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Michelle Malkin Knows Something About Racism and Sexism & Calls Out the Media On Sexist Attacks Against Palin

Posted by iusbvision on September 10, 2008


Michelle Malkin *Click to enlarge.

Michelle Malkin *Click to enlarge.

What can we say. Malkin is smart, successful, scrappy, charming, and a relentless worker.

Malkin has a column about the media double standards when it comes to sexism and this campaign. But before we continue I would like to give you a sample of what Malkin has had to deal with as a minority female writer.


Here is one of the safer examples and I still had to clean it up:

Hi Self hating flat nosed Filipino B**ch! As we used to refer to your kind – little brown F**k*ng Machines. Looks like this little LBFM learned to wh*re in a different way to make some pesos. How sweet.

Surely you are a big put-on. Did some minor Republican operative purchase a mail-order bride and train her to do this?

If you can tolerate it – some more examples are HERE, HERE & HERE. You have been warned.

Today Malkin takes off the gloves in her column. She outs the working mom’s who have families with special challenges in the elite media and takes them to task for their silence:

Last Friday, Howard Gutman, a member of the Obama campaign’s National Finance Committee, attacked Sarah Palin’s ability to be a good parent and have a high-powered public life at the same time. In a finger-wagging appearance on Laura Ingraham’s radio show, Obama’s operative scolded the Republican mother of five children for not putting her professional career on hold.

[for audio and our take of Howard Gutman’s comments click HERE afteryou have read Malkin’s column in full]

“Your responsibility is to put your family first,” Gutman lectured as he singled out Palin’s Down Syndrome baby and pregnant teenage daughter. “The proper attack is not that a woman shouldn’t run for vice president with five kids, it’s that a parent, when they have a family in need…” should get out of the public sphere and stay home.

The Gutman standard has now been proffered by countless Obama hacks and water-carrying commentators. Damningly, it’s high-powered working mothers in the journalism business who are helping to broadcast the anti-Palin slams or doing nothing to defend her.

How would Katie Couriclike the Gutman standard applied to her? Her husband died at 42 when her daughters were 6 and 2 years old. With two young children devastated by the loss of a father, she opted not to quit journalism. She anchored NBC’s “Today Show” through his illness and death, continued working an intensive, time-consuming schedule as one of America’s most visible broadcast journalists while a single mother with two fatherless children at home, and then jumped to CBS News, where she maintains a rigorous on-air schedule, travel plans and an off-air social calendar. Where are the finger-waggers?

How about CNN’s Soldedad O’Brien? She’s been working overtime covering the presidential campaign season, anchoring daily coverage and nighttime conventions, and producing documentaries that require large chunks of time away from home. Disney’s Family Parenting website lauds her as “a modern mom balancing a thriving career as one of America’s top news anchors along with her four children” – two daughters now ages 7 and 6 and twin boys who are 4. Where are the Palin-bashers to lambaste O’Brien’s professional pursuits?

Also at CNN, Campbell Brown flew to Las Vegas last year to moderate a political debate while 8 and a half months pregnant. Fox News host and left-wing blogger Alan Colmes, last seen questioning Palin’s commitment to prenatal care because she worked and traveled late in her pregnancy, had no comment. When Brown initially left The Today Show in 2007, she said she was stepping down to devote more time to family and baby. She immediately turned around and jumped ship to CNN, where she has anchored wall-to-wall CNN Election Center coverage and will launch a new nightly show in November.

At NBC, famous balancer of work and motherhood Meredith Viera replaced Couric on The Today Show. She has three children at home and a husband who has battled multiple sclerosis and two bouts of colon cancer. By the Gutman standard, Viera should have left the business years ago to tend to her family in need.

Malkin Continues:

I don’t challenge the commitment these fellow working mothers in the media have to their home lives. What I challenge is their silence and complicity as the Palin-bashers impose a “Family First” double standard on conservatives.

5 Responses to “Michelle Malkin Knows Something About Racism and Sexism & Calls Out the Media On Sexist Attacks Against Palin”

  1. charleena said

    michelle malkin is fucking mess. deport her ass now! anywhere is fine but here. she is a disgrace to all of humanity!

    [Such love and tolerance… – Editor]

  2. Larry said

    I feel very sorry for her and I dont agree with her politics. She doesnt know her history. If it was not for the civil right movement she would be working in a 7-11 right now or be a housewife. The hate mail I dont condone,,its too cruel..Its sad to see a woman of color say the horrible things she says,,she is a sad human being.

    [Michelle opposes the largess of the state at the expense of the freedom of the individual, she also writes about national security issues and opposes the corporatist coruption that intertwines itself with government. You may call that horrible, but regular Americans are with her. By the way, she has written books on sections of modern history. Can you back up what you have said here with evidence I can verify or is this just more hate mongering against soemone who dares to vote Republican. By the way, speaking of history, it was Republicans who made the great strides in Washington for civil rights and it was mostly Democrats who opposed it. – Editor]

  3. Juliane Cuffie said

    Lots of Fantastic information in your post, I bookmarked your blog post so I can visit again in the future, Cheers

  4. Paul Geer said

    I enjoy Michelle Malkin every time I see her, she’s brilliant and right on. Recently, Glen Beck on his show discovered just how brilliant Michelle is. I’m glad he apologize to her after his outburst, said a lot about Glen. Very few radio personalities will do that.

  5. Bhazor said

    Maybe if Sarah Palin was in anyway competent (the bridge to nowhere) or a half decent public speeker (I can see Russia from my home!) then maybe so many people wouldn’t hate her.


    The only one here who is not in any way competent is you and here is why.

    First, Palin never said that she can see Russia from her house. A comedian on Saturday Night Live said that, Palin didn’t.

    Second, The Ketchikan Bridge project was started by Gov. Murkowski, the corrupt governor that Palin ran against and defeated. During the campaign Murkowski said that the price of the bridge, which connected a two island community cost one low price, Palin was fine with the low price, but when she took office she found out there were huge cost over runs and cronyism in the contract. When she found this out she killed the project. The Alaska Democratic Party even praised her for doing so.

    By the way, it is spelled “speaker” and Chris Wallace called Palin’s speech the most persuasive Republican argument he had ever seen, and she did it with a broken teleprompter. – Editor]

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