April 27, 2012 at 11:13 am

Hate is a people too, my friend.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 11:40 am

Hollywood is owned by Jews big mindless corporate entities like Universal and Fox and Sony.

not that Dewey April 27, 2012 at 11:44 am

Hell, I bet even John Fucking Sayles incorporated his production company.

BTWBFDIMHO April 27, 2012 at 10:58 am

I thought Hollywood execs were businessmen too. Never mind.

BerkeleyBear April 27, 2012 at 11:21 am

This is where the arguments all fall apart for me. The idea that the Muppets – a for profit film made by a major studio, shot with a budget that had been analyzed to death, with a cast, director and writer whose selection were all driven with money in mind, which had a bazillion corporate tie-ins – was somehow "anti-corporate" – is just hilarious. Because Hollywood is just drowning in studio execs who are secretly commies and want to destroy the system in which they get all the perks in the world for making decisions that most 5 year olds are better at.

actor212 April 27, 2012 at 11:42 am

Ann expects capitalists to have a soul.

They do, it's just stuck in their gold-plated safes behind their fur-covered Learjets.

She sounds practically liberal here.

Oblios_Cap April 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

Ann's never been the same since Bill Maher bumped uglies with her and then dumped her. Sent her right over the edge, it did.

tessiee April 27, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Although, in fairness, it must be pointed out that finding "uglies" on either Ann or Bill Maher must have been like finding one particular grain of sand on a beach.

Man0nTheStreet April 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Did it start as hate-fucking, or end as hate-fucking?
And who did they hate more, themselves or each other?

BTWBFDIMHO April 27, 2012 at 11:10 am

The bitch is jealous they didn't hire her to play Barbara Stanwyck for the remake of The Big Valley.

Mumbletypeg April 27, 2012 at 11:24 am

OMG you made me go look that up. I can't believe they're actually doing this. Modern film is in such stunted development they honestly can't come up with an original storyline anymore. I loved the show as a kid but the big-screen remake concept would strike me as absurd whether I was eight or 81.

not that Dewey April 27, 2012 at 11:11 am

Why did the sheriff in Mississippi Burning get such a bad rap?

Mumbletypeg April 27, 2012 at 11:21 am

"If it wuz boiled down to gravy… Wouldn't have 'nuf to cover a chicken-fried steak."

Doktor StrangeZoom April 27, 2012 at 11:27 am

I'm pretty sure that having him rap at all was anachronistic anyway. And having him do "9-1-1 is a Joke" seemed out of character as well.

tessiee April 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Also, "the trees is too damn high" was just plain bad taste, even if it *did* make fun of Mitt.

Mumbletypeg May 3, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Thanks, NTD!

anniegetyerfun April 27, 2012 at 11:12 am

You know who ELSE was a big, fat, Hollywood liberal who was paid like an Enron exec?

(Dickens. The answer is Dickens)

Doktor StrangeZoom April 27, 2012 at 11:19 am

Strangely enough, Hollywood really likes movies that MAKE MONEY. If people bought tickets to see a movie about a decent hard-working Christian CEO who liked to romp with puppies while listening to an audiobook of Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism on a Zune, then Hollywood would make that movie over and over again.

Hollywood is full of capitalists, Ann.

anniegetyerfun April 27, 2012 at 11:20 am

It's obvious that "popular" entertainment is well-received by the public because of Big Hollywood conspiracies, not because the American people can well-believe that a wealthy executive is only out for himself.

Blueb4sunrise April 27, 2012 at 11:20 am

You know who else didn't give a flying fuck what the fuck Coulter writes?

anniegetyerfun April 27, 2012 at 11:21 am

Ken Layne. He refused to ever write anything about her ilk.

elviouslyqueer April 27, 2012 at 11:33 am

All of us, Katie?

ifthethunderdontgetya April 27, 2012 at 11:40 am

HITLER!
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Generation[redacted] April 27, 2012 at 11:42 am

No, Hitler was a big fan.

SayItWithWookies April 27, 2012 at 11:23 am

Geeze, why are conservatives such humorless whiners?

Oh, and if you haven't clicked the linky yet, do so, if only for the rendition of Ann Coulter as some sort of powerlifter in drag who's just had a stroke and so the right side of her face is sagging. That's a work of genuine hate right there.

valthemus April 27, 2012 at 11:26 am

It was bad enough when executives treated us little people like crap while paying a living wage, now we're supposed to bend over and take it in the rear for peanuts. And Annie wonders why we don't make them all pope.

valthemus April 27, 2012 at 11:31 am
Biff April 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I'll say!

Guppy April 27, 2012 at 11:29 am

Yes, these are truly new ideas that are unique to Hollywod and their vast conspiracy, and examples can't possibly be found in, say, the works of Shakespeare

tessiee April 27, 2012 at 11:30 am

Holy smokes!
I always knew right-wingers were dumb, but when the women start to age out of being hot, they completely lose their fucking minds, don't they?

[For those of you who have a sense of deja vu, this is now a cut and paste comment like "That cunt" or "We should just have two or three comments..."]

Generation[redacted] April 27, 2012 at 11:44 am

I want to see that version of Erin Brockovich where the business owners are the good guys.

