Paper Drops Coulter’s Column
Posted on Jul 13, 2006
An editor at the Cedar Rapids Gazette said that conservative readers felt she was misrepresenting their views.
May a thousand newspapers follow suit.
Editor & Publisher:
Ann Coulter is no stranger to controversy, but her latest adventures have several newspapers questioning whether carrying her syndicated column is worth the trouble. The Shreveport (La.) Times is currently leaving the decision of whether or not to keep Coulter up to its readers. But the first newspaper to officially drop Coulter?s column since the latest uproar began seems to be The Gazette of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she had appeared for about 14 months.
Opinion Page Editor Doug Neumann told E&P, ?Our decision was made before the plagiarism allegations. It did come after the publication of [Coulter?s] book, but I would say it didn?t directly play any role on our decision.?