Ann Coulter got bleeped on Morning Joe Wednesday morning. The problem is, the bleeper wasn’t working right and the TV audience lost 13 seconds of what was coming out of her vile mouth. Coulter was on a rant about consistency and went on one of her hate crusades, apparently calling John McCain a douche-bag. Now Morning Joe tries to be a civil show. Mark Halperin got suspended last June for calling President Obama a dick. The suspension lasted a week or two.
According to Politico:
After the sound returned, Coulter paused, realized that something had happened, and then could be heard asking others on the show, “What did I say? Oh, douche bag.”
“Just blur it all out,” host Joe Scarborough responded, apparently talking to the control room.
“Okay, well they got the general drift of that,” Coulter said. “Consistency is not a great thing, and especially someone like John McCain who consistently annoyed conservatives, bragged about annoying conservatives, and would claim he was courageous by attacking conservatives and getting good press in the New York Times.”
The conversation on the show moved on quickly after that with the hosts and guests showing little reaction at that point.
Coulter was unrepentant and later tweeted, “I didn’t call McCain a douchebag. I said consistency is overrated because, for example, McCain was consistently a dickweed.”