March 28, 2008, - 11:06 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Oprah’s “reporter”–former “The View” panelist, Lisa Ling–is trying to get me to publicize and send traffic to her new blog. I thought readers would enjoy my letter to Lisa Ling’s “people” about why I find her loathsome and won’t be linking. Her blog, by the way, is more left-wing, anti-American drivel and whining about the war in Iraq, etc. Sorry, but we already have Daily Kos, Democratic Underground and Talking Points Memo. Why do we need her?:
From: Caitlin Leonard firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 8:49 PM
Subject: Global Perspective
My name is Caitlin Leonard, and I work with Lisa Ling’s blog- “Trying to do Good.”
I came across your blog, and found the content very interesting- especially your coverage of the Al-Hanooti scandal.
As Lisa speaks out regarding global issues that are often ignored, I thought you might like to check out some of her posts.
[DS: Lisa Ling’s website address redacted, b/c I ain’t givin’ her traffic.]
Let me know what you think- I’d love to get your feedback.
From: Debbie Schlussel email@example.com
Date: Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: Global Perspective
To: Caitlin Leonard firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you know the definition of the word “chutzpah“?
That’s the word that best describes anyone contacting me on behalf of Lisa Ling, especially in connection with Muthanna Al-Hanooti, a Muslim extremist for whose lifestyle and beliefs Lisa Ling is a major apologist.
Lisa Ling has made a career out of doing National Geographic “specials” in which she serves as a HAMAS apologist, trying to “understand” and “explain” to us the grievances of a female Palestinian Muslim homicide bomber . . . the kind that Mr. Al-Hanooti was funding through his “charity,” LIFE for Relief and Development.
And just last Friday, as a “reporter” for Oprah, Ms. Ling did a whole hour on the mindless daytime talk show about “Polygamy in America,” which focused exclusively on Christians and bore not a word about the many Muslims in America–including Mr. Al-Hanooti (he has two wives)–who practice it.
And who can forget her reports from Hurricane Katrina-fraught New Orleans on “Oprah,” in which she said that President Bush delayed helping these people because they are “not White”? Yet, when she and Oprah’s interior decorator/game show host, Nate Berkus, encountered a homeless Black victim in a New Orleans park, they invited his dog to stay in the home they were renting, but not him.
Even more “entertaining” was Ms. Ling’s report on Oprah about the “great” life women in Cuba have. “We have to get out of our sort of American way of thinking,” Ling told Oprah, in pushing Castro’s “paradise.” Yes, such a great life that they are swimming with the sharks to get to our shores.
For you to tell me that “As Lisa speaks out regarding global issues that are often ignored, I thought you might like to check out some of her posts,” is laughable. Lisa does NOT speak out. She apologizes for and excuses global outrages. And I find her loathsome.
Frankly, Ms. Ling’s qualifications and credentials are thin. The proud high school grad’s claim to fame is that she was the slightly less airheaded panelist on ABC’s “The View” before she left and was replaced by the slightly more airheaded panelist, Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Lisa Ling only got the job in the first place because she was the only panelist candidate who agreed to get her belly-button pierced and engage in a lesbian kiss with Meredith Vieira, live on the air. Great qualifications for making a porn movie. “Speaking out on global issues”–not so much.
I hope you will forward my comments to your boss/client/whatever, Lisa Ling, and let her know that I speak for many Americans who find her statements, behavior, and pan-terrorist “journalism” beyond disgusting.
Thanks, but no thanks. I won’t be setting foot, er . . . mouse or cursor on this execrable woman’s blog. Contrary to her ambitious title, she is NOT “Trying to do Good.”
Lisa Ling . . .yet another reason that Oprah Sucks.
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