Minority Conservatives and the Sellout Smear
Ever since I began penning conservative opinions and investigative journalism nearly 15 years ago, liberals have accused me of getting paid to think my own thoughts. The attacks I face every day Ã¢€” in e-mail, on the airwaves, and in person Ã¢€” are far more vicious in nature than most conservative journalists receive because I also happen to be a woman and a minority.
Rabid liberal elitists expect and demand that “women of color” in public and political life adopt their left-wing political orthodoxy. When we don’t accept such tripe, their racist and sexist diatribes against us are unmatched. “Progressive” cartoonists Ted Rall and Jeff Danziger mocked President Bush’s national security advisor Condoleezza Rice, who is black, with caricatures of her as a “House Nigga” (Rall) and a thick-lipped, bare-footed Prissy character from “Gone With the Wind” (Danziger). A writer for the militant open-borders publication, La Voz de Aztlan, assailed conservative author Linda Chavez and me as sellouts and complained: “Both are married to Jews, both are Republicans and both are being utilized to attack Mexicans and Mexican-Americans.”
In a related blog entry, she shares some of the particularly vicious e-mails she has herself received.