Wonkette – Malkin Cat Fight?
Alex Pareene, a writer for Gawker Media’s “Wonkette” blog, has belatedly discovered that Michelle Malkin has a video blog (the rest of us knew about a month ago). This occasions a rather vulgar self-dialogue with the punch line “[D]oes she do the thing with the ping-pong balls?”
Whether, as Malkin believes, this is racist humor based on her Asian heritage or just a sophomoric joke about the fact that most Internet video sites that get the kind of traffic Hot Air generates are pornographic, I don’t know. Even if one presumes the latter, it says something about the appeal of Wonkette vice Malkin’s sites.
There is also some self-dialogue about Malkin saying Arianna Huffington should “get a real job.” Whether this is based on something Malkin actually said or invented out of whole cloth, I don’t know. Regardless, it is followed by more sophomoric humor about the fact that Malkin makes her living writing a blog.
That, of course, isn’t quite true in that she was already a best-selling author and nationally syndicated columnist before starting up what is certainly the most successful solo blog out there. Not to mention launching a second blog that, in less than a month in operation, dwarfs all but a handful of sites in traffic. Dan Riehl notes the irony, too, that Malkin is a successful entrepreneur and being criticized for the nature of her occupation by two kids working for beer money for the Denton empire.
Ah, another day in the blogosphere.