As noted by Editor & Publisher, The Times of Shreveport, Louisiana, has dropped right-wing pundit Ann Coulter's column "effective immediately" as a result of her remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Editor & Publisher linked to a statement in which Times executive editor Alan English said that Coulter's "recent 'joke' about John Edwards being considered a 'faggot' " was "the back-breaking straw for a decision we've openly discussed for some time." English's statement also said that Coulter's "repeated use of hyperbole in the call for the death of some journalists and politicians was beyond the pale" and that "her 'shock-jock' writing style is no different from Howard Stern's practical jokes and bathroom humor that aims to draw a school-yard snicker." The statement added that Coulter's columns "rarely" "raise the level of discourse."
According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the Times has a Sunday circulation of 69,368.