Ann Coulter Defends Paladino's Anti-Gay Tirade

Says audience wanted to hear about 'moral issues'
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2010 12:01 AM CDT
Updated Oct 12, 2010 6:30 AM CDT

Carl Paladino's anti-gay antics may have lost him votes in New York, but they won him the support of conservative pundit Ann Coulter. Coulter used an appearance on the The O’Reilly Factor yesterday to defend Paladino. She argued that Paladino's tirade took aim at "gay left-wing activists," not homosexuals in general, and that his comments played well given the audience. O'Reilly disagreed: “I think everybody but you in the world agrees,” he said. “This isn’t going to help the guy.” (Click here for more on Paladino.)

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