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Companies pull
ads off Coulter's Web site

Companies pull
ads off Coulter's Web site

Several major companies have demanded that their ads be pulled from Ann Coulter's Web site after receiving complaints regarding the right-wing pundit's calling John Edwards a "faggot."

CNN reports that Sallie Mae, Verizon, and NetBank were unaware that their companies advertised on the site until they received complaints from customers. Each confirmed that these ads were placed through a third-party agency that sells ads for Web sites.

It's likely that the complaints stem from a list posted on the liberal blog Since the original post over the weekend, other companies have stepped forward, including Washington Mutual, AT&T/Cingular, and

"Per our policy, the networked Web site ad purchases are supposed to be stripped of certain kinds of Web sites," a Verizon spokesperson told CNN. "This one could be considered an extreme political Web site, should be off the list, and now it is off the list."

A Sallie Mae spokesperson said that the company planned to pull ads from political and religious Web sites after this trial period with an online ad agency. (The Advocate)

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