A Sign that the World is about to End:

I’m defending Michelle Malkin (but still not linking to her).

Someone found a 14-year-old picture of Michelle Malkin posing in a bikini. Malkin said it’s a fake and demanded an apology for posting the picture. Since sex sells, right now the above-linked post on Majikthise has the longest comment thread on the front page, longer than Lindsay’s torture bill and macaca threads.

So far, so bad. But then one commenter linked to a thread on Wonkette, where Wonkette basically mocks Malkin for complaining about things like Wonkette’s previous thread, entitled oh-so-civilly, “Michelle, You Ignorant Slut.”

I don’t know who’s more vicious and shallow here – Wonkette or her commenters. One of the commenters on the more recent threads inquires if Malkin made some porn movies. Because, as we all know, the Other Side’s women must be sluts who should be put in their places.

The saddest thing about it is that most of the people who’re now obsessing over Malkin’s photo rushed to Jessica’s defense when she was subjected to a similarly stupid attack.

7 Responses to A Sign that the World is about to End:

  1. John Emerson says:

    “X, you ignorant slut” is a pop culture reference, SNL I think. I only use it with guys, but it’s a useful phrase if you ask me. Not the same as if someone originated the phrase to refer to Malkin.

  2. Alon Levy says:

    Well, pop culture reference or no pop culture reference, Wonkette’s posts’ bodies are disgusting, too.

  3. The original was to the awesome Jane Curtin from Dan Ackroyd, “Jane you ignorant slut!”

  4. suzie says:

    can you do a series of “signs the world is about to end?”
    because then you can list stuff, via Bible, like “women wearing pants.” that would be fun. Another sign the world is ending: Dunkin Donuts donuts are not good anymore. They’re absolute SHITE actually. it’s really depressing. Yet another sign – Starbucks have started carrying donuts to compete against DUnkin Donuts attempted coffee/donut domination, and they are absolute crap too, bourgie approximations of The Real Thing.

    I think i may be being obnoxious now. but i’m in sincerity. sorry i didn’t directly respond to the Malkin pic. which btw i don’t think is photoshopped at all.

  5. suzie says:

    woops i just read all the links. so it wasn’t malkin, right? some other chick?
    wonkette’s commenters need to like…get fat or something. “must…not..look at ..wingnut titties.” why are people so bad? speaking of bad, i’m depressed that charlotte church is now not a good girl.

  6. Alon Levy says:

    Well, I can try, but I don’t know that many signs. But a few more things that could qualify as signs include my grad school cohort remaining almost 50% female through grad school and the tenure track process, Britney Spears saying that sexualizing women is a bad thing, someone in the White House or Congress saying that atheists are as moral as Christians…

    By the way, you’re not being obnoxious at all… thanks for commenting, Suzie.

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