CBC’s Mallick: ‘White Trash’ Palin Has ‘Porn Actress Look,’ ‘Smart People’ Flee Small Towns

Fox News recently picked up on a piece by the National Post’s Jonathan Kay which takes on the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) because one of its columnists, Heather Mallick, recently included incendiary comments in her September 5 column, on CBC's Web site, "A Mighty Wind blows through Republican convention," about Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, contending that Palin has the "toned-down version of the porn actress look," and attacking people in small towns as she charged that Palin "added nothing to the ticket that the Republicans didn't already have sewn up, the white trash vote, the demographic that sullies America's name inside and outside its borders yet has such a curious appeal for the right."

Mallick defined "white trash" as "rural, loud, proudly unlettered (like Bush himself), suspicious of the urban, frankly disbelieving of the foreign, and a fan of the American cliché of authenticity. The semiotics are pure Palin: a sturdy body, clothes that are clinging yet boxy and a voice that could peel the plastic seal off your new microwave." And as to why people in rural areas vote for Republicans, Mallick explained her view that "red states vote Republican on social issues to give themselves the only self-esteem available to their broken, economically abused existence."

In a second column she wrote for the British newspaper, "The Guardian," which also ran on  September 5, Mallick revealed herself to have lived in rural areas herself until she turned 18 when she "fled." Contending that Palin cannot "out-hick me," she explained that "small towns are places that smart people escape from, for privacy, for variety, for intellect, for survival. Palin should have stayed home."

She also tagged Alaska as Canada’s "redneck cousin" that is "full of drunks and crazy people." Mallick: "We share a 1,500-mile border with a frontier state full of drunks and crazy people, of the blight that cheap-built structures bring to a glorious landscape. ... Alaska is our redneck cousin, our Yukon territory forms a blessed buffer zone, and thank God he never visits. Alaska is the end of the line."