Inside Townhall Magazine: Exclusive Michelle Malkin Interview
5/3/2010 8:46:00 AM - Chris Field
She’s the subject of racist rants from left-wingers.
She has been assaulted by some of America’s nastiest political activists.
She had her home address published by progressive crazies.
She and her family moved from the D.C. area to get away from the threats.
She’s been spat on, screamed at and cursed by ever-so-tolerant liberals.
So she must be doing something right.
Its Michelle’s spirit, courage and feistiness that makes us proud to announce that May issue of Townhall
features an exclusive profile and interview with this conservative warrior, written by Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey.
Plus, just in time for the Obama administration and Democratic Congress's hardcore progressive base's protests demanding that the liberal-dominated government get to work on its promise of immigration reform, we have a powerful report on the Left's preparations for an open-borders battle royal.
We also offer a long, hard look at the Muslim Brotherhood -- a radical Islamist group intent on taking over the U.S. and imposing their worldview.
And don't miss our TH magazine-only excerpt from S.E. Cupp's new book, "Losing Our Relgion," or our special report on how America's best-selling fiction authors are impacting Homeland Security, which includes interviews with powerful writers Vince Flynn, Daniel Sylva and others.
Michelle Malkin has been making a killing doing what she does best: exposing the corruption and lunacy of America’s liberals. And the Left can’t stop her. Michelle is where she is because she’s smart, brave, intelligent and right. But she didn’t get there overnight or without sacrifice.
She knowingly puts herself in the line of fire from the far-Left day after day; gets up at 4am to make a drive to Denver just to do a morning news hit on Fox News; invested countless hours and lots of money to create one of the most popular conservative websites in the world: HotAir.com; supports American troops and paid for a trip for her and a Hot Air producer to report from Forward Operating Base Justice in Baghdad; and invests hours of research and writing (and re-writing) for her top-selling books.
Oh, and she’s a mom and wife who has kept her priorities in tact.
Here’s a taste of Michelle and Ed’s conversation that you can read in the May issue:
She would hardly seem like the type who gets vulgar hate mail on a constant basis. What causes the kind of rage and calumny Michelle regularly receives, both in her in-box and in person? Her 2005 book “Unhinged” described some of the disgusting insults she regularly received during the years preceding its publication. Did her success as a pioneer in New Media soften some of the personal attacks? Not really, Michelle tells me in an exclusive interview for Townhall.
“Death threats, racial epithets and sexually explicit taunts are par for the course,” Michelle explains. “I still post an occasional ‘Hate Mail of the Day’ on my blog, but always more out of amusement than anger.”
Her impassioned opposition to Barack Obama has certainly stoked more outrage on the Left, although Michelle found herself more amused by the increased indignation of the “entitlement liberals” who demanded that she stay on the minority reservation. “If not for pioneers like Barack Obama, you wouldn’t be where you are today,” she hears from people who clearly don’t realize that Michelle has been a national figure far longer than President Obama.
“I never cease to be amazed at the claim of entitlement liberals hold over minorities, women and minority women.” She calls these eruptions of outrage “ululations of the aggrieved.”
While the timing of the fight has been in question -- though it's now looking more and more imminent -- there should be no doubt that the pro-amnesty Left is preparing for the open-borders battle royal.
Townhall magazine subscribers are getting the full report on the progressives' plan for a "Sanctuary Nation" in their May issues of the mag.
After months of sitting on the sidelines of the health care debate, immigration advocates brought their message directly to Washington. … [T]ens of thousands of immigrants and their supporters descended on the nation’s capital to participate in the pro-amnesty “March for America.” While the House of Representatives wound down the final votes on ObamaCare, liberal activists paraded around the National Mall wielding signs that read, “No Human Being Is Illegal” and “We Work for America.” Their message for President Obama and his colleagues in Congress was clear: We want amnesty, and we want it now. […]
The rally’s list of participants reads like a who’s who of the Left’s heavy hitters: National Council of La Raza; NAACP; SEIU; Southern Poverty Law Center; AFLCIO; National Urban League; ACORN; National Education Association; Code Pink; George Soros’ Center for American Progress and many more. […]
It is no coincidence that groups on the Left are growing more and more anxious about pushing through their plans for “comprehensive” reform as the close of the 111th Congress draws nearer. The electoral support of liberal, pro-amnesty groups such as the National Council of La Raza and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is key to Democrats’ electoral success. These groups were ardent supporters of Obama’s health care overhaul legislation, and now their leaders are weighing in on immigration reform.
