This morning, The Canadian Sentinel drew my attention to a September 5 piece on CBC News Web site, in which Heather Mallick lashes out at John McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, in a vindictive, nasty, personal, tabloid-style attack.
If there was any doubt that the CBC is a self-serving nest of American-hating, left-wing media freeloaders, this should quickly dispel it.
It makes me so angry to see our hard earned tax money being used to finance such tawdry journalism. Mallick's piece is filled with sexual references and plain old fashioned cattiness (or is it bitchiness). Here are some examples:
“It's possible that Republican men, sexual inadequates that they are, really believe that women will vote for a woman just because she's a woman. They're unfamiliar with our true natures. Do they think vaginas call out to each other in the jungle night? I mean, I know men have their secret meetings at which they pledge to do manly things, like being irresponsible with their semen and postponing household repairs with glue and used matches.”
Mallick sure seems to know a lot about Republican men. How would she know that they are “sexual inadequates?” (Is inadequates even a word? Inadequate is an adjective, not a noun.) How many republican men would a journalist have to sleep with to be sure they were all sexually inadequate?
“Palin has a toned-down version of the porn actress look favoured by this decade's woman, the overtreated hair, puffy lips and permanently alarmed expression. Bristol has what is known in Britain as the look of the teen mum, the "pramface." Husband Todd looks like a roughneck; Track, heading off to Iraq, appears terrified. They claim to be family obsessed while being studiously terrible at parenting. What normal father would want Levi "I'm a fuckin' redneck" Johnson prodding his daughter?”
Ah yes, that ancient journalistic device: when in doubt, attack the target's family. The CBC should, at least, have had the decency to print Mallick's piece on a yellow background.
And near the end of her piece Mallick writes, in part: “American politics isn't short of smart women.” Well, apparently CBCNews.ca is.
Shame on you, Heather Mallick! And shame on the CBC.