Friday, July 07, 2006

Copy Cat Coulter

BOTTOM-OF-THE-BARREL columnist Ann Coulter is facing charges of plagiarism. The New York Post ran a story on Sunday claiming Coulter has taken material from others (including the LA Times and Planned Parenthood) without proper notation. Apparently the uber-conservative Queen Ann is fairly liberal when it comes to citing sources.

UPS, Coulter's distributor, is looking into the allegations. The NY Post published the plagiarism story after working with a website called, which has a sophisticated system of tracking digital information.

Coulter replied to the charges in typical fashion in her July 5 column:

Once considered a legitimate daily, the Post has been reduced to tabloid status best known for Page Six's breathless accounts of Paris Hilton's latest ruttings, and headlines like 'Vampire Teen: H.S. Girl Is Out for Blood. How crappy a newspaper is the Post? Let me put it this way: It's New York's second-crappiest paper.

Coulter went on to say, 'I have sold a LOT of books -- more books, come to think of it, than any writers at the New York Post.'

Ah yes, the classic 'I've sold more books than you so screw you' defense. That's one of my favorites.


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