Coulter's "Macaca moment" spurs newspapers to drop column


In the wake of right-wing pundit Ann Coulter's recent remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference about Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, at least three newspapers -- The Lancaster New Era (Pennsylvania), The Oakland Press (Michigan), and The Mountain Press (Sevierville, Tennessee) -- have decided to drop Coulter's nationally syndicated column from their opinion pages, according to an article on Editor & Publisher's website.

A July 2, 2006, New York Post article about allegations of plagiarism in Coulter's last book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism (Crown Forum, 2006), reported that her column "is syndicated to more than 100 newspapers." Media Matters for America has compiled a confirmed list of daily newspapers that currently carry Coulter's column:

Newspaper State Editor Contact
(El Centro) Imperial Valley Press* CA Brad Jennings
(Palmdale) Antelope Valley Press CA Jana Treece
Pasadena Star-News CA Steve O'Sullivan
(West Covina) San Gabriel Valley Tribune CA Steve Scauzillo
Whittier Daily News CA Linda Beckman
(Yreka) Siskiyou Daily News CA Jean Smith
(Jacksonville) The Florida Times-Union FL Patrick A. Yack
The St. Augustine Record FL Jim Sutton editor
The Villages Daily Sun FL Larry Croom larry.croom@
(Canton) Cherokee Tribune GA Barbara Jacoby
Marietta Daily Journal GA Joe Kirby
(Twin Falls) Times-News ID David Cooper
(Bloomington) Pantagraph IL Bill Wills
(Carbondale) The Southern Illinoisian IL James Bennett james.bennett
(DeKalb) Daily Chronicle Coulter Dropped4 IL Inger Koch
(Decatur) The Herald & Review Coulter Dropped5 IL Dave Dawson
(Joliet) The Herald News IL Bill Wimbiscus
(Springfield) The State Journal-Register6 IL Mike Matulis
(Gary) The Post-Tribune IN Paulette Haddix
(Warsaw) Times-Union IN Gary Gerard
Bastrop Daily Enterprise LA Mark Rainwater mrainwater
(Lake Charles) American Press Coulter Dropped2 LA Brett Downer
(Shreveport) The Times Coulter Dropped1 LA Craig Durrett
(Jackson) The Clarion Ledger MS David Hampton
(Lumberton) The Robesonian NC Donnie Douglas
The Sanford Herald Coulter Dropped3 NC Billy Liggett
(Gallup) Independent NM Darrel Beehner
Elko Daily Free Press NV Jeffry Mullins
Las Vegas Review-
NV John Kerr
Lancaster Eagle-
OH Antionette Taylor-Thomas
(Mansfield) News Journal OH Carl Hunnell
The Lawton Constitution OK David Hale
(Greensburg) Pittsburgh Tribune-
PA Colin McNickle
(Uniontown) Herald-
PA Paul Sunyak
(Wilkes- Barre) Times-
PA Jean LaCoe
The Denton Record-
TX Mike Trimble
Marshall News Messenger TX Phil Latham
(New Braunfels) The Herald-
Coulter Dropped5
TX Douglas Toney
Plainview Daily Herald TX Kevin Lewis 1kevin
The Waco Tribune-Herald Coulter Dropped5 TX John Young
(Harrisonburg) Daily News-
VA Peter Yates
(St. Johnsbury) The Caledonian- Record VT Dana Gray
Watertown Daily Times WI John McFadden
(Waukesha) The Freeman6 WI Bill Yorth
(West Bend) Daily News WI Jill Badzinski
Casper Star-Tribune WY Clark Walworth clark.walworth

Readers may want to contact the editors of these newspapers to discuss the papers' decisions to carry Coulter's column. Readers may also contact Media Matters if they know of newspapers that carry Coulter's column that are not on this list.

1 The Times of Shreveport has also dropped Coulter's column.

2Update: Brett Downer, editor of the American Press, informed Media Matters for America on March 8 that the newspaper "dropped Ann Coulter on Monday," three days after Coulter made her comments.

3Update: Billy Liggett, editor of The Sanford Herald of North Carolina, informed Media Matters on March 9 that the newspaper "will no longer run Coulter's column."

4Update: The DeKalb, Illinois, Daily Chronicle released a statement on March 9 announcing that Coulter was "no longer welcome in the Chronicle," as Media Matters noted.

5Media Matters noted on June 15, 2007, that these papers had also dropped Coulter's column.

6Media Matters noted on June 15, 2007, that these papers had added Coulter's column.



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