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theliberalavenger Donating Member (204 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 10:53 PM
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Michelle Malkin has a ghost-writer - Jesse Malkin
When you read one of her screeds, can you be sure that she wrote it?

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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 10:59 PM
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1. Michelles writings question if anyone with intelligence
could have written them. She's yet another GOP shock jock entertainer. High on histrionics and low on facts.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-05 10:29 AM
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2. Meet Jesse MALKIN
(1st excerpt from o.p. link)

.... Malkin not only has a "gold-plated intern", it's her husband. Or to put it another way, Jesse Malkin has a great deal of influence on Michelle's writing, even to the point of posting on her blog, probably on a regular basis. I think it's very possible that the books were cowritten as well; In Defense of Internment was written over a period of sixteen months, the last six (or so) of which Jesse was at home.

This is important because, for me, it calls into question Malkin's motivation. If her husband is a partner in punditry, where do Michelle's opinions end and Jesse's begin? And, in today's personality-driven politics, would even right-wingers be as willing to swallow this kind of thing from a white male PhD as from a photogenic minority woman?

.... Toward the end of her Oberlin career she signed on with an independent campus newspaper that was being started by a Jewish student named Jesse Malkin. Malkin would later become Maglalang's husband. He also had an immediate and lasting impact on Michelle's political views. Jesse Malkin had attended Berkeley High on Martin Luther King Boulevard in the town his future wife would later label The People's Republic of Berkeley. In addition to being a top student, Malkin was a distance runner who captained Oberlin's cross-country team. That combination, as well as his strong political views, helped him win a Rhodes scholarship to study for a year at Oxford University in England.

By the time Jesse Malkin started the newspaper, his conservative leanings had been well enough established for him to receive funding from an organization calling itself the Collegiate Network. The Network had formed in 1980 as a union of college newspapers funded by a neo-conservative group called the Institute for Educational Affairs (IEA). IEA had been founded in 1978 by Irving Kristol and William Simon, a leader of the modern neo-conservative movement. As Nixon's Treasury Secretary, Simon had shaped the administration's tax policy. ....

.... Jesse Malkin was working on white papers that came down on the side of a medical profession feeling increasinlgy besieged by health care reform. .... Despite having suffered racial slurs, Malkin asserts, she has risen above self-pity., thereby shifting the onus for slurs from those who sling them to their victims a familiar right-wing tactic. .... The most remarkable thing about Malkin's bi-weekly columns is how consistently they strike a single note: the American way of life under attack. Apparently the American way of life comprises values that were cast in stone around the turn of the last century and is threatened by those who represent the forces of change. Foremost among them are foreigners entering the U.S. The rights granted illegal immigrants became a Malkin pet peeve. ....


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theliberalavenger Donating Member (204 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-05 10:46 AM
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3. Ah-ha
You know him already!
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