You are not inferring that Ann Coulter is a liberal are you???
Or just would be fun to hold on to?
NBC: Ann Coulter not banned
Network responds to rumors after bumping her from 'Today'
By Paul J. Gough
Jan 5, 2009, 06:49 PM ET
NEW YORK -- NBC News denied Monday that conservative author Ann Coulter has been banned from the network after "Today" dropped her from Tuesday's program because of breaking-news events.
The Coulter incident garnered huge headlines, which reported that network sources said NBC was not going to allow the frequent guest to appear any more.
That's not true, NBC News said Monday. Coulter's segment was dropped from the schedule because of news that the show was expecting to cover in the Gaza Strip with the Israeli military action there and in Washington with the Obama transition. "Today" had booked former British prime minister Tony Blair. Coulter was to promote her new book, "Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and Their Assault on America."
"We've had Ann Coulter on 'Today' many times, but because of the news in Washington and the Middle East, we decided to cancel her appearance tomorrow," NBC News said in a statement Monday. "Understanding the media as well as she does, we are sure she knows this happens from time to time. We look forward to welcoming her back in the future."
Instead, Coulter will appear on CBS' "The Early Show" to promote her book, according to an announcement on Coulter's Web site. It wasn't confirmed immediately by CBS.
"I guess this ends the 'they just want to get ratings' argument about liberal media bias," Coulter wrote on her site of NBC. She was scheduled to appear Jan. 9 on Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes."
Coulter has a history with NBC, particularly "Today." She went toe-to-toe with former co-host Katie Couric in 2002, whom she called "the affable Eva Braun" in her book "Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right." Couric protested Coulter's portrayal of the "Today" interview with Ronald Reagan biographer Edmund Morris that called the former president "an apparent airhead."
In 2006, Coulter's appearance on "Today" with Matt Lauer caused another uproar as they battled over some of the things she said about 9/11 widows and what she called "the left's doctrine of infallibility" in another book "Godless: The Church of Liberalism." She was also criticized in 2007 for her remarks on CNBC's "The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch" about Jews.
On Sunday, watchdog group Media Matters of America noted what it called several cases of "inflammatory rhetoric" in a copy of her book. It also questioned whether NBC would "help Coulter sell" the book by booking her.
I've boycotted CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and affiliates for about 3 years. One exception, the Weather Channel, I watch even though purchased by NBC; if they increase the green agenda garbage, they'll be next. I figure these networks support the liberals who in turn, support the anti-gun people. I quit watching all sports on those networks also. My quality of life, as I see it, has improved because I feel better about not contributing to the mainstream media idots. If these networks will ever take on some moderate positions, I'll reconsider my boycott. Darrell
I can't believe anybody still watches the big 3 networks for news. Along with CNN and PBS they are nothing but spokesmen for the left of the Democratic Party. You have to filter out the small amount of truth from the vast lies from every story they cover. It is no wonder the country is in the shape it is in. I love listening to Ann Coulter. It is like she can read my thoughts. A woman that thinks exactly like I do on politics. Until I heard her talk I didn't think it was possible for a woman to be that intelligent.