Last Thursday, conservative pundit Ann Coulter was a guest on the daytime television show ‘The View’ on ABC. She spoke all of three sentences when host Whoopi Goldberg took offense to some of her comments. Coulter was on the show to promote her new book, titled ‘Mugged.’ The book argues that civil rights are only for African Americans because the country “has a legacy of slavery.” In the book Coulter also wrote that the verdict in the O.J. Simpson trial was “good for America.”
“What are you talking about?” Goldberg asked. “Oh you know what, hold up Ms. Coulter, please stop. Please stop. If you are going to talk about race, at least, at least, know what you’re talking about.”
“What don’t I know?” Coulter asked Goldberg.
“Well tell me what you know about being black,” Goldberg said. “Your facts are a little shaky. I mean, you’re saying that because liberals have abandoned black people now—what? I don’t get it. I don’t understand.”
“I don’t think liberals ever cared about black people,” Coulter said. “Five minutes after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, they start calling everything that has nothing to do with black people a civil rights issue: abortion on demand, homeless rights.”
Coulter answered a couple more questions and you could tell that Goldberg was getting frustrated with her more and more. The show had to bleep a comment made by Goldberg at one point where she seemed to have said “bullshit.”