Ann Coulter has never been afraid to tell it like it is, but her outspoken attitude just cost her her job…
According to Salon, Coulter was fired by the National Review Online today, two weeks after she wrote a column calling for the U.S. to respond to terrorists by “invad[ing] their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.”
Days later, NRO refused to run a story in which Coulter called out men she deemed “swarthy males.” After the editors refused to run her story, Coulter began calling them “girly-boys.”
“If National Review has no spine, they are not my allies,” Coulter told the Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz. “I really don’t need friends like that. Every once in awhile they’ll throw one of their people to the wolves to get good press in left-wing publications.”
“We didn’t feel we wanted to be associated with the comments expressed in those two columns,” NRO editor Jonah Goldberg responded. “We got a lot of complaints from sponsors and a lot of complaints from readers left, right and center. We’ve decided for editorial reasons we think are sound that we’re no longer going to run Ann Coulter’s syndicated column.”
Though Coulter’s original article received lots of backlash, she dismissed her detractors as “anti-Christian bigots who will jump on you for any mention of Christianity.”
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