Coulter Disses Canada, Defends 'Jokes'

Ann makes the rounds with Bill O'Reilly, Joy Behar
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2010 5:46 AM CDT

(Newser) – Ann Coulter has made no secret of her displeasure after a recent appearance at the University of Ottowa was canceled, and she defended herself on a mini media circuit last night. She told Bill O’Reilly she finds it “funny that a lot of my most hateful speech are things I never said. Or they’re jokes—that’s what it usually is,” and went on to recount one of those jokes: “If all Muslims would boycott airlines, we could dispense with airport security altogether.”

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She also slammed CNN for running the “incredibly deceptive clip” of her telling a Muslim student to "take a camel" instead of flying, claiming the network cut out 10 minutes of her attempting to give a “serious and somber answer” before resorting to another, you know, joke to goad the hecklers. In another interview with Joy Behar, she claimed liberals aren't subjected to hate speech as much as conservatives are: “There is not a conservative in America who can go to a college campus in America without a bodyguard.”
(Read more Ann Coulter stories.)

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