Now We Know Who Ann Coulter Gets Her News From: Michelle Malkin!
O.K., April Fool's pranks can be treacherous - and downright humiliating - especially to someone who prides herself in being above it all. And by now, this story has captured the hearts of the all the progressive bloggers in the world, and I'm no exception.
As an April Fool’s joke, Car and Driver magazine posted a made-up story on its website claiming that “President Obama had ordered Chevrolet and Dodge out of NASCAR after the 2009 season.” The magazine “pulled the fake story” after it “turned into a sizzling Internet topic,” especially on anti-Obama right-wing websites.
Rush Limbaugh laughed at the gullibility of anyone who would believe the article:
Well, now, who’s going to believe this?
Well, that’s not the quite proper way to ask it. All good comedy requires an element of truth in it, and obviously there are people that believe this could come down the pike. But it hasn’t yet. Run this story tomorrow, if you want to play a practical joke on people.
But some people DID believe it. Ann Coulter may now be seen as gullible as she is rabid for any anti-Obama news:
If Obama can tell GM and Chrysler that their participation in NASCAR is an “unnecessary expenditure,” isn’t having public schools force students to follow Muslim rituals, recite Islamic prayers and plan “jihads” also an “unnecessary expenditure”? Are all those school condom purchases considered “necessary expenditures”?.*
And guess where she got the "force students to follow Muslim rituals", etc." Not from a reliable source, that's for sure: Michelle Malkin's June, 2007 post Hot Topic: Muslim Prayer in Public Schools. Malkin is the reigning queen of yellow "journalism" in the blogosphere. Every time she's put in as a "reporter" on Fox News (esp. Bill O'Reilly's "Factor"), she's never calm, cool or collected. She rants. She rales. She fumes. She screams as if someone is raping her (while SHE rapes the English language!)
And she gets most of her facts wrong. Or spins a story until it becomes the opposite of what it was before. With professional news reporting, the story about San Diego's Carver school is limited to ONE school. Carver. Singular. The circumstances were approved by the principal and teachers and it would have gone unnoticed if a Christofascist substitute teacher hadn't screamed to the press that "indocrination" was going on.
From The San Diego Tribune:
"An investigation by the San Diego Unified School District failed to substantiate the allegations."
Of course, none of that matters to people as hungry for hate as Malkin and Coulter. And the irony in all of this: one of Coulter's books was titled If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans.
My next book title:
If Republicans Had Any Brains, They'd Just Shut Up!