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October 01, 2006

Blogging shows its ugly side

Michelle Malkin has been getting taking her hits recently, and not just from the DU or the Daily Kos, but now from a professor at UNC at Wonkette. This attack now shows a (clearly) photoshopped image of Michelle Malkin's head on top of another body. The body double happens to be wearing a bikini. And the professor at UNC is calling Michelle Malkin a "slut" and "hypocritical", without verifying the authenticity of the picture (how he fell for it is another question, as the head is clearly to small for the body, and the body suggests a taller woman, while Michelle Malkin is fairly petite). Yet, the image is hardly scandelous, or even particularly revealing, so even if it were a real picture of Miss Malkin, it could not reasonably start a scandal regardless of what a UNC pinhead says. Adding insult to injury are all the trolls who are accepting the picture without question. And as if that was not enough, they posted in response with a very insulting photoshop. They claim Michelle is looking for attention, but you know what they say; people who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

It is a real shame too, but I guess I should not be too surprised how unhinged some bloggers can be.