Conservative Media Stick With Coulter
Robert Bluey observes that, “Coulter’s syndicated column, which is released about 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, was printed tonight on three prominent conservative websites: Townhall, Human Events and WorldNetDaily.”
While dozens of right-of-center bloggers (not to mention all the leading contenders for the Republican nomination) condemned Coulter’s remarks, all indications are that she’ll be back at CPAC 2008 as well. Bluey is right about the reason: “Coulter is a huge draw and a moneymaker, giving her the upper hand even when she’s under attack.”
Then again, as Kevin McCullough documents, Coulter is getting plenty of brushback from the most prominent TownHall bloggers and columnists. Granted, all they’re asking for is an “apology,” but it’s something.
Further, Salem Media (which owns Townhall, Human Events, RedState, and lots of talk radio stations) and WND are simply in the money-making business. I don’t blame them for putting on content that draws an audience and thus advertising revenue.
Coulter has every right to make a living spouting vitriolic nonsense. Lord knows, there’s a market for it. My only hope is that conservative institutions like CPAC/ACU, the Republican Party, and others will keep her off their platforms. Giving her their imprimatur diminishes them.