While Defending Confederate Flag, Coulter Claimed, “The Majority Of Military Bases In This Country Are Named After Confederate Officers (Such As) Eisenhower, Nimitz”
Just when you think FOX News couldn’t be any more blatantly bigoted, they pull another doozy. On Friday night’s (1/18/08) Hannity & Colmes, the producers chose an all-white panel that included a tipsy-looking Ann Coulter to discuss the use of the Confederate flag in South Carolina. “Boombox” Coulter enunciated her words clearly enough to understand but she spouted a ridiculous set of whoppers, including a claim that General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Admiral Chester Nimitz, each of whom was born after the Civil War ended, were Confederate officers with military bases named after them. With video.
Now THAT is historically preposterous and ridiculous. The Civil War took place from 1861-1865. Dwight Eisenhower was born in 1890. Chester Nimitz was born in 1885. I could find no military bases named after either of them.
NOTE: I'm no fan of Dick Morris but for once I thought he said a great thing. In another segment of the show, he made a point of saying that the Confederate flag is to African Americans what the swastika is to Jews and that just as the Germans don't put a swastika on their buildings to celebrate their history, the south should not use the Confederate flag.
Morris is absolutely correct, perhaps for the first time. Also, I think I invented a new word for Coultergeist. Is anyone offended by the word 'nutcunt'?
Speaking as an ol' Jarhead, neither were Generals LeJeune and Pendleton Confederate officers.