Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Drudge Wins Pulitzer, Says Unnamed Source

Okay, I just noticed this one while arguing with GWK over at Where Are My Keys. Those guys are upset that Ann Coulter has been cut from NBC because they don't want people with an anti-Obama bias. How do they know that's why?

NBC CUTS COULTER; KEEPS PEREZ
Mon Jan 05 2009 17:50:57 ET

**Exclusive Details**

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

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

But a second top suit strongly denies there is any "Coulter ban".

"Look for a re-invite, as soon as Wednesday," said the news executive, who asked not to be named.

NBC's TODAY show abruptly cut Ann Coulter from its planned Tuesday broadcast, claiming the schedule was overbooked.
As usual when Drudge reports on the media, no one spoke for attribution. Presumably this is because the MSM would instantly fire anyone who admitted to a liberal bias, like the way Slate fired anyone who said they'd vote for Obama last year. On the other hand, it could be because Drudge is makin' this stuff up. After all, his track record is a little less than accurate on stories. Like Obama's $30k ring. Or Oprah's participation in the Obama Informercial. Or the couple of times he informed us that we've caught Osama Bin Laden.

Drudge does, for a change, cite another source:

Coulter was also to appear on the TODAY's fourth hour. A host even teased the segment saying the 'conservative pit bull and bestselling author' would be a guest.
See that link? Here's the opening paragraph of the MediaBistro story he cites.

Drudge Report says Ann Coulter has been "banned for life" from NBC, quoting an anonymous NBC source saying, "We are just not going to have her on any more."

So somehow, Drudge manged to recursively source himself! Nice. Of course, the test here is whether the Today show re-books Ann Coulter. I'm putting my bets on yes. Of course, by Wednesday we'll all have forgotten this happened, and those who trust Drudge will have only a vague memory that the MSM doesn't allow conservatives on the airwaves. As the always do, 15 minutes after they see conservatives on the airwaves.

By the way, the MSM has failed to get organized again, and Coulter reportedly appeared on CBS's THE EARLY SHOW instead this morning.

3 comments:

wamk said...

Because it's impossible for anyone to lie, once they get "outed" by Drudge, right?

I mean, Bill Clinton told us that he didn't have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.

So he didn't right? Drudge was wrong.

Right?

Danielk said...

Sure, but what are we going to do with 2 Osama Bin Ladens?

Danielk said...

I didn't get a chance to watch, but Coulter did appear this morning on TODAY. Crafty MSM! They're just trying to misdirect us!