NBC: Coulter Nay, Lewd Blogger OK

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Jan 05, 2009 6:21 PM
Matt Drudge is running an exclusive story saying Ann Coulter has been "banned for life" from NBC.

According to his sources, the network spiked a "Today Show" book interview with Coulter in favor of the lewd, gossip blogger Perez Hilton who is best known for photoshopping sexual graffiti on celebrity photographs.

"I guess this ends the 'they just want to get ratings' argument about liberal media bias," says a statement on Coulter's website. She's scheduled for Fox and Friends at 8:15am tomorrow.

NBC is denying the "lifetime ban" Drudge reported, but doesn't have any explanation for booking the celebrity sex blogger over the New York Times best-selling author.

"We've had Ann Coulter on 'Today' many times, but because of the news in Washington and the Middle East, we decided to cancel her appearance tomorrow," NBC told TVNewser. "Understanding the media as well as she does, we are sure she knows this happens from time to time. We look forward to welcoming her back in the future."