And remember her illiterate and blundering BDS blog posts?
Should be an entertaining tonight if past behavior is any indication.
September 16, 2008
September 15, 2008
Michelle shares an email with us…
From: Leilani Albano
Subject: don’t forget you’re brown
i’ve read your stories throughout the years.
and i have to say, from one pinay journalist to another, you embarrass me and you embarrass our people.
i’m sorry the US media has used you, larry elders and other conservative drones of color to bolster their quota numbers.
what we need are more conscious journalists of color, not just another mainstream token acting as a cheerleader for the conservative right.
hopefully someday, you will find genuine connections with others and see how much damage you have done with your recklessly crafted pieces.
Unlike she does with Obama, I don’t pretend to know what Michelle is thinking or feeling. I don’t know her. I only know the persona that is Michelle Malkin. (Fun fact: Michelle still copyrights her books under the name “Michelle Maglalang.”) I’m guessing, though, that this email really stung. Michelle didn’t grow up in a strong Filipino community like the Filipinos I knew growing up, so it’s no surprise that the “our people” comment was taken as an extreme insult. MM was never “accepted by them” to begin with, so how could she “turn her back”? It’s an interesting aspect of the blogger’s life.
The part I emphasized above is of particular importance. If asked how her own skin color has impacted her career, I would guess Michelle to either take the indifferent stance or concede that it’s helped her. I highly doubt that a woman of Michelle’s viciousness would allow anyone to “use” her. To the contrary, her race is a platform to attract an audience that can’t distinguish differences among Asians–or realize that Michelle sees herself as a white American.
Today’s moral: Don’t bait Michelle and Jesse Malkin with issues of race. It only disrupts the hornet’s nests that are their troubled minds.
Jill Greenberg disgraced her profession well before The Atlantic hired her.
A simple Google search would have turned up my post…
Oh yes. It’s Michelle Malkin’s world; we just live here. If only The Atlantic had read Michelle’s crack reporting, they wouldn’t be in the precarious situation of having to answer to Michelle Malkin’s well-tempered criticism. A couple related questions:
- Why didn’t McCain’s handlers Google Jill Greenberg? I’m sure they have Blackberries and iPhones.
- Why didn’t Michelle use her Gazoogling skills (We all know they’re beyond those of mortal beings!) to rat out Box Turtle Ben Domenech’s plagiarism, back when he was editing her last book, Unhinged.
September 14, 2008
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Thanks a ton!
Another poll falling into the bad-news-for-Barack category. Queeg:
One of the more striking numbers from the poll is the younger voter demographic. Obama has had a large lead in most polling in voters under 35, and in Minnesota, the college-age and young adult vote is a formidable weapon. Now, though, McCain and Obama evenly split that vote, which bodes ill for Obama in a general election.
First off, the data analysis that went into this report must be wrong. In no way will Obama and McCain split the 35-and-under vote. Impossible, really. My guess (without having any other references) is that corrections for party affiliation were to strong for Republicans and independents. Seems that whenever a poll claims they based numbers on 45% Dems, 28% Criminals, and 17% independents, the wingnuts go on a rampage.
It’s still worthwhile to look at poll numbers even if the absolute percentages aren’t accurate. They can still give an idea of where support is shifting. Obama, then, isn’t necessarily losing ground but opinion is shifting towards McCain slightly, due mostly to his Beard.
Obama has an opportunity now to enter the debates as an apparent underdog. (And Americans love an underdog!) In this situation, the viewers (and there will be a lot of them) go in with high expectations for the Favorite (McCain) and low expectations for Obama. Rope-a-Dope, anyone?
September 13, 2008
Capt. Ed Morrissey of the U.S.S. Mass Over Volume:
This has been a co-opted edition of Simple Answers to Simple Questions.
…same answer to this one, too:
It hasn’t been a full week, yet, but I think Saturdays are a good time to do a weekly roundup of sorts on my impressions.
The Malkinites have very low expectations of Palin and none for McCain; Obama and Biden are “Gaffe Twins.” It’s amazing that the Malkinites think it’s just alright that McCain doesn’t access the Internet or even use a computer, as the recent Obama ad suggests. The Internet is the bread and butter–quite literally–of the Malkins, Ed Morrissey, and A la Pundit; it should bother any blogger that McCain does not have a grasp of the security, financial, and neutrality issues facing the Net. Of course, they’ll argue, “He’ll appoint good people!” But, by definition, he won’t be able to judge anyone’s knowledge on these subjects. (And John “P.O.W.” McCain’s various disabilities may preclude his use of a typewriter–no excuse for not knowing about computer systems. The guy wants to be the Prez after all!)
