On Tuesday’s Fox & Friends, conservative pundit Ann Coulter said TV hosts Lawrence O’Donnell and Bill Maher think they’re freedom riders because they date “black gals.” Coulter said:
“These are not people who have black friends, who know black people. Oh, sorry, except, you know, Lawrence O’Donnell and Bill Maher, who date black gals. So they think they’re freedom riders.”
O’Donnell, 60, has reportedly been dating fellow MSNBC host Tamron Hall, 41, for almost a year. Maher has dated former hip-hop model Karrine Steffans and former Playboy Cyber Girl Coco Johnsen.
Maher addressed his dating history in 2009 when there was talk that he had a pattern because his then-girlfriend and his former girlfriend were black.
“People say I’m into black women. Robert De Niro is into black women. I’m just into women who are real, and they happen to be black,” Maher said.
Coulter has never been one to back away from controversial comments. Earlier this week, she said civil rights were only for blacks, not immigrants, women, or gays. During an appearance on Hannity, Coulter also said blacks should support Republicans because they are better off under them then they are under Democrats. She said:
“What we’ve learned is, everyone – blacks especially – are better off when the white guilt bank is shut down as it was for more than a decade after the O.J. verdict… For a dozen years (after the verdict), we had paradise. Suddenly, people weren’t walking on eggshells. You could have Giuliani enforcing sane criminal laws in New York without – and not caring … It transformed the city and it saved… tens of thousands of black lives.”
What do you think of Ann Coulter’s comments?