Ann Coulter: Banned from NBC?

All day, Drudge blared a headline and a link to his site that stated that the lovely and talented Ann Coulter had been permanently banned from NBC. I can’t stand the woman, but should be banned for being an wretched right-wing ass? No. If that were their standard, they’d have to keep Pat Buchanan and countless GOP congresspeople off the air as well.

The truth of the matter is more like this:

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – 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 on the Drudge Report, 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.”

Makes sense.

She has a book to plug and since she’s something of a celebrity and a media whore, she deserves the chance to talk to people about her book.

What kind of content is in her new book?

Well, beyond the attacks on Michelle Obama, it seems that Ann feels a need to go after special-needs children:

As I mentioned in chapter 13, Michael Savage had a good point when he said that autistic kids were just “brats.” But not as bratty as terminally ill children who use their sickness to get attention.

I have never seen children enjoying their incurable diseases so much. It seems to be all the rage for little whiners of want with so-called “terrible illnesses” to try and turn their maladies into some sort of cause-celeb begathon for medicines and research to cure their condition or relieve their pain. Okay, you have an irreversible disease. So did Al Capone. It doesn’t make you some kind of martyr. And liberals are so Guilty (re: the name of this book), fall for their con and the rest of us real Americans end up paying. What happened to the liberals cowardly Vietnam War mantra of “why keep spending good money after bad?”

First of all, we call these conditions “terminal” for a reason. Spending time and good money on a cure for something terminal seems be a rather wasteful use of good research that might be better used for curing something curable. Say, like Liberalism.

That passage leads me to believe that I have been right about Coulter for a long time: she’s a performance artist channeling Andy Kaufman.

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2 responses to “Ann Coulter: Banned from NBC?

  1. I just read this great blog on the humor site freedomhaters.org about Al Franken versus Ann Coulter.

    At one time they were head-to-head political rivals, now Franken has got his place in Senate and Ann Coulter is banned from NBC. You should see the Coulter videos of her lowest moments.

    Check it out here:

    http://freedomhaters.org/content/franken-verses-coulter

  2. Ann’s books are tough to read — tough like leather

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