Was Ann Coulter banned from NBC over her new book?

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Neo-conservative poster girl Ann Coulter was suddenly dropped from an appearance on NBC’s Today Show recently, prompting reports that she has been unofficially banned from NBC. Coulter was set to appear on the show to promote her new book, “Guilty,” which examines the theory that left-leaning liberal media were the reason for Barack Obama’s election win. Yeah – I’m sure that’s what got her dropped, and not the controversy she caused on her last Today Show appearance during which she slammed widows of firemen and policemen who died on Sept. 11, saying she’d never seen anyone “enjoying their husbands’ deaths so much.”

The nation’s top selling conservative author has been banned from appearing on NBC, insiders tell the DRUDGE REPORT.

“We are just not going to have her on any more, it’s over,” a top network source explains.

But a second top suit strongly denies there is any “Coulter ban”.

“Look for a re-invite, as soon as Wednesday,” said the news executive, who asked not to be named.

NBC’s TODAY show abruptly cut Ann Coulter from its planned Tuesday broadcast, claiming the schedule was overbooked.

Executives at NBC TODAY replaced Coulter with showbiz reporter Perez Hilton, who recently offered $1,000 to anyone who would throw a pie at Ann Coulter. Hilton is also launching a new book this week, RED CARPET SUICIDE.

Coulter was set to unveil her new book, GUILTY.

One network insider claims it was the book’s theme — a brutal examination of liberal bias in the new era — that got executives to dis-invite the controversialist.

“We are just not interested in anyone so highly critical of President-elect Obama, right now,” a TODAY insider reveals. “It’s such a downer. It’s just not the time, and it’s not what our audience wants, either.”

Others inside the peacock network strongly deny the book’s theme is at issue.

For the book, Coulter reportedly received the most-lucrative advance ever paid to a conservative author.

The TODAY show eagerly invited the author months ago, for her first network interview on GUILTY.

The exclusive was to air during the show’s 7 AM hour. The cut came Monday afternoon.

Coulter was also to appear on the TODAY’s fourth hour. A host even teased the segment saying the ‘conservative pit bull and bestselling author’ would be a guest.

NBC’s cable outlet, MSNBC, will also become a Coulter-free zone, insiders explain. Morning host Joe Scarborough is said to be concerned with the new ban. “He’s working to overrule it,” tips a source.

[From The Drudge Report]

Reuters is reporting that the ban story is nothing more than a rumor, and that Coulter was dropped because the network decided to switch to live coverage of the attacks happening in the Gaza Strip instead.

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.”

[From Reuters.com]

Personally, I think the entire world should be a “Coulter-free zone.” Ann Coulter is the biggest embarrassment to the conservative movement since Richard Nixon. She suffers from a terrible case of diarrhea of the mouth, compounded by willful ignorance, and she’s proud of her intolerance of minorities. Most of the time, she has no idea what she is talking about and can’t seem to use facts to back up any of her statements. Every comment she makes is designed to insult people, grab headlines and sell another piece of crap book. She isn’t trying to win any new converts over – just placate and entertain people who already think like her. This hate-mongering stick with bad hair just can’t be the best mouthpiece the neo-cons have to offer. She is truly ugly – inside and out. That’s why the idea of her getting passed over for airtime in favor or Perez Hilton made me cackle with glee – and I think Perez is a total hack! However, I’m sure NBC likes to have her on, because her appearances always end up getting attention. Just look at the hubbub her non-appearance made.

Here’s the always hideous Ann Coulter speaking at a Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this year (above); and, laughably, at a National Journalism Dinner last winter. Photo credits: WENN.

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  1. KDRockstar says:

    Perez or Coulter. Oy, what a choice.

  2. bros says:

    lord, why couldnt her jaw have stayed wired shut? this hateful hateful haunted-eyed bitch should be forced to live in a cave for the rest of her life.

  3. Enn says:

    “Hate” is not a word I use lightly, but I hate Ann Coulter. She’s only interested in spreading controversy and degradation. She contributes not one positive thing to society, and I begrudge her the air that she breathes.

  4. tegv says:

    eewww. god why is this subhuman ghoul still getting on tv.

  5. Sunnyjyl says:

    Before I knew who she was, or ever heard her speak, I would see her around. I noticed her because I always had this feeling of being sorry for her. Oh, that poor girl, she is so gangly, homely and awkward. The men hovering around her, at the bar, seemed like they were looking for one thing only, and were unsavory at best. She would emit that horsy laugh that seemed to emphasize woman with poor self-esteem.
    I found out who she was when I saw her on Bill Maher. He introduced her as one of his best friends, and good drinking buddy. I thought, “Oh good, she must be really smart and interesting to be a good friend of Bill’s”.
    Then, she. opened. her. mouth. and. words. came. out. I was sorry for her all over again. That girl is bad karma on top of bad karma, on top of more bad karma.

