Thursday, February 5, 2009

NY Times editor mocks Ann Coulter?

Bill Keller, executive editor of the New York Times, gave this mocking answer to a reader's question in an online chat:
Lunch at the Four Seasons is always a high point. Today it's my weekly tête-à-tête with Bill O'Reilly. He's really not the Neanderthal blowhard he plays on TV. He's totally in on the joke. After a couple of cosmopolitans, he does a wicked impression of Ann Coulter. We usually spend the lunch working up outlandish things he can say about The New York Times and making fun of Fox executives. (Once Rupert Murdoch showed up for a lunch date, and O'Reilly had to hide under the table for half an hour.)
(Via Newsbusters.) I'd love to give Ann Coulter a chance to respond to this cheap shot. Unfortunately, Miss Coulter continues to deny my requests for a phone interview, so . . .

UPDATE: Speaking of the New York Times, Tom Kuntz takes notice of my Splice Today essay comparing Miss Coulter to Hunter S. Thompson.


  1. Looks to me as though Keller's sinking O'Reilly's boat, not Coulter's.

    Better phrased, Keller is about to pop a bigger gasbag than the Hindenberg.

  2. I think it's the last name that is killing your chances at an interview ... sorry.