Lefty Blogs Go Nuts
I'm amused at the Left Wing blogosphere's reaction to the Malkin/SAW smackdown
: Meanwhile, Michelle Malkin sics her mouth-breathing minions on some college-aged peace activists, and they get swamped with death threats from right wingers. And she does it twice, even after learning what kind of sewage her pals are spewing.
Myers also says in the comments:Malkin does not get to excuse her vile behavior by saying "they did it first to so-and-so" -- her behavior is still twisted and repellent, even if there are also twisted and repellent people on my side of the political fence.
For a scientist, Myers does not seem to have a strong respect for the free flow of information. I tried to nail him down on what would have been appropriate for Malkin to do; would it have been okay in his eyes if she had just linked to the press release of the students?
Peking Duck likes to use
Mrs Malkin's maiden name:Not that there was ever any doubt, but the fire-breathing Ms. Maglalang once again proves that she's purely bad news, a reckless bullying demagogue who has abandoned even the pretense of human decency.
Why do they use her maiden name? I suppose it's just simple xenophobia; it sounds "different".Digby
:Why would Malkin be held to a higher standard than the highest levels of the corporate rightwing media? Handing out private phone numbers is GOP SOP. On the right they call this "good journalism."
These "private phone numbers" were included on a press release that you can still see at Indymedia
:The lucky ones, among whom I include myself, find their path opening towards responsible, serious commentary. The sort of articles that allow us to wake up, yawn, look in the mirror, and feel good about what we see. And then there are the unlucky ones, the Michelle Malkins, who achieve acceptance through hatred and venom, and find themselves groping down the darkest path to political success.
Yes, responsible, serious commentary like this:Rather than calling and speaking to them herself, which is what members of the press are supposed to use such releases for, Malkin published their personal information on her website, prompting her hordes of orcish mouth-breathers to brandish their pitchforks and inundate the unsuspecting students with death threats (some of which you can read here).
Nope, no hatred and venom there!