Was Cruella de Malkin Fired by Fox over Smear of 12 Year Old?

Is it possible there is a bottom to the depths of rightwing hackery? Probably not, but there is a rumor going around that Michelle Malkin, the conservative pundit most likely to skin puppies to make a fur coat, has been fired as the occasional guest host for the Bill O’Reilly comedy hour on Fox News because of her vicious attack on 12-year-old Graeme Frost and his family.

Graeme and his sister were seriously injured in a car accident in 2004, after which SCHIP, the children’s health insurance program Pres. Bush has vetoed, covered the costs of their extensive hospital stays and rehab. On Sept. 29, Graeme gave the Democrats’ rebuttal to Pres. Bush’s radio speech in which he sought to justify vetoing SCHIP, and Malkin, along with Rush Limbaugh and their running dogs at sites like Free Republic and Redstate — and even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office and the Bush White House, no less — have been trying to silence and discredit the kid ever since.

Conservative bloggers even went so far as to publish the Frost family’s address online and, to no one’s surprise, the Frosts have been receiving death threats ever since.

The Malkin controversy arose just as the dust was settling after Bill O’Reilly’s racist comments about African-American restaurant-goers, and may have been too much for Fox executives and, more to the point, FNC advertisers.

If the rumor is true, Malkin’s cover story for her departure has it that she is leaving in a fit of pique because an apology she received from Fox correspondent Geraldo Rivera on an unrelated matter was not sincere enough:

Proving that crazy people have feelings, too, rightwing termagant Michelle Malkin has ended her association with The O’Reilly Factor after receiving an insufficiently heartfelt apology from Geraldo Rivera.

Rivera, who disagrees with Malkin over immigration policy — which is to say he doesn’t favor reinforcing the border with a river of lava and broken glass — had told the Boston Globe that he would spit on her if he could.

Calling Rivera’s apology “a complete farce,” Malkin said, “I made the decision to quit appearing on the O’Reilly show in response to the poor handling of the Geraldo Rivera matter.” Inside Cable News has her email.

(See video at the same link of Geraldo’s apology so you can decide for yourself whether it was sincere.)

Here’s the email from Malkin that was conveniently leaked to the public:

From: “Michelle Malkin”
To: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 23:04:58 -0400
Subject: Re: Michelle no longer on the Factor?
I made the decision to quit appearing on the O’Reilly show in response to the poor handling of the Geraldo Rivera matter (the staged “apology” on The Factor was a complete farce). I won’t go into details, but please know that your support means a lot to me. You can catch me on other Fox News shows and read my daily blog posts and weekly columns at MichelleMalkin.com.

Best,
Michelle

And here is the rumor: A commenter at HuffPo, BryanFromPalpatine, added this delicious morsel of unsubstantiated gossip about Fox’s firing Malkin, whose maiden name is Maglalang:

A little birdie at NewsCorp tells me that this e-mail is a “beard” for the actual reason: more than a couple of the mucky-mucks at NewsCorp are a bit less than thrilled about the tales of Michelle [Malkin] Maglalang not only propagating the harassment of the Frost family but actually stalking them — and how quickly they spread from the dirty f$#@ing hippie side of the Intertubes to corpo… pardon, me, mainstream media.

Look for Ms. Maglalang’s total presence on FOX News to be further curtailed

Of course, if there is sufficient gloating on the left about Malkin’s fall from grace, Fox News chair Roger Ailes will probably give her a primetime show.

20 Responses »

  1. nikolai October 16, 2007 @ 11:13 am

    I’ve alway hated Geraldo, but I hate Malkin even more. Good riddance Cruella Malkin (now if Geraldo would just GO….)

  2. Interrobanger October 16, 2007 @ 11:42 am

    A good post, but I hope we’re not being too distracted by the Misadventures of Malkin from the real issue here, which is obviously SCHIP and making sure the veto gets overturned.

