From The New York Times:
On May 7, Dunkin’ Donuts began running an ad on its Web site and others, featuring the celebrity chef Rachael Ray holding a cup of the company’s iced coffee while wearing a black-and-white fringed scarf.
On May 23, the conservative blog Little Green Footballs posted an item that likened Ms. Ray’s scarf to the type typically worn by Muslim extremists. The blog said that the ads “casually promote the symbol of Palestinian terrorism and the intifada, the keffiyeh, via Rachael Ray.”
Later that day, the conservative blogger Michelle Malkin chimed in, likening the scarf to a keffiyeh and calling it “jihadi chic.” Then the story, as they say on the Internet, went totally viral.
Thank you, Little Green Footballs and Michelle Malkin! My only question is–what took you so long? I never trusted this guy….
Time to make the donuts, my ass!! More like Time to make the IEDs!
Hundreds of people posted comments, many of them condemning Dunkin’ Donuts. Ms. Malkin continued to blog about what she referred to as the “keffiyeh kerfuffle.” People who claimed knowledge of Islam weighed in, objecting to the ignorance of equating a keffiyeh with terrorism.
On May 24, Dunkin’ Donuts removed the ad from its Web site and others — and was promptly condemned by people who accused the company of caving in to conservative bullies.
Caving to conservative bullies? Bet they won’t be saying that when they get their next order!
But this is just the beginning. I hope that Michelle continues her
crusade righteous quest to rid the world of terrorism, one donut at a time! Maybe she can begin here:
When she’s done cleaning up the donut world, Michelle can tackle the problem we have with young people and their jihadist ideas. From Gawker:
An email tipster discovered John McCain’s family blog has been infiltrated at the deepest level by enemies of America. Meghan McCain, daughter of the Republican presidential candidate, is really into the keffiyeh, scarf of Middle Eastern Precious Freedoms Haters, and even wears it on the so-called Straight Talk Express, and also in the presence of her apparent sympathizer mom Cindy McCain!
There are pictures over at Gawker, but I brought one over just for you, kids….
And don’t forget, kids, we all know
who whom who where Cindy Lou McCain steals recipes from!
The circle, like the donut, is complete.
This has nothing to do with the preceding, but did you ever look up malkin in the dictionary, kids?
Mal”kin\, n. [Dim. of Maud, the proper name. Cf. Grimalkin.] [Written also maukin.]
1. Originally, a kitchenmaid; a slattern. –Chaucer.
2. A mop made of clouts, used by the kitchen servant.
3. A scarecrow. [Prov. Eng.]
4. (Mil.) A mop or sponge attached to a jointed staff for swabbing out a cannon.
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.