Friday, March 09, 2007

Sevierville Paper Drops Coulter

Times are tough for Conservative icon Ann Coulter -- even newspapers in Tennessee are dropping her after her comments from the Conservative Convention:

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However we will not continue to publish the columns of someone who uses people as a punch line to get a cheap laugh and who so freely uses an offensive term to describe another human being.

Other papers nationwide are dropping her. What's unique here is not that these papers are major national outlets, it's that the small town support, from the Conservative base, are dropping her. Mix that with her losses from national sponsors, her tirade continues to make waves. (Thanks to Sande for the tip on the Sevierville news.)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if perhaps there isn't more to the story ... "Times are tough for Conservative icon Ann Coulter." Your focus is on conservative's reaction.

The paper stated, "we expect the writer to offer responsible, reasoned opinion" when giving their reason for dropping her.

Such an admirable expectation by all newspapers from their syndicated columnists would better serve their readers whether liberal or conservative.

Furthermore, your references to Tennessee and small towns give me the slight impression you assign a certain "less influental more conservative" (for a lack of a better terms) to these areas verses the traditional large metropolitian areas. I bring this up because I suspect the lack of respect for people's dignity and intelligence by the natioanal media has resulted in a host of bullying conservative and liberal columnists.

Lets hope this Coulter reaction is "grass roots" and will spread throughout the land to more reasoned and productive debate on issues.

Joe Powell said...

"Lets hope this Coulter reaction is "grass roots" and will spread throughout the land to more reasoned and productive debate on issues."

I'm with you on that.