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Single mom lashes back at Ann Coulter, who loves it

January 8, 2009 |  1:16 am

Loyal Ticket readers with memories spanning all the way back to Wednesday may recall we had an early morning item then titled "Ann Coulter, our TV's guilty addiction, back again--and again."  (We'll wait here a minute while you click that line and read it.)

The item described how much many of us love to hate the conservative pundit with the very long hair and short skirts and stiletto-style speech, who says such provocative things that television can't resist her and her books fly off the shelves and viewers talk back at their TV screens as if Ann could hear them. Or cared.

Ann had just been on Tuesday's CBS "Early Show" and was scheduled for WednesdConservative author and pundit Ann Coulter on NBC's Today Show 1-7-09 click on the Read more line below to see the video of this appearanceay's "Today Show" because, you'd never guess, she has a new book out and, as usual, it has numerous declarative sentences. And she says pointed things too.

Before reading further, watch the NBC video we've added here on the jump (click the "Read more" line below.)

Well, a few hours after that NBC broadcast, into our e-mail box plopped a stinging rebuttal to Coulter's Theory on Single Parenting, which is that single moms, abetted by a cheering and enabling liberal media, are responsible for much of American society's ills, especially crime and violence because there's no male influence around to tame the younglings.

Her theory, perhaps not by accident we're just saying, is especially provocative given the impending inauguration of a new president who was raised by a single mom and grandparents.

The rebutter here today is Rachel Sarah, identified as a single mom from the Bay Area, who contributes to a mothers website. And we decided to give her some space to respond.

Dear Ann,

Do you mind if I call you by first name? I wouldn't want to insult you. After all, I'm a single mom and the cause of every societal problem out there today. It's clear that you've studied us for years, with all those surveys you compiled for your recent book, "Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and Their Assault on America."

But I'm not sure how many of us you've spoken to in real life? I just watched your interview on the "Today" show with Matt Lauer. He read your excerpt:

"Look at any societal problem, and it is a problem of single motherhood." When Lauer referred to your claim as "outrageous," you replied: "It's not outrageous, it's a fact."

"Do you think that EVERY society problem is due to single mothers?" Lauer asked.

Maybe not every problem, but most. You went on to explain that single moms -- by giving birth to "illegitimate babies ... being raised without fathers" -- are responsible for daily murders and rapes, as well as 70% of the men in prison. Oh, you poor thing.

You must be really suffering since Barack Obama -- who was raised by a single mom -- won our presidential election. It's too bad you can't go back to the days of Dan Quayle, when he attacked "Murphy Brown," the sitcom, for featuring a lead character who decided to become a single mom.

You two would have been quite a pair, with all of your scapegoating of single mothers.

Sarah had more to say and she's posted it over here. Have your say too below in the Comments section.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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