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Laura Ingraham Coming to Sioux Falls

John Thune has sunk to a new low. A group called "Women for Thune" is bringing Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham to Sioux Falls on Tuesday (10/12) to campaign for Thune. I wonder if Thune or "Women for Thune" really know who Laura Ingraham is?

According to Ishmael Reed in Salon Magazine
"Laura Ingraham may be the queen of white media hate. While at Dartmouth University, she worked for the Dartmouth Review, edited by Dinesh D'Souza, who presided over a regular column written in Ebonics, which used to split his readers' sides. In January 1991, Richard Glovsky of the Anti-Defamation League cited the newspaper for a "malicious pattern of antisemitic acts." While at Dartmouth she secretly taped meetings of the campus Gay Students Association, and sent copies to participants' parents. (No wonder she loves Kenneth Starr.) In the Dartmouth Review she denounced the GSA as "cheerleaders for latent campus sodomites."

In her book "Shut and Sing" Ingraham states
"the majority's rights outweigh the minority's". (pg. 49) Not
surprisingly, she also asserts that "the minority should grin and bear it". (pg. 50)
In an interview with David Frum on National Review Online, Ingraham gives her views on America's Colleges,

"Q: "What about our elite universities: you are a proud (I
think!) graduate of two of them, Dartmouth and the University of Virginia? What harm do they do - and why did you escape?"

A: "Yes, I believe the universities do a great deal of harm. Most of the time we worry about how they're brainwashing the students, but I don't really think that's the worst thing they do. They take young minds -- at a time when you have the greatest chance to encourage a love of truth and beauty -- and they try to convince them that Western culture is basically worthless. So we have all these young Americans with no appreciation for art, for literature, for philosophy, for all of the things that make life worth living. It's no wonder that our culture grows cruder and coarser every year.

Among other revelations in David Brock's book "Blinded by the Right", Brock relays a story of Ingraham pulling a gun on an ex-boyfriend who was breaking up with her (pg. 236). Of her abilities as a member of the media Brock has this to say, "her one desire in life was to leave her law firm and get herself on television as a political pundit, despite the fact that she was the only person I knew who didn't appear to own a book or regularly read a newspaper." (pg. 233) Ingraham also "showed up at one interview in a full-length fox coat, she mocked the 'squealing baby foxes which were cute when they were alive.'" Ingraham also had this advice on how to end the subjugation of women, "she claimed it could be alleviated if some more women became gun owners. 'Some of us are proud to be meanies'" (pg. 234)

Either John Thune doesn't know who Laura Ingraham really is which is hard to believe, or these are the kinds of views that Thune also shares. You make the call.


At 10/09/2004 03:34:00 PM, Blogger Douglas said...

Oh Goody, one of Richard Mellon Scaife's blond babes..or whatever they are. Scaife financed a bunch of pseudo-journalist bimbos. Use Google on "Scaife" and his "Journalism" institutes, etc will turn up. His Pennsylvanie rag newspaper adjusted votes in online polls so that Bush appeared to win.

These are people with no scruples of anykind burdening their behavior. Rather remarkable hypocrisy that Thune who campaigns of abstract values will be getting support from valueless bimbos.


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