Groups such as SEIU know a plan for amnesty translates into millions of new votes for liberal causes and candidates that union leadership fervently support. In June 2009, SEIU Executive Vice President Eliseo Medina told a crowd of progressives gathered for the America’s Future Now! conference that the Left’s battle for immigration reform is a battle for political power. “When they voted in November, they voted overwhelmingly for progressive candidates,” Medina said, referring to Latino voters. “Barack Obama got two out of every three voters that showed up.” [...]
Obama and his progressive colleagues know that liberal immigration reform would be strategically advantageous for the Left’s political future and have worked for more than two decades to secure an easy path to citizenship for America’s growing number of illegal aliens. The Congressional Progressive Caucus added “earned amnesty for illegal immigrants” to its list of top priorities in 2006. That same year, Obama’s strongly pro-union secretary of labor, Hilda Solis, then a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, wrote in The Nation: “It is time to implement a plan that grants legal status to hardworking and taxpaying immigrant workers already established in this country.”
In remarks delivered in July 2008, then-candidate Obama announced to a crowd of La Raza supporters, “Make no mistake about it—the Latino community holds this election in your hands. … I know how powerful this community is. Together, we won’t just win an election; we will transform this nation.”
If you're like most Americans, you're likely unfamiliar with the Muslim Brotherhood--their history and their agenda. Our fellow citizens need to know that the Muslim Brotherhood is leading the way for radical Muslims to infiltrate American society and government. Their goal is simple: control the United States and impose Shariah law.
Don't think this is a realistic threat? Well, they've already started.
Paul Sperry and David Gaubatz’s book “Muslim Mafia” exposes the Muslim Brotherhood’s activities in America using declassified FBI documents, FBI agent interviews, transcripts of telephone wire taps and thousands of internal documents smuggled out of CAIR headquarters by Gaubatz’s son, Chris Gaubatz, who posed as an American convert to Islam and was hired by CAIR. They demonstrate that the Brotherhood is now a worldwide central clearinghouse for virtually all Sunni terrorist groups, is operating inside U.S. mosques across the country and is in complete control of CAIR and its myriad subsidiaries.
And while the House of Saud attempts to portray itself as a loyal U.S. trading partner, the authors prove that it is actually financing and partnering with the Brotherhood, that it is actively undermining our national security, and that it controls CAIR and at least 46 other supposedly moderate Muslim front groups in the United States, along with countless other subsidiary shell companies. And for the first time, they expose the Brotherhood’s five-phase plan for dominating America:
• Phase I: Establish an elite Muslim Leadership and raise Islamicist consciousness in the community;
• Phase II: Create Islamic institutions that the leadership can control and form autonomous Muslim enclaves;
• Phase III: Infiltrate America’s political and social institutions forming a shadow state; escalate conversions; manipulate mass media to remove language offensive to Islam;
• Phase IV: Open hostile public confrontation over U.S. policies, riot, make militant demands for special rights and accommodations;
• Phase V: Wage final conflict and overthrow (jihad).
According to Sperry and Gaubatz, the consensus among counterterrorism officials is that the North American Brotherhood is already in Phase III.
We received the rights from Simon & Schuster to run an excerpt from Townhall contributing editor S.E. Cupp's new book, "Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media's Attack on Christianity."
The feature, titled "Thou Shalt Have Standards -- Double Standards," exposes the left-wing media's attack on Sarah Palin's religious beliefs but praised Barack Obama's.
They ridiculed Palin's Christianity relentlessly -- as though she believed some radical theology. Of course, they didn't make a peep when it was exposed that Barack Obama attended for 20 years, got married in and had had both daughters baptized in a church that day in and day out preached Marxist black liberation theology.
Some of the best American writers are providing a unique look into national security and what it takes to keep the United States safe. They're so good at it that they've caught the government's attention.
In exclusive interviews with Townhall magazine, Vince Flynn, Daniel Sylva and several other authors offer their thoughts on how their writing reflects and impacts U.S. national security.
Also in the May issue:
*How America's heroes prepare for battleSubscribe to Townhall magazine today
*The White House talks tax hikes
*Howard Stern swears off the Democratic Party
*Mary Katharine Ham tries to figure out Bob McDonnell's major snafu
*Hot Air's Allahpundit and Ed Morrissey debate Mitt Romney's 2012 chances
*The myth of poverty's connection to terrorism
*Meet Evan Sayet--a Hollywood conservative
*Is the United States a diminishing power?
*And much, much more.
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