INTERESTING GUEST LIST.... When I first received an email yesterday telling me that Michelle Malkin would be a guest on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," I thought it was a joke. I assumed it was an example of exaggerating for comedic effect -- as in, "The Sunday morning shows' guest lists tilt to the right so often, one of these days, we'll even see Malkin on."
It turns out, this wasn't a joke.Here are the scheduled guests for the Sunday public affairs shows and other weekend programs....
This Week hosts Treas. Sec. Tim Geithner and ex-Fed Chair Alan Greenspan. The roundtable is author/columnist Michelle Malkin, Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Cynthia Tucker, Bloomberg's Al Hunt and Wall Street Journal's Jerry Seib.
This is the Malkin of "The Defeatocrats' Cheer." The Malkin of "In Defense of Internment." The Malkin who went after a 12 year old and his family over their support for expanding S-CHIP. This Michelle Malkin.
When was the last time any of the sunday shows hosted someone far to the left like Markos Moulitsas or Jane Hamsher or even Rachel Maddow who has her own cable news show? No we they are regulated to cable networks or Bill Maher's show on HBO. But someone with a much less respectable reputation like Michelle Malkin is allowed a platform to go on a show like "This Week" not even just to promote her book, but to be provided a seat at the table to discuss the issues of the day. Her far right, out of the mainstream, extemist view point will be legitimized tomorrow by being invited into the discussion.
This must not stand.
If you simply must watch "This Week" I propose that you wait and just watch it online after the fact but we need to not only boycott tomorrow's show but also pass the word on to other family members and friends to boycott. We should also contemplate extending such a boycott until "This Week" features a true liberal or progressive on one of their roundtable discussion.
Now the truth is if you don't have a Neilson box then not watching might not make a difference, but here is what will.
Go and twitter George Stephanopoulos and express your displeasure.
Email the show and let them know you aren't happy.
We should not be silent on this issue. Especially when we constantly hear how "leebrul" our mainstream media supposedly is.
Update: And of course Malkin gets caught telling a bold face lie. That is what liars do after all.