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NEW YORK - MAY 05:  Political commentator Ann Coulter (L) attends Time NEW YORK - MAY 05: Political commentator Ann Coulter (L) attends Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World Gala at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 5, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)  

Coulter goes after Michael Moore, Keith Olbermann, Bill Maher and Chris Matthews in ‘Demonic’

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

MSNBC host Chris Matthews is mentioned on 11 pages of Coulter’s book, according to the index. At one point, Coulter attempts to argue that Matthews and the left more broadly are hypocritical. Stating that Matthews “fancies himself a hitherto unheralded hero of the civil rights movement” and a “scrupulous bean counter when it comes to the number of blacks at Tea Parties,” Coulter writes:

“Inasmuch as blacks vote overwhelmingly Democratic, you wouldn’t expect to see a lot of them at Tea Parties. Still, the Tea Parties are not as white as Chris Matthews’s staff. They’re not as white as a Jon Stewart audience. They are not as white as Janeane Garofalo’s fans.”

Furthering this line of attack against Matthews, Coulter writes that the “Hardball” host  “sends his own kids to white-as-snow private schools.” Given all this, she concludes, “Matthews may not be the best person to be hectoring Tea Partiers, ‘How dare you not have black people at your rallies.’”

Matthews, Olbermann and Moore did not return requests for comment by time of publication.

Political comedian Bill Maher, host of HBO’s “Real Time,” is also referenced on three pages of Coulter’s book, according to the index. Deriding how conservative commentary was blamed for the Tucson massacre, Coulter quips:

“According to voluminous Twitter postings the day of the shooting by Caitie Parker, one of [alleged Tucson shooter Jared] Loughner’s friends since high school, he was ‘left wing,’ ‘a political radical,’ ‘quite liberal,’ and ‘a pot head.’ If any public figure influenced this guy, my money’s on Bill Maher.”

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