The Coulter Interview: The Back Story, by Scoobie Davis
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The Coulter Interview: The Back Story, by Scoobie Davis This is the funniest thing I've read in a long time. Scroll down to the middle to read the transcript of the actual interview.
posted by bas67 (10 comments total)
Funny in which way? He argues with her about a column that he either looked up incorrectly or she cited incorrectly, and then admits that he's actually a liberal and she hangs up. It was rather witty of him to convince her publicist to hook up an interview, but I found absolutely no humor in the interview as it was no more than a sophisticated flamewar via phone.
posted by statusquo at 12:08 AM on July 14, 2002

Yeah, I despise Coulter, but that dude didn't nail her very well. It seems like he just annoyed her. I think Howard Stern would have done a bettter job. Or Crank Yankers.
posted by donkeyschlong at 12:33 AM on July 14, 2002

Hard to believe that someone could make themselves look dumber than Coulter. He totally proves her point. That's three votes for not funny.
posted by sylloge at 12:57 AM on July 14, 2002

Dear Scoobie: Please don't be on my side. Thank you.
posted by anildash at 1:01 AM on July 14, 2002

He didn't look it up incorrectly. He had the correct article, and simply mispoke during the interview. She used it to discredit everything he said. If you ACTUALLY read her footnotes and the article she cites, Scoobie is absolutely right.

He makes many valid points during the gonzo interview. She avoids them.
posted by McBain at 1:38 AM on July 14, 2002

Yeh, Coulter sucks. etc.
posted by delmoi at 5:22 AM on July 14, 2002

Scoobie needs to set his traps a little better in the future. Coulter, like every other argumentative talking head, is an expert at seizing an opportunity to dodge a question.

If I was going to all that trouble for a gotcha on Coulter, I would have tried to hit her on bigger things than misrepresenting two columns. After all, she regularly writes things as bombastic and idiotic as this: "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity." It would be easy to attack her book's premise with her own words.

I think the more telling part of the prank is that Coulter was so willing to go on the air with a media no-name and humor his strange questions for so long.

During the 2000 election, she did a segment on The Daily Show or another late-night show alongside a loon from Oklahoma running for president and a husband/wife song/dance team on an L.A. beach somewhere. It was amazing to watch her spewing her typical anti-liberal venom in split-screen with the others, even after it was clear she was only invited on the show to be mocked and no one was listening to her arguments. I get the impression she will endure any kind of debasement if it gets her face time on television.
posted by rcade at 6:47 AM on July 14, 2002

Stalking Coulter is so not cool.

Here on MeFi we criticize our Ann Thrax much better than that Scooby guy did
posted by matteo at 6:57 AM on July 14, 2002

rcade -- holy shit. that article is unbelievable. i'm astonished. what a juvenile mind. let's all drink to her never going into politics. *drinks*
posted by n9 at 7:49 AM on July 14, 2002

You liberals argue like 8 year olds.
posted by Sonserae at 7:56 AM on July 14, 2002

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