On Tuesday morning, Ann Coulter was bleeped for a sum total of 13 seconds on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Initially, the Blaze reported that she was silenced for calling Arizona Sen. John McCain a "douche bag," however Coulter offered up a different explanation on last night's "Joy Behar Show."
Behar said, "I saw you on 'Morning Joe' this morning and you were bleeped. What did you say?" Coulter responded, saying, "Well, I don't want to be bleeped again, but I said 'dickweed.'" Her explanation of the incident wasn't bleeped and she proceeded to clarify her thoughts on McCain.
Watch the dialogue, below:
In the original MSNBC video, which shows the awkward 13 seconds of bleeping, Coulter pauses around the 18 second mark and appears to say, "What did I say?" Then, follows that up with seems like, "Oh, douche bag?," although the "bag" is the only audio portion that isn't covered up by the bleep.
Watch it, below:
Going back to the original MSNBC video, one will hear host Joe Scarborough saying, “Just blur it all out," after Coulter seems to ask if "douche bag" was the reason for the censoring.
Considering the plural nature of Scarborough's words, it may have been more than one comment that led to the silencing (i.e. perhaps it's possible that both "dickweed" and "douche bag" were uttered). This would explain the long, 13-second bleep.
But Coulter maintains that she didn't call McCain a "douche bag." Yesterday, she tweeted the following message:
In an e-mail this afternoon, Coulter confirmed that she did, indeed, call McCain a "dickweed" -- not a "douche bag." She explained that, after seeing the reaction of the "Morning Joe" cast when she used the term, she asked if the word "douche bag" could, instead, be used on television. They apparently said "no."
"The word is dickweed, which I thought was the polite term. It was very early in the morning, but I still can't think of a better word," she wrote. "Perhaps you could take a poll for a better a one-word description for: a grandstanding narcissist who insults conservatives in order to be called 'brave' by the mainstream media."
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This story has been updated.