At the rate newspapers are dropping Ann Coulter’s column she may have to start hand delivering her screeds to what few readers she has left.
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Following on the heels of daily papers in Augusta, Ga., and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a weekly in Greensboro, N.C., has decided to drop Ann Coulter’s regular column, distributed by Universal.
"Yes! Weekly", which has carried the conservative firebrand since last August, announced the move after polling its readers, among other considerations. She will be replaced by another conservative, William F. Buckley.
This follows the pattern at the other papers that had dropped Coulter, where she was replaced by conservatives Michelle Malkin in one case, David Limbaugh in the other.
A fourth paper, the Shreveport (La.) Times, has said it is strongly considering dropping Coulter.
An editorial in the current issue of "Yes! Weekly" explains: "Ann Coulter is gone from these pages… gone like the leaves in December, like the fringes of the polar ice caps, like the last vestiges of Tom Cruise’s rational mind.
"We began running her column last August in an effort to widen the playing field, so to speak, in the discussion on our Voices page. She certainly did that, but in the last few months Ann Coulter has been a very naughty girl indeed."