“A Big Mashed-Up Bag of Meat with Lipstick on It”

Brazen misogyny is alive and thriving at MSNBC, and as usual, Keith Olbermann is serving it up with his signature sneering contempt for women.  While honoring conservative author Michelle Malkin with the “Worst Person in the World” award, the frothing commentator ranted on Tuesday that without her “total mindless, morally bankrupt, knee-jerk, fascistic hatred,” Malkin would “just be a big mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it.”

A big mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it.

Attacks like these are designed to dehumanize the target by casting her out of her very gender, rendering her less than woman, indistinguishable from a “bag of meat” were it not for the facade of womanhood she paints on with her lipstick each morning. Makeup is deemed the only thing that sets her apart from an inanimate sack of undifferentiated flesh.

Compare Olbermann’s malicious vitriol to the “Bush in a skirt” line used repeatedly to slur Sarah Palin.  “Bush” and “a bag of meat” are essentially interchangeable in the hateful minds of those attacking Palin and Malkin.  And a skirt, like lipstick, confers only the trappings of femininity to the wearer, not authentic womanhood.  The target is portrayed an “it” masquerading as female.

Olbermann’s vile attempt to reduce Malkin to a bag of faux feminine parts was only the latest episode in a career riddled with examples of rank misogyny.  Among the highlights:

Malkin responded to Olbermann’s latest diatribe with thick skin and a sense of humor:

In case you were wondering what kind of lipstick we big mashed up bags of meat wear, I prefer M.A.C. Lustreglass in Ornamental or Lipglass in Spite. Because nothing goes better with fascistic hatred!

Ridicule is a powerful weapon, but mockery alone won’t force Olbermann into the on-air retraction and apology Michelle Malkin deserves.  Here are the email addresses for MSNBC Viewer Services, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and MSNBC president Phil Griffin.  You know what to do.

viewerservices@msnbc.com
countdown@msnbc.com
phil.griffin@msnbc.com

Update: Hot Air, Stacy McCain, AOL News, and Protein Wisdom link.  Thanks, guys.

Comments

35 Responses to ““A Big Mashed-Up Bag of Meat with Lipstick on It””

  1. Eclectic Radical on October 14th, 2009 8:34 am

    Well, let’s see…

    ‘…mindless, morally bankrupt, knee-jerk fascistic hatred..’

    That’s a pretty apt description of Michelle Malkin.

    It bothers me that Olbermann works so hard to be the ‘liberal Rush.’ I don’t like the conservative Rush, I don’t need a liberal Rush.

    I don’t have any sympathy for Malkin, however, who is as bad as Olbermann or worse. Moreover, they are likely both making more money as a result of this.

    Not that commentators would ever attack each other for the publicity…

    That just wouldn’t be done now would it?

  2. Lee on October 14th, 2009 1:05 pm

    very serious issues. we will read about him in a few years making news. he’s a trainwreck. dude need some serious soul-searching help. try Church.

  3. K on October 14th, 2009 1:36 pm

    Typical. When you cannot refute, resort to personal attacks.

  4. Chad on October 14th, 2009 2:44 pm

    Ok here is the definition of Facism according to Webster.

    1 often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

    So right now we are looking toward a centralized government for healthcare, auto’s, and many other things. So which party promotes fascism now?

  5. candle on October 14th, 2009 2:46 pm

    Sounds kinda Pelosi-esq in its hint of violence. Kinda/sorta talking about Malkin like someone who has been mangled into hamburger. Goes with his violent statements about Clinton.

  6. Sirius on October 14th, 2009 2:46 pm

    One has to wonder what the brains at MSNBC must think? Is it possible that KO’s embarassing rants are worth the estimated .0005% viewer share he commands?

