What, exactly, is “the gay-marriage mob,” Michelle? Is it USA Today? Is it L.A. Weekly? Is it The Village Voice? Tell us, Michelle, who is a part of this vast left wing conspiracy known (in your mind) as ”the gay-marriage mob.”
(And, as an aside, Michelle, isn’t your new enterprise, Twitchy, all about sliming people?)
Malkin, an expert at fact-twisting, writes that “left-wing media outlets are guilty — of stoking false narratives that shamelessly demonize religion in the name of compassion.”
Really, Michelle? Because, if I read that right, that would mean that you support the Leviticus passage that calls for gays to be put to death and I don’t think you really, really want to got there, do you?
And, “compassion”? What compassion is there in Leviticus, or in threatening “Sodom and Gomorrah of Old,” Michelle?
The left wing and mainstream media outlets I read were only initially focused on the Leviticus quote — which certainly seemed to have, although we learned it did not, come from Pacquiao — and his references to the Old Testament, which served to reinforce the assumption.
Also reinforcing the assumption — which was made independently by national media outlets and left wing progressive organizations alike — was that neither Pacquiao nor his representative bothered to return emails. Had The New Civil Rights Movement ever gotten an email response (we have yet to) from Pacquiao’s marketing agent, the story would have been nipped in the bud sooner rather than later.
And let’s not forget, Michelle, the entire reason this episode occurred: Granville Ampong is a poor writer, and the Examiner apparently doesn’t exercise much editorial oversight. Root-casue, Michelle. No one was looking for this story. No one conspired to create a firestorm. But you, as a journalist, should be looking at your industry and offering solutions — not false attacks.
But what I really love, Michelle, is your selective attention to your cherry-picked facts.
Malkin claims “left-wing media outlets” are to blame. Really? Is USA Today — often labeled the nation’s top-circulated print newspaper — a “left wing media outlet,” MIchelle? Because that’s the first media outlet that reported Manny Pacquiao had quoted Leviticus. It was followed by L.A. Weekly — hardly a bastion of progressive politics — and The Village Voice (I’ll give you that one.)
“Feckless professional journalists” is what Malkin calls the trio. She adds:
The politically correct bloodhounds were in full hunting mode.
The Courage Campaign, a community-organizing outfit that claims to have 750,000 members and is funded by the radical Tides Foundation, immediately called on Pacquiao sponsor Nike to drop him over his “hate speech against gays.” The group took to Twitter to demand that the athletic-shoe company “Drop Manny,” the “homophobic boxer.” Think Progress, an online character-assassination squad backed by George Soros, amplified the call for “justice.”
Gotta get that “George Soros” hit in there for your base, right Michelle? Ohhhhh… G E O R G E S O R O S. Run!
Now comes the classic Malkin broad-brush.
This bigoted anti-bigot brigade mimics a wave of similar campaigns against both social and fiscal heretics who refuse to conform to “progressive” values. Targets include Rush Limbaugh, the American Legislative Exchange Council, Mitt Romney donors, Wisconsin’s union-reforming governor, lieutenant governor, and GOP state legislators, Catholic health-care providers, and now black church leaders and boxers who dare to state their religious views publicly.
Let this be a teachable moment on pernicious “community organizing” and brazen liberal hypocrisy. There is nothing more intolerant and chilling than the self-appointed, self-unaware tolerance police.
Malkin gets in that “pernicious community organizing’ jab at Obama in the end. Touché, Michelle!
Because the Pacquiao story happened — everything else that progressives do is “bigoted” and wrong.
It’s like a get out of jail free card, right, Michelle?
Rush Limbaugh never called Sandra Fluke a slut because Granville Ampong is a bad writer.
ALEC never pushed anti-women pro-gun laws into states because Granville Ampong is a bad writer.
Foster Frieze never said aspirin — between your knees — was an effect method of birth control because Granville Ampong is a bad writer.
Governor Scott Walker never betrayed the trust of Wisconsin, never promised a “divide and conquer” strategy, and never tried to break up unions because Granville Ampong is a bad writer.
The list goes on and on and on in Michelle Malkin’s right wing fantasy.
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