AP Credits Raw Story, Rude Pundit in Coulter Plagiarism Story

Posted on July 8, 2006

A new AP story has mentioned plagiarism charges leveled against right-wing columnist and author Ann Coulter. The AP story says Coulter's syndicator is looking into the plagiarism allegations. The AP credits Raw Story and the Rude Pundit blog for reporting Coulter's plagiarism allegations.

The syndicator of Ann Coulter's newspaper column is looking into allegations that the right-wing pundit has lifted material from other sources.

"We are reviewing the material and expect to have a response some time next week," Kathie Kerr, a spokeswoman for Universal Press Syndicate, told The Associated Press on Friday.

The New York Post and the Web sites Raw Story and the Rude Pundit have raised numerous questions about Coulter's columns, which appear in more than 100 newspapers, and her best-selling "Godless," already notorious for the author's calling four 9/11 widows, who supported Democrat John Kerry for president in 2004, "harpies" thriving on their husbands' demise.

In March the issue of AP only crediting blogs that they know (see here and here) emerged so it is very good to see the AP crediting Raw Story and Rude Pundit.

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