    There’s a list of targeted reps at HuffPo.

    If your Member is on the list, give him or her a call and let them know how you think they should vote.

    I happen to work for Families USA, and starting last week we have a new ad focusing on this issue. If you haven’t seen it, check it out here: http://www.familiesusa.org/bushvskids/

  3. Andrushka October 17, 2007 @ 8:52 am

    Well if it’s true good riddance! This girl looks,sounds and seems to me obnoxious.

  4. Greg Bacon October 17, 2007 @ 9:27 am

    Perhaps the totally deranged Malkin needed time off to prepare herself for the rigors of the upcoming clubbing of baby seals?

  5. JohnDWoodSr October 17, 2007 @ 10:25 am

    Greg Bacon–Haven’t you heard? Most of the baby harp seals are drowning before they can be clubbed to death, because the ice they are born onto is no longer safe enough to support them until they can survive in the water.(true!)
    Malkin is among a group of concerned right-wing environmentalists who are arranging an airlift of these cute little babies to public ice rinks in the U.S.,where they can be raised for a time and enjoyed by millions of schoolchildren before they are slaughtered in front of them.

  6. Leftside Annie October 18, 2007 @ 9:49 am

    That horrid skank ought to just stick to twisting the heads off baby birds and eating them raw.

  7. Lord Garth October 18, 2007 @ 10:51 am

    Shouldn’t Bush be giving her the Congression Medal of Freedom?

  8. Anonymous October 24, 2007 @ 4:35 pm

    Why are the looney’s of the left sooooo vicious-its like they are still in grade school on a maturity level on another note its always good for a couple of yucks
    at their expense
    michelle malkin is FFFFIIIINNNEEE!!!!
    j chesley

  9. His Nibbs October 26, 2007 @ 10:58 am

    Anonymous Coward wrote, “Why are the looney’s of the left sooooo vicious…”

    Note to anonymous coward: learn grammar. “looney’s” with an apostrophe is POSSESSIVE, NOT PLURAL>

    Examples:

    “The Freeper looney’s gun jammed, backfiring and blowing off half of his face.”

    In the above example, “looney’s” classifies the word “gun,” definitively indicating possession of the firearm.

    “Right-wing looneys masturbate vigorously to mental images of Michelle Malkin.”

    In the above example, “looneys” is a plural noun. Note, however, that it is incorrectly spelled — the proper singular spelling is “loony,’ and therefore the plural should follow the common modification of the “y” to “ie” in the plural, hence:

    “Right-wing loonies masturbate vigorously to mental images of Michelle Malkin.”

    And, for the record, we are hardly being vicious; rather, we are being realistic and rational about a deluded right-wing pundit with a penchant for harassing and stalking those she disagrees with; therefore, your assertion is not only based on false assumptions, i.e. people who disagree with the unctuous Maglalang are automatically left-wingers when in fact many in the center and even on the right are offended and disgusted by her conduct, and those on the left must all be insane when it is in fact the unhinged Ms. Maglalang whose actions suggest it is she who is in need of counseling or perhaps psychiatric intervention.

  10. Trish October 26, 2007 @ 11:13 am

    His Nibbs can teach grammar on this site anytime.

