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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:31 PM
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"You might think the screen grab above is unfair. The image isn't exceptional, it's characteristic."


http://www.bagnewsnotes.com/2009/08/michelle-malkin-wit...

Before taking aim at ABC for actually inviting the far right-wing provocateur Michelle Malkin onto their Sunday talk show with Stephanopoulos, I have to say it was actually fascinating studying her behavior.

It's instructive to watch it with the sound on to hear the kind of presumption she uses in speaking for the American people or assigning phrases to them that she has coined herself on her blog. It's also interesting to listen to how, like a too-leading and tightly-wound prosecuting attorney, she ascribes an actively conspiratorial dimension to all things Democratic or Presidential at every turn. It's even more interesting, though, to study Ms. Malkin with the sound off.

You might think the screen grab above is unfair, like a sliver or instant pulled out-of-context in which any of us might look ready to be committed. I could offer you any number of other stills from this program, however, that isolate Ms. Malkin's disturbed affect, incendiary manner and inability, as she gets herself going, to make eye contact. If you watch her, she doesn't suggest or propose so much as she starts to ignite. She doesn't recognize or acknowledge so much as she she glares and stares, her eyes and her body, when it's her turn to speak, constantly darting, punctuating, escalating, agitating.

In the tradition of Limbaugh or Coulter, Michelle Malkin's anger is always looking to break through to the surface, and when it does, it's often palpable to the point of paranoia. This image is not exceptional, it is characteristic.

Aug 02, 2009 in Political Psychology, WingNut Watch
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holiday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:34 PM
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1. bwhahaha
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:34 PM
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2. It's 'wild eyed hysterical insanity' at it's finest.
:dem:
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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:35 PM
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3. I love this blog.
Thanks for reminding me about it. Haven't been there in a few months.
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:35 PM
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4. "This table is whispering my name..."
"Whispering I tell you! Can't you hear it?"
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:21 PM
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9. LOL! That's exactly what it looks like.
Wait... Shhh... There it is again.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:35 PM
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5. I wish someone could explain what the HELL is wrong with that woman's eyes!!!
Every time I see her on tv... her eyes are bulging like that!! Does she not have health care to go get taht checked out, is that why she is so nuts!!!??!
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:40 PM
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6. the hatred shows in her face
she is one nasty, disgusting woman
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:48 PM
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7. Someone call an exorcist!
or a proctologist.
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sixmile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:59 PM
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8. Looking down and to the right body language says:
Looking down and to the right can indicate that they are attending to internal emotions. It can also indicate that the person is feeling guilty.

(from changingminds.org)

I don't think she feels guilty for ANYTHING, but may be experiencing some internal issues.

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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:23 PM
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10. Turn the sound off, and you'll swear you're watching a Spanish Soap star in a German Porno.
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 04:23 PM by The Doctor.
Well... at least the creepy, edgy part plays well in German Porn.
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:33 PM
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11. Caption: That voice is speaking to me again...Do you hear it???
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hileeopnyn8d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:53 PM
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12. This is why
I liked that show Lie to Me. Honestly, my favorite part of the show is when they'd show different politicians and pundits as an example of various microexpressions while lying.

Ever notice how Rush and Beck can't sit still, I saw Coulter on C-span the other night and she also can't make eye contact.
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