This flap is so chock full of objects of Internet scorn that it’s hard not to get a little dizzy: Right-wing nutcase Michelle Malkin has won a victory over baby-talking Food Network personality Rachael Ray, who was hawking obesity-causing products for fast-food company Dunkin’ Donuts while wearing what appeared to be a kaffiyeh, the cotton scarf that most Americans associate with Palestinian nationalists, especially the much reviled late Yasser Arafat.

Malkin called out Ray and Dunkin’ Donuts on the faux kaffiyeh being visible in the online ads and got the conservative blogosphere buzzing about a potential boycott of the donut chain. And guess what: Dunkin’ Donuts caved and yanked the ads.

It’s probably hard for many people to decide who deserves the lion’s share of their wrath: Malkin for ignorant (and, as always, borderline racist) demagoguery, the insipid Rachael Ray for aggressively embracing the role of foodie icon while shamelessly peddling nutritional nightmares, or Dunkin’ Donuts for manufacturing said fare in the first place and for backing down in the face of Malkin’s toothless swagger.

Dunkin’ Donuts’ official response? “In a recent online ad, Rachael Ray is wearing a black-and-white silk scarf with a paisley design. It was selected by her stylist for the advertising shoot. Absolutely no symbolism was intended. However, given the possibility of misperception, we are no longer using the commercial.”

Media cowards intimidated by the politically-correct clothing police.

  1. Rob R. says:

    “Looks like the libs are having a problem with Political Correctness when it is not written according their own sacred canons.”

    The only PC going on is Malkin’s oppressive whinging about nothing.

  2. Mister Ketchup says:

    Apparently this girl will be replacing Rachel as the spokesperson.

  3. Jägermeister says:

    #34 – Mister Ketchup

    *washing eyes with chlorine* So, didn’t needed to see that one… 😛

  4. Mister Ketchup says:

    Sorry #35 – I should have passed the eye bleach.

  5. thecommodore says:

    Normally I would ignore these kind of shenanigans, whatever the intention and outcome, but I have to confess – if Michelle told me to jump off a cliff I’d probably do it. So freakin’ hot! I see her on TV and I don’t hear a thing she says – my brain immediately tunes out and won’t do anything but that thing guys do with their eyes. Oh Lord – save me from my weakness! Then send Michelle in the room before you leave.

  6. Shin says:


    So MikeN, not all the Americans of Japanese descent who were interred were loyal Americans, whereas all the Americans of German and Italian descent who were not interred were loyal Americans.

    Interesting argument..not the slightest whiff of racist bullshit there….

    I wonder if all the Americans of MikeN descent are loyal idiots?

  7. HMeyers says:

    In retaliation, Ahmadinejad has banned jew jew bees from all movie theatres in Iran.

  8. RSweeney says:

    Would any of you been offended if she just put a white sheet over her head? How about wearing a Confederate battle flag shirt?

    Same difference. Symbols speak, even if one is ignorant of their language.

  9. Mr. Gawd Almighty says:

    How the wing nuts can defend some douche bag like Malkin is beyond me.

    What the eff so you mean she exposed that some Japanese Americans weren’t loyal? Please, name names.

    Effen wing nuts will believe anything.

    Tim Horton still makes the best donuts. Anyone having an opportunity to visit a Timmy’s will be rewarded with delights KK and DD can only dream of.

  10. jccalhoun hates the spam filter says:

    I swear that Michelle Malkin’s only goal in life is to say outrageous things in order to make Ann Coulter look good in comparison to her.

  11. Jägermeister says:

    #42 – jccalhoun – …Michelle Malkin’s only goal in life is to say outrageous things…

    That’s the business idea of all right-wing opinion makers.

  12. gregallen says:

    This shows, once again, how stupid and reactionary are right wingers.

    I am so happy we are finally at the end of America’s failed experiment with conservatism.

    It sure was expensive and painful, though.

  13. gregallen says:

    Do you think Michelle Malkin would approve of this one?

  14. grateful to malkin says:

    I’m very grateful to Michelle Malkin for bringing my attention to this item of clothing. I never knew anything about it, but now am very interested in getting one for myself. I saw a guy wearing one this last weekend and he looked really good in it as does the woman in the TV commercial, and I never would have noticed these without Malkin’s help. Thanks, Michelle, I will be wearing one of these in your honor.

