Thursday, May 29, 2008

Michelle Malkin is not a fascist

Last night, Keith Olbermann named Dunkin Donuts Worst Person for having pulled its Rachel Ray ad after it received criticism from the likes of Malkin and Little Green Footballs, and he criticized DD for bowing to pressure from "fascists" like Malkin. This is wrong and counterproductive.

Olbermann was using fascist as an epithet. Michelle Malkin is a fairly despicable person, but she is not a fascist. To call her so clouds the meaning of the word and turns it into a cheap insult.

Olbermann should have simply said what he meant: Malkin is an intolerant authoritarian (and/or a pseudo-fascist.)

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