This is the only thing remotely interesting about her. No well person would want to be "hated" just for a brief bit of fame in the way Hopkins is seeking. It is senseless and sad. Someone should get her to a GP.
A good point was made by another poster on the Wright Stuff thread - he noted that she never targets, say, black people - she is careful to be as nasty as she can be without attracting the law. That's one of the giveaways to it being an act - she wants to create a 'love to hate' media image but she's only as controversial as far as she can safely get away with it. I reckon she's gunning for a media career as a 'controversial' columnist.