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Ora TV’s David Begnaud Breaks Some Ann Coulter News

KTLA reporter David Begnaud knew he was taking a risk when he left the confines of traditional TV reporting to join Larry King’s new home, Ora TV. But already, he says he is basking in the ability of the online network’s second show NewsBreaker to report on news as it happens.

This morning happens to coincide with Begnaud’s first exclusive. After hearing about an open letter written by Special Olympics ambassador John Franklin Stephens to Ann Coulter in response to the latter’s now infamous Obama R-word tweet, he tracked the gentleman down and got him to read his letter on camera.

“I said to my team, ‘It’s one thing to read the open letter but it’s much more powerful to see him read it,” Begnaud tells FishbowlLA via telephone. “It’s sort of personal for me, because I grew up in Louisiana with a mentally handicapped aunt and my mother has a company that takes care of the developmentally disabled.”

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Ann Coulter’s Reading List

In the latest installment of The Atlantic Wire’s Media Diet series, Ann Coulter discusses what she reads each day. Most of the time, people take Media Diet at least semi-seriously and that’s what makes it interesting – it’s fun to know what people you admire or read, read themselves. But this is Coulter – a person who thinks women shouldn’t be allowed to vote, that terrorists are always Muslim and so on – so naturally she takes a different route.

Coulter explains that she reads Newsmax, Drudge and the “Treason Times,” because that’s a funny way to describe The New York Times if you’re 12, and says she begins her days like this:

When I first wake up, I don’t open my eyes right away so I can read the backs of my eyelids, which say on the right one: ‘God is Republican’ and the left: ‘Christie 2012.’ Second, I turn on MSNBC because there’s nothing like a good belly laugh to start your day, then Fox News, to make sure Obama hasn’t issued an executive order banning it yet.

Maybe this section of her Media Diet would be funny if there wasn’t a small part of us that actually believes she has that inked inside her eyelids.

Maybe.

Ann Coulter Turns Down Film Role

afpcoulter3.jpgIt seems even Ann Coulter doesn’t want to play Ann Coulter. Page Six of the New York Post has the details:

The leggy conservative has turned down an offer from director Doug Liman to appear in “Fair Game,” his left-leaning film about the Valerie Plame affair starring Naomi Watts as the CIA agent whose cover was blown by columnist Robert Novak. Sean Penn, who plays Plame’s underemployed husband Joseph Wilson, was pushing to have Coulter in a scene where she’d be screaming invectives at him. But Coulter said no.

Pelosi Wants to Help Bay Area Newspapers Through Antitrust Laws

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Well, there isn’t just one reason that newspapers are dying. It’s more of a perfect storm. A perfect been-coming-for-a-freaking-long-time-everyone-saw-it-coming storm. Everyday it seems there is some writer, media critic or newspaper person pens a piece about why newspapers are in peril. Because content is free, craigslist siphoning off ad revenue or something half-baked Ann Coulter said.

Or it’s just the economy. It’s the housing bubble and the credit crisis and the massive meltdown that followed. That’s the deathblow to newspapers. The same wallop that hit the car industry.

Anyway, the woman that’s just two heartbeats away from the presidency, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi has another theory as to why her Bay Area newspapers are struggling and how the government can help.

From SFChron:

In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, released by Pelosi’s office late Monday, the San Francisco Democrat asked the department to weigh the public benefit of saving The Chronicle and other papers from closure against the agency’s antitrust mission to guard against anti-competitive behavior.

Uhm, ok.

Previously on FBLA: Pelosi Talks About the Economy With Magazine Peeps

Twittering About Twitter…Tweet Tweet Tweet

fblatwitter.pngWe found this informative…timely piece by Atherton Bartelby over at Mashable, “FOLLOW FAIL: The Top 10 Reasons I Will Not Follow You in Return on Twitter”.

Twitter got hacked. The protocol is established. If you’re not on it yet…you’re totally Friendster…err Ann Coulter.

We like this reason Bartelby is not going to follow your Twitter.

5. Your profile features any variation of “Internet expert”

It’s just a good rule in general.

We mention this because we’re trying to pimp our Twitter feed. Yes, you can follow us in all our glory here.

Ann Coulter Jumps Shark Named Harry Smith


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Harry Smith took Ann Coulter to task. He calls her ‘sophomoric’ and her views ‘simplistic’. Then Coulter tosses her hair and says something to the effect of “I’m rubber, you’re glue.”

“This is the Ann Coulter publicity machine at work — publish a book filled with vitriol, lies and sloppy sourcing — say something batshit crazy — wait for the backlash — feign victimhood — media storm follows — ride the wave to the best sellers list,” said a media insider familiar with Coulter’s career to FBLA. “I’m not sure what is more pathetic, Ann thinking she still looks hot in a black cocktail dress, or that the media falls for this song and dance every time.”

Yeah, the whole ordeal seems so dated. It’s so Friendster. It’s so VHS. It’s so ‘meh’.

Thanks to Glynnis MacNicol at our sister blog FishbowlNY for the clip.

Harry Smith Talks to Ann Coulter About Her ‘Sophomoric, Simplistic View’

If nothing else Ann Coulter knows how to generate some serious PR for herself. She hit the headlines numerous times yesterday after being bumped from a Today show appearance — Drudge declared her banned from NBC, NBC denied it, she’s been re-booked for tomorrow. She subsequently appeared on CBS’s The Early Show with Harry Smith this morning. Smith told Coulter that he’d read 150pp of her book and then asked her whether she really expected people to take her seriously when she’s “so goofy.” Cue liberal media bias insult.

Ann Coulter Celebrates Opposite Day

“I read every newspaper going bankrupt with joy.” Proclaims, syndicated newspaper columnist Ann Coulter at a speaking engagement at NYU.

Newspapers going out of business equals more competition? Which is good? Orwell alert: Two plus two is equaling five.

Our thanks to Wonkette for catching this.

Ann Coulter Broke Her Jaw

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Page Six is reporting that Ann Coulter‘s jaws…we mean jaw is wired shut. Apparently it was broken, by whom we are not sure.

The blogosphere is quaking with an entire 24 hour news cycle of Coulter’s Mouth Too Big to Be Sustainable quips.

We offer that in this post-Palin era we have a new appreciation for a conservative woman who’s not a special needs child. Not a great appreciation. Just a new one. Okay, just one. She’s an agitator…that’s her job. To agitate.

Cough.

Fox Employee Comes Out Against Fox News

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LA journo Bill Swadley tries to set the record straight. He works at Fox…but in no way endorses Fox News, Ann Coulter or Sarah Palin. His piece on Huffpo explains:

But now, after watching the vice-presidential debate and becoming even more terrified at the thought that this half-wit from Alaska could actually ascend to the presidency one day, I must come out of the closet. Everyone knows that Fox News is, to put it mildly, slanted right. Their producers and on-air personalities are culpable in their fiery promotion of the Bush agenda for the past eight years no matter how flawed. Since the current election cycle began they’ve been “spinning” what the McCain/Palin ticket really stands for (i.e. more of the same), often to the point of absurdity. (If you haven’t noticed the contrast of the anchors’ sunny demeanor when they mention the names of McCain or Palin versus the dark seriousness with which they utter the surname “Obama,” you aren’t paying attention.)

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