July 08, 2004

Malkin, Irritated

Michelle Malkin goes after Ted Rall over his latest strip (to which I will not link), in which he calls Condoleeza Rice a "House N****". It's delicious.

Rall is not the far Left fringe. He gets away with this pen-and-ink-stained excrement because he reflects the closet thinking of mainstream media editors across the country and their mainstream liberal audiences. His work is reportedly carried in 140 newspapers. He and his ilk are everywhere. I grew up with his kind. I went to school with his kind. I work in the media with his kind. I have been getting contempt-filled, profanity-laced, "You-are-a-traitor-to-your-race/You banana/coconut/Aunt Tomasina/white wannabe" diatribes from his kind in my mailbox for the past 12 years.
Proof? Well, in a nutshell:
(It's also valuable, by the way, to see Rall's mainstream media clients such as the Washington Post continue to stand by him...while at the same time, moan about the lack of civility in public discourse.)
I know I have some liberal readers - and many of you are eminently rational people.

What do you think about this?

(Conservatives are welcome to comment as well).

(Via Powerline)

Posted by Mitch at July 8, 2004 01:15 PM | TrackBack

Wow. If I went into class wearing a shirt with this cartoon plastered across the front, I'd be lucky to make it out alive I think.

Not because, mind you, that my class is full of passionate conservatives, but that the class focus is on diversity and there are many passionate liberals.

Under normal circumstances, anyone associated with that many racial slurs would be put in the hospital.

Posted by: aodhan at July 8, 2004 05:30 PM

I've blasted Rall aplenty before, and announced that Dean had lost any chance I might support him when his website trumpeted a Rall endorsement. Rall is an idiot, and I take issue with the assertion that he reflects mainstream liberal thought. He doesn't. He reflects the thought processes of the nutty Kucinich fringe.

Posted by: Jeff Fecke at July 9, 2004 12:13 AM

You think there's an appreciable difference between Rall and George "Bush is like Hitler" Soros? And that Soros doesn't represent the mainstream?

If so, why?

Posted by: mitch at July 9, 2004 06:33 AM

I find it a bit disengenuous for Dems to avoid criticizing or even distancing themselves from Rall and his ilk, but then claim "they don't represent us". It all smacks of too much "party loyalty" (i.e. never attacking a comrade, unless the leader does).

It makes me lose any bit of respect I once had for them (having been in their ranks not so long ago).

Posted by: Pogo at July 9, 2004 09:23 AM

Pogo: see above. Or see my post from November 2003.

As for Soros, he's no worse than Richard Mellon "Taxes are Worse than the Holocaust" Scafie, his GOP equivalent.

Posted by: Jeff Fecke at July 9, 2004 10:27 AM

Wow, Jeff - you said *I'd* drunk the koolaid?

Taxes aren't people. Bush is (I know, Kos doesn't think so, but try to think outside the box).

By the way, Jeff - five minutes of googling has failed to produce any such quote from Richard Mellon Scaife. You wouldn't happen to have a link to any documentation of that quote, would you?

Posted by: mitch at July 9, 2004 10:33 AM

By the way, as re: Rall - I think it's interesting to link this story with Kerry's "Cheney runs the country" quip on Wednesday.

I am starting to wonder if Kerry realizes playing to the moonbats is his best shot?

I'm joking. Mostly.

Posted by: meeotch at July 9, 2004 10:40 AM

Sorry, it was Grover Norquist who said that. All Scaife did was finance the Arkansas Project, which gave us the story of Bill Clinton's drug-running days.

Not much truth there. But good times, good times.

Hey, Soros is a little nutty, and he's giving money to an organization that is also a little nutty, I'll tell you what: you tell Scaife to stop supporting the GOP and I'll tell Soros to do the same.

'Til then, I'll take my crazy billionaire's money, and you take your crazy billionaire's money, and it will even out.

Posted by: Jeff Fecke at July 9, 2004 11:16 AM

My crazy billionaire's supporter in the conservative media engaged in a bit of tasteless hyperbole against an inanimate institution.

Your crazy billionaire committed just about the most egregious slander our society observes, against my President.

There is no comparison.

Posted by: meeotch at July 9, 2004 02:20 PM