CBS' Smith: Coulter “says that I am certifiably insane. Perhaps I am, for having her on the program this morning”

On CBS' The Early Show, Harry Smith teased an interview with Ann Coulter by saying, “Ann Coulter is in the studio this morning. She has a brand new book ... and in it, she says that I am certifiably insane. Perhaps I am, for having her on the program this morning.”

On the January 6 broadcast of CBS' The Early Show, co-anchor Harry Smith teased an interview with author and syndicated columnist Ann Coulter by saying, “Ann Coulter is in the studio this morning. She has a brand new book. It's called Guilty: Liberal ” Victims" and Their Assault on America, and in it, she says that I am certifiably insane. Perhaps I am, for having her on the program this morning. So we'll get to that in a little bit."

Smith joins other media figures who have expressed disapproval for Coulter's comments while giving her a platform to promote those comments, as Media Matters for America has documented. Indeed, NBC has repeatedly provided Coulter a platform to spew her inflammatory rhetoric even as NBC-affiliated hosts and anchors have expressed disapproval of her statements or criticized the media for promoting her. Coulter's latest book is rife with such inflammatory and offensive comments.

From the January 6 edition of CBS' The Early Show:

SMITH: Ann Coulter is in the studio this morning. She has a brand new book. It's called Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America, and in it, she says that I am certifiably insane. Perhaps I am, for having her --

MAGGIE RODRIGUEZ (co-anchor): Really?

SMITH: -- on the program this morning. So we'll get to that in a little bit.