by Scoobie Davis
A Small Success
In April, when John Cloud wrote a godawful Time cover story on well-known dissembler Ann Coulter, it wasn't business as usual. Internet pundits and the blogosphere addressed Cloud's puff piece swiftly and decisively. My small contribution was to update my blog on Coulter's book Slander because Cloud had written in the Time article these infamous words: "Coulter has a reputation for carelessness with facts, and if you Google the words 'Ann Coulter lies,' you will drown in results. But I didn't find many outright Coulter errors."
Of course, this was laughably bad reporting because my Slander-blog was one of the first sites to pop up for a Google search of "Ann Coulter lies" and my site gave numerous examples not just of errors but of outright deception on Coulter's part just in the book Slander. Since the Time article came out, I have received over 6000 hits based on Google or Yahoo searches of "Ann Coulter lies" and they continue to this day. Every little bit counts.