WASHINGTON - Canadian journalist Heather Mallick is facing an ugly onslaught from the U.S. right-wing media and its fans for an online column she wrote maligning Sarah Palin as "white trash."
The Sept. 5 column on CBC.ca, entitled "A Mighty Wind Blows Through the Republican Convention," had already been on the receiving end of vitriol from some Canadian news organizations.
But Fox News picked up on it this week, and unleashed its full fury
on Mallick for stating that Palin, the Republicans' vice-presidential
nominee, appeals to "the white trash vote" with her "toned-down version
of the porn actress look." (...)