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Olbermann: MaglaGONG, MaglaGONG, MaglaGONG, nyah, nyah, nyah

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 25, 2007 11:59 AM

My maiden name is Maglalang.

The diversity-embracing nutroots just LOVE my last name.

They love to mock it, misspell it, and use it as some sort of debate-ending trump card.

B-b-b-b-but her name is “MAGLALANG!”

I thought this line of attack had played out. But nutroots-panderer and Johnny-come-lately Keith Olbermann, parroting Media Matters, has picked up the meme.

He can barely contain his glee at referring to me as “Michelle MaglaGONG Malkin.” That is his answer to my column arguing that Hillary ought to pay closer attention to limited English-proficient donors in Chinatown forking out big bucks on dishwashers’ salaries.

MaglaGONG, MaglaGONG, MaglaGONG, nyah, nyah, nyah:

Words fail.


Partial transcript:

Olbermann: Our winner, Michelle Malkin, self-destructing before our eyes. Questioning the propriety of donations to Senator Clinton’s campaign, writing they were from quote “dishwashers, cooks and other suspect Hillary campaign contributors in Chinatown, Flushing, The Bronx and Brooklyn who were limited-income, limited-English-proficient and smellier than stinky tofu.” Incredibly, she was not yet done: “If it’s ‘ethnic profiling’ to be extra-careful of Chinatown donors who can’t speak English…then “ethnic profiling” should be the standard procedure of every campaign.”

Olbermann: Oy. Michelle Malkin’s maiden name is MaglaGONG. She was born to Filipino parents in Philadelphia and what has evidently eluded her all these years is that she has been violently and viciously supporting a party which not only endorses ethnic profiling of people were born to Filipino parents in Philadelphia or Manila or Mars, but she has been supporting a party which includes most of the idiots in this country who would judge her entirely and exclusively on her appearance–Republicans–who would happily lump her in with the people in Chinatown, Flushing, the Bronx, and Brooklyn whom she has just so hatefully, moronically, ethnically slandered.

Olbermann: Michelle MaglaGONG Malkin, today’s worst person in the world.

Reminder from a close Olbermann watcher:

Olbermann’s been reprimanded by the ADL for his Nazi remarks, he’s compared Fox News to the Klan, he’s made “chicken and waffles” cracks about black athletes, and his staff once confused Opio Sokoni with Malik Shabazz when he was commenting on your segments with them. And I’m not even getting into all the anti-woman stuff for which he’s famous. This mispronunciation is part of a pattern. And since your maiden name is spelled correctly at Wikipedia and at NNDB, there’s really no excuse for getting it wrong. Maybe he mispronounced it on purpose.



Update Nov. 1: The MSNBC water-carriers over at TV Newser have linked this blog post, deriding it as a complaint about how my name was pronounced:

On her blog, author and conservative talking head Michelle Malkin corrects MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, not over the content of his commentary, but over his pronunciation…of her maiden name.

Read the entire post here for yourselves and watch the clip. I hope you are not as dense as the TV Newser Olbermann sucker-upper. The point is that Olbermann had no substantive response to my column on Hillary’s Chinatown funny money other than to mock my name like the impotent boob he is. That was the content of his criticism. Pathetic.

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