    Rush = 20 mil listeners
    KO = 1.2 mil viewers

    But it gets better. For your entertainment pleasure, here are recent rankings (h/t TVbytheNumbers.com):

    The O’Reilly Factor– 2,896,000 viewers (757,000) (1,281,000)
    Glenn Beck– 2,544,000 viewers (762,000) (1,275,000)
    Hannity –2,402,000 viewers (691,000) (1,113,000)
    On The Record w/ Greta Van Susteren—2,330,000 viewers (623,000) (1,011,000)
    Special Report with Bret Baier– 1,906,000 viewers (446,000) (860,000)
    Fox Report w/Shep Smith–1,697,000 viewers (418,000) (743,000)
    Larry King Live—1,464,000 viewers (378,000) (623,000)
    Anderson Cooper 360—1,280,000 viewers (343,000) (555,000)
    Campbell Brown- 1,243,000 viewers (337,000) (414,000)
    Countdown w/ K. Olbermann– 1,199,000 viewers (276,000) (614,000)

    Here are the demo rankings:
    Glenn Beck — 762,000
    The O’Reilly Factor– 757,000
    Hannity –691,000
    On The Record w/ Greta Van Susteren—623,000
    Special Report with Bret Baier– 446,000
    Fox Report w/Shep Smith–418,000
    Larry King Live—378,000
    FOX & Friends- 357,000
    Nancy Grace – 347,000
    Anderson Cooper 360—343,000
    Campbell Brown- 337,000
    Rachel Maddow Show—279,000
    Countdown w/ K. Olbermann– 276,000

    Wow. 10th in total viewers and 13th in the demo. Really burnin’ up those ratings.

  7. Renee on October 14th, 2009 2:47 pm

    Once again we see the projection from liberals. What they themselves are doing is what they say the right is doing. Hateful words from Malkin? Try Maher, Letterman, Olberman, Deutsch, Maddow, Garofalo, Matthews ad naseum. Bush stole the election in 2000? Looks to me like it was the other way round. I mean, hanging chads??? It goes on and on. This latest rant by Olby is just another example of the hate and lies coming from the left. There’s a reason Fox, Hot Air, Rush, Breitbart, etc…are killing off the Old Irrelevant Media, people aren’t listening or tuning in. I can’t wait until either bankrupt CBS or NBC gets purchased by Murdoch and another right-leaning network gets established. It’s coming like a freight train. This stuff from hacks like Olby are just death rattles to me.

  8. Chad on October 14th, 2009 2:47 pm

    And no matter what the Dems say Hugo Chavez runs his government by facism.

  9. Susan on October 14th, 2009 2:48 pm

    Olbermann laughed along with his male “guest” a few weeks ago when the man called Sarah Palin
    “A GIANT DOUCHE NOZZLE.” And we as women, whether we are conservative or liberal are NOT supposed to be offended by that? If another woman had called her that, I would have been merely disgusted…but the fact that two men were talking about a woman, and using feminine hygiene as the punchline made me sick to my stomach. I expect that from a locker-room…not a primetime television news show.

  10. bitterweed on October 14th, 2009 2:50 pm

    I don’t bother watching that cesspool network at all..anymore. Between the ignorance and despical comments of Matthews & Olbermann..and assorted other clones; they won’t get my ‘viewer’ vote.

    Paybacks are hell..and you never know where it’s going to come from.

  11. Bladerunner on October 14th, 2009 2:53 pm

    To “Eclectic Radical” can you back up your ridiculous diatribe with facts? (Facts; they are those annoying things that get in the way of 99% of liberal rantings) As for your assertion that this is some how manufactured for the benifit of ratings; yes on Olbermanns side, no on Michelles side. I’d love to argue with you but I have anything better to do.

  12. SteveinNC on October 14th, 2009 2:58 pm

    I feel better after sending this email. Not likely to do any good, but as a person that has just started speaking out within the last 60 days, I have to start somewhere:

    To whom it may concern:

    Mr. Olbermann’s tirade against Mrs. Malkin demeans women, your shrinking viewership and anyone that subscribes to basic norms of behavior. Olbermann should either offer Mrs. Malkin and all of these affected segments of our society an on-air apology or be without employment at MSNBC.

    I await your response and his apology,

    Steven Barnett

    P.S. I’m writing based on personal reading; I didn’t watch the subject broadcast since I refuse to watch any of your offensive programming.

