Michelle Malkin gets in a few digs at FOX in the comments section of this thread over at hotair.com (you’ll have to scroll and hunt for them as there doesn’t seem to be a way to link directly to the individual comments):
on September 5, 2007 at 10:08 PM CrimsonFisted writes:
Fox needs to say something [about Geraldo’s remarks]. Soon.
at 10:10 PM Michelle Malkin replies:
Gee, that would be nice.
then at 10:16 PM commenter Mcguyver pipes in:
So that means nothing will be said.
To which Michelle Malkin replies at 10:28 PM:
Yeah. If anything is said, it’s a little too damned late. The silence was a signal for Olbermann and his ilk to go ahead and pile on.
I have less anger towards Olbermann than I do with people I expected more of…silly me.
I rarely watch Fox News so maybe I’m missing something, but I’m curious why no one at Fox has commented on this yet. The article with Geraldo Rivera’s remark about wanting to spit on her was published on Sept. 1 (last Friday). Michelle has been hyping the remarks just about every day on her blog since.
Does Geraldo have that much clout at FOX? Does Michelle Malkin not have enough allies over there to warrant at least some kind of defense from someone?
Goodness only knows why, but Bill O’Reilly seems to think pretty highly of Michelle yet he has not, to my knowledge, made any comment on the matter. Like I said, maybe I’m missing something but this seems odd to me.
Of course it’s not like Michelle Malkin is some kind of poor little helpless victim in all of this (though she’ll continue to try to portray herself as such). She’s actually quite capable of taking care of herself. In fact, she generally manages to turn stuff like this to her advantage and use it to further promote herself, her books and her web sites (remember how much mileage she got from that “Caveman Chris Matthews” bit she pulled after making a complete fool of herself on Hardball a few years ago?). If she feels hurt at all by FOX’s present treatment of her, I’m betting the hurt is overshadowed by anger that she hasn’t yet been able to manipulate this into another rightwing media pity party for Michelle Malkin.