The Augusta Chronicle recently decided to drop Ann Coulter's column from their newspaper and replace her with Michelle Malkin. Here is the letter I just wrote them.
So ... you're replacing Ann Coulter because she called the 9/11 widows "witches" and said that they were enjoying their husbands' deaths. Fair enough. It's hard for me to understand why you would do it now, as opposed to when she said
and I could go on. (I'm sure you will say that she's just joking, as if that makes it all right). But do you think that replacing her with Michelle Malkin will be any better?
- "We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed too. Otherwise they will turn out to be outright traitors."
- "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building."
- "We Need Somebody To Put Rat Poisoning In Justice Stevens' Creme Brulee"
Were you aware of her reaction when the New York Times did a puff piece on Donald Rumsfeld's and Dick Cheney's vacation homes?"Why publish maps and specific street names and photographs of the private (not anymore) homes where the Vice President and Defense Secretary and their families spend their vacations?
Because blabbermouth Bill Keller feels like it, right? (Interesting timing, no?) . . . .
And because al Qaeda already must have an inkling that Rumsfeld and Cheney live somewhere in the greater Washington, D.C. area, right? So what's the harm in handing them all the details, right?"
And let's not forget the episode where she posted the phone numbers of some college students and a chancellor, after military recruiters were blocked access to UC Santa Cruz. All of them began receiving death threats, and Malkin was asked to remove their contact information from her site. She refused (the contact info is still there). The chancellor in question committed suicide a few months later.
You are replacing one hateful conservative pundit with another. I fail to see how this improves anything.