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by Mondoreb & Little Baby Ginn
You'd think Maureen Dowd would change her M.O. occasionally and give long-suffering readers of her New York Times snarkfest a break. The latest Dowd sneer-o-rama focused on David Horowitz and Rudy Giuliani. What did the two gentlemen do to merit the condescension that is a tiny slice of the Dowdrums?
Why, they pointed out that Islamofascists threatened to kill Americans, have killed Americans and have rained destruction on Dowd's New York City. So who's Maureen Dowd worried about?
The Arabs, of course. But let her tell it:
The Freedom Center’s terrorism awareness program is urging college students to stage sit-ins outside the offices of women’s studies departments to protest “the silence of feminists over the oppression of women in Islam” and to distribute pamphlets on Islamo-Fascism. Their titles include “The Islamic Mein Kampf,” “Why Israel is the Victim” and “Jimmy Carter’s War Against the Jews.”
One wonders, "Where are the feminists?" Where is their outrage over the oppression of the Muslim women? Evidently Muslim women do not count in Dowd's Feminist World. How is it that she refuses to acknowledge the work of Ahmadinejad and Iran’s attempts to write revisionist history of the Holocaust; the Mullah’s talk of driving the
“Zionists” from the face of the earth; or, Jimmy Carter’s Habitat For Inhumanity adopting the extremely dysfunctional Hamas terrorists in the name of solving the Middle East “Peace” Crisis?
The snark soon turns to Rudy:
But Rudy seems out of the Republican mainstream on even giving lip-service to Palestinian aspirations. He has no patience for buttering up the Arabs, or the Republican men’s club attitude represented by Saudi-loving Bush senior and James Baker that has always favored a more “even-handed” policy in the Middle East.
Rudy couldn't possibly have views formed from what happened on September 11: it's all a political calculation as Dowd reports it. And so on and on and on.
Rudy was 'rude' and this constitutes 'roughing up'. What kind of scornful bon mot does Dowd use for the 9/11 hijackers? The ones that put Horowitz and Giuliani in her sights.
One wishes Maureen Dowd to once write a column that would show contempt for that tight little circle she frequents, instead of those calling attention to America's enemies. Just once. But then, if that were to happen, Maureen Dowd might be on the receiving end of elite snark. And that would set the snakes in anyone's head to writhing.
For perhaps a more forgiving view of Dowd, check out the Dowd Report.
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