Matt Taibbi: Bachmann Hitpiece Author Received Socialist Award
On June 22, Rolling Stone magazine published a widely circulated attack on the character of Republican Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, by journalist Matt Taibbi.
The article, entitled, “Michele Bachmann’s Holy War,” included such passages as:
Bachmann is a religious zealot whose brain is a raging electrical storm of divine visions and paranoid delusions. She believes that the Chinese are plotting to replace the dollar bill, that light bulbs are killing our dogs and cats, and that God personally chose her to become both an IRS attorney who would spend years hounding taxpayers and a raging anti-tax Tea Party crusader against big government…
In modern American politics, being the right kind of ignorant and entertainingly crazy is like having a big right hand in boxing; you’ve always got a puncher’s chance. And Bachmann is exactly the right kind of completely batshit crazy. Not medically crazy, not talking-to-herself-on-the-subway crazy, but grandiose crazy, late-stage Kim Jong-Il crazy — crazy in the sense that she’s living completely inside her own mind, frenetically pacing the hallways of a vast sand castle she’s built in there, unable to meaningfully communicate with the human beings on the other side of the moat, who are all presumed to be enemies.
Taibbi makes no bones about being a ‘Liberal,’ but there is some evidence he is actually even further to the left.
The Boston raised son of NBC journalist Mike Taibbi, young Matt began his journalism career as a sports editor for the Moscow Times in 1992. He has also played baseball for the Red Army, pro-basketball in the Mongolian Basketball Association and worked for a private detective agency in Boston.
Less than a fortnight before his attack on Michele Bachmann, Matt Taibbi was awarded the annual Debs-Thomas-Bernstein Awards, sponsored by Boston Democratic Socialists of America.
The ceremony took place June 11, in Jamaica Plain. The reception honored a “long-time advocate for low wage workers and community empowerment,” SEIU official Rocio Saenz, along with “a best-selling author” Matt Taibbi. Co-Chairs were Lisa Clauson, Co-Director of Community Labor United and Chuck Collins of the far left Institute for Policy Studies.
History has shown that most of Boston Democratic Socialists of America awardees, are in fact D.S.A. members. Certainly they are virtually all Marxists.
Maybe Matt Taibbi should should tell us about his own true beliefs.
I’m betting he is not as open about his own convictions as Michele Bachmann is about hers.