#3: Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter has described herself as a polemicist and freely admitted that she likes to "stir up the pot."
In other words, Coulter knows exactly what she is doing. Controversy isn't just something she routinely entertains. It is, by her own admission, her intended result.
This is why she ranks #3 on the wanted list. While Glenn Beck, Matt Drudge and Michelle Malkin might actually be gullible enough to believe the nonsense that comes out of their mouths, Ann Coulter knows better but couldn't care less.
This would explain why one of Coulter's most frequently expressed pipe dreams is to revoke the rights of women like herself from voting.
"If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president," she told the New York Observer in 2007. "It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women."
Coulter also deliberately stirred the pot when, three days after the attack on the World Trade Center, she advocated, not only for the racial profiling of Muslim Americans, but for invading all Muslim countries, killing their leaders and forcefully converting them to Christianity.
In March of 2011, Coulter talked about "burgeoning evidence that excess radiation operates as a sort of cancer vaccine" while discussing the accidents at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, a statement of such severe insensitivity that even Bill O'Reilly publicly reprimanded her.
In November of 2011, while Herman Cain was still considered a contender, Coulter boasted on FOX News that "Our blacks are so much better than their blacks," and claimed that "the only racism you hear is against conservative blacks--and it is vicious."
Later that very same day, Coulter tweeted "Kim Kardashian inspires slogan for 2012 presidential campaign: [Once] you go half-black, you CAN go back," effectively sufficing to prove her prior claim about racism wrong before anyone else could.
A year later, following the first presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, Coulter deliberately incurred the criticism of the special needs community by tweeting "I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard."
Yet as controversial as these statements by Coulter and more have been, there is no point in actively discussing the fallacies in her statements in any regard.
Because, by her own admission, Coulter is just out to cause controversy for its own sake. Coulter has nothing but hate to offer, and is seemingly motivated by nothing beyond an intense desire to be hated in turn.
Glenn Beck, who sells crazy, unhinged ideas to crazy, unhinged people, is certainly the more dangerous of the two. But it's the fact that that Coulter is perfectly aware of what she is doing that ultimately makes her the much more morally reprehensible of the two.
At the very least, the infotainment complex owes it to the world (if not to itself) to stop enabling shameless instigators like Ann Coulter.