What a bad week for Michelle Malkin.
On Sept. 1, the Boston Globe ran a story on Geraldo Rivera which quoted Michelle Malkin’s fellow Fox News employee as saying, “Michelle Malkin is the most vile, hateful commentator I’ve ever met in my life. She actually believes that neighbors should start snitching out neighbors, and we should be deporting people. It’s good she’s in D.C. and I’m in New York. I’d spit on her if I saw her.”
Michelle railed about the remark on her blog at michellemalkin.com, and her employee Allahpundit did the same on Malkin’s other web site, hotair.com. Their efforts did not, however, create the response they were apparently hoping for.
It’s been over a week and, as of early this morning, no one from Fox News Channel has come forward to defend Michelle Malkin or condemn Geraldo’s remark. Michelle’s FNC benefactor Bill O’Reilly even had Geraldo on his show Friday night, and Malkin was never mentioned.
This has got to be killing her. In the past, she has usually been able to turn similar events to her advantage, sometimes even landing coveted guest spots on the shows of her more famous rightwing friends, including Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.
But not this time.
Frustrated at her inability to turn Geraldo’s ugly remark into an orgy of self-promotion and web site traffic, Malkin purchased some internet ads proclaiming Geraldo Rivera “unhinged”:
To ensure that Geraldo’s spit slam didn’t go quietly into the night, I bought a few ads through Google Adsense and Quigo. I believe in holding people accountable for their words.
“I believe in holding people accountable for their words”
No she doesn’t. She won’t even hold her own employee accountable for calling the grieving mother of a slain U.S. soldier a whore.
Anyway, Michelle continues:
If you Google “Geraldo Rivera,” you may spot the ad in the sponsored links:
The ad also appeared on the FoxNews.com website…
…until I received an e-mail this morning from ad company Quigo notifying me that the ad had been pulled and my account revoked:
Unfortunately, we had to disable your ad due to offensive content. If you have another ad copy that you would like to use, we would be more than happy to switch it out. Until that time, however, your account will be blocked.
So after failing to defend her or condemn an ugly remark made about her by a co-worker, Fox News apparently pulled the plug on Michelle Malkin’s little attempt of a publicity stunt and had Quigo pull her Geraldo-bashing ads from the Fox News web site. It would appear that they’re siding with Rivera on this one.