Mike Malloy, a left wing talk radio host, heard on Sirius XM Left channel 127 is being criticized for mocking religion and tornado victims as storms ravaged the US last week. Malloy called those killed, “grease spots.” I’m not making this up.
Here’s a transcript of his comments, which as I said were heard on Sirius XM, partly owned by CBC – the state broadcaster.
“Their God … keeps smashing them into little grease spots on the pavement in Alabama, and Mississippi, and Arkansas, and Georgia, and Oklahoma,” Malloy says in his broadcast from Friday. “You know, the Bible belt, where [in a mocking voice] they ain’t gonna let no goddamned science get in the way, it says in the Bible, blah blah blah blah blah. So, according to their way of thinking, God with his omnipotent thumb reaches down here and so far tonight has smashed about 20 people into a grease spot on highway 12, or whatever the hell highway they live next to.”
So given that CBC rushed to do a Rush story can we expect a story telling Canadians what a creep Mike Malloy is or will they give him a pass because he is a liberal and kind of one of their employees?
It’s never the break-in. It’s always the cover-up. In politics, that Watergate-era aphorism has come to describe a well-established principle: Voters will often forgive the first sin. But they’ll rarely forgive repeated lies about the sin. The burgeoning Robocon scandal is a classic example of that. Had the Harper regime reacted to the first allegations of vote suppression with calm and clarity, they’d be in better shape right about now.
They’d be happier if they had simply said, “We are very concerned about what the media is reporting, and we pledge to co-operate with Elections Canada on their independent investigation.” Read more…
The NSM – that stands for the non-Sun Media – thinks robots stole the last election for Stephen Harper by calling up Liberals and using their robotic powers to convince them not to vote.
The NSM is caught up in this conspiracy theory. It’s become a mania. They’ve whipped each other up. It’s a study in the madness of crowds, of pack thinking.
It’s like the NSM’s other bizarre obsessions. Like the long-form census that the Tories made voluntary. Or the NSM’s obsession with unfounded rumours about our soldiers’ treatment of Taliban prisoners; or the fake freak out over a common parliamentary procedure called prorogation; or, more recently, the fake freak out over the right to have gay divorces in Canada for gay marriages performed in other countries.
What all these fake scandalettes have in common is the NSM deciding, all together, that they’ve found some Watergate moment that will make them heroes and bring down the hated Conservatives. So any facts that contradict their central theory are discarded. Read more…
I was hosting on talk radio the other day, sitting in for Mark Sutcliffe on 580 CFRA in Ottawa when a story on the state broadcaster caught my eye. CBC was going to their Washington bureau not to talk about President Obama’s weird apology over the Koran burning or the super high price of gas in the US but to discuss Rush Limbaugh.
As you have clearly heard by now Rush Limbaugh called a woman who wants the government to force others to pay for her contraception a slut. Bad choice of words? Sure. Has he apologized? Yes. Is the story over now, no.
But I said on air that CBC was only doing the story because it made a conservative look bad, that was their reasoning. Kristen Powers has a similar line of thinking on why the American media is all upset over this why giving lefties in the US a pass – it’s okay for liberal men to be misogynists. Ted Kennedy anyone?
Brian Lilley is the host of Byline on Sun News Network and a senior correspondent for Sun Media's Parliamentary Bureau in Ottawa. His weekly column is published in more than 30 daily newspapers across Canada and he appears on several leading talk radio stations.
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Brian Lilley is Senior Correspondent for Sun Media on Parliament Hill.
Brian has been covering politics for the last 10 years. Five of those years were spent as Ottawa Bureau Chief.