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Coulter on NBC: “I Am Very Happy To Be Here”

coulter_1-7.bmpBringing this whole potentially manufactured controversy story full circle, Ann Coulter was interviewed by Matt Lauer this morning on the Today show.

“It took the Drudge Report posting that for the Wednesday invitation but I am very happy to be here,” she said.

Again, after NBC canceled Monday and Drudge Report said Coulter was “banned for life,” Coulter went on “Hannity & Colmes” and knocked NBC’s offer, then went on CBS today and finally decided to go on NBC after all.

“Do you think though that much was made of this and maybe you helped fan the fire a little bit to make a controversy to sell the book?” asked Lauer.

She doesn’t really answer — but she does compare herself to Roland Burris.

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Scratch That — Coulter Headed To Today

WowOWow.com reports, and NBC confirms to TVNewser, that Ann Coulter will appear for two segments on the Today show tomorrow.

So after NBC canceled yesterday and Drudge Report said Coulter was “banned for life,” then she went on “Hannity & Colmes” and knocked NBC’s offer, then went on CBS today, she’ll be interviewed on NBC after all.

On Coulter’s Web site she writes: “DRUDGE GETS RESULTS: TODAY SHOW CHANGES MIND — WED: 7AM HOUR — THE TODAY SHOW 10AM HOUR — THE TODAY SHOW 4TH HOUR.”

If it wasn’t clear already, Coulter is in the middle of a publicity tour promoting her new book, which came out today.

Smith Takes on Coulter Over Victimhood

coulter_1-6.bmpThe Ann Coulter media blitz rolled into CBS’ The Early Show this morning, and Harry Smith was welcomed with a warm greeting from the conservative author.

“Today you are the most brilliant person…I am totally reconsidering my approach of attacking everyone in the media I then want to interview me for my books,” said Coulter.

Throughout the interview though, Smith, who said he “read 150 pages” of her new book, described her as “goofy” and “sophomoric,” and took her on regarding her description of victims. “The more I listen to your complaints, the more I kept thinking, ‘well you’re the whiner, you’re the one claiming victimhood here,” he said.

Also, the interview was labeled “exclusive,” although Coulter was on Fox & Friends less than an hour later (and on “Hannity & Colmes” last night).

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Morning Media Menu: January 6

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Coulter: “I Think I’ll Accept And Then Cancel At The Last Minute”

coulter_1-5c.jpgThe newest chapter in the NBC-Ann Coulter feud didn’t even take a day to develop. Coulter appeared tonight on FNC’s “Hannity & Colmes” to promote her new book, and the very first question from Sean Hannity related to the NBC cancellation.

“I know the whole thing was a set up to block me from other TV shows,” said Coulter, who said she was “very upset about this.”

She also said “I love you, Harry Smith” while promoting her CBS’ The Early Show appearance. “I think if my book does well I can buy NBC,” said Coulter.

Earlier this evening NBC told TVNewser they had offered Coulter a segment on Wednesday’s show, but it didn’t sound like she’d be showing up. “I think I’ll accept and then cancel at the last minute,” she said.

Alan Colmes took NBC’s side. “Isn’t there like a war going on in the Mideast?” he asked. “Isn’t it sometimes you re-book guests because of a war going on?”

Drudge: Coulter “Banned” From NBC; NBC Denies It

coulter_1-5b.jpgDrudge Report says Ann Coulter has been “banned for life” from NBC, quoting an anonymous NBC source saying, “We are just not going to have her on any more.”

Late today, NBC News denied the story with this statement: “We’ve had Ann Coulter on ‘Today’ many times, but because of the news in Washington and the Middle East, we decided to cancel her appearance tomorrow. Understanding the media as well as she does, we are sure she knows this happens from time to time. We look forward to welcoming her back in the future.”

On her Web site, Coulter writes that she was booked for an interview, but was canceled this afternoon. “I guess this ends the ‘they just want to get ratings’ argument about liberal media bias,” she writes.

Coulter was also to appear on the “Today” show’s fourth hour. Hoda Kotb even teased the segment saying the “conservative pit bull and bestselling author” would be a guest.

The Drudge story says NBC “replaced Coulter with showbiz reporter Perez Hilton,” who also has a book being released tomorrow. NBC tells TVNewser Hilton is just appearing in the fourth hour and had been booked far in advance.

Following Coulter’s comments about Jews on The Big Idea in October 2007, TVNewser asked Today show anchor Matt Lauer if Coulter would be invited back to “Today:”

I think we’re going to make that decision on a case by case basis. I mean, if there’s something in the news that she has a vital view on, then I think we would consider having her back on. In terms of having her back on just to be outrageous, that probably wouldn’t happen. She’s a tough call, because you have to kind of walk a fine line. She is someone that a lot of people find outrageous, and as a result, don’t want to hear her voice. And yet she does reach a lot of people, and she gets people to react. At some point you have to make a decision whether it’s quality or quantity or whether it’s just volume or quality. And I think we should make that on a case by case basis.

Coulter will be appearing on CBS’ The Early Show tomorrow, instead.

Update: Coulter will also appear on Fox & Friends at 8:15amET.

The Ticker: Anchorman, Quick, Chetry…

> Who is the media titan who, “aspired to be a news anchor and worked briefly as a weatherman”? WebNewser has the answer.

> CNBC’s Becky Quick, co-anchor of Squawk Box, is scheduled as the second guest on tomorrow’s Late Show With David Letterman.

> CNN had the “most foot-kissing in the morning” today, as Richard Simmons attacked Kiran Chetry‘s toes at the end of an interview. Click here to see the clip…

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Two Fox News Contributors Picked By USA Today

beckelthomas_8-8.JPGFrom this morning’s mediabistro.com Daily Newsfeed:

Editor & Publisher’s Joe Strupp reports USA Today has picked a new team of columnists to write daily commentaries at the 2008 presidential conventions.

After a controversial pick in 2004 of Ann Coulter and Michael Moore, this cycle’s choice is Bob Beckel and Cal Thomas, who already write a joint column every other week.

The pair are familiar with the TV side as well — they both appear regularly on Fox News as commentators.

The 2004 choice led to some contentious moments, as Coulter dropped out after, “USA Today declined to run [her] first column,” reports Strupp. Moore was, “initially barred from entering the arena and later booed after delegates and other Republican attendees spotted him in the crowd.”

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