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Rachael Ray is probably a terrorist


Rachael Ray and Dunkin’ Donuts hate America. That’s what conservative pundits would have you believe after the doughnut chain yanked an ad in which Ray is seen wearing a black-and-white silk paisley scarf that sort of resembles a keffiyeh, a traditional Arab headdress. The Boston Globe says columnist and Fox News talking head Michelle Malkin was ready to call for a Dunkin’ Donuts boycott over the scarf, which she claimed, with a straight face, “is the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad. ... Popularized by by Yasser Arafat and a regular adornment of Muslim terrorists appearing in beheading and hostage-taking videos, the apparel has been mainstreamed by both ignorant and not-so-ignorant fashion designers, celebrities, and left-wing icons.” (Rachael Ray is now a left-wing icon? That’s odd; we in the hippie communist hemp-smoking media didn't get that memo.) Dunkin’ tried to ignore the made-up controversy, but that never works in this country, so they wussed out and pulled the ad. “It is refreshing to see an American company show sensitivity to the concerns of Americans as opposed to Islamic jihad and its apologists,” Malkin said. Thank god that’s over. Now Malkin can move on to more pressing matters, such as why Bob’s Big Boy doesn’t wear an American flag lapel pin. What are you trying to hide, Comrade Big Boy?!?

(Screengrab: via Boston Globe)

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:45am]


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