Edition Smears Jones For Malkin Confrontation
Despite promises to remain impartial and tell the truth about what really happened, Inside Edition unsurprisingly characterized Alex Jones' DNC confrontation of Michelle Malkin as a "hateful attack," while the Dallas Morning News engaged in outright libel by claiming Jones had chanted "kill Michelle Malkin," a brazen lie that is still doing the rounds on neo-con blogs.
Alex Jones and his crew filmed their meeting with the Inside Edition team and it was broadcast live on the Internet yesterday. The Inside Edition reporters were uninterested in footage which clearly shows provocateurs completely unaffiliated with Alex Jones chanting inflammatory statements, as well as Malkin's own photographer making a false report to Denver police claiming Jones had made death threats toward Malkin and punched her bodyguard, when her bodyguard is on tape assaulting Jones and his crew.
Inside Edition characterized the incident as a "hateful attack" on Malkin, the poor little victim, while failing to explain any of the reasons behind why Jones confronted her in the first place - namely the fact that she is an advocate of torture, runs defense for puppy killers, and argues in her own book that dissidents and other undesirables, including Arab-Americans, should be rounded up and jailed in internment camps.
The Inside Edition blerb describes Malkin as a "conservative author and political commentator," while it labels Jones as a "controversial radio personality" who "ranted and raved" and engaged in "virulent verbal bashing" while "on the attack".
Sounds about as fair and balanced as Fox News.
Did Alex Jones shout at Michelle Malkin? During some parts of the incident yes, during others he attempted to talk to her rationally. The point is, Inside Edition, as well as every other establishment press outlet that has reported on the incident, has uniformly failed to highlight why Michelle Malkin deserved every earful she got.
An Associated Content article describes Malkin as, "A short, attractive, pleasant lady of Philippine descent."
Pleasant? This is the same woman who went too far even for Bill O'Reilly's liking when she infamously proclaimed "boo-hoo!" in response to news that Guantanamo Bay detainees (many of whom are innocent children) had killed themselves.
Just look at what even arch-neo-con Geraldo Rivera had to say about her.
"Michelle Malkin is the most vile, hateful commentator I've ever met in my life. She actually believes that neighbors should start snitching out neighbors, and we should be deporting people. It’s good she’s in D.C. and I’m in NY. I’d spit on her if I saw her."
Malkin's journalistic prowess has been off-target so many times that her website, Hot Air, is a laughing stock on the Internet.
In November 2006, Malkin embarked on a campaign to question the existence of an Iraqi policeman, Jamil Hussein, who has been used as a source by the Associated Press. Hussein turned out to be very real and Malkin was forced to retract her bizarre inference that he was imaginary.
Likewise, when footage emerged of Marines throwing a puppy off a cliff in Iraq, Malkin suggested that the puppy was in fact already dead or even a CGI-manipulated fake. The fact that the Marines who admitted killing the puppy were later disciplined and expelled by the Marine Corps was quietly ignored and no retraction appeared on her website.
In May 2008, Malkin claimed that a Dunkin' Donuts commercial was terrorist propaganda because it featured a woman wearing a neck scarf.
The Associated Content piece again attempts to smear Jones by claiming a mob affiliated with him chanted "kill Michelle Malkin," when the individuals involved were actually provocateurs which were then cited by Malkin's stooge in a false report he made to Denver police claiming Alex Jones was threatening Malkin.
The Dallas Morning News went one further. In a blog that appears on the DMN website, radio host Mark Davis claims it was Jones himself who chanted "Kill Michelle Malkin!" - a completely false and libelous charge. Respondents to the blog are advising the Dallas Morning News to call their lawyers and prepare for a pretty expensive lawsuit. A full retraction and apology has not been issued at time of press.
Neo-Con news outlets continue to embarrass themselves by falsely claiming that Jones or people affiliated with him advocated the murder of Michelle Malkin. In doing so they are only shaming themselves and letting everyone know exactly what they are - lying hacks whose only agenda is to smear those that dare question their jack-booted propagandist Fox News idols like Michelle Malkin.
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