Ann Coulter takes pride
in being, as she calls it, "the right-wing
Judy Garland." Less comfortable with this distinction is conservative
media company World Net Daily, which is dropping
Coulter from its
upcoming "Taking America Back National Conference" after the commentator
accepted a speaking engagement at GOProud's Homocon 2010, an annual gathering for gay conservatives. WND editor Joseph Farah broke the news on the
Ultimately, as a matter of principle, it
would not make sense for us to have Ann speak to a conference about
taking America back when she clearly does not recognize that the ideals
to be espoused there simply do not include the radical and very
'unconservative' agenda represented by GOProud," said Farah. "The drift
of the conservative movement to a brand of materialistic libertarianism
is one of the main reasons we planned this conference from the
Coulter, who will keep her position as a WND
columnist, was less-than-fazed. From the same press release:
by Farah why she was speaking to GOProud, Coulter said: 'They hired me
to give a speech, so I'm giving a speech. I do it all the time.'
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