Michelle Malkin

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Michelle Malkin (1970-) describes herself as a "mother, wife, blogger, conservative syndicated columnist (via Creators Syndicate), author, and Fox News Channel contributor". In addition to her syndicated newspaper columns, she is an online contributor to Frontpage Magazine and Family Security Matters.

The American Conservative Union lists her as a "favorite columnist". She also believes in moving the Republican party to the conservative right, and opposed Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona). She endorsed fellow conservative Laura Ingraham's "ten for ten" conservative points to give Congressional victories in 2010. [1]

She began her career in newspaper journalism with the Los Angeles Daily News, where she worked as an editorial writer and weekly columnist from 1992-94. In 1995, she was named Warren Brookes Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. In 1996, she joined the editorial board of the Seattle Times, where she penned editorials and weekly columns for three and a half years.

Born in Philadelphia, she is the daughter of Filipino immigrants and raised in southern New Jersey. Her initial jobs included press inserter, tax preparation aide, and network news librarian. She is also a lapsed classical pianist.

She is a graduate of Oberlin College.

Recent reporting

While she can and does use aggressive language toward liberals, she is less of a cheerleader for the right than, for example, Rush Limbaugh. She also advises caution in opposition research and campaigning, after the arrest of four investigative journalists, who had been involved in the expose of ACORN, alleged to have interfered with the telephone system at the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana). [2] "This is neither a time to joke nor a time to recklessly accuse Democrats/liberals of setting this up — nor a time to whine about media coverage double standards...This is neither a time to joke nor a time to recklessly accuse Democrats/liberals of setting this up — nor a time to whine about media coverage double standards."

When others were hailing the special election victory of Sen. Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts) as the start of a Republican landslide, while she continued to attack the Obama Administration, she also warned Republicans not to fall victim to what she called McCain Regression Syndrome. Brown, immediately after his election, began to record reelection messages for McCain. She wrote, "Savor the irony: After a career spent bashing the right flank of the party, McCain is now clinging to its coattails to save his incumbent hide.

And pay attention to the hidden, more troubling irony: While he runs to the right to protect his seat, McCain's political machine is working across the country to install liberal and establishment Republicans to secure his legacy." [3]