Bonnie Erbe: Noted Viper Michelle Malkin Invited The Playboy Rape Fantasy

A first year creative writing student couldn’t have devised a more painfully obvious instance of foreshadowing than this September 2008 statement by journalist Bonnie Erbe.

Women can be sexist, too, you know, just like persons of color can be racist.

Yes, Bonnie, we know.

Fast forward to June 2009, and we find Erbe weighing in on Playboy’s list of conservative women deemed worthy of a good hate f***.  Erbe offered an obligatory condemnation of the Playboy article and six perfunctory words of support: “I am supporting these women herewith.”  But unable to contain her seething disdain for at least one of the targeted women, Erbe couldn’t resist pointing out that syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin had invited the Playboy rape fantasy with her viper-like tongue.

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.

That’s right, she was asking for it.

The other conservative women on the list were given a pass by Erbe.  Apparently, her lukewarm support is only available to mildly disagreeable women who hold their tongues and say nothing to offend Erbe’s sensibilities.

Erbe was prompted to address the Playboy piece by Smart Girl Politics co-founder Teri Christoph.

Knowing that Bonnie Erbe, a blogger at USNews, was a passionate defender of liberal women (such as Nancy Pelosi), I wrote to her in the hope that she would use her pulpit to rally to the defense of her right-leaning sisters. Instead of refuting the noxious ruminations of Cimbalo, Ms. Erbe piled on with more of her own.

Upon seeing Erbe’s response, Christoph asked, “This is feminism?!”

But lest we forget, Bonnie Erbe is the same woman who referred to the Alaskan governor as “Sex Kitten Feminist Sarah Palin.”  She once proposed setting up a new gender for women she doesn’t like so “normal women don’t have to share anything in common with them.”

A feminist role model Erbe is not.

Erbe is an opportunist with no qualms about excusing rape fantasies when she thinks it will generate hits to her blog.   She’s from the “controversy creates cash” school of entertainment journalism, and hopes to build her audience by being as outrageous as she can possibly be, principles be damned.

Bonnie Erbe is the sort of woman she once contemptuously described like this:

Anti-women women have existed since time immemorial. Another way of putting it is, women have been smart enough for decades to make their living by telling other women to stay home …

Pot, I see you and kettle have already met.  No introductions necessary.

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