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Leonard Pitts: Ann Coulter was right

Leonard Pitts: Ann Coulter was right

Look, I'm the guy who once called her a "viperous harridan," OK?

That was 11 years ago in this space. I described her as such after she savaged four widows whose husbands died in the Sept. 11 attacks, denouncing them as "witches" and "broads" who were "enjoying their husbands' deaths."

So I don't need to be convinced Ann Coulter is a bad person. But for as much as readers with whom I have been sparring on Twitter the last few days might wish otherwise, her character is not the issue here.

"Here" meaning last week's standoff between the abrasive conservative pundit and the University of California, Berkeley. As you may...