She just won’t be deterred. Despite being roundly ridiculed by, like, everyone for her latest jihad against Rachel Ray’s scarf, Michelle Malkin has dedicated her entire weekly column to the affair. Read. Weep:
The keffiyeh kerfuffle
By Michelle Malkin • May 28, 2008 09:38 AM
My syndicated column today examines the keffiyeh kerfuffle with Dunkin’ Donuts and Rachael Ray that I noted on the blog last week. As you’ll recall, I linked to an item by LGF’s Charles Johnson about the scarf she wore in a recent Dunkin’ ad. Keffiyeh chic has been covered on this site and at Hot Air extensively (see here, here, and here). Anti-American fashion designers abroad and at home have mainstreamed and adapted the scarves as generic pro-Palestinian jihad or anti-war statements. Yet many folks out there remain completely oblivious to the apparel’s violent symbolism and anti-Israel overtones.
I remember a time when left-wingers were continually stereotyped as humorless paranoids who looked for symbols of racism, sexism and homophobia in just about every area of popular culture — novels, television shows, advertising, and so on. While there was obviously some truth to this caricature, it was generally limited to college professors who pushed critical theory as the primary tool for analyzing texts.
The entire right-wing blogosphere, on the other hand, fits this stereotype better than any egghead college perfesser ever could. As George Carlin would no doubt say about this entire affair: “I see them as symbols, and I leave them to the symbol-minded.”
Gavin adds: Shorter Michelle Malkin:
Above: Explanations are due.
- The Boston Globe accused me of “yowling,” however, if you actually read my post and the column below, you’ll see that, yowl, the Left is to blame. Yowl, flag-burning, yowl, disloyalty. Hat tip: Atlas Shrugs. Murders, treason, beheadings, yowl. Yowl-and-yowl, Klan hoods, leftist dupes, bigotry. Yowl, death, 9/11. Snort, shriek, enemies, blame, ah-oogah.
‘Shorter’ concept created by Daniel Davies and perfected by Elton Beard.