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February 6, 2005
Nick Coleman Disappears From Strib?

I'm not a Nick Coleman fan, but like other members of the Northern Alliance, I like to check in on the old crank just to keep an eye on him. Today I checked the RSS feed and found this summary for Nick's latest screed:

Nick Coleman: Doctor's firing is bitter pill for her patients

Pamela Cain is enjoying things she never had time to enjoy before, such as having lunch with friends. But she's not just breaking bread with pals. Her lunch mates are her patients.

However, when I went to the page from the RSS feed, I got the Strib equivalent of a 404 message:

The page you requested,, could not be found. It may have been moved; more likely it has been removed from our servers [emphasis mine -- CE].

Undeterred, but probably with too much time on my hands, I went directly to the Strib and looked up the piece from Coleman's column page, the same link is there -- and I get the same result. Coleman's piece cannot be found.

Did the Strib pull Coleman's column? Why would they do that? I can only speculate based on Coleman's track record. He's still gainfully employed by the Strib after libelling the Power Line guys, claiming that they receive covert payments from political activists, when in fact they do not, and lying about Scott Johnson's relationship with his employer. They even still have him on the payroll after telling his readers to boycott one of their biggest advertising clients and costing the paper over $200,000 in revenue. The big question is -- what does it take to get the Strib to 404 Coleman?

My guess: he came out in favor of tort reform in medical malpractice. The Strib, after all, has its principles.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at February 6, 2005 8:41 AM

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