Sarah Palin didn’t have any idea what the Bush Doctrine is! Therefore she’s more qualified than ever before! I knew of at least a couple ways of defining the term, but Palin didn’t even know one. But that’s gravy with everyone else: They needed Teh Gazoogle to find out about it. Corollary: Both Noam Chomsky and myself are too well-versed in recent American history to hold public office. Zing!
Malkin and her peeps are very confident right now. They really don’t trust McCain, and they’ve fallen for the Palin ruse. Where does this leave them? They are consistently only sharing polls with me that show McCain is tied or taking the lead. All political analysis is being forced into the “Obama’s doomed; Go Palin/McCain” frame. Sad really. They’re reminding me of DUers four years ago.
Just because I didn’t find a correction to Michelle’s assertion that the Houston Obama Campaign Office was proudly hanging a Cuba/Guevara flag doesn’t mean it’s nonexistent. But a correction should have been made. (It wasn’t an Obama campaign office.)
This reminds me of the time Capt. Ed heard that a bunch of American flags were burninated, and immediately blamed it on Leftist Attackers. Turns out, it was just a couple kids setting fire to a car. No political motivation.
This is a glimpse into the personalities I’m subjecting myself to: They assume the worst about anyone they disagree with and present the best of anyone who will help them gain power.
On that: When is Michelle going to be granted a McCain interview? The View got one.
I’m guessin’ nevah. Heh.
September 12, 2008
I doubt highly that Howard Kurtz gives half a shit about what you think.
September 11, 2008
Strangely, this one comes from the self-described atheist A la Pundit:
I’m not sure whether to take this purely at face value or to admire it as a brilliant political calculation as well. There’s no doubt, given her background, that her faith’s helping her through this; I just wonder why she’s calling Rick Warren instead of her own pastor.
So. Palin calls Rick Warren for spiritual advice while her accidental supporters cheer her on as the courageous
As an atheist, A la fails to make an important point that any non-Believer would jump on: She’s Sarah Palin the Candidate right now, but will Sarah Palin the Vice President need the spiritual guidance of a pop pastor to face down strong personalities like Putin and Chavez, much less Pelosi and Reed.
I realize that seeking spiritual strength and relevant Bible verses is one thing, but having to ask about “deal[ing] with the unfair, unjust attacks and the mean-spirited criticism that comes in” reeks of weakness.
The correct answer: “Suck it the fuck up. Ignore them. You decided to lay your past, present, and future down for scrutiny and ridicule.”
Some lazy college student cribbed that MM piece calling Ted Rall a racist. Blissful:
Herzog’s (er, Malkin’s) thesis is ridiculous. No one attributes a character in a novel’s lines to its author. Similarly, when a character in a cartoon says something, it isn’t the cartoonist saying it.
(N.B.: Ted Rall drew and colored this site’s logo.)
…adding that I got this link from a Google News Alert for michelle-malkin. Because the subject is “old news,” I didn’t take it as a compromise of my promise to you, dear readers. Disagreement always accepted.
Michelle performed her annual empty gesture for the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the NY and DC today. It amounted to some tl;dr copypasta from the 9/11 Commission Report. Eat it, bitches! 5 posts, timed closely to their respective events:
And, according to the rules, I had to read the comment threads for all of these… Good stuff after TEH jump.
Michelle has a roundup! X-)
…She asks, “What will you resolve today?”
I resolve to go to Starbucks, buy a Venti Whole Milk Latte, tip the staff, work hard all day (hoping to High Heaven I don’t get downsized), avoid crazy drivers who go 15% above the speed limit, and spend as much time as I can with my family. Just like every other day.
The way we elect our President kinda sucks. But we’re stuck with it.
As is the case for any Good American, my favorite Amendment to rail against is the Twelfth. It’s the one that requires the separate elections for the offices of Prez and Vice Prez. It has effectively entrenched the Two Party System in the United States, although the text of the amendment does not directly call for this. For instance, it’s possible for the same individual to win both offices. (I have faith some knowledgeable wingnut will rudely correct me on this, and then label me a tril-o-trog, or its equivalent.)
Reminder of how it’s all supposed to go down: Although we each cast a ballot for a ticket, e.g., Marx/Engles, based on the rules we are choosing an elector who will go to D.C. to cast a Presidential vote for Marx and a Vice Presidential vote for Engles, unless either Marx or Engles is a resident of the elector’s state, of course. A majority clinches the respective office.
“Michelle Malkin” commented on one of “her” own “posts” the other day:
[T]here were plenty of viewers who are voting Palin/McCain who were watching the show.
I *urge* “Michelle” to write-in the “Palin/McCain” ticket on her ballot(s), because a vote for Palin/McCain is essentially a vote for an elector pledging to vote for Palin as President, McCain as Vice President. And that’s polling somewhere slightly below Marx/Engles.