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Michelle Malkin: HOW TO WRITE A SUSAN SONTAG OBITUARY
Michelle Malkin's Blog ^ | December 29, 2004 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 12/29/2004 1:15:12 PM PST by Stoat

HOW TO WRITE A SUSAN SONTAG OBITUARY

 

By Michelle Malkin   ·   December 29, 2004 11:25 AM
Washington Times editor Stacy McCain sends along his newspaper's Susan Sontag obit, which begins:
Novelist, radical Susan Sontag, 71, dies in New York

From combined dispatches

Susan Sontag, a critic, novelist and essayist who blamed America for the September 11 terror attacks and once declared that "the white race is the cancer of human history," died in New York yesterday at age 71.

 

Read the rest here. And then compare it with the rest of the mainstream media's deifications:

A Rigorous Intellectual Dressed in Glamour


Feminist fighter, dies aged 71

The Intellectual Risk-Taker Died in NY

Indomitable critic silenced by cancer

Liberal bias? What liberal bias?

Update: Dave Huber points to another slavering obit from the Philly Inquirer titled "A celebrity intellectual who provoked, inspired"

And Josh Trevino has an excellent, uh, tribute at Red State.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: goodriddancesontag; leftisttrash; malkin; mediabias; michellemalkin; obituary; sontag; susansontag; suzyrolls7
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1 posted on 12/29/2004 1:15:12 PM PST by Stoat
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To: Stoat

The only time the words "Includes hot babe pics!" and "Article about Susan Sontag" can go together. Unless we're talking Susan's home decorating habits.


2 posted on 12/29/2004 1:17:48 PM PST by Darkwolf377
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To: Stoat

Michelle is a cutey.


3 posted on 12/29/2004 1:21:02 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Pray for the millions of lives disrupted by tsunami.)
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To: Stoat

I wonder how many of Reggie White's obits mention his comments about gays. I just heard someone on the radio claim that Reggie's gay comments should be included. Since he was from the NYT, I wonder if he feels the same way about Susan.


4 posted on 12/29/2004 1:22:16 PM PST by KJacob (Faith is not believing God can. It is knowing God will.)
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To: Stoat

Thanks. I listened to a piece on NPR about her and you would think that we had lost the greatest intellectual of the last 100 years.

Now I see that she was just another America-hating, racist Socialist.


5 posted on 12/29/2004 1:23:16 PM PST by MaineRepublic (Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. -- Euripides)
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To: Syncro; Dr. Zoo

Ping-a-licious Michelle alert


6 posted on 12/29/2004 1:27:10 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (We shall overcome)
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To: Stoat

I have to say that I haven't paid much attention to Susan Sontag's "ideas," so I didn't know until reading this that she was a socialist dimlib. So this is enlightening; thanks for the post.

Also thanks for the pics of a lovely conservative lady. Michelle Malkin's ideas are worthy of sincere praise.


7 posted on 12/29/2004 1:32:55 PM PST by Marauder ("I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.")
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To: Stoat

The irony is that she died of cancer. I guess the "white race" got her in the end :)


8 posted on 12/29/2004 1:34:42 PM PST by Truthsayer20
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To: KJacob

Reggie added more to my life than Sontag. And his comments were his honest beliefs. I respected Reggie for his honesty and I wish his family well in their lives and comfort in their grief.


9 posted on 12/29/2004 1:35:35 PM PST by Thebaddog (Dawgs on the coffee table.)
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To: KJacob

Just what I was thinking.

No doubt that unbiased MSM will include Sontag's "white people are a cancer" quote in their obituaries...NOT!


10 posted on 12/29/2004 1:37:42 PM PST by stands2reason
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To: Conspiracy Guy; Stoat

<< Michelle is a cutey. >>

Ms Malkin is a brain.

And a Teller of The Truth.


11 posted on 12/29/2004 1:38:32 PM PST by Brian Allen (For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord -- Luke 2:11)
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To: Stoat

Only the hate-America crowd feels any loss. I won't say anymore, as I'd just get into trouble with the AMs.


12 posted on 12/29/2004 1:40:46 PM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: Stoat
How to write a Sontag obituary:

1) Eat a big plate of spicy beans

2) Start tape recorder.

3) Transcribe the results....

13 posted on 12/29/2004 1:41:46 PM PST by Cogadh na Sith (--Scots Gaelic: 'War or Peace'--)
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To: Brian Allen

Well that too.


14 posted on 12/29/2004 1:43:38 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Pray for the millions of lives disrupted by tsunami.)
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To: Stoat

Obituaries usually mention who the deceased is survived by. With Susan Sontag, no one is mentioned. I guess she was a lesbian.


15 posted on 12/29/2004 1:47:01 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Fraud is the lifeblood of the Democratic Party)
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To: Cowboy Bob

They eat their young.


16 posted on 12/29/2004 1:49:21 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Stoat

Michelle Malkin ~ Bump!


17 posted on 12/29/2004 1:49:29 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

She was, and methinks that her galpal, widow is Wendy Wasstertsein. Corrections, please.


18 posted on 12/29/2004 1:57:49 PM PST by Thebaddog (Dawgs on the coffee table.)
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To: Thebaddog

He son informed the press of her death.


19 posted on 12/29/2004 2:06:56 PM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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To: Thebaddog
She was, and methinks that her galpal, widow is Wendy Wasstertsein. Corrections, please.

Quoting the linked Washington Times review ...

At age 17, she married social psychologist Philip Rieff, then 28, just 10 days after meeting him at the University of Chicago. The couple had a son, David, born in 1952, but divorced in the 1960s. In later years, she described her lesbian relationship with photographer Annie Leibowitz as "an open secret."

20 posted on 12/29/2004 2:08:08 PM PST by ShorelineMike (This tagline in memory of Reggie White: 1961-2004)
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