We know Ann Coulter is a hypocrite, a liar and a rightwing tool but is she also a plaigarist?
Of course she is. Check out this column in the Tucson Weekly for the full story but here are a few of the key facts:
As of this writing, the mainstream media still hasn’t picked up on the latest credibility controversy surrounding conservative columnist Ann Coulter–that several chunks of her June 29 column appear to be lifted from sources as much as 20 years old…
Coulter’s column, titled “Thou Shalt Not Commit Religion,” was her reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision banning displays of the Ten Commandments in courthouses. The column’s disputed text involves descriptions of federally funded art projects that conservative religious groups called “obscene art.” Those exhibits were the jumping-off point for the “Deo et Patria” crowd’s failed effort to convince Congress to yank all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
The sentences she allegedly lifted are vile – but were copied by Coulter word for word from a defunct web publication called “The Flummery Digest.”
We heard about the Tucson Weekly column via a Media Matters email, in which MM wryly noted that the charges of plaigarism are “hard to believe; if she’s getting ‘help’ with her columns, shouldn’t they make more sense than they do?”