  11. HOWZEEE December 12, 2007 @ 5:06 pm

    MS MALKIN IS AN OUTSTANDING FINE PERSON,WELL INFORMED ,WITH HUGE COMMON SENSE WHICH VERY FEW FOLKS HAVE. O’RELLY HAS HAD SOME REAL STUPID OPINIONS BUT THIS IS HIS LOWEST SCREW UP. I WILL BE WATCHING MUCH LESS OF HIM FOR THIS STUPID DECISION. I JUST LEARNED OF HER FIRING AND WAS SHOCKED TO SEE THAT THE BEST SMARTEST VOICE ON TV WAS KICKED OFF TV ORELLY SHOW.
    PS. GERALDO IS A COMPLETE SCHMUCK WITH NO COMMON SENSE AT ALL. I FEEL HE MUST BE ON SOME STUFF. ALSO OREILLY’S OPINION ON THE TRUTHFUL HONEST ACCURATE SWIFT BOAT SOLDIERS WAS VERY SAD. HE MISJUDGED THESE FINE MEN FOR SOME STRANGE REASON. JOHN KERRY SHOULD HAVE BEEN TRIED FOR TREASON DURING WAR TIME AND THEN FACED THE FIRING SQUAD BACK IN THE 70′s. IT SHOULD BE DONE NOW. THEN WE SHOULD DEAL WITH BILL AND HILLARY ON HIS GIVING RED CHINA OUR ARCH ENEMY TOP SECRET HELP WITH FIXING THE ACCURACY OFTHE MULTIPLE WARHEAD ICBM’s HE GAVE THEM IN 1992. I KNOW THAT MY FRIENDS FRIEND IS BERNARD SCHWARTZ.CEO OF LORAL AEROSPACE AND TOLD HIM THAT HE WAS ORDRED BY BILL C. TO GO BACK TO RED CHINA AND FIX THE GUIDED MISSLE NUKES WE GAVE THEM. SHAMEFUL….

  12. weefs March 16, 2008 @ 5:15 am

    STFU howzee you coward shill. Malkin is a twat with an IQ in the negatives…which is probably why you like her. Why right-wingers are so prone to fear mongering and lies is beyond me. But I suspect it’s because you people can’t win on the merit of your real agenda: totalitarianism and fascism. Knock if off with the BC and JK bull. Stay in the here and now where your president and his gang of crooks are robbing us blind, murdering innocent people, waging a phony terror war, and architecting 911.
    Where I come from (America) we call people like you traitors and hanging is too good for you.

  13. Jim March 16, 2008 @ 10:06 am

    Hey weefs
    “I suspect it’s because you people can’t win on the merit of your real agenda: totalitarianism and fascism”

    This is too funny. Go back to school, kid.

  14. Bina March 17, 2008 @ 9:02 pm

    Hey, Jim–you go first, you need it the worst. You Maglalang apologists need reminding that your unhinged little idol is in love with the concept of concentration camps for anyone deemed an Undesirable. That, by definition, IS totalitarian and fascist. (As is her notion that disabled 12-year-olds should be killed by lynch mobs of drooling freepers rather than being maintained by the state as Useless Eaters.)

  15. H R Hobart October 31, 2008 @ 7:14 pm

    Been wondering where Michelle went,,,now I know why I hate riverra so much,,actually,,Michell is twice as tough as O Reilly,,,he is affraid of black ppl,,,her or Megan shud replace O Reilly,,he is a panty waist,,,,

  16. freeman July 14, 2009 @ 9:56 am

    so rivera would spit on her ….man that says it all …..what class….what we have come to expect from the challenged…God help us

  17. Bill Harmon January 5, 2010 @ 10:21 am

    You people crack me up. Everyone has an opinion and most have a vote. This is one “Teabagger” really looking forward to the 2010 elections, Really.

  18. Jerry January 28, 2014 @ 11:07 am

    When are you idiot liberals going to wake up? If it wasn’t for FOX News we wouldn’t have the truth of the socialist state that Obama is trying to lead us down. How many lies does it take to convince you people? Jerry

  19. Herman Johnson February 8, 2014 @ 10:15 pm

    I am behind Michelle Malkin 100%. She tells it like it is. I sure hope that many of you out there, can wake up and smell the rose’s. Obama has just kept only one of his promises, an that one was change. He just never said if the change was going to be good for America, or not. I have read all the comments, an I am glad there are some people out there with their minds in tact. The rest of you left wing liberals are like a herd of sheep being led to slaughter. I do hope you can wake up before its to late.

  20. Herman Johnson February 8, 2014 @ 10:20 pm

    I would like to see her get into Politics.

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