Coulter hides behind 9-11 widows after attacking liberals for doing the same

On Scarborough Country, Ann Coulter purported to defend her attacks on some of the widows of September 11 victims, claiming that she has “heard from lots of 9-11 widows who think I wasn't harsh enough.”

On the June 26 edition of MSNBC's Scarborough Country, right-wing pundit Ann Coulter defended her hateful comments about some of the widows of victims killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Coulter, who has accused liberals of using 9-11 widows as “human shields” to blunt criticism of their views, claimed “I've heard from lots of 9-11 widows who think I wasn't harsh enough.” As Media Matters for America has noted, on Page 103 of her book Godless: The Church of Liberalism (Crown Forum), Coulter unleashed the following attack on the 9-11 widows who criticized the Bush administration's handling of terrorism: “These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis. I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much.”

Coulter did not name the 9-11 widows who allegedly said her attacks were insufficiently harsh.

From the June 26 edition of MSNBC's Scarborough Country:

JOE SCARBOROUGH (host) : So I want to talk about the media firestorm you've been in the past couple of weeks. And I want to start with the question, is there anything that you've said about the 9-11 widows or on any other subject that you wish you could have taken -- you wish you could take back or that you may have measured your words more carefully with, or do you stand by everything you've said?

COULTER: Are you seriously asking that question?


COULTER: Do you want to retract that question?

SCARBOROUGH: No, I don't, because --

COULTER: And by the way --

SCARBOROUGH: But I'm curious -- go ahead.

COULTER: It was nothing about the 9-11 widows. It was about four liberal women in New Jersey cutting campaign commercials for Kerry. I've heard from lots of 9-11 widows who think I wasn't harsh enough. They do not speak for 9-11 widows. In fact, in my book, if you read that section -- a small section of a chapter -- I demanded to hear from some of the other 9-11 widows, maybe the wives of firemen rather than these four women claiming to speak for all 9-11 widows, while opposing everything Bush is doing in the war on terrorism and promoting the 9-11 Commission.