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Monday, March 21, 2011

Ann Coulter...... Nuclear Physicist and Medical Expert?

Hey, you guys out there who are worrying about a deadly mushroom cloud making its way across the Pacific -- you can all just calm down, because we have it on good authority that radiation is good for you. What authority? None other than Ann "PhD" Coulter.

Nuclear physicist and medical expert Ann Coulter has spoken, and it turns out that a giant radioactive plume floating across the Pacific may be just what the doctor ordered for fretting California residents. On O’Reilly Factor, Coulter told host Bill O’Reilly that “radiation is good for you,” and cited a number of articles in the New York Times showing radiation has a positive effect on cancer patients. Then, of course, she blamed “the media” for not covering it.

Yes, it turns out that Coulter can find it in her heart to praise the New York Times– at least for their scientific coverage. “There is a growing body of evidence that radiation in excess of what the government says is actually good for you and actually reduces cancer,” she told a very skeptical O’Reilly, citing her latest column on her website as filled with evidence of this being true. Note: she is not making a political argument about nuclear energy here. She is making a medical point: that radiation is good for the human body in doses larger than what the government regulation standards currently are, not just in the small doses given in processes like chemotherapy (which no one will deny often cure cancer).

“So we should all be sunbathing,” O’Reilly jokes, noting that the current giant plume of radioactive material in Japan is slated to hit the United States by the end of this week. Joking aside, he implored Coulter to be “responsible” and admit that “some radiation will kill you.” She refused, possibly at last settling the debate on whether her political beliefs are based on ideology or contrarianism for its own sake, blaming “the media”– which apparently does not include the New York Times– for not reporting on the great medical uses of radiation “because it’s not sensationalistic.” No word on when Coulter’s new line of Radithor will be released (obviously, “the media” wouldn’t cover it).

What's the opposite of fear-mongering? False-sense-of-security-mongering, probably. Or whatever you'd call Ann Coulter's latest blog post claiming that radiation does a body good: maybe this would explain the man like Adam's apple that Coulter sports?

Coulter truly is a national treasure. Maybe prior to going to the beach we should rub our bodies down with uranium.

We at NFTOS are always impressed how Ann Coulter finds ways to make headlines. Coulter's venture into science journalism the other day, only displays that she is an idiot of epic proportions.

Coulter is always at the forefront of lunatic fringe statements, like:

“Want to make liberals angry? Defend the United States.”

“Never apologize to, compliment, or show graciousness to a Democrat.”

“[The] Spawn of Satan convention in Boston [was attended by] corn-fed, no make-up, natural fiber, no-bra needing, sandal-wearing, hirsute, somewhat fragrant hippie chick pie wagons.”

“If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine.”

"We [Christians] just want Jews to be perfected.”

“My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times building.”

So as the increasingly critical situation in Japan demands more accurate and useful information about radiation, the Faux News Channel's "biggest buffoon show" features the ignorance of Ann Coulter. Just another reason why studies have found Faux News watchers more misinformed on the issues of the day than consumers of other corporate media outlets.