Ann Coulter Draws Ire With Nasty Tweets About Sandra Fluke

Videos Highlighting The Latest Search Trends.
Sept. 6 2012 4:09 PM

Ann Coulter Draws Ire With Nasty Tweets About Sandra Fluke

Leave it to Ann Coulter to one-up Rush Limbaugh on Sandra Fluke.

The conservative attack dog unleashed a series of unsavory tweets about Fluke, as the Georgetown Law graduate and poster-child for contraceptive health coverage addressed the Democratic National Convention.

Advertisement

Fluke, who came into the spotlight this year when Republicans refused to allow her to testify on a mandate requiring health insurance plans to cover birth control, called Republican positions “an offensive, obsolete relic of our past.” Coulter responded by joking that Fluke had been impregnated by Bill Clinton back stage, and then referring to her speech as “a live abortion.”  Ouch.

Of course, Fluke is used to these attacks. Limbaugh famously called her a “slut” and a “prostitute” for advocating that tax funds should subsidize coverage of contraceptives.

And she seems to take it in stride, warning fellow Democrats in Charlotte about a conservative overhaul of women’s rights, “we know what this America would look like in a few short months … and it’s not who we are.”

Chris Wade is a video and podcast producer for Slate and occasional contributor to Brow Beat. Follow him on Twitter.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 20 2014 11:13 AM -30-
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
  Life
Quora
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 20 2014 3:21 PM “The More You Know (About Black People)” Uses Very Funny PSAs to Condemn Black Stereotypes
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.