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NBC BANS COULTER FOR LIFE; CUT FROM 'TODAY' SHOW OVER BOOK'S CLAIMS, NO MORE CABLE
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Posted on 01/05/2009 2:15:42 PM PST by kcvl

Edited on 01/05/2009 3:02:51 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

The nation's top selling conservative author has been banned from appear on NBC, insiders tell the DRUDGE REPORT, banned for life! MORE...

NBC BANS COULTER FOR LIFE; 'TODAY' SHOW INVITE YANKED OVER BOOK'S CLAIMS, NO MORE CABLE

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NBC BANS COULTER FOR LIFE; CUT FROM 'TODAY' SHOW OVER BOOK'S CLAIMS, NO MORE CABLE
Mon Jan 05 2009 17:50:57 ET

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

Banned for life!

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

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

Coulter was set to unveil her new book, GUILTY.

But 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."

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.

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

Developing...



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KEYWORDS: anncoulter; biasmeanslayoffs; coulter; drivebymedia; houseorgan; mediabias; msnbc; nbcnews; presstitutes; puppetmedia; smokersfightback; spartansixdelta; trysellingthetruth
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To: glock rocks

yippee, another troll goes BOOM!!!


251 posted on 01/05/2009 3:54:07 PM PST by Enchante (Bernie Madoff Learned His Ponzi-Investment Strategy from our Social Security System!!)
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To: mkjessup

‘You know it. Maybe Oprah will invite Ann to come on her show to discuss this, since Sarah Palin has basically told Ms FatAzz to shove it, LOL ‘

Did she really?


252 posted on 01/05/2009 3:54:21 PM PST by aimee5291
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To: Big_Monkey; B4Ranch
If conservatives don't figure out how to reach these "great unwashed", we will never win another national election.

Good post. Got any suggestions beyond Bush/McCain style "bipartisanship" [read: caving]?

253 posted on 01/05/2009 3:55:20 PM PST by glock rocks (Well, it sounded like a good idea at the time... I'm preparing for the mud flow.)
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To: Xenalyte

Something tells me he’s in to nothing good.


254 posted on 01/05/2009 3:58:14 PM PST by jarofants
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To: kcvl
Well, guess that means I'll be buying her book. Not that there was much doubt. After all, it was while reading Slander that I first heard of these people called "Freepers".
255 posted on 01/05/2009 3:59:16 PM PST by TheWasteLand
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To: pepsi_junkie

Well put!!! Totally agree!


256 posted on 01/05/2009 3:59:40 PM PST by avacado
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To: kcvl

Cool, I remember NBC.


257 posted on 01/05/2009 4:00:20 PM PST by Disciplinemisanthropy (III III IV)
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To: kcvl
Thatta girl, Ann !!!

It's a two-fer ! Headlines AND a tremendous boost for book sales.

Nam Vet

258 posted on 01/05/2009 4:02:09 PM PST by Nam Vet (This space for rent............Hard currency only)
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To: DBrow

that leaves the question was it self censorship (by NBC) or did someone from the top of government do it?


259 posted on 01/05/2009 4:04:08 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: kcvl
We need to hire private detectives to investigate NBC-MSNBC . All of them, from the janitor to the top! Just like THEY did to the Honorable Governor Palin. If they think we have forgotten that , they are mistaken! And they had better be filing their IRS and paying it too! Or it will be reported to IRS !
260 posted on 01/05/2009 4:04:41 PM PST by timestax ( CNNLIES)
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To: glock rocks
"Got any suggestions beyond Bush/McCain style "bipartisanship" [read: caving]?"

I've never used the "B" word in my life, far from it. I want to see our party leaders NOT get along. I want them fighting. Fighting on the House and Senate floor; fighting in every print, radio and television interview they give. I want to see them ATTACK. Attack DEMS; Attack Libs; and most importantly - I want them to start attacking the media, frequently, feverishly and personally.

But, to pretend that the media is going to die some time soon or late (as many on this board do) I think is a grievous mistake. Someone said in an early post on this thread that conservatives should never even appear on NBC and the like. This could be the stupidest thing I have ever heard.

