It has been reported that the Arizona Star has very wisely, due in part to the wishes of their readers, both conservative and not, dropped the syndicated column of Ann Coulter in favor of a less abrasive and hopefully less bile-filled Tony Snow. Snow is currently the host of The Tony Snow Show, a syndicated Fox News Radio show as well as Weekend Live with Tony Snow on the Fox News Channel.
It seems the readers have had enough:
Many readers find her shrill, bombastic and mean-spirited, and those are the words used by readers who identified themselves as conservatives.
This according to David Stoeffler publisher and editor of the Star.
This change is significant as logically many media organizations might pick up on this discontent among the customers and follow in the footsteps of the Star. It is increasingly obvious to a large part of the population on either side of the political spectrum, myself included, that the overly derogatory, hate-filled, non- researched-based op ed writing, full of rage and disdain for anything but one side or the other has the weary public growing tired, bored and finally angry.
I hope the age of reason is slowly coming upon us, again.
I am personally elated this occurred and hope the Star can be a trendsetter for the rest of the print media throughout the country, and frankly hope that this trend continues in the broadcast news and political talk shows as well – I foresee that it will.
It’s back to reality here folks. The people themselves will finally take control and let the media know we aren’t buying it any longer.
In an excerpt from her book, How to Talk to a (Liberal if You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter, Ann says,
Don’t be defensive, always outrage the enemy.
The enemy, as she will learn, is herself – the rest of us are tired of being told that if someone doesn’t agree with us they are our enemies: just isn’t so Ann, it just isn’t so.
Good for the Arizona Star and let the trend continue.
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