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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Two More Newspapers Drop Ann Coulter's Column

At least two more daily newspapers -- The Oakland Press of Michigan and The Mountain Press of Sevierville, Tenn. -- have dropped Ann Coulter's column. A daily in Pennsylvania had dropped the column two days ago.

Oakland Press Editorial Page Editor Allan Adler, when reached this morning by E&P, said Coulter's use of the word "faggot" in a Friday speech was "definitely a factor" in the decision. He also read a statement from his paper that went as follows:

"When we picked up Ann Coulter, it was because we felt we needed a conservative columnist .. and we knew she had a following. She certainly no longer represents conservatism and apparently is more interested in being a celebrity. We are searching for a new columnist and will no longer be running Coulter."

The Oakland Press had picked up Coulter's column last summer and, since then, the Universal Press Syndicate feature "probably drew many more letters to the editor pro and con than any national column we run," said Adler.

In a story today on its Web site, The Mountain Press said it dropped Coulter because of her "distasteful and irresponsible comments over the weekend about a presidential candidate. Coulter referred to Democratic candidate John Edwards as a 'faggot' in a Friday speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference. Her comments were denounced by both Republicans and Democrats," the Tennesse paper noted.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Dave said...

Yeah, I'm glad.. When I saw that footage, I was disgusted. It's hard to understand why she would say that exactly, because she basically commited career suicide.

7/3/07 2:22 PM  
Blogger Kangaroo Brisbane Australia said...

Hope so dave, but she sure as hell has said many things, just as bad many times before and survived, she is like a cat with nine lives sad to say.

To bad, this from the Christian Right, certainly not my kind of Christianity

7/3/07 3:47 PM  

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