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Rush’s Morning Update: Apology
September 30, 2008

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Well, with so much focus on the $700 billion bailout boondoggle,you may have missed a rare event: a Drive-By Media apology.

At issue?A column by Drive-By journalist Heather Mallick after the Republican convention,posted on the Canadian Broadcast Corporation website. Ms. Mallick wrote that Sarah Palin looked like a “porn actress” and was chosen to appease the Party’s “unlettered,” “white trash” base– “the hick vote.” She claimed red states vote Republican “to give themselves the only self-esteem available to their broken, economically abused existence.”

And that was mild!Ms. Mallick went on to say thatGov. Palin “isn’t even female really,” attacking her as “vicious and profoundly dishonest.” Then came the smears on the rest of the Palin family. Daughter Bristol was called a “pramface”;Mallick described Bristol’s boyfriend an “f-in’ redneck.” Even Palin’s army son Track wasn’t spared– Mallick claimed that he is “terrified” as he heads to Iraq.

There was more, and it wasequally vile. After 300 complaints, the Canadian broadcaster apologized: “Mallick’s column is a classic piece of political invective. [Because] it is viciously personal, grossly hyperbolic, and intensely partisan… this column should not have appeared on the CBCNews.ca site.” They put new editing procedures in place to keep this stuff under wraps. (They say.)

But this is exactly what you Drive-Bys believe! You know it, and I know it. So why hide this stuff? Why apologize?Just bewho you are– unapologetically! For once!

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