I am rushing back to New York to try and make a live TV interview with a broadcast news network (!)
They want to interview me on the the Dunkin Donuts story I broke on Rachel Ray and the keffiyeh, icon of the jihad. Don't know if I'll make it - it's the 5 - 6 slot. The Bostom event at AEI was incredible (but off the record - sorry guys I didn't know).
Wish me luck - don't think I'll make it to NY in time (delays at La Guardia)............story of my life
Much thanks to Debbie for giving credit where credit was due.
Check out ABC NEWS story here:
The controversial ad, which appeared earlier this month on the doughnut chain's Web site to promote its iced coffee, came under fire nearly two weeks ago when pro-Jewish blogger Pam Geller posted it under the headline "Rachel [sic] Ray: Dunkin Donuts Jihad Tool."
"Have you seen Rachel [sic] Ray wearing the icon of Yasser Arafatbastard and the bloody Islamic jihad," Geller wrote. "This is part of the cultural jihad."
Guess they dug the quote. :) I was spelling her name wrong - I made her ..... Jewish. lol.
UPDATE: The New York Times weighs in here:
Social security is no longer the undisputed third rail of American politics. Israel, race and religion and the draft all earned the title in May, leaving readers bewildered and journalists struggling to keep their dark metaphors straight. For the sake of clarity, shall we rotate the title on a weekly basis? We’ll kick it off with an unusual — yet completely plausible — nominee: the doughnut.
A few months after doughnuts became a presidential campaign issue, they stood at the center of a storm created by right-leaning bloggers. This was a story about “donuts and dumb celebrities” who were “mainstreaming terrorism” to make a buck, asserted Little Green Footballs and Michele Malkin. And Atlas Shrugs revised a bell-ringing catchphrase thusly: “TIME TO MAKE THE JIHAD!”
Suddenly, Dunkin’ Donuts was accused of promoting terrorism, thanks to the wardrobe choices of Rachael Ray, its celebrity spokesman, during an online advertisement. According to the bloggers, she had decided to embrace “hate couture” by wearing a keffiyeh, a scarf popular in the Arab world and preferred by Yasir Arafat and other Palestinian militants during their rise in the West Bank and Gaza.
UPDATE 4:29 Stuck on the ground in DC. Ain't gonna make CNN. :(
Here's scenes from the lunch............. will be interviewing Bostom in the next few days.
Atlas, Father Roderick, Christian Solidarity International, and the mighty Bostom
Paul Wolfowitz and Diana West