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  • Saturday, May 05, 2007

    Progressive Democrat Issue 120: CALIFORNIA FOCUS: Fighting Ann Coulter in California

    As I highlighted above, Ann Coulter hate speech continues, and so she is once again the target of a progressive boycott. Above I discuss contacting advertisers on her website. Here I want to urge you to contact newspapers that carry her column wherein she advocates terrorism against Americans. Interestingly, one of the first newspapers to drop her column due to her disgusting rhetoric was, long ago, the conservative National Review. They dropped her column after she responded to the 9/11 attacks by stating that America should "invade their [terrorists'] countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity." Since then her hate speech has only gotten worse. She has compared Islam with the KKK and routinely advocates violence against liberals and insults homosexuals. She has the right to say what she wants. And newspapers have the right to carry it. But, we have the right to fight back as well.

    Here is a list of California papers with contact info. PLEASE write them and urge them to follow the example of the National Review and drop Ann Coulter's column. We really need to pressure these people. I particularly urge you to contact the Pasadena Star-News and San Gabriel Valley Tribune since I know the demographics of these areas are slowly changing and these papers may be more open to pressure.

    (Palmdale) Antelope Valley Press
    Jana Treece
    editor@avpress.com

    Pasadena Star-News
    Steve O'Sullivan
    steve.osullivan@sgvn.com

    (West Covina) San Gabriel Valley Tribune
    Steve Scauzillo
    letters.tribune@sgvn.com

    Whittier Daily News
    Linda Beckman
    letters.tribune@sgvn.com

    (Yreka) Siskiyou Daily News
    Jean Smith
    editor@siskiyoudaily.com

    Click here to go back to THOUGHTS section and Table of Contents for this issue.

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