Conservative author Ann Coulter believes that media during last year's presidential campaign behaved as if they wanted to have sex with Barack Obama.
Such was revealed during Monday's "Hannity & Colmes" as were her views about NBC's sudden cancellation of her appearance on Tuesday's "Today Show."
In the end, she believes "the whole thing was a charade and a setup" so that she wouldn't be able to go on any other morning shows (video embedded below the fold courtesy MsUnderestimated with a partial transcript):
SEAN HANNITY, CO-HOST: All right. She's no stranger to controversy, and now Ann Coulter is calling out the left for pretending to be the victims when she says they are the victimizers.
Joining us now, the author of the brand-new book, just out today, "Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault on America," Ann Coulter, right here.
All right. I've got to admit: this is -- this book not only makes great points on the back. It says about the press -- what you write in the book -- "The media really wanted to screw Obama,but only in the sense that they wanted to have sex with him."
ANN COULTER, AUTHOR, "GUILTY": Accurate.
HANNITY: You were holding back.
ALAN COLMES, CO-HOST: Is that projection?
COULTER: Accurate, I think.
HANNITY: Well, it is an Obama mania media. I mean, it's...
HANNITY: Michael Beschloss was on with "Imus in the Morning." That's because "he has the highest I.Q. of any president."
So Imus goes, "Well, what is it?"
"He's the smartest guy to ever become president."
"Well, what's his I.Q.?"
"I don't know."
And this is -- all right. Let me ask you this. First of all, the headline on Drudge. What's going on? You were scheduled for how many weeks to be on "The Today Show" tomorrow morning?
COULTER: For a long time, but the whole thing was a charade and a setup. It's clear now.
HANNITY: They canceled you.
COULTER: Yes, well, I was never listed in the promo. People are wondering about that. I was never on their Web page, though their no-name guests were all listed. The interviewer forget we had a pre-interview and said he didn't know who the interviewer was going to be.
So the whole thing was a setup from the beginning. It was to book me so that I wouldn't go on, which I will be on, CBS News, "The Early Show." I love you, Harry Smith. But it's going to be hard to have an interview with an MSN reporter and, you know, letting -- having an argument. I'm going to love him so much for having me on. "I agree, Harry. I was wrong."
HANNITY: I can't wait to see it.
All right. But you've had a few run-ins with Matt Lauer over the years. I mean, you've had...
COULTER: I don't know why NBC -- well, there was the Katie Couric thing. She's not at NBC.
HANNITY: What was the Katie Couric thing?
COULTER: The affable, love of moronic (ph) TV. But she's not there. She's at CBS, and I will be on CBS tomorrow morning. No, I'm very upset about this.
HANNITY: And they're denying -- they're denying that you're banned for life. So are they backing off out of pressure or were you told you're banned?
COULTER: I know the whole thing was a setup to block me from other TV shows. I know that their one conservative host, Scarborough, the head producer told the publicist, "No, I think we'll pass on this book." Just the best-selling conservative author in America.
So I knew this was a setup. I've now heard -- now I've been kind of busy. The book comes out tomorrow, not today. So I guess Matt Drudge gets results. That's what we know.
And this is very upsetting. This is like being fired from Chrysler. Because NBC, I mean, they are just chugging along. I think if this book does well, I can buy NBC.
HANNITY: But now wait a minute. Chris Matthews had on the unrepentant terrorist, Bill Ayers. So here's a guy that blew up the Pentagon and the Capitol, but they won't let Ann Coulter on because you are too controversial? You dare to -- look, I read the whole book cover to cover, and I love it, and it's thoughtful. And you're right: liberals do make themselves out to be victims when they are the victimizer all the time.
COULTER: Right, right.
HANNITY: I've never seen a presidential candidate get such favorable coverage as Barack Obama.
COULTER: Right. Right, so they can't even...
HANNITY: They can't hear -- listen to different views?
COULTER: No, no.
HANNITY: But they'd interview Obama [SIC], unrepentant one.
COULTER: And one of the things I write about...
COLMES: You're just jealous because Obama gets good press. It's nice to have a president who does things right so they can get good press. Isn't it, Ann.
COULTER: Well, NBC claims in what they told Drudge that they wouldn't have me on because of the mean things I said about Obama in the book. But I'm not very mean to him. I'm mean to the press.
COLMES: I'm actually -- I'm actually going to take up for NBC. Didn't they --- isn't there a war going on in the Mideast? Isn't there -- sometimes you rebook guests because of wars that go on?
COULTER: And then you book Perez Hilton?
COLMES: No, no, no. With, wait.
COULTER: He got four hours, Alan.
COLMES: She spoke -- he -- he, rather. I'm thinking of Paris. He is booked in the fourth hour of the show.
COULTER: So was I, and that was canceled, too, Alan.
COLMES: But the fact is, sometimes they make changes because there's, like, a war going on.
COULTER: Alan, they're not going to be doing war for four hours. That's silly.
COLMES: You know, you know the show is going to rebook all the guests.
COULTER: I knew they would say, "Oh, we have to cover Gaza." You have a bunch of no-name guests on. Knock it off.
COLMES: We rebook shows all the time.
COULTER: You're interviewing me right now. Why aren't we talking about Gaza?
COLMES: I don't have much of a choice.