Ann Coulter Smacks Down Mark Shields for Calling Her 'The Marie Antoinette of the Conservative Press Corps'

Conservative author Ann Coulter has strongly responded to PBS's Mark Shields calling her "The Marie Antoinette of the Conservative press corps."

Shields made this remark on PBS's Inside Washington Friday in the middle of a discussion about Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fl.) recent views regarding immigration reform (video follows with transcript and commentary):

MARK SHIELDS, PBS: Ann Coulter, the Marie Antoinette of the Conservative press corps, has already come out against Marco Rubio saying that all you’re doing is creating more Democratic voters with a path to citizenship, just like you did with easy divorce in her judgment.

GORDON PETERSON, HOST: Does she have a point, Colby?

COLBY KING, WASHINGTON POST: I don’t, as far as Rubio is concerned? No…

PETERSON: Creating more Democratic votes.

KING: They will probably continue to vote Democratic until the Republicans come up with policies that attract their attention.

Coulter responded by email Saturday:

I could write a book about what Mark Shields doesn't know about French history. Wait, I already did! Using his ahistorical cliche, it's the "Marie Antoinettes" who demand that the rest of us support their nannies, maids and gardeners. If illegal aliens competed with rich yuppies, Senators and Washington journalists for jobs (instead of being their underpaid nannies, maids and gardeners), I don't think people like Shields would be so excited about getting more of them here.

Ouch! That'll leave a mark on Mark!


For some background, here's what Coulter wrote about Rubio at the end of January:

The Democrats never change their ideas; they change the voters. For decades, Democrats have been working feverishly to create more Democrats by encouraging divorce (another Democratic voter!), illegitimacy (another Democratic voter!) and Third World immigration (another Democratic voter!).

Strangely, some Republicans seem determined to create more Democratic voters, too. That will be the primary result of Sen. Marco Rubio's amnesty plan.

IT'S NOT AMNESTY! Rubio's proponents cry. They seem to think they can bully Republicans the way the Democrats do, by controlling the language.

Rubio's bill is nothing but amnesty. It isn't even "amnesty thinly disguised as border enforcement." This is a wolf in wolf's clothing.

Despite all the blather about how Rubio demands "Enforcement First!" the very first thing his proposal does is make illegal aliens legal. (Don't call them "illegal aliens"!)

Read the whole piece here.

Noel Sheppard
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Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.