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.”
Others inside the peacock network strongly deny the book’s theme is at issue.
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.
Isn’t this just rich? She’ll, as always, have the last laugh. All the way to the bank.
NBC CUTS COULTER; KEEPS PEREZ
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.
“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.
Executives at NBC TODAY replaced Coulter with showbiz reporter Perez Hilton, who recently offered $1,000 to anyone who would throw a pie at Ann Coulter. Hilton is also launching a new book this week, RED CARPET SUICIDE.
Wow! This is a first. I never thought I’d see this day happen. Maybe it was because Elisabeth was not on the show today, due to the passing of her grandfather, and the audience felt they had to speak for HER at this libtard Behar’s usual Bush jokes. It’s also funny that she’s also highlighting her stupidity – she said when she didn’t have money to repair a car, but the dashboard light was on, she put a band-aid on it? That explains EVERYTHING!
What a moronic bitch. And GOOD ON the audience for her lame Bush joke against that backdrop.
P.S. Prayers for Elisabeth and her family in this tough time.