Monday, July 24, 2006

Meet the New Coulter, Same as the Old Coulter

So the Augusta Chronicle has ditched the Coultergeist…  But is this what passes for an improvement?

“We think you'll like Michelle Malkin. The daughter of Filipino immigrants, Malkin has burned a meteoric trail since her start as an editorial writer/columnist for the Los Angeles Daily News in 1992. She also was on the editorial board of the Seattle Times, and was a Warren Brookes Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.”

How about an even bolder idea--- Why do you need hate speech at all?  Is Malkin an improvement simply because she bashes immigrants (Despite being the daughter of them)?

Actually, what do you say we cut through the bullshit and call it what it is?

From the editor:

“…Ann Coulter has long been known for her acid tongue. But much of the hand-wringing by her critics has been, and still is, the result of the fact that she is ruthless in pointing out their hypocrisy and flawed thinking.
But biting commentary is one thing. A personal attack is another - such as when she slammed several 9-11 widows for backing Democrats and allegedly milking the tragedy for political purposes. That charge alone isn't necessarily unfair, but to suggest they were "enjoying" their husbands' deaths and calling them "witches" - well, that's where stridency crosses a line...”
So…  The editor of the Augusta Chronicle thinks Ann Coulter has a point when she says something outrageous…  But won’t stand behind her.
It’s not very often that an editor comes out and proudly says “I’m a partisan hack” and manages to say “I have no balls” at the same time.

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