Michelle Malkin is an Idiot
Fox News Channel hangs Michelle Malkin out to dry

By Mary    ·     September 9th, 2007 at 1:53 am

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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:

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The ad also appeared on the FoxNews.com website…

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…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.

Just… ouch.

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See also:

Michelle Malkin upset at FOX News’ silence following Geraldo Rivera’s “spitting” remark

11 comments

  1. Good write up. Let’s hope it is the beginning of the end for her television appearances.

  2. That’s why Fox News should be getting bombarded with e-mails supporting Geraldo and calling for Michelle’s dismissal, pointing out the hateful things she has said and even more important for Fox, that the O’Reilly Factor is simply unwatchable when she subs for Bill.

    Ride the wave people!

  3. She may be an idiot, but she’s a HOT idiot.

  4. See her in person without all that makeup caked on her face and then tell me how “hot” she is.

    But you inadvertently highlighted the reason why Malkin has gotten the traction that she has. She puts an exotic, and for some, attractive face on certain points of view to help make them more palatable then they would be from a blonde haired and blue eyed person.

    The problem for Malkin is that she does not know how to turn her looks to her advantage on television. The loathing that she exudes whenever she confronts a guest with whom she disagrees is so palpable you can cut it with a knife. Of course, Bill O’Reilly often behaves like an obnoxious jerk, but when he is debating an opponent whom he respects, his tenor changes drastically. At times, he even deprecates himself in order to inject some humor and lightheartedness into his presentation. Malkin wouldn’t know how to make a joke at her own expense to save her life.

  5. If Jesse knew what was good for him he’d encourage Michelle to keep her mouth shut about this. If she ever lost her job at FNC he’d actually have to go out and get a job.

  6. leave the lady alone-she’s got more balls than most male correspondants

  7. If her ratings had been good they would have kept her. She turns off most normal conservatives with her childlike tantrums.

  8. michele malkin was absolutely the best when filling in for bill oreilly. it was very refreshing to see her passion in how she defended her positions on the various topics. geraldo reveira only has one agenda, and that is to promote his own hate against any one who doesent see things his way. he wants to keep our borders open so his people can come here illegally.he is not a man. no man spits on anyone in disrespect, let alone a woman. he knows he would never win any kind of debate against michele. geraldo is no more than a sloberant ignorant pig. he should look at his record as a supposed journalist. afailed one many times over the years geraldos ego bubble has been burst by a girl! you go michele. i miss you.

  9. Michelle tends to tell it like it is, or rather, should be without worring about political correctness.
    If the politicians would use the common sense she exhibits things might improve.
    She dosen’t always hit the bullseye, but she’s usually on the target.

  10. Michelle is a complete sellout. She is probably paid by the ultra conservatives, or she’s totally brainwashed.

    Her views are always ultra right-wing and coming from a Black woman I wonder not whether or not she’s crazy (she must be) but whether she’s also smoking some new form a “crack”.

    But seriously, if this were 1788, she would be the one on the plantation turning in runaway slaves so that they could be lynched.

    Geraldo wouldn’t be able to spit on her, I’d be first, second and third in line. Whenever I hear her name mentioned with a news story I either switch the channel, or run for a roll of toilet tissue, because I know she’ll be talking lots of “crapola”.

    What a waste of human potential!!!! Michelle Mallkin is totally a sellout or is totally confused. Her family should come out and tell the general public if she’s for real, because at time I think: “She can’t be serious”. If the KKK needs someone to be their poster girl, all she needs is a robe!!!

  11. I personally miss Michelle on O’Reilly. She brought some intelligent, spirited exchange to the same ol’ blah, blah, blah of O’Rielly and some of his regulars. I am way past Geraldo. O’Reilly (Fox) fired the wrong one. I looked forward to Michelle substituting for O’Reilly because she tells it like it is. O’Reilly has lost his touch. I am tired of his obvious chauvinistic attitude towards his women reporters/contributors. Michelle was the only one who stood her ground. Way to go Michelle. Go for it.