Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin has been on the receiving end of many of the usual buzzwords in vogue amongst the political establishment’s wrongthink correction brigades – racist, tribalist, xenophobic, and other usual fare.
On Friday, however, the language police moved to level the most feared and historically damaging buzzword in the establishment lexicon – anti-Semitic – against Malkin for a tweet she posted earlier in the week.
Are you paying attention? So many Republican governors are selliing out their citizens and our countrry to fuel the U.N./Soros/Catholic/Lutheran/ Jewish refugee resettlement racket. #openbordersinc is winning. #AmericaLast https://t.co/BYO8cEdDUr
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) December 19, 2019
Despite the fact that Malkin called out multiple religious organizations and the United Nations in the tweet, an astroturfed, quick-response Twitter mob lost no time in hurling accusations of anti-Semitism.
Unvarnished antisemitism from Michelle Malkin on Wednesday—precisely the sort of “Protocols”-style conspiracy theory that got 11 American Jews murdered in Pittsburgh just last year. https://t.co/tFDZqPoUQ4 pic.twitter.com/r7CxkWq0F7
— Warren Bass (@warren_bass) December 20, 2019
@michellemalkin attacking Catholics, Lutherans, and Jews like some 1890’s saloon drunk. Sad. https://t.co/FieSyHk0MU
— Christian Thrailkill (@Wolvie616) December 19, 2019
Malkin, per usual, did not take these attempts at character assassination lying down.
Unvarnished smear merchant at @wsj echoes Media Matters hitmen who waged same feckless attack on me when I launched #openbordersinc in September. Pay attention, people: Criticizing refugee resettlement racket by multi-faith VOLAGS = Murderous “antisemitism.” https://t.co/EugumT08vC
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) December 20, 2019
The attacks against Malkin, though vicious and frenzied, have largely failed because they are not organic.
The power struggle between the Republican establishment and populist outsider voices like Malkin has culminated in what appears to be a decisive strategic victory for the latter party.
Grassroots and organic support has consolidated around Malkin following the “anti-Semitism” smear campaign, with voices from all across the political spectrum supporting the conservative blogger and ratioing the tweets of her critics.
Very strange to me that everyone is singling in on @michellemalkin for the “Jews” part and happen to be missing the… UN, Soros, Catholic, and Lutheran parts of this.
Also, hi, I’m Jewish and I’ve written about the Jewish anti-ICE protests before: https://t.co/kI20VFRKcP https://t.co/5VXyQ26ASu
— Ashley Rae Groypenberg (@Communism_Kills) December 20, 2019
National File has previously reported on neoconservative outlets attempting to censor Malkin for pushing against the GOP status quo:
Shortly after severing ties with Michelle Malkin on Sunday, Young America’s Foundation released a statement on Twitter pontificating that “there is no room in mainstream conservatism or at YAF for holocaust deniers, white nationalists, street brawlers, or racists.”
None of those tired, uninspired labels apply to Michelle Malkin, a woman of color who has never denied the holocaust or “brawled” in the street.
The “no room in mainstream conservatism or at YAF” part of that statement, however, is tellingly accurate. The power structure that holds the puppet strings of the conservative intelligencia has repeatedly proven its desire to expel voices that do not tow the party line on worshipping GDP and mass legal migration.
Malkin noted in her response on Twitter that the buzzwords used in YAF’s statement are copied and pasted directly from the talking points of the fringe-left Southern Poverty Law Center.