„If Chicago had been hit, I assure you New Yorkers would not have cared.“

—  Ann Coulter, 2003, Context: If Chicago had been hit, I assure you New Yorkers would not have cared. What was stunning when New York was hit was how the rest of America rushed to New York's defense. New Yorkers would have been like, "It's tough for them; now let's go back to our Calvin Klein fashion shows." On the September 11 attacks, as quoted in "An appalling magic" in The Guardian (17 May 2003).

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