Thursday, September 18, 2008

Northern Hate Exposed

On 05 Sept a journalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (the federally funded national TV/Radio/Website) published one of the most hate filled opinion pieces that I’ve read in some time. Since we’re having a pivotal election here to which pits the current Conservative Prime Minster, Steven Harper against the Liberal leader Stephane Dion. It is eerily similar to the American election in that the PM (often compared with President Bush by his detractors) is a true conservative and the Liberal leader is often called an elitist left wing former professor who will destroy our economy to save the planet. He wants to redistribute taxes from the rich and the evil oil companies towards the environment and the poor, while the PM believes in lower taxes for both citizens and corporations to spur the economy…sound familiar?

Well this article could have easily been about our election but no this journalist choose to attack Governor Sarah Palin, yes this tax payer funded writer decided that the CBC and Canadians were best served by writing such gems as “she added nothing to the ticket that the Republicans didn’t already have sewn up, the white trash vote, the demographic that sullies America’s name inside and outside its borders yet has such a curious appeal for the right”. Another gem “Palin was not a sure choice, not even for the stolidly Republican ladies branch of Citizens for a Tackier America. No, she isn't even female really. She's a type, and she comes in male form too”. Or when she complained that another journalist already coined the phrase “Alaskan Hillbilly” to describe the Governor before it was written in this column. Finally the attack turned to the Governors looks just to complete the personal attack by saying “Palin has a toned-down version of the porn actress look favored by this decade's woman, the over treated hair, puffy lips and permanently alarmed expression.”

If picking on Governor Palin wasn’t enough this journalist decided to take on the entire Palin family too “Bristol has what is known in Britain as the look of the teen mum, the pramface” or “Husband Todd looks like a roughneck” or “Track, heading off to Iraq, appears terrified”.
While I think by now you’re shocked at these personal attacks it doesn’t stop here, the article goes on to attack the Governor’s parenting skills and values by saying “know that I have an attachment to children that verges on the irrational, but why don't the Palins? I'm not the one preaching homespun values but I'd destroy that ratboy before I'd let him get within scenting range of my daughter again, and so would you”. I could go on and on but I’m sure you’ve gotten the point by now.

I should also point out the CBC is also known by the moniker the Communist Broadcasting Corporation but by allowing this piece not only to appear but to stay up for two additional weeks seems to have gone too far by any reasonable standards. I would suspect that if this hyper personal attack was directed at Hillary Clinton we’d be having trouble finding this journalist or the article as the backlash would have been of biblical proportions but because it’s an attack by the left wing media on a woman that doesn’t fit the left wing feminist mold it’s free speech and clever.

Now I’m pretty embarrassed that my American friends may believe everybody in Canada is on board with this left wing craze but I should point out two things, one the Conservative PM is about 20 points ahead in every poll that has come out since the election was called 2 weeks ago and his lead is growing and more importantly you should never be afraid of the Ku Klux Klan when they’re wearing their robes, since they’re easy to identify and defeat, it’s the guys and gals who share those beliefs but hide amongst us. This journalist is hateful but easy to shout down and debunk so she’s not the one to worry about, it’s the MSM that choose their adjectives more carefully and say the same thing politely and through implication that we need to worry about.

Oh and did I mention that this journalist is named Heather Mallick. I guess I should thank her for proving the point of my last piece on why women will never run the planet.

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