No. 9: Laura Ingraham

The former hot new thing in conservative punditry shows that ignorant bomb-throwers will be with us always

Published November 24, 2010 12:01PM (EST)

Laura Ingraham
Laura Ingraham

Laura Ingraham is just awfulness personified. Pointless, talentless, a second-rate Ann Coulter without the wit. Her day in the sun is long gone, her novelty has evaporated, and yet still she remains. Old shameless right-wing TV stars never die. They just move into talk radio and release horrible books.

Go ahead and read about when Ingraham was an exciting new thing. She's no less ignorant now, but the entire performance seems so much less entertaining.

So 25 years ago she secretly records gay students at Dartmouth for an "investigation" into their gayness and now she has penned a horrible book -- written in some weird approximation of "black people voice" -- about how the first lady enjoys ribs.

Once they're created, they never go away.

Tics: Awfulness, racism.
Representative quote:

"Michelle's lunch was baby back ribs. Afternoon snack, more ribs. Bedtime snack, the last three ribs!"

By Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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