By: E&P Staff
In a letter to E&P earlier this week, Lee Salem, the new president of Universal Syndicate, responded to a critical column about his client, Ann Coulter, by E&P’s Dave Astor. Salem suggested that Coulter was a brilliant satirist who does not mean it when she periodically wishes violence or even death on liberals and other “traitors.”
The next day, in a New York weekly, Coulter refuted the notion that she is only joking, and on Thursday night the subject came up again when she appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity & Colmes.”
Allan Colmes mentioned Salem’s claim, and asked her if she wanted to take back an earlier statement that Timothy McVeigh should have bombed The New York Times office, especially if the reporters were inside.
“No, I think the Timothy McVeigh line was merely prescient after The New York Times has leapt beyond — beyond nonsense straight into treason, last week,” Coulter replied.
“This is great humor,” Colmes replied, sarcastically. “This belongs on Saturday Night Live. It belongs on The Daily Show. “
More than 100 newspapers carry Coulter’s column.