DocChaos April 27, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I'm sure being lectured by Ann Coulter will change minds in Hollywood. Next up, Rick Santorum's column in Women's Wear Daily about how the gays are corrupting American culture.

jamesbaldwin10 April 27, 2012 at 12:07 pm

More intelligent discourse from the rest of them…
http://thewashingtonfancy.com/2012/04/27/a-modest

When will it end?

owhatever April 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm

She's the smartest man in the room.

tessiee April 27, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Shorter: Baby wants attention.

Rayn_And April 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm

…because that thing about businessmen being job creators…oh, never mind…Isn't it time for you to back on Bill Maher's show and get your ass kicked in front of an audience of non-mouth breathers?

OneYieldRegular April 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Worst. Netflix queue. EVER.

ElPinche April 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Hey conservatives, at least you have " Cannonball Run" even though it has some muslins or kenyans in it…Jamie Farr??

ElPinche April 28, 2012 at 5:49 pm

??

Beowoof April 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Man up Ann, show the liberals you have a pair, ram them hard if they try to preach any of the true stuff to you.

smitallica April 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Dear Ann,

Hollywood is a business. They make movies as investments, hoping to make more money than the movie cost to produce by making something lots of people want to see.
Movies about villainous corporate greedy assholes are popular, because just about everyone knows they're being fucked by big corporations and can therefore relate to the film. Because people can relate to things they know are absolutely true.
Like the fact that you're a cunt.

Tundra Grifter April 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Last night we rented "The Muppets Movie" (cooincidence in real life!) and it was cute and a lot of fun.

Perhaps because our kids are now sullen youth teenagers, we really enjoyed it, thinking about watching the Muppets when our children were growing up.

I don't know what happened to Elmo, Cookie Monster or Oscar T. Grouch, but the rest of the cast was there and we recommend it.

thefrontpage April 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Ann Coulter is such a complete idiot, moron, psycho, liar, and asshole, it's amazing anyone still cares what on earth she says–and why on earth is The Hollywood Reporter, of all things, putting her moron comments in print?!! As for her comments on Hollywood and films–she is literally wrong, she literally doesn't know what the hell she is talking about, she literally knows zilch about film or film history, and everything she says is a lie and is wrong. She needs to find something else to do–and more publications need to just say no when it comes to publishing and airing her insanity and psychoness.

slowhansolo April 27, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Those job creators at Omni Consumer Products really didn't deserve the treatment they got in Robocop.

Tundra Grifter April 27, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Notice how Ann Falter mixes in fiction movies with those based on real life (as if fiction isn't based on reality, but that's another story).

I can tell you it is highly likely that one of the children poisoned in Massachusetts ("A Civil Action") was the grandchild of one of the plant's owners and operators.

Wonder why Falter didn't whine about "The Jungle." Perhaps she was too busy watching reruns of "Birth of a Nation."

imissopus April 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm

The natives do not need coaching in tolerance, certainly not from beautiful airheads who are paid like Enron executives to lecture us — the child-molesting, greedy racists — about learning to be decent human beings.

So, they are perfectly happy being indecent assholes?

rickmaci April 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Dear Editrix, for your future reference. Most of us stop reading any story immediately if the first two words of the the headline read "Ann Coulter." Why waste perfectly good brain cells reading about a hate filed tranny look-a-like whose main object in life seems to be about pouring out into the blogosphere all the poison rotting around inside her. Peace out.

p.s. Same with "Michelle Malkin."

Generation[redacted] April 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Some of us are little more open minded than that. If we see "Michelle Malkin" we quickly scan for "ping pong balls" — and then we stop reading.

Wile E. Quixote April 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm

You have to remember that Coulter has been bitter about Hollywood ever since she was thrown out of a theatre during a showing of The Diary of Anne Frank for screaming "She's in the attic. She's in the attic!"

ttommyunger April 27, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Bill Maher says her cunt is dry, pee-crusted and about the size of a horse-collar. Other than that she was a pretty good lay.

GemlikeFlame April 28, 2012 at 12:03 am

Ann, I hate to break it to you, but Hollywood has exactly one loyalty and that's to the bottom line. If the American public decided it would pay for midget goat porn, that's what they'd be serving up (the fundamental distinctions between midget goat porn and vampire pseudosex are left as an exercise for the reader.) Since we know you aren't stupid, we have to look elsewhere for your motivation.

Wouldn't have anything to do with your corporate sponsors, would it?

grayforester July 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm

It is disingenuous of Ann Coulter (her?) to pretend that criminal enterprise is anything but a subset of enterprise.

anniegetyerfun April 27, 2012 at 11:24 am

Holy shit. Well, I guess it's only a matter of time before I develop MS, anyway. It's all the rage in the Pacific Northwest.

anniegetyerfun April 27, 2012 at 11:58 am

Well, in a way, the government IS in charge. And they and the pharmaceutical companies have decided that these are some great rates.

Biff April 27, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I'm here to help…

Gunner Asch April 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm

MS is the perfect disease for our modern drug companies: hideously expensive medicine with unprovable efficacy against an incurable disease. Plus no danger of losing patents – just add some pixiedust once in a while and it's a whole new drug!

commiegirl April 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm

DO NOT GET ME STARTED ON THAT ENDING. It replaced actual hope and faith — even if the kid didn't know they wouldn't be rewarded — for the most pathetic excuse for ersatz mother love in all of art. Fucking FEH.

Doktor StrangeZoom April 28, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Also, Duel.

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