The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

02 November 2005

Amazon Flame War In Overdrive


Target: Malkin's Book, Plus Maryland's 'Unhinged' Example

While bitter leftists are determined to trash Michelle Malkin's new release to the ends of the Earth, sales are exploding.

As of today, Unhinged is ranked 18th in book purchases at Amazon (click the box in the upper-right-hand sidebar to see the latest rank and "reviews").

That may be why they're so angry: assuming it would flop, liberals immediately proclaimed it a failure, while trumpeting Al Franken's The Truth (With Jokes). After peaking in the top five, it's now sitting in 10th place.

In coming days, Malkin could very well surpass Franken. That's despite a huge number of mainstream media Frankenfluffy reviews, while Michelle's book is largely ignored (as are most by conservative authors).

She doesn't get to appear on Letterman, either, to call for the execution of her political enemies, as Franken recently did.

What's the Malkin-Franken connection? If you've at all been following this site or Malkin's, you know we've been doing everything possible to hold Al accountable for his role in Air America's sleaziest antics.

In particular, we obtained a notarized document that proved he knew about the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club scandal, where $875,000 in taxpayer grants were diverted to the liberal radio network, almost a year before he claimed.

Savage attacks on Malkin's book, meanwhile, spiked overnight. Now there are over 60 "reviews" of her work.

The latest truly "unhinged" examples:

Nothing new in this book, same talking points that she (as well as all of her little rabid bloggin buddies) have been putting out there for the last couple years. She wants to make you pay for this stuff? I already feel cheated because I bought the book. Can I get a refund?

I used to consider myself independant, after hearing her and her sheep spew hate all over the internet (and FOX News...well, don't reall think it's news)I lean more towards the democratic pary. Malkin, mission accomplished.


I was looking forward to this book, and have been sorely disappointed. It is the most trite, boring, shallow and reactionary piece of crap I've read in a lifetime. Malkin's sycophancy and complete lack of originality or wit makes this book undigestible. Maybe she should leave the writing to the big boys? Next!


Every time I open one of Malkin's books the foam from this vapid little hate bunny drips all over my boots. This is hackneyed crap churned out with the regularity of TV Guide by Regnery. But all MM cares about is that they eat it up when she's touring the lunatic fringe lecturing circuit opening for Kathy Harris and Scooter Libby.

Meanwhile, our friends at FOX News Channel-hating "NewsHounds" have published a fresh anti-O'Reilly whine-o-rama:

Persecuted, Misunderstood Michelle Malkin Moans That Liberals Like Howard Dean and Randi Rhodes Are "Diseased"

Someone get out the soapbox! Michelle Malkin is at it again. On last night's O'Reilly Factor, the diminutive, xenophobic Queen of Spleen regaled the viewing audience yet again with her infantile whining, touting her new book, entitled "UNHINGED: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild." As you can tell from the title, Mrs. Malkin (the good wife and mother who proudly uses her married name) is not the least interested in opening the door to productive dialogue with those who disagree with her POV.

Aren't lefties supposed to be tolerant? Why resort to racist and sexist insults?

In Maryland, racist attacks
on Lt. Governor Michael S Steele, a black Republican, continue unabated. This goes far to underscore the points made about unhinged liberals in Malkin's book:

Black Democratic leaders in Maryland say that racially tinged attacks against Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele in his bid for the U.S. Senate are fair because he is a conservative Republican.

Such attacks against the first black man to win a statewide election in Maryland include pelting him with Oreo cookies during a campaign appearance, calling him an "Uncle Tom" and depicting him as a black-faced minstrel on a liberal Web log.

Operatives for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) also obtained a copy of his credit report -- the only Republican candidate so targeted.

But black Democrats say there is nothing wrong with "pointing out the obvious."

"There is a difference between pointing out the obvious and calling someone names," said a campaign spokesman for Kweisi Mfume, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate and former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

State Sen. Lisa A. Gladden, a black Baltimore Democrat, said she does not expect her party to pull any punches, including racial jabs at Mr. Steele, in the race to replace retiring Democratic U.S. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes.

Lt. Governor Michael S. Steele"Party trumps race, especially on the national level," she said. "If you are bold enough to run, you have to take whatever the voters are going to give you. It's democracy, perhaps at its worse, but it is democracy."

Delegate Salima Siler Marriott, a black Baltimore Democrat, said Mr. Steele invites comparisons to a slave who loves his cruel master or a cookie that is black on the outside and white inside because his conservative political philosophy is, in her view, anti-black. (Washington Times/ S A Miller)

Is this a winning campaign strategy? Let's hope Maryland voters take exception to this kind of behavior.

UPDATE: Malkin book moves up to 13th place, while Franken drops to 11th! It's a horse race to the finish!

UPDATE: Franken 12th, Malkin 13th

2pm UPDATE: Malkin 11th, Franken 12th!

5pm UPDATE: Malkin 9th, Franken 10th!

9pm: Malkin 9th, Franken 12th

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  • She doesn't get to appear on Letterman, either, to call for the execution of her political enemies, as Franken recently did.

    It's satire, even though the person you're making fun of doesn't get it.

    By Blogger Citizen Keith, at 02 November, 2005 14:09  

  • malkin doesn't get the exposure because she isn't famous. like him or not, Franken has name recognition and he is allowed to go on popular shows. maybe if malkin ever makes it to the mainstream she will be invited to Letterman. until then, quit whining that your little conspiracy theorist doesn't get to be interviewed by someone that isn't kissing her ass.

    By Blogger hardcore conservative genious, at 02 November, 2005 15:36  

  • Just did my part to bump Michelle higher on the listings while simultaneously supporting the Radio Equalizer. Hooray for Michelle!

    By Blogger Nathan, at 02 November, 2005 20:00  

  • Thanks Nathan!

    Much appreciated.

    By Blogger Brian Maloney, at 02 November, 2005 20:06  

  • When the fight is over Malkin will KICK FRANKENBERRY'S ASS!

    Hey, Libs - thanks for the new Supreme Court! WE COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!

    ha ha ha ha!

    By Blogger Tom C, at 02 November, 2005 23:44  

  • Today Franken #12, Malkin #13

    You also forgot to tell your readers that Regnery themselves do bulk purchases to get numbers up.

    You missed a gerat review of Malkin

    Unhinged indeed

    By Blogger Dick Tuck, at 03 November, 2005 08:50  

  • Leave it to Dick Schmuck to parrot Left Wing Lies.
    Please show us the proof Dick. hat?
    Again I ask for PROFF from Dick and he disappears?

    Michelle is a fine writer, but please, she will never be asked to appear on any Mainstream shows.

    Last year the Swift Boat Vets had the NUMBER 1 BOOK in the Country, No. 1 on the NY Times List, but were never asked to appear on any of the morning shows or King or Sunday Talking Head shows....

    If it doesn't damage the Republicans, you will not be heard in the Mainstream Media. Just the way it goes. But Fox will get labeled for presenting them. Nope, no double standards there.

    Good job Brian. If you weren't making an impact, the Lefties would not be here.

    Hey Dick, how much have you "donated" to the cause, and how about "donating" to a Boys and Girls Club also? Or maybe that is who you donate to, knowing the money may end up in AAR's pockets?

    By Blogger BurbankErnie, at 03 November, 2005 13:55  

  • I find it amusing that O-Reilly slams Frisco and it's pounded on by the left coast press, but a black "professor" can call for the extinction of whites and get no left wing coverage.

    Pot and kettle.

    By Blogger Owen, at 12 November, 2005 00:07  

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