April 13, 2007, - 3:21 pm
Animal Rights Terrorist-in-Chief Writes a Book: Life w/Al Sharpton & Martha Stewart; KFC “Huge w/Blacks”?!
By Debbie Schlussel
USA Today features an extended puff-piece interview with Dan Mathews, publicity hound and crusading terrorist for PETA a/k/a “PUTAh” (People for the unethical Treatment of Animals and humans), in an effort to promote his new book. The piece is mostly laughable in its absurdity, but there are interesting tidbits about Weird Al Sharpton and Martha Stewart and their PETA opportunism:
Dan Mathews isn’t just another pretty face, although he was a model in a previous life. Over the years, he has made a name for himself as the high-profile rabble-rouser for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA. He’s out with a memoir, Committed, in which he recalls everything from a fish that changed his life to getting arrested to running with celebrities such as Paul McCartney and Pamela Anderson. He talks with USA TODAY about his life in and out of jail. . . .
PETA Clown Dan Mathews
Q: How did you persuade the Rev. Al Sharpton to narrate a PETA anti-cruelty video?
A: I ran into him at an MTV party. I always thought he was a great speaker. We had just started targeting Kentucky Fried Chicken, and I knew they’re huge with the black community. When I asked, he said yes. His video has turned away customers in droves. Martha Stewart joined up, too. We had targeted her for wearing fur, and we had an icy reception at parties. Finally, when she got sent to jail, I sent her a note and said, “We both know our way around jail cells now.” She wrote back and had a change of heart and narrated our anti-fur video.
Hmmm . . . PUTAh officials are allowed to make the comments about Blacks and fried chicken that Fuzzy Zoeller was not. And yet, Al Sharpton not ony lets the comment slide, he does a commercial for these cretins.
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: I don’t. I travel too much. But almost all of the people I stay with have animals. People bring their animals to work here, too, so I’m surrounded by animals.
Uh, I thought having pets was cruel punishment, according to animal rights orthodoxy. Yup, in addition to murdering puppies, PUTAh is even more “unethical” as we carnivores supposedly are. Typical liberal hypocrisy: Do as I say, not as I do.
Q: Tell us about that first fish you caught.
A: Around the time I got beaten up for being gay, gasping for breath, surrounded by people looking down at me laughing, I caught a very big fish. When I pulled him on the boat, it was just an ugly flounder, and he was gasping for breath, too, and in that instance, the flounder was the only creature I could relate to. I had turned into the bully.
Uh-oh. Apparently, if you eat fish, it’s like your condoning beating up gays. Not exactly what I’ll be thinking the next time I enjoy grilled salmon. Yummy.
Among his antics, Mathews hijacked a float in the Rose Bowl Parade. Just what young kids watching the parade need to see: hijacking freaks trying to scare them out of eating meat.
Charming guy. And he’s endorsed by annoying celebs like Tommy Lee, Andy Dick, Lily Tomlin, Chrissie Hynde, and Bill Maher.
The title of Matthews book is, “Committed.”
As in, he ought to be . . . .
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