Skip to comments.Scared Witless (Anyone left shaking after CBC's lowbrow attack on Sarah Palin?)
Posted on 09/28/2008 8:30:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Heather Mallick must be loving it. The largely anonymous journalist, a legend in her own lunchtime, is now the subject of controversy because she called American Republicans "white trash," said Sarah Palin looked like a porn actress and made repugnant personal comments about the governor of Alaska's family. She did all this on the CBC website, paid for by public dollars. The content of the diatribe is less Oscar Wilde and more Oscar the Grouch, but it's become major news in the United States.
This is not a woman whose career has exactly blossomed and the consequent anger and bitterness is obvious, as is her evident jealousy of Palin's physical attractiveness. None of this matters very much; what does matter is that once again the Canadian public is obliged to fund this nonsense. Beyond the abuse of public money, however, is hypocrisy.
Mallick's defence is one of freedom of speech. Yet last year I was approached by the editor of a newspaper called The Women's Post and asked if I would write a column for her, providing what publisher Sarah Thomson called "a conservative voice." She explained that she already had plenty of liberal writers but wanted some balance.
One of those left-wing writers employed by The Women's Post was Mallick. When she heard about me being offered a column she became extraordinarily angry and threatened to resign. The good people at The Women's Post called the enraged journalist's bluff and it was goodbye to our control freak comrade. So when Mallick's defenders cry about unfettered expression and the right to offend they ought to know of whom they speak.
Which brings us nicely to radio presenter Michael Enright, who on CBC last Sunday said that he had been fortunate in his life to avoid such unpleasant things as "Michael Coren and the Ebola virus" -- proving that genuine wit and humour require more than pomposity and a silly bow tie. Much as I'm delighted by the attack, twice in two weeks now CBC types have used childlike insults to pursue their own leftist agendas.
Enright was the man who some years ago said that the Roman Catholic Church was the largest criminal organization in the world outside of the Mafia. Enright, or anyone else, has a perfect right to express an opinion, even one as suburban and daft as this. Such ignorance and extremism does, however, bring the man's ability and objectivity into severe doubt. Has he been informed and balanced in his interviews over the years or is he merely a conduit for the cliched Toronto leftism?
I assume that before long Bollinger Bolshevik journalists will simply be throwing bricks through people's windows if they disagree with them. So much easier than writing anything down or picking up a microphone.
There is something exciting and vibrant about the meaty exchange of ideas and ideals, and from such a clash of ideologies Canada becomes a more interesting place. Instead we have dreary and predictable abuse from Enright, Mallick and their dowdy friends.
Time and change are against the corporation. Simply put, the CBC as it stands now has no future. For the time being people who somehow think they're clever apparently will argue with you by the equivalent of calling you smelly or putting a "kick me" sign on your back. How sad. And these dunderheads say Americans are dumb!
WOW..thanks for the post, until now only heard Greta speaking about it.
The Canadian moonbat media is not voting in our election.
Who really gives a flying fig what some left-wing Canadian media types have to say, whether it’s an election year here or not?
GUILTY!! ON ALL COUNTS!!!
I have friend connections to Canada, so I harbor no ill will against the folks on the other side of the longest undefended border in the world.
That having been said, exactly what irrepressible narcissistic impulse has mastered the assorted braying jackasses from Canada, Britain, and other points outside the 50 states (57 if you learned math like Barack did) to drive them to pontificating about OUR candidates? And doing so in such a haughty, superior fashion?
It would never occur to me to waste my time lambasting the multitude of nondescript femboys who have revolved in and out of the Canadian houses of government.
Note to Canadian female reporters: Instead of showing your bona fides as a jerk, learn from Palin. You really don’t have to be butch to be an effective woman in your field.
What the plodding pundits outside the US don’t understand is that Sarah Palin is authentically American in her life story and her values. She is not European. She does not seek the approval of the illuminati that fancies itself world class in its pretensions.
For that reason these human bullhorns simply are incapable of understanding her. They mistakenly believe that they are better than her, but, to recall an old Randy Newman song, “they’re wrong.”
They really ought to stop trying to curry favor with their komrades to the south, unless of course they are shooting for a gig with one of the shrinking US news organs.
I will not speculate on the particular organ that is shrinking.
She’ll lift your spirits just watching her.
Why don’t we get to see more of her, Senator McCain?
I would kindly like to remind Ms. Mallick that many sons of families who live in trailor parks in the USA are right now protecting her sorry ass (at no charge) by making sure the terrorists stay in Iraq or Afghanistan and she ought to show these soldiers’ mothers a little repect!
Honestly! There are many fine and decent God-fearing people who raise their families living in trailor parks.
There are also lots of outdoorsy handsome hunks like Todd Palin and attractive assertive women with quick minds who live in the great state of Alaska.
Ms. Mallick, you stay on your side of our northern border ans I will stay on mine!
P.S. I happen to think Canada is beautiful and I have met a number of nice people from Canada. Ms. Mallick is not going to change my mind so easily about the rest of her countrymen!
I’ve noticed that way left leaning fems like to use the word ‘vagina’ a lot. Must make them feel all grown up.
Just when I thought the smarmy and pretentious dull witted rantings of Molly Ivans were long gone, along comes this wannabe. I don’t need Hannibal Lector to tell me what this bird is all about!
She couldn’t even give a Great Dane a boner.
Who is Sarah Palin? Seriously I have not seen her since the Katie Couric interview. Has anyone else???
Are you sure? Remember, one candidate is from Chicago (and it seems everywhere else in the world except the United States). Home of the stuffed ballot box. JFK would never have been president if it wasn't for the Chicago stuffed ballot box.
It is a sad state but true. One side of the political spectrum plays by the rules (guess which one?).
The other side thinks that the end justifies any means (guess which one?). They will tell any lie, use any means, to gain the (communist) power they crave. Their goal is simple (and taught in most major colleges today). Turn ALL private business over to the government. Period. (Those non-liberal rich people who worked all their lives to own their own business’ need to be re-educated anyway).
Their view: “Gee, just think what a great “workers Paradise” (where have you heard that phase outside of North Korea, Communist China, the old USSR, or ANY major U.S. University) we can create by government throwing out those RICH business owners and WE THE PEOPLE taking over”!
Their problem, of course, is that nearly 50% of this formerly great country - those ignorant enough to vote liberal - (who now think that nightly entertainment is cartoons such as “Family Guy” and “King Of The Hill”) DO NOT plan on being the “workers” in this great “workers paradise”. Unfortunately for liberals, there will only be so many sit down government jobs.
It has always amazed me, being from a very RED part of a very blue state (WA), how people (liberals) will cheer loudly when their candidate is elected on the promise of tax increases. And then they are the first to scream when their taxes go up! It is a sad state of affairs when the United States is turning out nearly half of a population who is bound and determined to vote against their own interests. AND then cry loudly when it actually comes true!
why even watch the network if you KNOW theres going to be bs?
ill stick to FOX and let newsbusters do what they have to do
Hypocritical Association of Ugly Gals
If you come down my way to Southern Maryland and use that expression in some places, you had better be ready to rock and roll.
That expression is the same as "n**er". I've seen some people catch a major a** whipping from getting too loose with that expression.
She reminds me of Cherie Blair in the looks department.
Of course if you are R Byrd (D WV) you can just go ahead and say white n.....r as a matter of record and be completely justified-and praised and be called upward...
Yet a white with an R behind his/her name had better NOT get ‘cute’ and try to throw the perfectly good word, niggArdly into a conversation concerning cheap SOB’s.
The Government Schools and MSM have made it a point that many have no clue as to what is being said....
Then someone should invite her to your neighborhood!