Maybe, just maybe all the hate Ann Coulter’s been spewing against the Obamas and Democrats/liberals in general has finally come back to haunt her.
The Drudge Report is reporting that “the nation’s top selling conservative author has been banned from appearing on NBC,” according to insiders.
“We are just not going to have her on any more, it’s over,” a top network source explains.
But not so fast says a second source from the network who strongly denies there is any “Coulter ban.”
“Look for a re-invite, as soon as Wednesday,” said the unnamed executive.
According to Drudge, the Today show abruptly cut Coulter appearance from its broadcast this morning where she was set to promote her new book, “Guilty: Liberal ‘Victims’ and Their Assault on America.”
Supposedly it was the book’s theme, Coulter’s very unkind examination of liberal bias in the new era, that got her dis-invited.
“We are just not interested in anyone so highly critical of President-elect Obama, right now,” a “Today Show” insider stated. “It’s such a downer. It’s just not the time, and it’s not what our audience wants, either.”
There’s also speculation that NBC dropped the controversial author because of pressure from various watchdog groups including Media Matters for America which launched a campaign that asked, “Is NBC going to help Coulter sell this book?” The organization also claims “Guilty” includes deliberate lies:
“These falsehoods come on a wide-ranging list of subjects including her defense of the claims made against Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth during the 2004 presidential campaign; her assertion that “Fox News has never been caught promoting a fraud“; her claim that President-elect Barack Obama was referring to Gov. Sarah Palin when he said “you know, you can put lipstick on a pig; it’s still a pig”; and attacks she makes against New York Times columnist Frank Rich.”
And of course, as NewsOne reported yesterday, the book mocks Michelle Obama’s style while praising Cindy McCain’s.
Meanwhile, Monday night, Coulter was a guest on the Fox News’ Hannity and Colmes show where she criticized NBC for canceling her Today show appearance. She said the network was orchestrating a “set up to block me from other TV shows.”