Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The Lady Doth Project Too Much

In part of her celebration of the execution of Stanley "Tookie" Williams, the always calm and rational Michelle Malkin calls Jesse Jackson a "racial demagogue-turned-wannabe Death Row gawker."

Funny, but if I were someone who had just written a controversial polemic arguing in favor of the internment of minorities solely on the grounds of their racial background, I might not cast that "racial demagogue" stone too quickly. Also, if I were in the middle of a long post about a Death Row inmate, one with multiple late-night updates and one that serves as the sixth installment in an ongoing series on the same Death Row inmate, then I'd probably avoid calling someone else a "wannabe Death Row gawker."

But, of course, I'm not clinically insane either. That might account for our differences in approach.

10 comments:

Mr Furious said...

I just love how that picture captures the moment before the inevitable spit comes flying out of her mouth.

Perfecly captures her vile personality.

Studiodave said...

I can't stand racist Orientals.

Otto Man said...

Ever since they found that Filipino spy in the White House, she's been awfully quiet on the idea of locking up all members of a minority just because one of them did something bad.

ORF said...

Is it just me, or is she demonstrating exACTly what a "moonbat" looks like?

Also, Malkin is a disgrace to the female race. I'd bet she and Anne Coulter are secret gay lovers and there will be a movie made and it will be directed by Ang Lee and instead of everyone calling it "The Gay Cowboy Movie", it will be called "The Lezzie Hellions From the Beltway Movie" and they'll spend one weekend a year reading Maureen Dowd around the campfire and secretly wishing they could BE her.

Yossarian said...

Now that is a fanfiction site that would be worth visiting.

sideshow bob said...

I suppose the Japanese internment of WWII was inspirational justice in action...

The really sad thing about this case is that pardoning Tookie was never an option for Ahnold, due to low poll numbers...can't afford to alienate his base. Sorry to see matters of life and death decided solely on politics.

I'm certainly anti-death penalty, but I can't get too worked up about this situation...

S.W. Anderson said...

Malkin is obviously a rabble rouser desperately anxious to get and keep a mob behind her. That way lies TV guest shots, more name recognition, more blog hits, maybe a broadcasting job, book deal, what have you.

I'm getting the impression she and her ilk expected a big, hard push all across the left side of the political landscape to cut Williams some slack. I think Malkin et al may be a little flummoxed and more than a little displeased things didn't work out that way.

Otto Man said...

I'm getting the impression she and her ilk expected a big, hard push all across the left side of the political landscape to cut Williams some slack. I think Malkin et al may be a little flummoxed and more than a little displeased things didn't work out that way.

I think that's precisely the case. It's a lot like the Ward Churchill brouhaha -- the rightwing pundits pull out some offensive and/or obscure case and try to make it a referendum for liberalism writ large.

I think that trend in conservative commentary is based on a fundamental misperception they have about liberals. They think we, like Republicans, get their marching orders from the top and parrot the talking points incessantly.

Sorry, but the left is a chaotic group of folks with a huge independent streak. We're not dancing to your tune, Malkin.

S.W. Anderson said...

Right on target, Otto Man. It's Bill O'Reilly and John Kasich's M.O., too. Blatantly so.

I sometimes hopefully think that at some point many people who bought into Reagan's so called revolution, or Gingrich's, or the nonsense that's ensued since, will wake up to the lies and manipulation, and decide they're being used and abused. At least maybe the ones with more than foam packing peanuts between their ears.

Thrillhous said...

I don't think it's so much that they misunderstand democrats, it's that they want to promote a certain perception of us that we're all just like Michael Moore and/or Howard Dean. I don't know if they really expect us to react in a certain way, but they certainly want their audience to think so.