Friday, March 09, 2007

This is just TOO GOOD.

Like a cool summer's breeze or a gay prostitute pimping himself to the very Republican Party who pretends to be against homosexuality when their closet is more full than Rush Limbaugh after the all-you-can-eat brunch at Denny's.

Here is what the Dekalb Daily Chronicle had to say about "firing" Ann Coulter (incidentally, the seventh paper to drop the hammer on the Adam's Apple's column).

Exactly one week ago today - not in a column printed in the Chronicle but rather in a speech to attendees of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington - Ann Coulter said the following: “I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards, but it turns out that you have to go into rehab if you use the word ‘faggot.'” She said it boldly and without apology. The audience applauded, either in affirmation or because people sometimes react oddly when offended.

Ann Coulter is not a “real” employee of the Chronicle. She isn't a freelancer or even an independent contractor. If she were an employee and referred to another human being as a “faggot,” her employment would be short-lived. As it is, the acerbic Coulter is a syndicated columnist whose material is distributed through Universal Press Syndicate. Universal President and Editor Lee Salem has responded to Coulter's remarks by saying, “She is not an employee, and we have no legal power to ‘fire' her.”

That's a lot like the Chronicle saying, “She didn't say it in one of the columns we ran, so it isn't our problem.” Wrong. It is our problem, and not dealing with it is a cop-out.

So yesterday we called Universal Press Syndicate and “fired” Coulter. What she said was wrong and hurtful and stepped way beyond the line of human decency, much less political commentary.
It's thankless work being a bigot these days.


At 9:17 PM, Blogger Cliff Schecter said...

Feel the karma with Fox and Coulter :)

At 9:41 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Unrelated:'s Daily Media Newsfeed:
Friday, Mar 09
Tom DeLay Isn't Joining CNN
Tom DeLay is not joining CNN, a network spokesperson tells TVNewser.

K, bye.

At 1:29 AM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Poor is she going to keep up with her sex change hormone treatments if she keeps losing her columns?

At 4:50 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

It's definitely encouraging news, but it will be interesting to see what happens in the long run, such as whether she stops appearing on television or how well her speaking gigs and books fare.

At 9:19 AM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Well, now that Fox News isn't going to be hosting the Democratic Debate, they will have plenty of time for her on their station.


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