  13. d.Ch. on October 14th, 2009 3:26 pm

    Olbermann looks like an effeminate potato with glasses…

  14. theblackcommenter on October 14th, 2009 4:10 pm

    The hypocrisy of Olberman types is nothing if not stunning. How long will so-called feminists on the left put up with this blatant misogynist behavior, or is it perhaps that they approve?

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  16. Janis on October 14th, 2009 5:38 pm

    tbc, you can bet your backside that liberal women approve. As long as it’s That Bitch Getting Hers. When the rabid dog bites them in the ass, then it’s all herbal tea and goddess poetry about Ain’t Rape Awful.

    When it’s some woman they don’t like though, then rape and sexual degradation is damn good fun. They enjoy it as much as any frat boy, as long as it’s the right bitch getting it stuck to her.

    Women mystify and disgust me anymore. Men have for years, but at least they are just trying to get away with as much as possible, which I can undesrtand even if I can’t respect it.

    The way that women piss and moan about sexism — and then cheer it on and salivate when it’s directed at someone they dislike — is beyond respect AND comprehension.

    They LOVE sexism. They ENCOURAGE it. They CHEER for it. When it’s aimed at That Bitch and not Me And My Worthy Sisters. They say they hate rape, but they like watching the bitch gets what’s coming more. It’s SICKENING.

    Push comes to shove, they need to hear who the rape victim was before they say whether the rape was wrong. Some rape is a-okay with them.

  17. Jules on October 14th, 2009 5:51 pm

    Well I have to say that Michelle Malkin is one brilliant, articulate and gorgeous “bag of meat”.

  18. Keith Olbermann’s women problems [Darleen Click] on October 15th, 2009 2:30 am

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  19. Greg on October 15th, 2009 3:02 am

    Keith Olbermann is dead inside and doesn’t know it.

  20. Marisa on October 16th, 2009 8:07 am

    Gee whiz. Where’s your rant about the sexist comments uttered by the conservative media’s darling Rush? *crickets* Since you’re afraid to ggogle that, I did it for you. Here’s just a few of his pearls:

    “She sounds like a screeching ex-wife. … Men will know what I mean by this.”

    “Mrs Clinton Testicle Lockbox is big enough for the entire democratic heirarchy.”

    “Will this country want to actually watch a woman get older before their eyes on a daily basis?”

    “I don’t know why the B-I-itch is staying in.”

    “what could have John Edwards’ motivations been to have the affair with Rielle Hunter, given his wife is smarter than he is and probably nagging him a lot about doing this, and he found somebody that did something with her mouth other than talk.”

    “[If Pelosi] wants fewer births, I have the way to do this and it won’t require any contraception: You simply put pictures of Nancy Pelosi … in every cheap motel room. … That will keep birthrates down because that picture will keep a lot of things down.”

    “Some of these babes, I’m telling you, like the sexual harassment crowd. They’re out there protesting what they actually wish would happen to them sometimes.”

    “She’s actually a very smart cat. She gets loved. She gets adoration. She gets petted. She gets fed. And she doesn’t have to do anything for it, which is why I say this cat’s taught me more about women, than anything in my whole life.”

    If I were Bob Woodward, I would be on a lookout for Mrs. Clinton and her testicle lockbox,

    “Women actually wish for sexual harrassment”

    He’s trying to figure out how he can get involved in the deal down there at Duke where the lacrosse team…supposedly, you know, raped, some, uh, hos.”

    – “I just heard Erin Burnett sounding a little wifey. … Well [she was] whining.”

    And yesterday, after Senator’s Snowe’s committee vote on the health care bill: “Women, Damn it.”

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  23. Janis on October 19th, 2009 7:34 pm

    Yeah Marisa, cause she’s not allowed to complain about a man being a shithead until she’s targeted the guys YOU like less! Um.

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  34. Terri Schaivo on December 11th, 2010 9:33 pm

    Janis, you’re a hypocrite. Doesn’t it go the same way with the right? Remember when Ted Nugent called Clinton and D. Feinsten “worthless bitches’ who can “suck his machine gun? Remember when Beck and Limbaugh called Mary Landrieu a “prostitute”? Or Rush’s quotes above? On top of that, conservative women complain about sexism all the time. Did you get the memo? But don’t you think they giggle when that bitch gets hers?

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