Sunday, April 17, 2005

Ann Coulter on the cover of Time - ultimate HighViz PR!

One picture speaks 6,000 words:

Ms. Right -

She is quite possibly the most divisive figure in the public eye. But love her or hate her, you don't know the *real* Ann Coulter

By JOHN CLOUD - Sunday, Apr. 17, 2005

Ann Coulter and I were well into a bottle of white Bordeaux, and and I believe she was chewing her fourth piece of Nicorette when it happened. From what little I knew of her mainly her propensity for declamations such as "liberals love America like O.J. loved Nicole", I thought it impossible for Coulter to blush. Many of her fans would later tell me it was her fearlessness they admired, her fully unburdened sense of outrage against liberalism, against anyone left of Joseph McCarthy (whom Coulter flattered in her best-selling book Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism).

But in person, Coulter is more likely to offer jokes than fury. For instance, you might ask her to name her historical antecedents in the conservative movement, and she'll burst forth, "I'm Attila the Hun," and then break into gales of laughter so forceful you smell the Nicorette. "Genghis Khan!" So finally, I asked that she be serious. I wanted to see the rancor that allegedly is her sole contribution to public discourse...


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1 comment:

Karen Miller said...

CJR Daily: Real-time media analysis from the Columbia Journalism Review

Blog Report
April 18, 2005

Note to Time: You Can't Win for Losing

Controversy, controversy, controversy! Ann Coulter is on the cover of this week's Time magazine, which the HighVizPr blog is calling the "ultimate HighViz PR!"

The ever-raving Vern Beachy goes outside the box, commenting that "[t]his will upset liberals." Why? "Because they'll wonder why someone like Al Franken wasn't featured."

Or will they?

Common sense might dictate that Time's choice of the venomous Coulter would send lefty bloggers into a snit, but, au contraire, it's the rightosphere that is up in arms. John Pike, a self-described conservative Republican with libertarian tendencies, explains, "I have been trying to think of the counter version of this." Lightbulb. "Hey, wait ... they already did that," writes Pike, following it up with graphic evidence of the July 12, 2004 Time, which featured Michael Moore on the cover.

And the Ace of Spades decides that the Coulter cover is actually "proof of media bias" against conservatives. Why? Because Coulter didn't get a cover until now. ...