Coulter Jokes to Reporter About Mailing White Powder to ‘NY Times’

By: E&P Staff

According to a published report, Ann Coulter has (in jest, we assume) claimed to have sent that mysterious white powder to The New York Times.

Reporter Jacob Bernstein, in a “Memo Pad” item in today’s Women’s Wear Daily, wrote that he received a message from a New York Times source saying that Friday’s powder mailing — which included an Xed-out Times editorial and what ended up being corn starch — “makes all of Ann Coulter’s comments a little less funny. I wonder if she considers herself at all responsible when lunatics read her columns and she says that we should be killed.”

Coulter, whose column is distributed by Universal Press Syndicate, has “joked” that maybe terrorist Timothy McVeigh should have blown up the Times building and that maybe Times Executive Editor Bill Keller should be executed.

“Memo Pad” sent an e-mail to Coulter’s AOL account and according to Bernstein, received a reply claiming that she was the sender of the mysterious powder.

“‘So glad to hear that The New York Times got my letter and that your friend at the Times thinks I’m funny,’ she wrote back. ‘Good luck in journalism and please send me your home address so we can stay in touch, too.

“P.S. If we get hit again, don’t forget to ask the NYT if they consider themselves responsible since they have repeatedly exposed classified government programs designed to prevent another terrorist attack.'”

Bernstein concluded: “‘Memo Pad’ declined to send Coulter its home address.”

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