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Ann Coulter: Baninated!

By Jesse Taylor
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 12:03 EDT
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imageMatt Drudge claims that NBC has instituted a ban on Ann Coulter in favor of America’s Second Worst Public Figure, Perez Hilton.

The most damning quote comes from this obviously very, very real Today Show insider who I’m very sure said exactly this, which is entirely reflective of the mindset of the show’s producers:

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.

I’m pretty sure that’s been the theme of everything she’s ever written. Now, one has to wonder how there’s a person at NBC who says, in a perfect capsule, the exact thing that summarizes every conservative complaint about the librul MSM. One should probably instead wonder how much I have to pay a gopher to anonymously say whatever I want about whomever I want. For twenty bucks, I got the coffee guy for TV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to tell me, “We keep putting these growhouses in the new homes we build, right over the asbestos mounds. Everyone here hates black people. Fuck damn bitch.”

Now, I don’t mind Ann Coulter being cut from Today, not out of any sense of righteous indignation at her opposition to the New Nubian Fascism, but because she’s roughly akin to a novelty act that you keep inviting back on because maybe the novelty will get slightly bigger or slightly more dangerous. She’s like the guy who can eat a hamburger in one bite – oddly fascinating the first couple of time times, but when his act gets down to putting extra mayo on the thing, it’s sort of run its course. It would be more entertaining to have the Swift Kids for Truth reenact an Ann Coulter interview than to actually have her on. Simply put, she sucks. She’s boring. She’s stupid. I don’t think there’s a politically aware person in America who can’t make predictable fag and woman jokes about Democrats to their heart’s content without giving this idiot more play.

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
 
 
 
 
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