Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Norfolk paper bans Michelle Malkin

For those who don't know, Michelle Malkin is an Asian conservative columnist. I'm pretty sure I recall hearing that she's Filipino. Her latest column is here. It's short, and it best reflects her intellect, as well as her observant AND oftentimes humorous style of writing.

Anyway, the Norfolk daily paper has banned her columns...which is interesting, considering that the city of Norfolk is mostly conservative, with the military base being there. Further proof that the media uber-elite is far removed from media consumers, and in the case of the Norfolk paper, far removed.

The full story is here: link.

Basically, a reader of the op-eds got mad and asked the editors to ban future columns. Consider it done. Their rationale? Virginian-Pilot editorial board member Bronwyn Lance Chester, who went so far as to invoke Malkin's race, sums it up thusly: "She’s an Asian Ann Coulter. ... She says outrageous things just to get TV appearances and book deals. She’s the worst of what’s wrong with punditry today. She adds absolutely nothing to genuine political discourse.” Of course, Chester had a column recently that was entitled "For country’s sake, 'liberal' shouldn’t be a slur." For WHOSE sake??

The Asian Ann Coulter? Is that supposed to be insightful, or maybe funny, or an attempt at a "put her in her place" cutdown?

I've done my part to voice my disgust at their bigotry and their bias. Chester can be reached at Marvin Lake, the public editor over the editorial department, can be reached at They've heard from me...let them hear from you, too.