Katie Couric defends her journalistic rep. Ann Coulter accuses the ''Today'' host on-air of a liberal bias

By Brian Hiatt
Updated June 27, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Attention, ”Celebrity Boxing”: Right-wing firebrand Ann Coulter called Katie Couric ”an affable Eva Braun” to her face in a confrontation on Wednesday morning’s ”Today” show, according to published reports. The two debated Coulter’s allegations in her new book, ”Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right,” that Couric has a liberal bias, and then discussed some of Coulter’s more controversial comments.

Couric denied Coulter’s accusation that she blamed Matthew Shepard’s murder on fundamentalist Christians, and then brought up Coulter’s infamous recommendation on how to respond to the Muslim world after Sept. 11: ”We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.” Coulter claimed that the comment in question didn’t get her fired from the National Review, despite reports to the contrary; her contract had simply run out, she said.

”It’s always interesting to talk to you — to say the least,” Couric said at the end of interview, according to Variety. Does that mean we’re in for a rematch?

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