The Intersection

Curiously Laura Ingraham is supposed to be someone who ‘stands up for conservative women‘. Yet when Meghan McCain criticized Ann Coulter, the best Ingraham could do was to make fun of the 24-year-old’s body, joking that she didn’t get a ‘role in the Real World‘ because ‘they don’t like plus-sized models.’

Memo to Ingraham:  This kind of neanderthal behavior is not all that becoming of a ‘positive role model‘.  The message we should be all sending to women everywhere–right, left, and across the spectrum–is the truth:  Our worth is defined not by how we look, but who we are.

So if that’s the best Laura can retort, I encourage her to kindly sit down.


  1. #1 GA
    March 16, 2009

    Allow me to second that.

  2. #2 Ashutosh
    March 16, 2009

    Laura Ingraham is so much of a right-wing ignoramus that I don’t want to waste bits of information criticizing her.

  3. #3 Shaden Freud
    March 16, 2009

    Ingraham is projecting: without her Fox-regulation blond good looks (much better than those of Coulter, who seems to be attractive almost exclusively to the rightwingnutosphere), she wouldn’t be a high profile conservative pundit. By the by, her voice is truly grating, although I prefer it Mark Levin’s, which is the audio equivalent of a sneer.

    /rant off

  4. #4 Roadtripper
    March 16, 2009

    “…kindly sit down.” is probably more polite than she deserves. May I add ‘…and STFU.’ for good measure? I think it’s alright to vent a little anger, especially when you’ve got a legitamate gripe.


  5. #5 Rogue Epidemiologist
    March 16, 2009

    To her credit, Meghan McCain was on ‘The View,’ and she said “Kiss my fat ass.”

  6. #6 Ian
    March 16, 2009

    If I were as superficial as Ingraham, I’d point out that Meghan McCain was much better looking than either Ingraham or Coulter. But not being that shallow, I’ll give Meghan McCain props for being reasonable in her logic, and for lacking the viciousness of the other two.

  7. #7 Grady
    March 17, 2009

    Sheril. Who ya kiddin? Worth depends a lot on how you look, face it, deal with it.

    You are a good looking woman. Do you think your picture would be up there if you were a 300 pound slob.

    Of course not.

    People are judged all the time on how they look.

    Sure, its wrong, but people do a lot of wrong things.

  8. #8 MRW
    March 17, 2009

    She does, unfortunately, have a point in half of her response. I’ve been hearing far too many comments about Limbaugh’s weight recently.

    The Obama – Jessica Simpson thing is a manufactured outrage on the other hand. Obama was talking about the ridiculous of a celebrity’s weight gain being a big enough story that the magazine decided to crop him out of a family photo to make room for a picture of Simpson.

  9. #9 MRW
    March 17, 2009

    I should add to the first part of my comment that bad behavior on the left doesn’t justify bad behavior on the right.

  10. #10 Roadtripper
    March 17, 2009


    In the interest of more gooder spelling:



  11. #11 Leslie A. Zukor
    March 23, 2009

    That is absolutely ridiculous. It surprises and angers me that women could be so complicit in objectifying other members of their gender. However, I have seen it happen before. I was being heckled at a softball game, I snapped back, and this lady immediately retorted with a comment about my looks. Women should be standing up for one another, not being complicit in their own sex’s repression.

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