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Does Idolizing Malkin Turn You Into A Terrorist?

Apparently Freeper Chad Castagana, the man who sent the phony anthrax letters to Olbermann, Pelosi and others---worshipped Malkin and Coulter. What a

ko-malkin-anthrax.jpgko-anthrax.jpg Apparently Freeper Chad Castagana, the man who sent the phony anthrax letters to Olbermann, Pelosi and others---worshipped Malkin and Coulter. What a surprise. Countdown takes a look....

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Conservatives often complain about pop culture images influencing their kids (Bill O'Reilly recently attacked society because Saw III was a hit in movie theaters) so now the question must be asked. Are the rantings of right wing zealots influencing their readers into acting like terrorists?

John Cook about Chad: "Ann Coulter is a goddess and I idolize Malkin and Ingraham..." they sort of--present a kind of rhetorical world view where they have their troops out there and I think he thought of himself as one of their troops and wanted to live up to their standards...

(Ok, I'm having a little fun here, but you get the picture.)

When Malkin printed the personal information of the UC Santa Cruz students a while back---they received numerous death threats. The students contacted me for help at that time and I wrote about it to try and stop the hatred being sent their way. A few bloggers de-linked her.

Glenn Greenwald explores the violence emanating from the extreme right. And then there's this:

The outright derangement generated by this madness has now led one of the imbeciles who likely read Malkin and Powerline's blog to post the home address and telephone number of the Times photographers on his website. NOTE: After leaving the photographer's home address up for roughly 24 hours, he has deleted the page (a screen shot before its deletion is here)


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