Ann Coulter made a name for herself in conservative circles during the late 1990s through the mid 2000s with a syndicated weekly newspaper column, her own radio show and frequent appearances on television news channels. But in the last decade, Coulter found herself pushed out of the spotlight by younger, more inflammatory conservative women like Laura Ingraham and Tomi Lahren.
With over 2 million Twitter followers from her heyday, most of Coulter's tweets rarely garner more than a few hundred comments and a few thousand likes. Now, Coulter gains most of her social media notice by criticizing President Donald Trump or by making deliberately controversial statements on Twitter, which can boost her likes into the tens of thousands.
On Sunday night, Coulter tweeted simply the word "bullshit" 16 times in all caps, without any context or thread.
BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLS… https://t.co/K83Xy038BT— Ann Coulter (@Ann Coulter)1537751032.0
Leaving people to wonder just what the context could have been.
@AnnCoulter What's the topic Anne 😂— Trevor Coult MC #63 (@Trevor Coult MC #63)1537795764.0
Some wondered if she suffered a malfunction.
@AnnCoulter Somebody turn her off and turn her back on. She appears to be malfunctioning.— Dave (@Dave)1537796364.0
When really the context wasn't much of a mystery at all considering the news that had broken from The New Yorker about an hour before:
Senate Democrats are investigating a new allegation of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh, dating back to hi… https://t.co/qvAQz3FAD3— The New Yorker (@The New Yorker)1537746684.0
Not to mention Coulter's follow-up tweets, which went on the attack against Kavanaugh's accusers for choosing now to come forward.
But that didn't stop people from continuing to mock Coulter for her Twitter outburst.
@savinggrace1969 @Johnwjgt @DMC66MN @AnnCoulter I’m dying https://t.co/JjHExFmUHW— Elizabeth S Gorham (@Elizabeth S Gorham)1537810549.0
@AnnCoulter https://t.co/5eDU6q50VQ— Andrew Hsieh #JS4PM 🇪🇺🇬🇧🇭🇰🔶 (@Andrew Hsieh #JS4PM 🇪🇺🇬🇧🇭🇰🔶)1537804458.0
@AnnCoulter Ann, it looks like your Alt-Right key is broken. Call Computer Geeks for help!— Denis Young (@Denis Young)1537803613.0
@AnnCoulter https://t.co/9G8mTHYzle— Hannibal Lecter🌊 (@Hannibal Lecter🌊)1537798268.0
@AnnCoulter Somebody needs a hug? https://t.co/jdOHWKIErq— Bimmerella (@Bimmerella)1537763382.0
@AnnCoulter Did your universal translator break down? This is what we see when we read one of your tweets.— PencilDickTrump (@PencilDickTrump)1537802685.0
@AnnCoulter You ran this tweet through google translate.— Adam Brodsky M🍑🍊💩❗️ (@Adam Brodsky M🍑🍊💩❗️)1537811410.0
@AnnCoulter Ah, my translator app appears to be working again.— 清 (@清)1537796987.0
@AnnCoulter https://t.co/5nxTmQHfgB— Les Hail Yes (@Les Hail Yes)1537796294.0
While others decided to fill in the blank about just exactly what Coulter referenced with her invectives.
While subsequent stand alone posts indicate what her "bullshit" Twitter post was likely about, people continued to create their own answers. They were less than kind to the conservative pundit.
@AnnCoulter Yes Ann, we know, but in order to stop spewing it, you have to stop eating it.— President Fatberg 📎 #Ω (@President Fatberg 📎 #Ω)1537808444.0
@AnnCoulter Fox News description?— truth resists 🌊🌊🌊 (@truth resists 🌊🌊🌊)1537796699.0
@AnnCoulter Look, it’s definitely time to get over Delta switching your seat, Ann.— Sleeping Giants (@Sleeping Giants)1537761325.0
@AnnCoulter Describing your career?— Ms. Beanz🌊 (@Ms. Beanz🌊)1537800236.0
@AnnCoulter Finally sharing what's really in that little brain of yours, Ann?— John Wink #JackIsABiasedRepublican (@John Wink #JackIsABiasedRepublican)1537800509.0
@AnnCoulter Is this the name of your new fragrance?— Ruddy Duck 🦆 🌊 m🍑🍊🤡 (@Ruddy Duck 🦆 🌊 m🍑🍊🤡)1537796989.0
Quite a few referred to Coulter's career as a writer. She wrote or contributed to 15 books.
@AnnCoulter Are you transcribing your new book? Funny, looks just like you last one and the one before and the one… https://t.co/UWkWVsuN8b— Gregg Fiege (@Gregg Fiege)1537796623.0
@AnnCoulter Thank you for quoting my review of your latest book.— Michael ͮ ͑ ͮⓋ ͮ ͑ ͮ (@Michael ͮ ͑ ͮⓋ ͮ ͑ ͮ)1537796032.0
@AnnCoulter @janeEthepain Your latest book? Reads like your others.— Mark Salter (@Mark Salter)1537809723.0
@AnnCoulter Is this the title of your new book?— Matt Villalobos (@Matt Villalobos)1537810684.0
While some claimed the tweet was no different than other Coulter Twitter posts.
@AnnCoulter I don't get it...this looks exactly like all your other tweets.— Intellectual Duck Web 🍺 (@Intellectual Duck Web 🍺)1537796671.0
@AnnCoulter Bless your little heart! You've been reading your own tweets and come to the same conclusion the majority of Americans have.— Cyndy Stachowiak (@Cyndy Stachowiak)1537800746.0
@AnnCoulter This is a real breakthrough for you, Ann, finally acknowledging that you tweet pure bullshit. Admitting… https://t.co/Cbu1NvKRKe— MAJ (Ret.) Mike Perry (@MAJ (Ret.) Mike Perry)1537814875.0
And one person asked about the status of Coulter's 2 million followers since the comments lacked a pro-Coulter faction.
@KikiKim12801583 @AnnCoulter 5-6 lizards.— Tim Robertson (@Tim Robertson)1537802439.0
What Coulter intended to attack—based on the subject of the individual posts following this one—was The New Yorker's report on a fellow Yale classmate of Brett Kavanaugh, Deborah Ramirez, coming forward with another allegation regarding Kavanaugh and sexual misconduct while at Yale.