ICN has obtained an email written by Michelle Malkin that states she has quit doing The O’Reilly Factor…
From: “Michelle Malkin”
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 23:04:58 -0400
Subject: Re: Michelle no longer on the Factor?
I made the decision to quit appearing on the O’Reilly show in response to the poor handling of the Geraldo Rivera matter (the staged “apology” on The Factor was a complete farce). I won’t go into details, but please know that your support means a lot to me. You can catch me on other Fox News shows and read my daily blog posts and weekly columns at MichelleMalkin.com.
Could it be that what with getting called out by the Wall Street Journal Op-Ed page (which should have a sign hanging on it that says, “Right Wing Inpatient Day Lounge”), Michelle’s star is plummeting in conservative circles and that calling up the Geraldo spat (so to speak) from a month ago is her way of covering the fact that she was fired? Sadly, No! has a translation of Malkin’s email:
Translation: The O’Reilly show fired me for my poor handling of the Graeme Frost matter (my continuing attacks on a 12-year-old kid with traumatic brain injury made me a liability) and for my endless campaign against Geraldo Rivera, to list some of this month’s examples. Having been given the opportunity to resign, I have turned it around on the O’Reilly show and am now performing my Brave Little Topsy act. Can you believe their poor handling of the. . .uh, thing? I am so outraged at this lack of professionalism that I will die here in this snowbank before continuing to associate myself with such a program.
You can catch me on other Fox shows unless I’ve really done it to myself this time, in which case I’m calling Howie Kurtz to bail me out again, plus I still have a blog and a syndicated column, so nyeah.
What’s that whistling sound? It sounds like…somebody’s career in free-fall.
Can anyone out there tell me anything about that TV show Malkin was going to have with Kirsten Powers, “It’s Out There”? Did it air? Was it canceled? Did anyone see it?