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October 17, 2004

How to Talk Trash About Liberals (If You Must)

by Ron Hogan

Page Six passes along this tidbit from Ann Coulter's interview in the next issue of Esquire:

"If I wrote about how all sex is rape, if I were Naomi Wolf, I would have been on the cover of magazines. Magazines pretend to write about serious things while putting chicks in short skirts on their covers. I've written three non-fiction best sellers and I'll put on miniskirts for them, but no, I don't exist."

Ms. Coulter must be reading more magazines than me, because I certainly can't recall Naomi Wolf ever appearing on the cover of any magazine in a short skirt. Come to think of it, the only time I've seen her on the cover of any magazine at all in the last few years is a tiny headshot on the New York issue where she made those allegations about Harold Bloom. Heck, I can't even recall when Wolf ever wrote anything that could be construed as a full-bodied endorsement of the classic Dworkinian "all sex is rape" thesis. But mostly I'm amused by the idea that Naomi Wolf is a superstar sex-symbol pundit while Ann Coulter toils in obscurity.


Gosh, Ann -- project much? I certainly know I've seen any number of photos of her in tight dresses or mini-skirts, undoubtedly meant to tantalize the mouth-breathers who form her fan base. Surely those weren't paparazzi shots that she never meant to be publicly disseminated.

Just goes the prove the notion that if you want to know what the Right is doing, you need only examine the accusations that they're hurling at their enemies.

Posted by: The Significant Other at October 17, 2004 07:25 PM

Obscurity? What is that, three NY Times Best Seller lists in a row? Many, many authors would like to be that obscure and not mind at all that magazine covers were ignoring them.


Posted by: Dan Wickett at October 17, 2004 10:04 PM
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