USA Today editors respond to Coulter flap

by on July 26th, 2004

Pressed as to why Coulter’s column was rebuffed, Gallagher said that it was not an attempt to silence or “censor” the columnist, but was simply due to a “difference of opinion over editing — words, voice, that sort of thing.” He also stated that severing the new relationship between the paper and Coulter was a “mutual decision — in the end.”

Gallagher offered that the original reason for the conservative commentary to have been offered by Coulter, which now will be offered by Goldberg, was due to USA Today’s views that today’s national political conventions are simply “four-day commercials.” So, the newspaper decided to offer its readers with commentary on the convention “from the other side of the fence.”

Etalkinghead Staff