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02/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ann Coulter's "Today" Show Appearance Canceled, Rescheduled (UPDATED)

FINAL Update Wednesday 8:45 AM: Coulter appeared in the 7 AM hour of "Today" Wednesday morning, and Matt Lauer opened the interview by acknowledging "this little controversy."

When Lauer asked whether Coulter was behind the report that she was banned for life from the "Today" show, she responded, "I didn't say that. That was from a reliable news report that, by the way, has never had to retract a report on exploding GM trucks...like NBC."

Coulter then told Lauer, "It apparently took the 'Today' show eight hours to remember that there was a Wednesday show that I could be invited back to."

"We traded you out for Tony Blair yesterday," Lauer said, accusing Coulter of drumming up controversy to sell books. "And I think that's a pretty good switch."

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Update 1:45 PM: Coulter is booked for at least two hits on "Today" Wednesday morning, according to her website:

DRUDGE GETS RESULTS: TODAY SHOW CHANGES MIND - WED: 7AM HOUR -- THE TODAY SHOW 10AM HOUR -- THE TODAY SHOW 4TH HOUR

Monday night, Coulter told Hannity & Colmes that she would cancel on the "Today" show at the last minute if she were re-booked.

***UPDATE*** 8:55AM

Coulter appeared on CBS's The Early Show where she told anchor Harry Smith that he was her favorite for having her on this morning after The Today Show had canceled her. Smith allowed Coulter to rant, but then pushed her on claims of right-wing victimization and urged her to "take a breath." He also called her "goofy" and "sophomoric." Watch the video:

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***UPDATE*** 11:10PM Coulter was a guest on the Fox News show "Hannity and Colmes" tonight, where she harshly criticized NBC for canceling her planned appearance on the "Today" show. The controversial author accused the network of orchestrating a "set up to block me from other TV shows."

Coulter was reportedly offered a spot on Wednesday's show but she shrugged off the offer: "I think I'll accept and then cancel at the last minute."

EARLIER: Ann Coulter's appearance on the "Today" show has been canceled.

NBC had come under fire for booking Coulter, who had been scheduled to promote her new book, Guilty, on the "Today" show Tuesday morning.

But on her website, Coulter announced that the appearance had been "cancelled" (via):

TODAY SHOW AND TODAY SHOW FOURTH HOUR: CANCELLED!

I guess this ends the "they just want to get ratings" argument about liberal media bias.

The liberal media watchdog group Media Matters launched a campaign last week asking, "Is NBC going to help Coulter sell this book?"

In the book, Coulter repeatedly refers to President-Elect Obama as B. Hussein Obama, and mocks Michelle Obama's style while praising Cindy McCain's.

Coulter will appear on CBS' "Early Show" Tuesday morning to promote the book, according to her website.