MSNBC Bleeps Out Ann Coulter

Commentator goes a little too far for censors on Morning Joe
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2011 11:21 AM CST

Anne Coulter’s lips moved quite a bit on Morning Joe today—but you couldn’t hear most of what she was saying. MSNBC censored her discussion of the GOP race, and she appeared confused by the move, Mediaite reports. “What did I say?” she asked on-air after the bleeping. “Oh, I said douche bag.” (She was apparently referring to John McCain, notes Opposing Views.) In the video, all that can be heard is a few clipped phrases about the GOP candidates. “Just blur it all out,” host Joe Scarborough says. “Well, they got the general drift,” responds Coulter, who was defending Mitt Romney on flip-flopping charges.

It wasn’t the only notable moment during her appearance. Coulter also called Ted Kennedy “human pestilence”—and Scarborough, who was a friend of Kennedy's, let the comment go. Mike Barnicle didn’t, however. “I don’t know that I’m gonna do that with Ted Kennedy,” he says in the clip. “We miss him in Massachusetts, and I think the country and especially in the Senate." Had he been there, "that health care debate would have lasted about five months.” Click through for more on Coulter's visit. (More Ann Coulter stories.)

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