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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Michelle Malkin is an Idiot

Read this.
Buzz of the day: A Dunkin' Donuts ad featuring Rachael Ray wearing a scarf that looks like a keffiyeh, a traditional headdress worn by Arab men, has been yanked. "The keffiyeh has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad," said conservative Fox News commentator Michelle Malkin, fueling the controversy.

Dunkin' says in a statement that the scarf was "selected by (Ray's) stylist for the advertising shoot. Absolutely no symbolism was intended. However, given the possibility of misperception, we are no longer using the commercial."

The View gals raced to Ray's defense today in a long opening chat:

Joy: "Companies should have a little more integrity."
Whoopi, who was most outraged: "It flags Rachael to businesses ... as someone you might not be able to trust."
Elisabeth: "This is the best advertising they could get."
So a celebrity wears something vaguely resembling something that vaguely resembles what terrorists wear, and Malkin objects. Honestly, this is really disgusting. Terrorists also wear pants; must Malkin now object to pant-wearing? But that's not a good analogy. What is a good analogy is this: Arabic and Islam have undoubtedly come to symbolize terrorism. Their presence on television should thus logically be objected to by Malkin.

This isn't the first time we've seen something like this from her.

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