From yesterday’s show… Watch this with the previous post regarding the “beyond vicious” column by Heather Mallick in mind and, if wasn’t already abundantly obvious, I think the monumental phoniness of the “outrage” about the things she said will become crystal clear.
Now, if for some reason, you still don’t get it, chances are you’re a hopeless wanker in any case, but let me explain this to you very, very slowly. What Mallick said is nothing new, nothing startling, and nothing that hasn’t been said by many, many others in many different places and not, I might add, just by the “far left” but also by conservatives… Palin is, as Andrew Sullivan observed “a farce” and “a joke.” Indeed, as he added, “It’s absurd… it should be dismissed out of hand as the most irresponsible act any candidate has ever made.” Oh, and furthermore, I strongly suggest you read this most excellent piece by Tim Wise on “white privilege” as it provides much insight that’s been sorely lacking from certain quarters of the wingnutosphere concerning this issue.
Update: CNews describes the reactions that have been flooding into Fox News from irate “conservatives” across the USA in response to Mallick’s article. Here, for example, a fellow ideological traveler of “The Blogging Tories” wrote: “Those morons up north just can’t keep their ignorant mouths shut when it’s really none of their socialist business … the People’s Republic of Canada is no friend of the USA!” And of course they’ve been directly sending her e-mails too, such as the one from a fellow who wrote: “I’d love to punch you right in your chops and knock every tooth out of your head. Come see me bitch, I have something for you!”
Charming. There’s that “civility” thing again as it’s actually practiced by some of the more extreme elements of the right-wing…