Nixon Foundation deletes Coulter column
March 13, 2007
Apparently, numerous readers complained to the Nixon Foundation and, as a result, I received this e-mail yesterday, from Tim Naftali, Director of the Nixon Presidential Materials Staff:
Dear Mr. Greenwald: I read your blog posting on Salon.com of March 11, 2007, entitled “Our right-wing arbiters of masculinity”. Several readers, prompted by this article, have contacted me regarding the Ann Coulter column on http://www.nixonlibrary.org. Some have been concerned that tax dollars have gone to support that Web site and that the federal government endorses the content on that Web site.
I would like you and your readers to know that http://www.nixonlibrary.org is owned and operated by the private Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace. That private institution is distinct and separate from the federal Nixon Presidential Materials Staff, a part of the National Archives and Records Administration, which will, later this year, take over the management of the Nixon library and that Web site.
Officials at the private Nixon foundation tell us that they posted the Coulter article several weeks ago because it contained references to President Nixon and his Vietnam policy. I understand that the Coulter article and the link have now been removed.