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    Yo, Canadian cohort.

    What's with this person.


    Columnist’s Labeling Palin Backers ‘White Trash’ Spurs Review at Canadian TV
    by FOXNews.com
    Thursday, September 18, 2008



    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is reviewing complaints from both Americans and Canadians about a Web site columnist who recently described Sarah Palin’s supporters as “white trash,” compared the vice presidential candidate to a “porn actress” and called her daughter’s boyfriend a “redneck” and “ratboy.”

    The incendiary column by Toronto-based writer Heather Mallick appeared on the CBC News site on Sept. 5, after the close of the Republican National Convention. On the same day, Britain’s Guardian newspaper published another column by Mallick in which she trashed Palin’s home state of Alaska as a “frontier state full of drunks and crazy people.”

    In the CBC story, Mallick wrote that John McCain’s running mate “added nothing to the ticket that the Republicans didn’t already have sewn up, the white trash vote.”

    She proceeded to write that the Alaska governor “has a toned-down version of the porn actress look favored by this decade’s woman, the overtreated hair, puffy lips and permanently alarmed expression.”

    She also questioned why the Palins were allowing Levi Johnston — 17-year-old Bristol Palin’s boyfriend and father of her unborn baby — into the family.

    “What normal father would want Levi ‘I’m a f—-n’ redneck’ Johnson prodding his daughter?” Mallick asked.

    “I know that I have an attachment to children that verges on the irrational, but why don’t the Palins? I’m not the one preaching homespun values but I’d destroy that ratboy before I’d let him get within scenting range of my daughter again, and so would you. … Turn your guns on Levi, ma’am.”

    CBC Ombudsman Vince Carlin told FOXNews.com that he has gotten “quite a few complaints about [the column], both from Canada and the U.S,” and said he’s reviewing its contents to see if it meets CBC’s journalistic standards and practices.

    Asked if Mallick’s column represented the views of CBC or the Canadian government, which owns CBC, Carlin suggested it did not and questioned whether commentators on FOX News represent the views of all Americans.

    “I don’t think so,” he answered.

    As for Mallick, he said, “She’s a columnist not a journalist.”

    Mallick also wrote on the CBC Web site that Republican men, whom she called “sexual inadequates,” must think that women would vote for Palin just because she’s a woman.

    In her Guardian column, Mallick claimed her own small-town credentials are just as solid as Palin’s, writing “Palin cannot out-hick me.”

    But she said Palin should have stayed in her hometown of Wasilla, writing, “Small towns are places that smart people escape from, for privacy, for variety, for intellect, for survival. Palin should have stayed home.”

    Mallick also blasted Alaska as Canada’s ugly stepchild.

    “We love our own north to the point of covering our eyes and humming as it melts … but Alaska is different from our north,” she wrote. “We share a 1,500-mile border with a frontier state full of drunks and crazy people, of the blight that cheap-built structures bring to a glorious landscape.

    “Alaska is our redneck cousin, our Yukon territory forms a blessed buffer zone, and thank God he never visits. Alaska is the end of the line.”
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    I know very little of the woman other than she is/was a respected columnist and a well educated woman.

    I can say I don't think the average Canadian shares her view of Alaska or Alaskans or would approve of her diatribe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdolEyes787 View Post
    I know very little of the woman other than she is/was a respected columnist and a well educated woman.

    I can say I don't think the average Canadian shares her view of Alaska or Alaskans or would approve of her diatribe.
    Well, obviously she cares a great deal about our upcoming election.
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    The American election is getting almost as much play here as the Canadian one.

    Unfortunately news has largely become entertainment and the Yank version has a better plot and more interesting characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdolEyes787 View Post
    The American election is getting almost as much play here as the Canadian one.

    Unfortunately news has largely become entertainment and the Yank version has a better plot and more interesting characters.
    Aye, the entertainment value cannot be denied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post

    What's with this person.

    Just seems to be another Coulter/Malkin/Limbaugh/Savage etc. type to me, except not a republican.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilsadvocate View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post

    What's with this person.

    Just seems to be another Coulter/Malkin/Limbaugh/Savage etc. type to me, except not a republican.
    Do you have any problem at all with liberal commentators.

    Do you even know any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by devilsadvocate View Post

    Just seems to be another Coulter/Malkin/Limbaugh/Savage etc. type to me, except not a republican.
    Do you have any problem at all with liberal commentators.

    Do you even know any.
    Apart from the bit you posted I know nothing of the columnist in question but it appears she is not a conservative or a fan of them and I lumped her in with those I mentioned so what point are you making?

    I didn't mention the four I did because they are conservatives, I mentioned them because they use the same vitriolic methodology in their commentary.
    Last edited by devilsadvocate; 09-22-2008 at 03:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilsadvocate View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post

    Do you have any problem at all with liberal commentators.

    Do you even know any.
    Apart from the bit you posted I know nothing of the columnist in question but it appears she is not a conservative or a fan of them and I lumped her in with those I mentioned so what point are you making?

    I didn't mention the four I did because they are conservatives, I mentioned them because they use the same vitriolic methodology in their commentary.
    It appears she is not a conservative?

    Absolutely stunning deduction, that.

    So, if not conservative, you have no clue, eh?

    You know what that makes you, don't you.
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    I say appears because I only have your post to go by. I will however admit mea culpa and say that I shouldn't have used the word conservative. Instead I should have said she appears to not be a republican.
    She may very well be a conservative and not like the Palins or the republican party precisely because she is a conservative. I've heard people I know for sure are conservatives say far worse about those running for republican tickets and their supporters. She could be a libertarian, a liberal, an anarchist, a socialist, a theocrat - the list goes on.
    I will be happy to label her as she sees fit to identify herself. I don't have the required evidence to decide for her.

    Sorry I don't live in your narrow two dimensional world.

    Precious bodily fluids.

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