Pity poor Michelle Malkin — she’s having a rough week. It turns out that ‘Dealergate’ has less to do with a conspiracy against Republican Chrysler disties and more to do with total dumbasses who can’t do basic math. What’s more vexing is that even a classic Malkin ragegasm hasn’t made 2+2=5 this time around.
Maybe she just needs to glower more. That’ll teach those pesky numbers!
Meanwhile, Malkin’s also got Bill O’Reilly on her case, though apparently he’s kind of apologized for implying she’s an overtly hateful piece of shit, when in fact it is her fans who are overtly hateful pieces of shit (Malkin is much more passive-aggressive in her hateful shit-piecing).
So not the greatest couple of days for Michelle. But being embarrassingly wrong in public is a kind of tradecraft for wingnuts, and Malkin ranks high in the guild. So she set out to really show the world how implosion is done with today’s post:
Last week, liberal blogs went ga-ga over radio talk show host Mancow’s waterboarding stunt. …
Now, there’s a paper trail that suggests the glaringly obvious — that it was all an elaborate hoax, reportedly orchestrated with the help of Jerry Springer’s publicist.
Time for B.S. detector tune-ups, people. Next time, libs, don’t be so eager to hype a veteran radio entertainer crying “torture.”
You’re the ones who end up all wet.
And then, the inevitable update:
Linda Shafran, publicist for Mancow and Springer among other celebs, e-mails the following statement:
BORED BLOGGERS ARE ALL WET
By Mancow Muller May 29, 2008
I am not a magician. Many news cameras were there!
Obviously, it was on the radio and I wasn’t in prison. I’m also not a radicalized Muslim terrorist. But it was not a hoax! I repeat: NOT A HOAX.
If nothing else, it must be admitted that Malkin has greatly increased the efficiency of the post-debunk-mock cycle that usually accompanies her output, here completely eliminating the third-party debunkers in a neatly self-contained story arc that takes her from heights of self-impressed gloating to the depths of defeat, all in a single post.
Now all she has to do is generate her own self-mockery, and we would be out of a job.