  6. Susan says:

    I love Ann Coulter. She is a VERY smart woman. And, can back up EVERYTHING she says/writes CB.

  7. Bodhi says:

    Backs it up with more lies maybe

    I hate that bitch with the fire of a thousand suns. She is a hate-filled shrew.

  8. vdantev says:

    Call me out Susan, please. I’m tired of trying to behave on here. I’ll make you famous.

  9. Kaiser says:

    I agree with everyone who hates her, but she *does* need to keep talking. Every time she opens her mouth, one hundred liberals are born.

  10. Baholicious says:

    Every time Coulter opens her mouth it’s like having shit smeared in my ears with a spatula.

  11. Codzilla says:

    Damn, Susan. My parents are really conservative and even THEY hate Ann Coulter. She’s despicable.

  12. Renee says:

    People are always intimidated by strong, conservative women. If this was the other way around and she was a liberal everyone would be loving her. Personally, I think she’s great.

  13. girl says:

    Like her or don’t like her fine. But to say she can’t back up her points with facts is just ludicrous. Have you actually read any of her books? She has page after page of citations in it for what she says.

    I see that you gave as an example something taken out of context. She was talking about specific women who had chosen to put themselves in the political arena and made some dubious statements. She didn’t say that all of these wives were enjoying their husband’s deaths.

  14. PJ says:

    Coulter is a hate-monger who does nothing but incite people to show hatred and intolerance towards each other.

    I’m sick of this divisiveness, it is not productive, especially at a time when we are in crisis right and need to hang together and take action to solve our economic problems.

    The last thing we need is someone encouraging people to start fighting with each other over political ideology.

  15. Baholicious says:

    Renee, please don’t confuse strong with obnoxious.

  16. crazytalk says:

    Um… she did in fact say that and it really wasn’t taken out of context. Matt Lauer was quoting from her book and that was her response. See the clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YyjrhvmDM8

    I actually watched this live and I think my jaw dropped when I heard her say that about the 9/11 widows. I couldn’t believe she would have the nerve to say such a thing at all, let alone in NYC AND outside. I was kinda hoping someone would boo her or throw something at her.

    The publishers giving her money are selling their souls.

  17. Renee says:

    no confusion here, I’m an English major… I know the difference :)

  18. aleach says:

    ugh i want to kick this bitch off the planet.
    how many books can she write about the same thing? i mean cmon. find something new to talk about.
    and for those of you that are saying you love coulter & she can back up everything she says…im sorry but YOU are the people that give repubs a bad name.

  19. Judy says:

    If it were not for silly who believe her trash she would be nothing. People would ahve a laugh at her ignorance and walk away and she would have to get a job. But as it is we have people who think her forked tounge speaks the truth and buy her books. She truly is a joke of her own making and I would not be out and about with anyone who supported her or believed her nonesense. These people are embarassing and not too bright,

  20. Angela says:

    I owe Ann Coulter much gratitude; I was an independent leaning conservative until I read a few of her books. She backs up NOTHING with valid sources. And she is a hate monger. Now, I’m just an independent who voted for Obama. Thanks Ann.

  21. vdantev says:

    People are always intimidated by strong, conservative women

    Yeah, and most of them are men in the GOP. She’s there as decoration and a smoke screen. She’s a loud annoying personality train-wreck that makes the rest of the party look good by comparison. In the stuff I’ve read written by the real power-players of the GOP, she’s largely regarded as a joke with boobs and a vagina.

  22. irl says:

    Woman!?!?!?
    in my best Austin Powers. . . “That’s a man baby!”

    This woman cracks me the hell up. She’s absurd.
    I put about as much stock in anything she says as I do the Westboro Baptist Church loonies.

    I bet she is a good drinking buddy for Bill M. – he can probably rip anything she says to shreds. I bet he can top her point for point in any conversation – only he probably makes sense and isn’t full of absurdies.

  23. Aspen says:

    lol…I find Ann Coulter amusing.

    I find it HILARIOUS that so many people get riled up and have veins pop out at the mention of her name. I mean, any time you bring her up in any kind of conversation…someone will just LOSE it.

