Salon Vs. Malkin, And Guilt By Syndication
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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 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, don't like Therefore, it's wrong for Michelle not to attack 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, writers frequently don't agree with each other, and have lengthy debates in print.

Media Matters, the David Brock run/George Soros 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" were 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.

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