Special Olympian calls out pundit Ann Coulter for saying ‘retard’

John Franklin Stephens, a Special Olympics athlete, penned an open letter to conservative political pundit Ann Coulter on Tuesday, asking her why she calls people “retarded.”

The letter was prompted by a tweet Coulter sent out during the presidential debate on Monday, which said, “I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard,” in reference to Romney’s strategy of not directly verbally attacking Obama during the debate.

The tweet prompted the following letter from Stephens:

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Sarah Palin has usually been quick to comment when someone uses that word, but so far has been pretty mum this time around.

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3 Responses to Special Olympian calls out pundit Ann Coulter for saying ‘retard’

  1. tommy says:

    R word: slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development or academic progress. So just how badly should one feel about it?

    • towski says:

      The N word had a legitimate meaning once upon a time as well. But when used as a pejorative, it's an insult to the developmentally disabled. Don't they have enough s*** to deal with without cackling ninnies like Ms. Coulter piling on?

  2. dregstudios says:

    Ann is just one of the talking heads guarding the inhabitants of Bullsh*t Mountain from rejoining the world of the sane. Fox News is a propaganda machine which dumbs down America by the day through disinformation and their slanted agendas. See their anchors spewing forth feces from their mouths in my visual homage to the network on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-fo

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