    Oh, to wield that kind of power. The idea that I could walk into a room and have half the people in it totally lose their control and composure. That’s serious mojo.

    I think of her the same way I think of Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern and Michael Moore. They’re entertainment based on high blood pressure. I take none of them seriously.

    I think Ann is my favorite, though. Watching people react to her is truly a hoot.

  24. RaraAvis says:

    No one would pay any attention to her if she wasn’t somewhat attractive. She’s a whore in the worst sense of the word.

  25. stellapurdy says:

    skelator

  26. rottenkittty says:

    Jane,

    Dammit! You took the word right out of my mouth…

  27. Kim says:

    I have nothing nice to say so I will shut up. But before I shut up, can I ask that her jaw is wired parmanently? I will pay the doctor.

  28. Liz says:

    Girl, Coulter gets slammed for every book on all of her distortions. Pages of footnotes don’ mean accuracy…

    She’s a hatemonger and does not deserve a place in our public discourse. Let her post on her own blog if she needs her say but I am glad to see she won’t get on network tv.

  29. Kelly says:

    I hope she goes away forever. I don’t want to see her on my TV ever again. She distorts everything and footnotes don’t mean anything. Al Franken, in his book liars, does a pretty thorough job of exposing her skill of lying with citations. Coulter is not funny. She is not someone you love to hate. She is a blight on American politics and culture. She does not add anything to the discussion except lies. She also uses very offensive language. I don’t know why it bothered me so much but once she refered to women as “pie wagons”. To me that’s nasty. Please let her go away forever!

  30. Liz says:

    Personally, I am an Ann Coulter fan and have read a few of her books. 1. She can back up everything she says and 2. she really does not keep writing to entertain her current fans, but she writes to outrage liberals, like everyone who has posted here commenting on how much one hates her. Also, Michael Moore is just as outrageous and ignorant as Ann, but since he is liberal, he gets a free pass; that’s how is works, isn’t it? In fact, MM is typically more less informed and AC, as exhibited by the shallow and factually incorrect documentary “Sicko”.

  31. vdantev says:

    A man is measured by the enemies he makes, Liz.

  32. Kim says:

    ‘Also, Michael Moore is just as outrageous and ignorant as Ann,…’

    So Ann is ignorant?

    One thing is for sure, she is ugly inside and out!

  33. bittercup says:

    I love Ann!! That you lefties are so bothered by her makes her even more appealing.

    Obamabots get a grip.

  34. tammy says:

    Boy, I thought I hated her, you guys said it all for me! Thank you, and I hope we never hear from her again. What’s wrong with The Today Show??? Why would they allow this “thing” to be on there show. I had to change the channel as soon as I saw her face.

  35. Bobby the K says:

    ~

    Do those who like ann coulter agree with those things she said about 9/11 widows?

    Personally i though that brave group of women raised some valid points, and they don’t seem to have been addressed yet.

  36. kate says:

    poor ann – she’s nothing but a republican blow-up doll. they could at least buy her a new dress so she could stop wearing that black one every damn place.

  37. Anonymous says:

    This is a tempest in a teapot. She was bumped and brought on the next day. She was bumped by Tony Blair to talk about the middle east peace process.

    It will do a lot for her sales though. Yipee!

  38. Bodhi says:

    I love Ann!! That you lefties are so bothered by her makes her even more appealing.

    Obamabots get a grip.

    Mann Coulter is hated by lots & lots of conservatives too. The bullshit vitriol contributes absolutely nothing to any argument or conversation.

    I really wonder about these extreme talking heads on both sides. What they are doing isn’t even real journalism. And what is the damn point? The country is is the shitter because people simply refuse to get along. I don’t get it.

  39. vdantev says:

    I love Ann!! That you lefties are so bothered by her makes her even more appealing.

    Obamabots get a grip.

    Since when is appealing to a captive audience over and over again a virtue? Did I miss that meeting too? By that logic the K.K.K. has it right and everyone else is wrong, because their fiercely held opinion is in the extreme outer minority.

  40. elbrute says:

    If she gets dropped from her TV appearances, it’s not because she’s a neocon, it’s because she’s a bad guest. She’s rude, obnoxious; hell, she basically called Barbara Walters a Nazi on the View. If she makes people want to change the channel, TV shows will stop booking her.

  41. Revier says:

    Your comments are pretty informed and helpful. Have you considered writing professionally? Like a periodical or something?

    The Information Broker
    Income for Life.

  42. Kelaa Khaa says:

    Dan Savage doesn’t like her either and I wonder what Michael K would say about this as well?