first to notice, i hope
The Centre Daily newspaper has fired columnist Ann Coulter. An eloquent letter from the paper's executive editor on the op-ed page said that while the paper welcomes columnists with diverse points of view, all La Coulter has to offer is hate.
Our great nation gives you the freedom to hate all you want and even to make a buck off it if you can. But, even better, it gives us the right not to have to listen.
So, Ann, you're fired. I expect some of our readers are going to be mad at us over this, but we hope they'll understand that while we joyfully publish a wide spectrum of political and social viewpoints, we condemn hate where we find it.
(via Body and Soul, who adds: "In the end -- and I think it will be soon -- she won't go away because she crossed the line, or because her lies have been revealed, but because she's boring.")
Update: Bill's Content thinks Coulter deserves the boot but a piece ripping the Kennedys was the wrong pretext. "There are so many good reasons for a newspaper to dump Ann's column. Too bad the Centre Daily Times waited until Ann attacked a sacred cow -- the Kennedys -- before taking this wise step."