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Ann Coulter Invokes Hitler on ‘The View’

Ann Coulter, that perfect storm of provocative irrelevance, appeared today on The View to shill her latest book, "Guilty."  During the "Hot Topics" segment of the show, before Ann came out for her interview, several of the show’s cohosts criticized … Read More

By / January 12, 2009

Ann Coulter, that perfect storm of provocative irrelevance, appeared today on The View to shill her latest book, "Guilty."  During the "Hot Topics" segment of the show, before Ann came out for her interview, several of the show’s cohosts criticized a section of Coulter’s book which criticizes single mothers, particularly famous actresses who become single mothers to, in Coulter’s opinion, further their own careers. Cohost Whoopi Goldberg, who raised her daughter as a single mother, took offense with Coulter’s arguments.

When Coulter came out a few minutes later, she derailed a conversation about other topics in her book (namely, her criticism of people like Barack Obama and Halle Berry for embracing their African-American sides instead of the race of their white mothers) by referring to the "Hot Topics" discussion of her book. "I have never heard my book read aloud like you’re reading Mein Kampf," she sniffed. Sadly, Barbara Walters did not reach across the table and throttle Coulter at that second.

A full clip of the Mein Kampf reference is available at Jezebel.com. What do you think: valid complaint, or blatant cry for attention?