Those who decide to stick with Regressive Analysis and keep reading our site will learn that we have a thing for Heather Mallick. Not that kind of a thing, oh God no.
For those of you unfamiliar with Heather, she’s a columnist for the Toronto
Red Star, and an occasional columnist for the Guardian in the UK, and of course is infamous for being shown the door by the CBC, for being a little too viscious in an attack she made on Bristol Palin, and comparing Sarah Palin to a porn star. You know where you stand when even the CBC can’t turn a blind eye to attacks on conservatives and their families, which is standard fare over there at the MotherShip and it’s cadre of communists.
Anyway, we here at Regressive Analysis find Heather Mallick to be quite ridiculous.
A few years ago there was a TV reality show, Rockstar Supernova, and after one contestant Magni Ásgeirsson performed his version of “Fire” by Jimi Hendrix, one of the judges, Tommy Lee, jumped up and said “Yo, man! That was ridiculous!” But you knew from the joyful expression on his face, the fist pump and the crowd cheering was that he meant it was ridiculous in the best possible way.
Yeah, well… When when we say Heather Mallick is ridiculous, we mean in almost the exact 180 degree way to that.
We mean ridiculous in the who-lets-her-write-this-shit, is-she-insane, what-the-fuck? type of way.
She is a commentator who takes ad hominem attacks, the verbal diarrhea of slurs, mis-truths and name calling, amazing mind-reading feats and the presentation of caricatures instead of real persons involved in any issues to new heights.
Take her latest “column” in the
Red Star yesterday.
This is all typical Mallick. Her “research” involves reading the works of only those people with whom she agrees. She claims that she “know[s] about the American hard-right lunacy from watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report”. Most journalists would be embarrassed to admit that their primary source for their political commentary came from comedy shows, but not Heather. She makes the outrageous claim that all of the negative political discourse originates from the right side of the spectrum, while working for a newspaper that has been running a year long campaign to vilify Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
We here at Regressive Analysis are obviously deeply conflicted. On the one hand, the world would be a more rational, reasonable place if what passes for discourse from the likes of Heather Mallick would somehow evaporate. However, we know that so long as she is around, and somebody is stupid enough to give her a platform, that we will always have something to write about.