Friday , April 12 2024

Just Say No, Malkin

I wrote this the day Cindy Sheehan left Crawford to attend to her mother.

Whether Michelle Malkin grew a heart or just got distracted by other news and – now – trying to out-do others in reporting on Katrina… that I don’t know.
Either way, I’m just glad the ugly personal attacks have stopped for at least a little while.

Dear Michelle Malkin:

I think I know your type. You’re a cold, heartless pundit more interested in scoring points for the Republican "team" than on doing anything right, ethical. Hell, as pointed out here, you’re not even consistent with your arguments.

Right about now, you’re getting the news that Cindy Sheehan, a woman who you went after viciously without an apparent care for integrity or compassion, is leaving Crawford, Texas, to go to the side of her mom. Her mom has had a stroke.

I know, I know, you’re probably thinking, "I sure got lots of people riled up and plenty of attention and page hits when I posted her divorce records."

As if that has anything to do with the war and Sheehan’s loss, as if how her family gets along has anything to do with the pain this woman has gone through.

You’re probably thinking right now – or asking someone at Fox to think for you – about how you can use the stroke to your benefit. Perhaps you’ll suggest Sheehan’s actions caused the stroke.

Along with Fox and others you’ve run a nasty smeart campaign on this woman. Please, if you have any heart left, leave her some peace now.

Here, I’ll even give you a story you can go after instead, using your popularity and two minutes left in the limelight to fight for a good that is good – better armor for the troops.

What better way to truly show that you support the troops than to help ensure that they don’t get killed?



About Scott Butki

Scott Butki was a newspaper reporter for more than 10 years before making a career change into education... then into special education. He has been working in mental health for the last ten years. He lives in Austin. He reads at least 50 books a year and has about 15 author interviews each year and, yes, unlike tv hosts he actually reads each one. He is an in-house media critic, a recovering Tetris addict and a proud uncle. He has written articles on practically all topics from zoos to apples and almost everything in between.

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