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Malkin Whine-apalooza: Day Three

As we all know, Michelle Malkin is a “well known, famous and powerful and influential writer and author.” But it appears that she is still having some trouble with the language. According to Michelle, Keith Olbermann called her an idiot, but Olbermann begs to differ:

“How dare you call this woman an idiot?”

That’s apparently what she said, while appearing on Rush Limbaugh’s Entertainment Radio Program today. She certainly wrote it on her blog. To be precise: “his (Chris Matthews’) scurrilous charges were repeated by his MSNBC colleague Keith Olbermann, who called me an ‘idiot.’”

Well, I felt terrible. In my little naïve old-fashioned way, I feel you preserve terms like that exclusively for men. I was preparing a formal apology. Political differences, fault or innocence, are all secondary. There are codes.

Funniest darn thing happened, though. Checked the tape of the show, re-read the blog. I never called Michelle Malkin an “idiot.”

Never used the word.

Second time I referenced her, I did say “this woman, Malkin, who made a fool of herself on this network, about an hour ago…”

So that’s what you’re dealing with here. She’s an author or a journalist or something, and she misquoted the insult to herself.

So maybe Michelle just felt like an idiot. I mean, she should.

Now Michelle is misquoting Olbermann:

The profanity-laced and racist-filled hate mail has been most amusing. Many are taking their cue from Keith Olbermann and suggesting that I go kill myself.

Did Olbermann actually suggest Michelle kill herself? Well you would think that if you were, well, an idiot like Michelle (hey…she said it, not me). Here is the nearest that I can find:

Final note here: Ms. Malkin complains online that I wrote I was never prouder of Matthews, which reminds me of something from my sportscasting days.

15 years ago, when I was still a comparative newcomer in television, I made a gigantic rookie’s mistake. Bill Stout, the legendary Los Angeles newsman who haunted the hallways as a figure of indomitable moral force, looked at me later that day and said, “I’m proud of you. You have courage. If I had just done that on television, I would go home, and open my veins.”

So, Michelle Malkin, I’m proud of you, too.

Ooooooo. You only have to read between the lines to see that Malkin is remarkably… thin-skinned.

So it’s back to Fox with her where she can publicly lick her wounds, or maybe even get Alan Colmes to lick them for her.

He’s got to be good for something….

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