IBD Columnist Andrew Malcolm Enjoys Twitter for the Obama-Monkey Pics and Anti-Semitic Tweets, Apparently
What other conclusion can we draw?
We all know there’s a lot of creepy crawlers slithering around in the dark, fetid corners of the right wing intertubes. The other day, friends on Twitter were flagging one such account, @barb33477, for its relentless stream of Obama-monkey, black-people-are-fat-and-ugly-and-all-on-welfare, Mayor-Bloomberg-is-the-Jewiest-Jew-of-Jewtown tweets. (Don’t click through that link unless you have a crew standing by to administer a Silkwood Shower.)
TRIGGER WARNING: Racist imagery below the fold
Now, Barbara Stanfield may or may not be a real person, who may or may not live in Jupiter, FL (zip code 33477) because Poe’s Law.
But over 900 people (and growing) follow said Twitter account.
Looking through the list of her followers, I was gratified to find a significant percentage of them were Twitter Trolls I had already encountered, and blocked, in the past.
But I was surprised to find among them one Andrew Malcolm, formerly of the LA Times until everyone got sick of his “blog that was essentially a gathering place for anti-Obama talking points,” and is currently spewing his intemperate and ill-informed opinions at Investor’s Business Daily, who seem to take pride in his roles as a “regular commentator on HotAir, LibertyPundits, XM/POTUS, Fox & Friends and KABC.”
I thought this remarkable in and of itself. However, in fairness to Mr. Malcolm, I noticed that he follows over 56,000 Twitter accounts, possibly out of a habit of following back those who follow him. I follow about 900 people and my stream is a firehose, so it’s likely that Mr. Malcolm has never actually read or viewed any of “Barbara Stanfield’s” gross posts about that horrible Jewy Mayor of Jewtown or obsessions about Barry Soetero’s proclivities for “homosex”.
To find out, I contacted Investor’s Business Daily via webform to ask if they were aware of Mr. Malcolm’s Twitter proclivities, and if they have any concerns that he might be using IBD equipment to store, transmit or forward this kind of racist and anti-Semitic content to others.
This morning, I received an email from Malcolm in response to my inquiry.
Are you aware that someone is sending messages to Investors.com in your name claiming to track some of the 56,000 people I follow on Twitter just because I blocked Allan from sending me rants? That hacker must not have much to do in Folsom. He/she follows some known progressives and liberals himself and has published a suggestive photo.
You might want to change your password to avoid future embarrassment from his lame censorship attempts.
Thanks again for joining the thousands reading our column.
Needless to say, I resent the implication that I read Andrew Malcolm’s column at Investor’s Business Daily.
It’s so cute how Andrew Malcolm thinks this is about a personal vendetta against him for, apparently, blocking me on Twitter in the past. Honey, that makes you a member of a club that includes virtually every working member of the White House Press Corps, the entire masthead at Salon, and doesn’t make you even a tiny bit special. No, Andrew, I merely happened across your verified Twitter account among the followers of a disgusting filth-monger. If I had found Joan Walsh there, I promise I would have raised the same questions.
The “someone must have hacked your account” shtick is a nice touch, although executed incompetently. These intertubes are so confusing for ancient fascists! However, I confess I do follow liberals and progressives on Twitter, even though they fail to entertain me by forwarding pics of heavyset African-Americans eating KFC. Not sure what “suggestive photo” I’ve published either, but I’m wondering what picture of mine gave him a boner. And does Mrs. Malcolm know?
I’m also impressed with his lack of understanding of the word “censorship”. I wasn’t aware that I have the power of prior restraint over his columns. No, Mr. Malcolm, please continue writing whatever you want, subject to the oversight of the owners of whatever media outlet knowingly employs you, neo-Nazi genital warts and all.
My question remained unanswered, however, so I emailed him in response:
Hi Andrew! Thanks for responding.
I realize you follow a great many people. Now that I’ve brought the content of Twitter account you follow @barb33477 to your attention, do you plan to continue following it?
Best regards, Allan
No response so far, and as of this writing he is still listed as following @barb33477. One is therefore left to conclude that Mr. Malcolm enjoys receiving this kind of content via online social media.
So rock on with your Klan-loving life, brave Andrew Malcolm! Hope you got a kick out of this one: it’s a real knee-slapper, and includes shirtless Charlton Heston (we won’t tell Mrs. Malcolm if you need thirty seconds alone).
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