Media Matters headline: Coulter suggests she might let three U.S. cities be bombed, depending on which cities they are.
Really? I’ve transcribed the video at the link:
My favorite Obama answer during the debates on national security was: “What would you do if, during this debate, God forbid, three U.S. cities were hit simultaneously?” And he said he’d send ambulances. And John Edwards said: “And I’d be right there chasing them.”
See, it shows you how different Obama and I are. I would have said: “Which three U.S. cities?”
She’s not suggesting that she would let three U.S. cities be bombed. She’s saying her response as President would depend on which three U.S. cities were bombed.
[Quickly dons top hat and smoking jacket] Now, I don’t happen to think that’s a particularly funny joke. And I still find it eerie that people are clapping and laughing at “jokes” like that — in essence, saying “ha, ha, I’d wouldn’t help the Democrats if they got bombed.” [Removes hat and jacket.]
But that doesn’t excuse Media Matters lying about it.