Is Ann Coulter Bereft of Sense?

It seems so.

Ann Coulter appeared on Thursday’s “O’Reilly Factor” to advance an argument that she made in a column this week: that radiation is “good for you.”

There has been a high degree of concern about the levels of radiation being released into the environment due to the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. But, in a column called “A Glowing Report On Radiation,” Coulter said that many scientists have been studying the effects of radiation and have found that, as she put it,” at some level–much higher than the minimums set by the U.S. government–radiation is good for you,” and actually reduced the risk of cancer.

She repeated this assertion to a skeptical Bill O’Reilly, who told her that, even if there was scientific discussion going on about the effects of radiation, it was the media’s job to be “responsible” and “err on the side of caution” about radiation. “You have to report the worst-case scenario,” he said, adding that there is a clear scientific consensus that “some radiation will kill you.”

Coulter said she disagreed, and said that the scientific consensus has changed, but that the media are not reporting it.

There’s something wrong with that woman.  Something seriously wrong.  She needs to seek counseling right away.

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6 thoughts on “Is Ann Coulter Bereft of Sense?

  1. Rachel 18 Mar 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Oh, I didn’t realize Ann Coulter was so knowledgeable about nuclear science. Obviously it’s her we should be listening to and not the IAEA. What do they know?

    I’ve never liked her anyway, as she seems like the kind of person who just like to hear herself talk, but this is just annoying. If she’s so excited about radiation why doesn’t she go camp out at the power plant in japan?


  2. brianfulthorp 18 Mar 2011 at 12:53 pm

    WOW!! She really is sick!


  3. Joe 18 Mar 2011 at 1:30 pm

    If she is willing to fly there and join those fighting the nuclear/radiation catastrophe, I’m willing to pay the fare…Simcha, Freund and the BAR crowd can film it.


  4. Doug 18 Mar 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I think there were some studies done, but frankly, we’re are talking a really low amount. And I would not want to get it.


  5. Chuck Grantham 18 Mar 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I’m sorry, I thought it was a rhetorical question….


  6. wken 18 Mar 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Have you ever wondered why the Right has a reputation for being stupid on issues of science?

    You can stop wondering now.


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