Ann Coulter Refuses to Board Plane with Black Pilot?

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As posted on Facebook, Jan. 31, 2013:

Netlore Archive: 'News article' shared via social media claims conservative pundit Ann Coulter refused to board a commercial airline flight after learning the pilot was African American.. Via Facebook

Description: Viral story / Satire
Circulating since: Jan. 2013
Status: False (see details below)

As posted on Facebook, Jan. 31, 2013:

Conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter refused to stay on board a Miami to New York commercial airline flight today after learning the pilot was a woman of African-American descent.

According to witness reports Coulter was concerned the experienced, decorated pilot in question may have gained her position as a result of affirmative action and wasn't fully qualified to fly.

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Analysis: No such incident occurred. The text and photo above originated in a satirical (i.e., fictitious) article published on the humor website The Daily Currant on Jan. 29, 2013.

Allow me to direct your attention to the disclaimer prominently displayed on the "About" page of The Daily Currant:

Q. Are your newstories [sic] real?

A. No. Our stories are purely fictional. However they are meant to address real-world issues through satire and often refer and link to real events happening in the world

Allow me to also direct your attention to the name of the alleged TSA spokesperson quoted in the article: "Dirk Diggler." (Did anyone here see Boogie Nights?)

It's true that Ann Coulter is famously outspoken and that as a conservative she holds the view that affirmative action programs are unjust and unnecessary, but so far as I'm aware those views have never caused her to erupt in a screaming fit on a crowded airliner.

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Sources and further reading:

Ann Coulter Refuses to Board Airplane with Black Pilot, 29 January 2013

About the Daily Currant

Ann Coulter Bio, 2013

Last updated 02/01/13