Skip to comments.Right-Wing Pundit's Work Under Scrutiny (Ann Coulter)
Posted on 07/07/2006 11:17:32 PM PDT by bugseye
Right-Wing Pundit's Work Under Scrutiny By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer
(07-07) 19:17 PDT New York (AP) --
The syndicator of Ann Coulter's newspaper column is looking into allegations that the right-wing pundit has lifted material from other sources.
"We are reviewing the material and expect to have a response some time next week," Kathie Kerr, a spokeswoman for Universal Press Syndicate, told The Associated Press on Friday.
The New York Post and the Web sites Raw Story and the Rude Pundit have raised numerous questions about Coulter's columns, which appear in more than 100 newspapers, and her best-selling "Godless," already notorious for the author's calling four 9/11 widows, who supported Democrat John Kerry for president in 2004, "harpies" thriving on their husbands' demise.
Kerr said that the press syndicate had not discussed the allegations with Coulter, who was not immediately available for comment Friday. The publisher of "Godless," the Crown Publishing Group, issued a statement saying it had reviewed the "the allegations of plagiarism" in her book and "found them to be as trivial and meritless as they are irresponsible."
"As an experienced author and attorney, Ms. Coulter knows when attribution is appropriate, as underscored by the 19 pages and hundreds of endnotes contained in 'Godless,'" Crown's senior vice president and publisher, Steve Ross, said in the statement. [...]
See also: Media Matters asks Random House to investigate Coulter plagiarism allegations http://mediamatters.org/items/200607070004
and, Syndicate Will Look Into Alleged Coulter Plagiarism On Its Own -- And Possibly With Electronic Tool http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002801078
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
This will ensure another week as a bestseller on their own lists.
To be honest am not a big fan of Coulter's works. Pretty much follow a repetative pattern of listing how Rats are crazy, liars, hate the US, etc etc. Somewhat tiresome and depressing as we already know that and I really don't want to be reminded of that. Some of her newspaper articles are dynamite though. Her attacks during the Miers disgrace were excellent and stinging. And I seriously doubt she's been plagarizing. Now how about some pics? :> Rules u know!
Really poor judgment. (jmo)
That about says all that needs to be said.
They could be. Obviously they see Coulter as a threat who must be "dealt with" rather than challenged on the merits of her arguments. That's how the Left works.
During the Clinton era she was often hilarious. I found "High Crimes & Misdemeanors" to be a good book for background as I watched impeachment unfold. However, she's lost something in more recent times.
She isn't alone in her assessment of the professional widows. They're sick broads not unlike Cindy Sheehan. It was about time someone said it.
Ha! The liberals behind this BS determined that she "cribbed" from HER OWN COLUMNS (which is what columnists do when they write a book) and a Planned Parenthood website she was quoting to prove a point. They are simply DESPERATE.
Reason for the desperation? Time is running out on the '60s generation, and they have Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Al Gore and their various sycophants as the ne plus ultra of their existence -- none of whom history will treat kindly.
They keep trying for "legacy." It's there. Failure. All over the place.
You notice how the letter from Media Matters calls for Random House to pull the book from store shelves? That's what this is all about. Like the two Dumbocrat NJ Assemblywomen who called for NJ bookstores to ban her book. Libs can't mount a convincing counterargument to conservatives, so they resort to censorship. They're so afraid that if conservatives are allowed to talk, people will realize we're talking sense. But on the other hand, we conservatives know that the more libs talk, the more they shoot themselves in the foot.
Like Debra Burlingame...
So the left has you with their human shields?
I saw an autographed copy listed on ebay for $65 dollars. Not bad. :)
Ann is an entertainer, not a great mind. But she's a conservative and that's her "sin." They're out to get her just like they're out to get Rush.
Media Matters has received "more than $2 million in donations from wealthy liberals" and "was developed with help from the newly formed Center for American Progress".
Center for American Progress
Their President and Chief Executive Officer is John Podesta, former chief of staff to former United States President Bill Clinton.
the Center has gathered a group of high-profile senior fellows, including Lawrence Korb, Gene Sperling, and, most recently, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.
The Center also produces the Bill Press Show
David Brock Group Backpedals on Soros Funding
By Marc Morano
CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
March 03, 2005
(CNSNews.com) - Media Matters for America, the group headed by conservative turned liberal writer David Brock, has changed course on its stated association with billionaire liberal financier George Soros.
After initially claiming on Dec. 1, 2004 that "neither Media Matters nor its president and CEO David Brock has received any money from Soros or from any organization with which he is affiliated," the group is no longer disavowing any connection with groups "affiliated" with Soros.
The Media Matters shift came after Cybercast News Service questioned the group's financial ties and demonstrated that there were numerous and extensive links between Media Matters and several Soros "affiliates" like MoveOn.org, the Center for American Progress and Soros ally Peter Lewis.
Horowitz said he is not surprised that Brock's group altered its statement after being questioned about donations. "[Brock is] a guy who turned on his friends. He was a sleazy gossip sort of writer when he was on the right, and he's a sleazy gossip writer on the left, and an unscrupulous one on both sides," Horowitz said.
Among the individuals that Aman mentioned was Peter Lewis, the chairman of the Cleveland based insurance company Progressive Corporation and a close confidant of Soros. Lewis and Soros are so interlinked that Lewis' son Jonathan told Jane Mayer of The New Yorker in October 2004 that his father and Soros were "like a married couple."
According to Carlisle of the NLPC, "Peter Lewis works very closely with Soros. When Soros works with other groups, they match each other's giving." Soros and Lewis "are pretty much comrades in arms when it comes to left wing giving," Carlisle added, noting that both men played a critical role in the funding of MoveOn.org, a liberal group that posted on its website last year TV commercials comparing President Bush to Adolf Hitler.
Soros has reportedly given $3 million to CAP and its senior vice president, Morton H. Halperin, is also the director of Soros's Open Society Institute.
Kind of reminds me of that Monty Python sketch:
"There is no cannibalism in the Royal Navy. And when I say no cannibalism I mean there is some, but not much."
"For years, Ann's always going to have more trouble than she needed to incur from that one real stupid sentence (I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much).
Really poor judgment. (jmo)"
Not poor judgment, just the truth.
2) well-displayed conservative books on the living room bookshelves, and
3) a picture of George and Laura Bush right inside the front door
help me remain calm when relatives come to visit.
I just ordered Coulter's book from Amazon. It will help me to keep my mouth shut when my vocally liberal, ACLU-member sister comes to visit next week.
I don't care if she said it. I could care less. All I'm saying is that she's going to pay for that sentence for a very long time in ways that she will not appreciate. She's already beginning to absorb it now with this plagiarism claim. But she hasn't seen anything yet.
And to think that she ALREADY had made her point (that needed to be made, indeed) in the sentences before the last one. It was just stupid and will bring her nothing but problems for years. Just wait and see what happens to her over the next five or so years.