Helpful Advice to Bonnie Erbe: Stop Digging

You know the saying, "When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging"? It seems liberal journalist Bonnie Erbe either never heard it, or just doesn't care.

Yesterday I noted how the PBS "To the Contrary" host denounced Playboy writer Guy Cimbalo's list of 10 conservative women he's like to "hate-f***," only to hint that she thought syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin deserved to be degraded by the nudie mag writer.

Today, the U.S. News & World Report contributing editor took to her Thomas Jefferson Street blog to take on conservative blogger Gateway Pundit for supposedly distorting her argument. You see, Erbe insists, she never said she thinks Malkin would have it coming to be raped, only that she has it coming to be viciously and obscenely degraded by some loser writing for a softcore porn mag:

The headline at this blogpost says I backed the "hate rape" of a female right-wing extremist columnist. I backed no such thing. I don't support and never would the "hate rape" or the "rape" of any woman or any person for that matter.

What I did say, and what is quoted on that page, is as follows:

I also want to note that at least one woman on the list is so venom-spewing, she unfortunately invites venom to be shot back at her: Michelle Malkin. Her posts and her "routine" are so venomous and predictable, in fact, I stopped paying attention to her years ago.

Does that need any more explanation than a plain reading of the language offers? I said she invites "venom" to be shot back at her. Rape and venom, last time I checked, were two different things. Whoever wrongfully, purposely distorted my words should run a retraction.

Our good friend the Weekly Standard's Mary Katharine Ham -- also a target of Cimbalo's sexual fantasies --  tweeted her helpful translation of Erbe's argument:

Feminist FAIL by Erbe: http://bit.ly/nM3m2 "I only condone publication of rape fantasies of some cons. women, not actual rape." Sheesh!

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters