10 September 2008

Just give 'em enough Mallick...

...to hang themselves...

A subtle, pervasive leftwing tilt in news coverage is one thing -- CBC viewers and listeners are used to that. But over-the-top, hateful anti-American speech, coming on top of Neil Macdonald's disgraceful spouting of debunked Sarah Palin conspiracy theories on The National last week, is another.

Why, exactly, should Canadians be paying $1-billion for agitprop they can get from DailyKos.com or Rabble.ca?

Of course, Mallick should be at liberty to spout such nonsense: All speech -- including hate speech -- should be free.

But Canadian taxpayers shouldn't have to subsidize it.
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UPDATE: Go ahead... shove another foot in there
"I called Palin 'white trash' (why? because she is white and she is trash, and she thinks raped incest victims should bear their dad's baby, don't get me started ...)"
Oh, Heather... you're way past "started."

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UPDATE2: Dems decide to go with vagina politics
South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler sharply attacked Sarah Palin today, saying John McCain had chosen a running mate "whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”
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RELATED: And St Barry's halo... starts to slip
Later in the day, Obama used a variation of the lipstick line, though he was clearly talking about the McCain-Palin reform rhetoric.

‘You can put lipstick on a pig,’ he said. ‘It’s still a pig.’
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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Yes, he was too-clever by half and tried to use a rhetorical flourish to get his crowd going."

"Of course, there are other rhetorical phrases, as well."

"What are the chances that anyone will ever say that Obama is just "one of the boys" for instance..."
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7 comments:

JA Goneaux said...

Yes, the was too-clever by half and tried to use a rhetorical flourish to get his crowd going.

Of course, there are other rhetorical phrases, as well.

What are the chances that anyone will every say that Obama is just "one of the boys" for instance...

Anonymous said...

I thought Michelle was off limits.

At least, he is finally starting to see the light. Maybe he seen the side by side shots of Michelle and Sarah.

Neo Conservative said...

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james lileks just nails this...

"In short, I don’t believe a line that stupid was delivered with full knowledge of its implications. I’m in a generous mood."

"Or was, until I read this piece by a Canadian writer; it sums up with such delightful perfection what so many believe. So. Let’s have a look."


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maryT said...

Wont Obama offend muslims with that comment.

Neo Conservative said...

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well, mary... i'm guessing your average abdullah in the street wouldn't have been a big palin fan anyway.

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Anonymous said...

In his initial comments Tuesday, Obama was delivering a dissertation about McCain and President Bush — not Palin — when he used the lipstick aphorism. In fact, his reference to the Alaska governor later on was a defense of her strong belief in religion.

The lipstick maxim is hardly new to either Obama or McCain. The Democrat has used it in the past, and McCain repeated the folksy metaphor when he criticized Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on health care. McCain was never accused of being sexist when he uttered those words.

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Neo Conservative said...

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"anon says... delivering a dissertation about McCain and President Bush — not Palin — "

yeah, sure... sarah palin makes a widely covered remark about wearing lipstick in a speech... and suddenly obama's talking about lipstick on a pig.

no connection at all?

all about context, my uber-lefty friend.

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