  15. Rick Cain says:

    A shame, Dunkin Donuts truly has the best donuts. The Chocolate honey dip make my head swoon with joy at the mere thought. Krispy Kremes taste like air fresheners and are so full of corn syrup they make you want to puke.

    I’m sure both rightwing nutjobs and terrorists agree that dunkin donuts rock.

  16. MikeN says:

    Dunkin Donuts has the problem that if you buy a dozen, the donuts stack and the frosting comes off, while KK gives you a nice box that puts each donut flat.

  17. MikeN says:

    #38, about a third of the internees weren’t Americans at all. Look up Nissei and Issei.

  18. Mister Mustard says:

    >>#34 – Apparently this girl will be replacing
    >>Rachel as the spokesperson.

    Is that thing hanging out of her t-shirt a giant Dunkin Donut? It looks more like a giant bagel.

  19. dexton7 says:

    Michelle Malkin is nothing more than a screeching harpy… (pretty but poisonous). I’m so so tired of idiot neocons like her, and Bill Osmily, and Ann ‘man hands’ Coulter. Won’t they just go away? Oh and I didn’t see anything wrong with the ad either.. must have been a slow neocon news day or something.

  20. RASTERMAN says:

    Kinda funny that they have her standing in front of the Oregon State Capitol Building in Salem.

    If I’m not mistaken, the Salem Duncan Donuts was the last one on the West Coast, which just happened to go out of business this last March!

    Oh, and for what it’s worth, sometimes a scarf is just a scarf!



  21. Mister Mustard says:

    >>If I’m not mistaken, the Salem Duncan Donuts
    >>was the last one on the West Coast, which just
    >>happened to go out of business this last March!

    Dunkin Donuts
    1980 Commercial St Salem , OR 97302 503-362-3380

  22. Douglas says:

    Hmmm, will they still serve arabica bean coffee and accept arabic numerals on our dollar bills?

  23. Jägermeister says:

    #45 – gregallen

    Made for a life in the U.S. of A. 😀

  24. Mr. Gawd Almighty says:

    #49, Lyin’ Mike,

    So what about the 2/3 that were American? Could you name any Japanese Americans that weren’t loyal? Hint, Tokyo Rose doesn’t count as she left the US.

    More of your screwed up bullshit.

  25. Mister Mustard says:

    >>about a third of the internees weren’t
    >>Americans at all. Look up Nissei and

    Lyin’ Mike, what are you talking about? The Issei immigrated to the United States in the 19th Century, and the Nisei (their children), were born and raised in the USA.

    What, you think they were long-term spies, come over in 1840 and still sending information back to the homeland in 1941?


  26. Raff says:

    # 53

    Thats no longer a dunkin donuts.

  27. MikeN says:

    1/3 of the internees were not citizens. Of the two thirds who were, thousands renounced their citizenship.

    You ask me to be specific, 2 Japanese Americans helped free a captured Japanese pilot after Pearl Harbor and then engaged in more attacks in Hawaii.

    Hawaii had no internment because they instituted marshal law, but in other places marshal law was avoided due to internment camps.

    For all your talk of PC and Malkin, it is Malkin who has been subject to attacks by the PC police for writing a book defending internment, with people shouting down her speeches at supposedly free-speech zones at colleges.

  28. Mister Mustard says:

    >>You ask me to be specific, 2 Japanese
    >>Americans helped free a captured Japanese pilot

    Well fuck. That sounds reasonable. 2 Japanese Americans do something naughty, so let’s put 110,000 of them in “War Relocation Camps”.

    Using that logic, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg should have provided the foundation for internment of all Americans and all Jews. Once you’ve got two of ’em up to no good, it’s safest to put them ALL in concentration camps.

    Too bad Malkin is such a flaming asshole. What a waste of a woman!!

  29. MikeN says:

    Sorry if I can’t list everyone.
    MAGIC intercepts of the Japanese showed their having spy rings which were using immigrants and children of immigrants to help them.

  30. Jägermeister says:

    #60 – Mister Mustard

    Good post. Now, let’s get back to normal.


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