I am sure that by now most of you are aware of the whole Jason Richwine/Heritage Foundation kerfuffle. If not here is the Cliff’s Notes version:
Academic Jason Richwine helped author an anti-immigration reform study for the Heritage Foundation but it was found out that Richwine had somehow earned his PhD with a dissertation that called for the exclusion from the US of Latino immigrants based on the erroneous notion that they have inherently lower IQ’s. If you want a more thorough account of this academic travesty, and who was involved, please see this wonderful post on Daily Kos http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/08/1207817/-How-did-Jason-Richwine-Get-a-PhD-from-Harvard
But back to the point: Michelle Malkin’s racist attitude. She penned a hilariously hypocritical and bigoted DEFENSE of Mr. Richwine on her wonderfully asinine blog. This piece of right-wing agitprop is entitled The Crucifixion of Jason Richwine. No, I am not making that up. I will be posting the link below for your perusal. Be sure to have a barf-bag ready.
Malkin whines that the evil media and liberal establishment are “smearing” this author of a thesis even the HERITAGE FOUNDATION is distancing itself from. This after Mr. Richwine’s most recent Heritage funded screed against immigration reform was criticized almost universally from all political corners and torn apart factually by people with a slightly better grasp of public policy i.e. pretty much anyone else you could think to name. Malkin goes on to pout about how the evil liberals (who are the REAL racists for dismissing the racists arguments of a racist because…well because SCIENCE that’s why!) are starting a pogrom to destroy Mr. Richwine’s career. I think the man has done enough in that department by himself. Malkin, who like many conservative “thinkers” (I do hate having to use an oxymoron) shows an active disdain for academia on even her best days (here is a link to one of her articles for an example of her bile on the issue http://michellemalkin.com/2013/04/02/academia-hearts-the-weather-underground-kathy-boudin-at-columbia-and-nyu/ ) now suddenly seems to be uber-respectful of the particular group of Harvard luminaries who approved Mr. Richwine’s dissertation. It is rather rich to see Malkin suddenly show so much love an respect for a liberal bastion of academia like Harvard just because they approved of an academic who savaged the intelligence and ability of millions of Latino immigrants.
She goes on to scold no one/anyone in particular about silencing the academic freedom of a man who wants us to believe that people from south of the border are inherently more stupid than the pretty white conservative people she so desperately wants to pretend to look/act like. Combined with her earlier screed about kicking undocumented immigrants and their American born children out of the country (even though her own parents have a dubious immigration record and she was born while they were in the US) this goes to show that Malkin is indeed a racist and perhaps even a self-loathing person. How else can you explain such vitriol and hate for a group of people that mirror her own situation and background? Michelle Malkin is the Vidkun Quisling of the conservative blogosphere and she continues to plumb the depths of knee-jerk racism and anti-immigrant paranoia. Don’t take my word for it…read her own words for yourself http://michellemalkin.com/2013/05/09/the-crucifixion-of-jason-richwine/