Michelle Malkin recently did a some blogging about a blogger hired by John Edwards named Amanda Marcotte. Ms. Marcotte`s writings are unspeakably vile. You may think Vdare.com is racist, or wrong-headed, or , if you`re on our side, somewhat "edgy."
But Amanda Marcotte`s writings are unspeakably vile. Never mind who she hates, (if you are one of white, Christian, Republican, pro-life, heterosexual, or in the Armed Forces, Ms. Marcotte hates you
) the attitudes and language are totally vile, and since this is the internet, I don`t have to quote them, I can link to Dan Riehl`s round-up of vile things Ms. Marcotte has said.
Michelle Malkin has been holding John Edwards accountable
for hiring this crazy woman,
and some of her political enemies are saying that if she`s published by us, she must be just as bad.
We publish Michelle Malkin`s syndicated columns, and this leads Alex Koppelman(last seen beating up Ann Coulter
for quoting Peter Brimelow)
and Rebecca Traister at Salon
, to write
Malkin, it should be noted, is hardly innocent of being involved with what ABC News` Terry Moran termed "hate speech" when applied to Marcotte. Malkin has long maintained ties to VDARE, a Web site tagged as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center that has published works by people like Jared Taylor, one of America`s leading white supremacists, and Sam Francis, who was fired by the conservative Washington Times for his own white supremacist remarks, given at a conference held by Taylor`s organization. The liberal press watchdog Media Matters has also noted Donohue`s long list of controversial statements. [Edwards campaign fires bloggers]
There are far too many mistaken charges to answer in short piece, the main point they seem to make here is that people who don`t like Vdare.com, don`t like Vdare.com. Therefore, it`s wrong for Michelle not to attack Vdare.com the way they do.
- The SPLC has "tagged"as a "hate group ." Big deal—tagging is what they do, it doesn`t actually mean anything.
- We publish "Jared Taylor, one of America`s leading white supremacists." And Jared is bad because he`s been tagged, too? If you must know, the leading white supremacist in America is not Jared, but George W. Bush, who is the Mayflower-descended white President of a majority-white country. Jared is the editor of a magazine.We frequently quote Bush, too, but that doesn`t prove anything.
- Sam Francis was fired from the Washington Times, because people either didn`t like what he wrote, or what he said.
All that proves, I`m afraid, is that there exists a prejudice against us.
For the record, the fact that we publish Michelle`s syndicated columns doesn`t mean she agrees with everything written here. In fact, Vdare.com writers frequently don`t agree with each other
, and have lengthy debates in print.
Media Matters, the David Brock
funded liberal media inquisitors,
ran an item called Malkin, writer of "mean-spirited rantings," accused Edwards bloggers of "foul-mouthed nutroots diatribes"
The "mean-spirited rantings"
they`re referring to in the headlines are Michelle`s syndicated column, and the occasion of them being called "mean-spirited rantings"
was that a Virginia paper dropped Michelle`s column,
calling her "an Asian Ann Coulter"
(like that`s a bad thing), but the so-called "rantings" w
ere a syndicated column printed in many papers. The "foul-mouthed nutroots diatribes"
that Michelle is talking
about are unprintable in any paper in America
All in all, it adds up to one more reason to ignore the inquisitors.