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Tuesday, March 6, 2007
The Silence Continues
Topic: Media Research Center

The Media Research Center -- which is planning to feature Ann Coulter at its 20th Anniversary Gala on March 29 -- has officially remained silent about Coulter's "faggot" slur. Will the MRC honor its invitation to Coulter, thus condoning her slur, or will it follow the lead of fellow watchdog group, Accuracy in Media, which is discontinuing the sale of her books at its online store?

Then again, silence appears to be the MRC's official policy on Coulter, who has played a role at MRC's annual banquet each of the past four years. A search of the MRC archives turns up no mention whatsoever, let alone criticism, of two of Coulter's most notorious statements -- that "We need somebody to put rat poisoning in [Supreme Court] Justice [John Paul] Stevens' creme brulee" and "My only regret with [Oklahoma City bomber] Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building."

Can we assume by its silence that the MRC finds no offense whatsoever in Coulter's slurs and threats?

Posted by Terry K. at 10:28 AM EST

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