Voters watch television news and read papers despite claims to the contrary. If conservatives and Republicans don't start fighting for these voters as if they are fighting for the very existence of the country - then that's what we'll have - the end of the Republic.

My message would be start engaging, start fighting and stop trying to "just get along."

261 posted on 01/05/2009 4:06:27 PM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: kcvl
I wonder what she wrote about them? It must be something true or they wouldn’t care.

If it was anything they could plausibly disprove, they would have fun making fun of Ann.

If it wasn't something that would have a dramatic effect on Obama's popularity or the MSM's credibility, they wouldn't have been so upset.

262 posted on 01/05/2009 4:07:45 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (We used to institutionalize the insane. Now we elect them.)
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To: kcvl
"It's such a downer. It's just not the time, and it's not what our audience wants, either."

Yeah, right, your multi-year coverage of Iraq was so uplifting, glorious and patriotic. What's good for the Bush, is good for the Bambi! Stick that in your piehole, NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical arseheads)!

263 posted on 01/05/2009 4:07:58 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

264 posted on 01/05/2009 4:10:23 PM PST by timestax ( CNNLIES)
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To: Bill_Dozier

The back of your Mama’s neck looks like a package of hot dogs.


265 posted on 01/05/2009 4:10:46 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Admin Moderator
Retread troll zotted.

Thank you, Great One!

266 posted on 01/05/2009 4:11:58 PM PST by KevinB (John McCain is to the Republican Party as James Taylor is to the the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
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To: kcvl

This isn’t fair to the 7 people who watch MSNBC.


267 posted on 01/05/2009 4:12:25 PM PST by KingSnorky
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To: kcvl
Perez Hilton, who recently offer $1,000 to anyone who would throw a pie at Ann Coulter.

Toss in covering the resulting legal and medical bills, and I'll take accept.

Doesn't mean I'd HIT her, since the offer only states 'throw at'.

I'm a notoriously bad thrower. ;-)

268 posted on 01/05/2009 4:12:58 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (If Liberalism doesn't kill me, I'll live 'till I die!)
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To: kcvl

I guess I’ll have to buy Ann’s book, since I’ve banned NBC. Be proud Ann. The O’s cult kooks will try to purge the world of anyone who doesn’t worship their effeminate demigod.


269 posted on 01/05/2009 4:13:22 PM PST by pallis
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To: Big_Monkey

Amen!

Sorry for my wording earlier, didn’t mean to suggest that’s how I read your post, it’s how I read the Republican “leadership.”


270 posted on 01/05/2009 4:13:32 PM PST by glock rocks (Well, it sounded like a good idea at the time... I'm preparing for the mud flow.)
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To: Tarpon
Must be a accurate book. Just ordered at Amazon.

On Amazon, it's currently ranked #46 in overall books. Within its categories, it's:

#1 in Books > Nonfiction > Current Events

#1 in Books > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Political Science > Political Doctrines > Conservatism

#4 in Books > Nonfiction > Politics

271 posted on 01/05/2009 4:15:32 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (We used to institutionalize the insane. Now we elect them.)
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To: kcvl

272 posted on 01/05/2009 4:17:56 PM PST by timestax ( CNNLIES)
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To: Big_Monkey

Read what I actually said, becasue it seems to be different than what you read.


273 posted on 01/05/2009 4:18:40 PM PST by Balding_Eagle
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To: kcvl

I doubt Ann is bothered. She’s probably thrilled since it’ll create more publicity and spike sales.


274 posted on 01/05/2009 4:28:24 PM PST by Soul Seeker (Gov. Sarah Palin '08 -- President Sarah Palin '12)
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To: kcvl
"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."

Silly me, I was under the impression that the press was supposed to be skeptical of all politicians, regardless of their politics. Television news has never had any credibility with me. This is why.

275 posted on 01/05/2009 4:29:24 PM PST by fhayek
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To: aimee5291
‘You know it. Maybe Oprah will invite Ann to come on her show to discuss this, since Sarah Palin has basically told Ms FatAzz to shove it, LOL ‘
Did she really?


