It seems some have, once again, fallen for a faux story about conservative commentator Ann Coulter. The Daily Currant, a spoof web site, published an article entitled, "Ann Coulter Walks Out of Star Trek, Claims ‘Too Many Minorities." The obviously-fake headline -- and article -- instantly sparked a strong response.
Mediaite's Andrew Kirell explains:
The article describes in detail how the conservative columnist “walked out” of a premiere of Star Trek: Into Darkness because the film included “too many minorities.”
By creating fake dialogue with Coulter lamenting to radio host Sean Hannity that the movie’s only white characters were Soviets or Jews, the Currant creates what some might easily interpret as a “realistic” situation for the conservative commentator.
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"Apparently in the future the liberals have extinguished all the white people," the faux article quotes Coulter as saying. "I mean they got a black girl running the communications, an Asian guy driving the ship and a pointy-eared alien doing pretty much everything else."
And the fake dialogue doesn't end there. The made-up quotes go on to depict the conservative commentator as saying, "I guess we're supposed to just accept that minorities will be the new majority. This isn't an entertainment film -- it's nothing but a pro-Obama, multicultural piece of propaganda."
Rather than simply laughing off the joke, some who caught wind of the article took it as gospel and reacted with rage. The responses on Twitter are as follows (even famed musician Questlove got in on the mix, although, as Kirell notes, it's unclear whether he knew it was a joke):
See some of the other responses here.
As TheBlaze reported in the past, this isn't the first time that The Daily Currant fooled readers with a Coulter parody. In January, another story, entitled “Ann Coulter Refuses to Board Airplane With Black Pilot,” argued that the commentator refused to board a plane because she feared the black pilot got her job as a result of affirmative action, thus making her unqualified to fly.
This, too, was completely false, as Jason Howerton noted at the time.
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