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, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) September 24, 2018
Leaving people to wonder just what the context could have been.
What’s the topic Anne 😂
— Trevor Coult MC 🇬🇧 (@TrevorCoultMC) September 24, 2018
Some wondered if she suffered a malfunction.
Somebody turn her off and turn her back on. She appears to be malfunctioning.
— Dave (@DMC66MN) September 24, 2018
nah, just leave her off. Damn thing never worked right.
— John Wiatrak (@Johnwjgt) September 24, 2018
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 his college years, when he was a freshman at Yale University: https://t.co/MfwuGAW8ij pic.twitter.com/5CJ7hos5kH
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) September 23, 2018
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.
I’m dying pic.twitter.com/JjHExFmUHW
— Elizabeth S Gorham (@esgorham) September 24, 2018
— Andrew Hsieh 🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@AndrewOnSeeAIR) September 24, 2018
Ann, it looks like your Alt-Right key is broken. Call Computer Geeks for help!
— Denis Young (@young2813) September 24, 2018
— Hannibal Lecter🌊 (@Humanitarian66) September 24, 2018
Somebody needs a hug? pic.twitter.com/jdOHWKIErq
— Bimmerella #KavaNOPE🌊 (@bimmerella) September 24, 2018
Did your universal translator break down? This is what we see when we read one of your tweets.
— PencilDickTrump (@PencilDickTrump) September 24, 2018
You ran this tweet through google translate.
— Adam Brodsky (@adambrodsky) September 24, 2018
Ah, my translator app appears to be working again.
— misterwah (@therealmrwah) September 24, 2018
— Les HailYes (@LesHailYes) September 24, 2018
While others decided to fill in the blank about just exactly what Coulter referenced with her invectives.