Friday, November 6, 2009


As ever, Michelle Malkin is quite the charmer….

On one hand, she opens her column today (linked here) by addressing yesterday’s shooting at Ft. Hood by asking readers to “continue to pray for the [13] murder victims and their families, and the 30 wounded and their families” only to then launch into an angry screed—recall that Malkin is the vanguard of liberty who wailed last year about Rachael Ray’s choice in faux-Muslim neckwear in a TV doughnut ad--about how Islam is a religion of hatred, and condemns those who question her as lackeys of political correctness and multiculturalism.

What happened in Texas yesterday had nothing to do with religion, and everything to do with a deranged individual ambushing his fellow soldiers. It was a cowardly act. Yet had Maj. Hasan been a Christian, I seriously doubt that Michelle Malkin--and others like her—would be playing the “Muslims Are Evil” card today by using yesterday’s events to screech "I told you so!" in her column.

Even when taking possible mental illness into account, Hasan’s actions are brutal and inexcusable. “Attitude” had nothing to do with it.

Yet by the same token, only the most unethical among us exploits another's tragedy for the selfish aim of scoring partisan points, especially when the bodies at issue are barely cold.

But from Ms. Malkin and those like her, I have truly come to expect nothing less.

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