It's my understanding that Governor Palin has declined to discuss any possibility of appearing on Oprah, and Oprah is apparently quite miffed about that.
276 posted on 01/05/2009 4:29:31 PM PST by mkjessup ("An empty limousine pulled up in front of the White House, and Barack Hussein Obama got out")
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To: kcvl

Ah, NBC involved in censorship. Comrade Zero will be pleased with them.


277 posted on 01/05/2009 4:31:18 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: Big_Monkey
My message would be start engaging, start fighting and stop trying to "just get along."

The irony is that is exactly what Ann Coulter has been doing, which is why they have banned her. Even if Ann had been "interviewed", they would have used the opportunity to attack her and her book.

They seem to have become wise to the fact that her appearances boost book sales regardless of how they treat her, so they have decided to go this route.

278 posted on 01/05/2009 4:32:08 PM PST by LucyJo
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To: Balding_Eagle
"Read what I actually said, becasue it seems to be different than what you read"

I thought you were implying that the media establishment as it exists today is going somewhere or dying. If I came across as sarcastic, then I apologize.

I just don't think that the MSM is going anywhere for the foreseeable future. It might get a little smaller, but it's still going to control 90% of the content.

There are conservative websites, a few conservative papers, and a fairly conservative cable network, but that's where it ends. They are content aggregators and commentators with very little (relative to the rest) creation of content. But, the people that actually control the creation, and distribution of the vast majority of news, entertainment and even web content are now and will be for a very, very long time liberal.

My larger point is that conservatives can't ignore this fact and pretend that it's going to change anytime soon. But rather, our conservative party leaders and politicians have to start doing a better job of meeting this media monster, head on and fighting it.

279 posted on 01/05/2009 4:34:03 PM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: kcvl
Executives at NBC TODAY replaced Coulter with showbiz reporter Perez Hilton,

Perez Hilton, the perfect commentator for NBC (big joke) and for the new Stuart Smalley Senate (bigger joke)

280 posted on 01/05/2009 4:34:37 PM PST by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: kcvl
"We are just not interested in anyone so highly critical of President-elect Obama, right now," a TODAY insider reveals..

That reveals a lot about NBC.

281 posted on 01/05/2009 4:35:03 PM PST by Jess Kitting
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To: kcvl
LOL! I am not a Coulter Fan, however this is truly funny. In some half brained attempt to punish her for exercising her free speech rights in her new book, they have now guaranteed she will own the best seller list for weeks and make a ton more money and free publicity off of her book.

Ann Coulter should really consider sending them a fruit basket for all the free advertisement and cash this will generate.

282 posted on 01/05/2009 4:38:45 PM PST by spikeytx86 (Pray for Democrats for they have been brainwashed by their fruity little club.)
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To: xcamel
NBC in 5 years will just be a cheap brand of toilet paper.

Yeah, the tough scratchy kind.

283 posted on 01/05/2009 4:40:09 PM PST by jaz.357 (My life is in order.... Random is one kind of order.)
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To: keepitreal
showbiz reporter Perez Hilton,

so THAT'S what Perez Hilton. I thought Perez Hilton was one of Paris' dumba$$ siblings.

284 posted on 01/05/2009 4:40:33 PM PST by Sir Hailstone (I'm a Dollar-a-Day FReeper. Are you? If not, why not?)
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To: kcvl


285 posted on 01/05/2009 4:42:35 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist -)
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To: kcvl
"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."

So this is how the censorship begins.....

When it comes to censorship to protect Hussein,,,,

YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET!!

286 posted on 01/05/2009 4:42:44 PM PST by stockstrader
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To: kcvl

bookmark


287 posted on 01/05/2009 4:43:24 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (Dude, where's my Bailout?)
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To: TexasCajun
Ann is the One I would want on every bookshelf. I have a couple of her books.

I could like a Palin/Coulter ticket very much. Imagine the liberals just dying on the spot.

