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ALEXANDRIA, VA -- Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, arranged a call-in Tuesday to MSNBCs Hardball, hosted by Chris Matthews, and criticized conservative author Ann Coulter for peddling hatefulness and ugliness and repeatedly asked Coulter to stop the personal attacks. Today, on her husbands blog, Mrs. Edwards calls on people to help stop Coulters hate words, the words of bigotry and division, to help drum out the hate-mongers from amongst us.

In response to Mrs. Edwards comments, MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement:

Elizabeth Edwards should look close to home when it comes to hatefulness and ugliness for it was her husbands Democratic presidential campaign that hired two official bloggers who attacked Christofascists and insulted Christians and their faith in the most repulsive words imaginable, which I wont repeat here. Go Google Amanda Marcotte and Holy Spirit.

As for Ann Coulter, dont be fooled by the smoke and mirrors orchestrated by the liberal Democrat Elizabeth Edwards and her advisers in the Democratic Party. This attack on Ann Coulter, a conservative writer, is part of the liberals plan to squash free speech by conservatives. They want to silence Coulter, as well as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Michelle Malkin, and many others. Hugo Chavez does this type of censoring in Venezuelabut in America, we dont.

Nonetheless, Senators Kerry and Durbin this week called for restoring the Fairness Doctrinegovernment-enforced equal time for liberals on talk radioand John Podesta, former chief of staff to President Clinton, released a hatchet-job report last week calling for regulations to fix the supposed imbalance in political talk radio.

The liberals cannot sell their productliberal talk radioin the marketplace, so they are planning to use the power of government to stop conservatives from selling their product, conservative talk radio. Liberals dont believe in free exchange, tolerance, or the marketplace of ideas. They believe in the iron boot of liberalism stamping out any view that upsets the liberal apple cart. Mrs. Edwards attack on Coulter is just another volley in the liberals attack on conservative writers and conservative talk radio.


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