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Joan of Bark

Area Woman Rants on Cable Access Channel

• April 16, 2014 5:00 am

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Joan Walsh might be better off going as "Joan of Bark." It would be about as subtle as her "commentary" for MSNBC.

The editor-at-large of the far-left Salon.com predictably rips Republicans as "stupid," "crazy" and "ridiculous" on the liberal cable channel, where she frequently appears as a "political analyst." She's a fitting contributor to a network that isn't renowned for its balanced debates and critiques of conservatives.

Walsh decried the "carnage" brought to American communities by the sequester, which evidently left bodies in its wake. She says one Republican congresswoman "delights in human suffering." She accused Mike Huckabee of "essentially" saying women shouldn't be allowed to have sex unless directed to by their husbands, although of course, he didn't say anything remotely close to that.

Also the race-fascinated Walsh, author of a book actually entitled "What's the Matter With White People," shows no hesitation bestowing the "racist" label on her political foes. It's small wonder the agreeable author is such a frequent guest of the repeater-in-chief Al Sharpton.

Then again, her boorish rhetoric isn't shocking given the articles she cranks out. A quick survey of her headlines include the words "shameful," "wingnuts," "dumbest," "epic race fail," "blood on GOP's hands" and "hideous." Those are just the most recent ones, as well as a screed containing a false quotation by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) about pay equity. Walsh has failed to correct this.

That wouldn't be Leaning Forward.

Published under: Al Sharpton, MSNBC, SUPERcuts