Coulter backs call for execution of 'NYT' Editor, but prefers firing squad

E&P Staff, EditorandPublisher.com

NEW YORK In her latest syndicated column, Ann Coulter, already the center of controversy for suggesting violent measures to combat certain liberals, defended the recent call by radio talk show host Melanie Morgan that Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times, be sent to the "gas chamber" for committing "treason."

But in the column, distributed by Universal, she adds her own twist: "I prefer a firing squad, but I'm open to a debate on the method of execution. A conviction for treason would be assured under any sensible legal system."

She also charged that "the Times is doing everything in its power to help the terrorists launch another attack on New York City."

But she added that she isn't counting on "any treason charges emanating from this administration," as President Bush appears happy to chat amiably about the situation with Larry King on CNN. "This is how Bush 'intimidates' the press?" she concludes. "The level of intimidation I had in mind is more along the lines of how President Dwight D. Eisenhower 'intimidated' Julius and Ethel Rosenberg at 8 in the morning, June 19, 1953."

That's the day both were executed, of course.

Coulter's column is distributed to more than 100 papers by Universal.

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