July 26, 2004

More Moore & Coulter

I have a new AmSpec column on the convention coverage that Michael Moore and Ann Coulter will be doing for USA Today's op-ed page, and an ad that was canceled last week because, I strongly suspect, Moore refused to appear with Coulter.

My information this weekend was that Coulter's first column in a series would appear in today's edition of the paper; I got a tip late Sunday that this was no longer the case. I can only speculate as to what that means.

UPDATE: Drudge has the answer:

Coulter filed her first report from Boston Sunday night, only to be told hours later that editors found it "unusable" and "not funny."

"Apparently no one at USA TODAY had ever read Ann Coulter before!" Coulter, who has sold nearly a million copies of her various works and his written a syndicated column for five years, said from Boston.

He also confirms the news that Moore has been hired for the Republican convention, just so you know I'm not making this all up.

UPDATE: The saga continues here.

Posted by John Tabin at July 26, 2004 12:29 AM

Can I assume you won't be joining us in Boston?

Posted by: Josh Green at July 26, 2004 12:55 PM

Nope, not with my credentials revoked. Too bad, it would have been nice to see you there.

Posted by: John Tabin at July 26, 2004 01:07 PM

*sighs knowingly and deeply*

Posted by: Dave Weigel at July 26, 2004 01:38 PM

Does the firing of Coulter mean that Moore won't be at the Republican convention? If not, it certainly looks like McPaper used to Coulter hiring to cover the outrageous hiring of Moore.

Posted by: Jason Stewart at July 26, 2004 04:33 PM