Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Malkin Award Nominee?

Andrew Sullivan gives out a series of awards celebrating the high and (very) low points in punditry. One such prize is the Malkin Award, given for "shrill, hyperbolic, divisive and intemperate right-wing rhetoric" (Ann Coulter is ineligible to give others a chance).

I found a blog entry (thanks to the positive play it got on FOX & Friends this morning) that has a real chance at taking the Malkin crown. The text is only one sentence long, but it's sufficiently outrageous to put it in contention. Over at lucianne.com (a site with a bald eagle/American flag logo that would make Stephen Colbert proud), Ms. Goldberg has posted a large photo of the World Trade Center. Under the picture, she has written, "If illegal aliens had stayed home the twin towers would still be standing."

Now, there are many reasons why someone might be against illegal immigration. Usually the low road consists of calling them moochers on the social safety net who pop out babies and drain our resources. Implying that illegal immigrants are terrorists bent on destroying America is several roads lower. Congratulations, Lucianne!
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