I used to tease a moderate I know with my dream ticket (either form) of Coulter/Limbaugh. It was very funny.

288 posted on 01/05/2009 4:43:29 PM PST by wally_bert (Tactical Is Still Missing A Chair! Star Wreck In The Pirkinning......)
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To: rfp1234; kcvl
"It's such a downer. It's just not the time...."

Funny, that kind of thinking never occurs to the Mediascum when it comes to trashing the war effort, undermining national support for troops in harm's way, etc.

Well it's never funny, really, but the MSM does not hesitate to run with any "downer" stories meant to harm eviiiiilll Bushco., no matter how bad the timing for the country, no matter how harmful to US interests, no matter how dangers may be increased for troops and/or intel operatives in the field, etc. etc. etc.

289 posted on 01/05/2009 4:43:40 PM PST by Enchante (Bernie Madoff Learned His Ponzi-Investment Strategy from our Social Security System!!)
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To: All

http://www.foxnews.com/hannityandcolmes/

Exclusive Preview

Ann Coulter gives the first look at her controversial new book tonight at 9 p.m. ET on ‘Hannity & Colmes’!


290 posted on 01/05/2009 4:43:50 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Sir Hailstone
I keep track of this stuff (pop garbage) so that fellow Freepers don't have to lower their intelligence!
291 posted on 01/05/2009 4:44:08 PM PST by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: MeekMom

mediamatters attempt to attack the book by claiming it contained falsehood is stupid. Saying it was false because couter claim foxnew dont commit fraud and that obama attack sarah with pig on the lipstick , is just laughable. Those are opinions. Do they even know what that is

Alot of ppl who watch the clip of Obama using the word pig on the lipstick, knew perfectly who Obama meant. Even democrat audience knew who Obama meant. Its only the dimwitted media didn’t see it. or did at first, but then bought in to the obama reasoning later on


292 posted on 01/05/2009 4:44:21 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: Big_Monkey; Senator Goldwater
Nobody watches NBC.

I think that was supposed to be "Nobodys watch NBC."

293 posted on 01/05/2009 4:46:08 PM PST by HKMk23 (A million US GI's ended tyranny in Europe, but one Muslim in the Oval Office may bring it here.)
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To: MinuteGal

NBC repeats history.
http://www.uncp.edu/home/rwb/book_burning33.jpg


294 posted on 01/05/2009 4:46:58 PM PST by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: Enchante
"It's such a downer. It's just not the time....

"Exactly!!

The MSM had no problem giving unlimited publicity to Cindy Sheehan as she did her best to give encouragement and "AID-AND-COMFORT" to our enemies during time of war--

thereby prolonging the war and causing more American casualties.

UNBELIEVABLE!!!

You canNOT make this stuff up.

295 posted on 01/05/2009 4:47:22 PM PST by stockstrader
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To: abb
I'll make a point of watching it.

I plan to give Ann Coulter's book as gifts.

296 posted on 01/05/2009 4:48:07 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: kcvl

“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.”

LOL what a bunch of tools. It’s just not the time???

And WHAT AUDIENCE? After NBC is sold in bankruptcy court maybe the new owners will let her on.


297 posted on 01/05/2009 4:49:53 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: aimee5291

Yes she really did ...


298 posted on 01/05/2009 4:51:40 PM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: wally_bert
Palin/Coulter ticket would drive the media crazy! I was shocked how much hatred there is on the Internet against them.

btw, Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter made at least one positive Top Ten list (along with some far out lefties) of the most interesting women on shuriks.com. Does anyone know of any other POSITIVE lists?

299 posted on 01/05/2009 4:52:00 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: Impy
“It’s such a downer. It’s just not the time, and it’s not what our audience wants, either.”

Well, NBC DOES have a point on that one--when it comes to 'their audience'.

I mean, only Hussein sycophants who want to 'hear no evil, speak no evil and see no evil' when it comes to Hussein--watch that Hussein-shill network.

300 posted on 01/05/2009 4:53:44 PM PST by stockstrader
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