September 15, 2016
David Cole on the Ann Coulter — I mean, the Rob Lowe — roast: Here’s what really happened
David Cole writes:
Skakel replied that the piling-on stemmed from the fact that the writers were angry because Coulter “had the attitude of I know what’s funny more than an ELITE room of people who do this for a living” (all-caps his). I was rather taken aback by Skakel’s quote. I even gave him the opportunity to reword it, as I told him it makes the writers look arrogant, but he stood by his words. So there we have it. It wasn’t about Trump after all. Ann Coulter hurt the poor writers’ fragile little feelings! A group of self-proclaimed comedy “ELITES” felt belittled by the fact that some skirt told them she didn’t want to use their material. Of the seventeen writers on the Lowe roast, guess how many were women? Two. That deserves repeating with all-caps. Of the SEVENTEEN writers on the Lowe roast, TWO were women. A group of little boys had their egos crushed when some chick told them they aren’t funny. Tyson they could take it from; he’s an alpha (and an especially rapey one at that). But not Coulter, not some broad.