Thursday, May 29, 2008

Going too far into paranoia

I like Michelle Malkin. She has some great insight into politics. But this is just plain too far over the line.

I missed this on her site, but apparently she took umbrage to a Dunkin Donuts ad that featured Racheal Ray wearing a scarf. Malkin asserts that the scarf in question is an Arab keffiyeh, made oh so popular by the late Yassir Arafat. She shows several examples of liberal/socialists wearing the trademark black and white scarf.

There's just one problem. The scarf Ms. Ray is wearing is black and white paisley, not black and white checkered.

And this is Racheal Ray we are talking about. To see a political statement in an ad from someone who has never before expressed a view on politics is pure paranoia. Don't get me wrong, there are good examples of the slow encroachment of Sharia. Like here, here, and here.

But now Malkin's paranoia has causes Dunkin Donuts to drop the ad. It's one thing to take a stand against something that's clearly wrong, but to make an issue out of nothing makes you look like you are the paranoid that the left says you are.

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