Outspoken Ann Coulter was a little too outspoken for MSNBC Tuesday morning as portions of statements she made on the NBC-owned news channel were excised from the telecast.
What got “bleeped”? Well, according to this story on The Huffington Post, she “seemed” to call former presidential candidate and current Arizona Sen. John McCain a “douchebag.” However, we weren’t sure of that after we viewed the segment.
And the statements — or more specifically, sentence fragments — were not actually “bleeped,” but merely erased or “silenced” with the use of tape-delay technology.
Coulter’s comments that MSNBC saw fit to censor came during the “Morning Joe” show, hosted by Joe Scarborough, during one of the one of the show’s free-spirited roundtable discussions. The topic was the nature of conservatism and who represented conservatives best among the current lineup of Republican presidential contenders.
It was during a comparison of McCain — the Republican candidate who lost to Barack Obama in 2008 — with current candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich that the always-expressive Coulter seemed to refer to McCain as a you-know-what.
That got censored. What she said a few moments later about the late Ted Kennedy did not. She called him “that human pestilence.”