Small-minded hack Tommy Christopher blasts Michelle Malkin for Giffords story, attempts to change rules of English

For some reason, Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher felt compelled today to waste valuable pixels with absurdist condemnations of Twitchy founder Michelle Malkin. He seems rather upset that Twitchy pointed out that Gabrielle Giffords did not handwrite a handwritten note that went viral as an emotional symbol for the anti-gun movement.

Somehow, his mind spun this into the headline, “Conservatives Outraged Because Gabby Giffords Did Not Hand-Write Her Senate Testimony,” as if conservatives were somehow enraged at her condition. He even defended this absurd and hateful characterization of conservatives when challenged on Twitter.

Not content with impugning our motives and reading our minds, Christopher took his reality-detached hackery to another level by unilaterally changing the rules of the English language. According to the new Christopherian linguistic paradigm, the original Washington Post headline that launched this mess was entirely accurate. Therefore, no correction was needed and we are idiots. No, we’re not kidding, he actually did that. Here’s an excerpt.

Following [Giffords’] testimony, The Washington Post’s Natalie Jennings posted a photograph of that handwritten page, with the headline “Gabrielle Giffords’ Handwritten Testimony (Photo),” which was, and is, completely accurate. The photo is of Gabby Giffords’ testimony, and it is handwritten.

Really, Tommy? That has got to be one of the most tortured semantic analyses in the history of man. The implication was clearly that Giffords wrote the note herself, and the emotional impact of her supposed handwriting was the only reason for the photo’s publication. How many closeup photos of typed notes do you see when anyone else testifies? Oh, right … none.

Look, anyone who read Twitchy’s original article knows that we couldn’t care less that Giffords read from a note that her therapist gave her. To assume that we are “outraged” by her inability to write is both ridiculous and downright mean. Our issue was with the fact that the media mislabeled the photo, which leftists then promoted in a cynical attempt to use a Giffords handwriting sample as some sort of mystic talisman for gun control. It became a meme, and when memes are false they need to be corrected. But why let facts spoil the emotional party? Right, Tommy?

  • Pablo

    Your headline is unfair to small minded hacks.

  • http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/04/dhs-are-you-willing-to-die-for-your-king-i-am-willing-to-die-for-mine/ mountaindaisy

    Who in the hell is Tommy Twofer or whatever his name is? Apparently another useless Bammy lapdog

    • TocksNedlog

      That’s “Xtopher” to you!

    • BigDogJunction

      I know, I had the same thought. Every nameless boob, handed “credentials” by these wannabe “news services”, which are really just shills for the DNC… thinks they’re a journalist now.

      He’s some twit, maybe has a journalism degree, from some liberal hack factory.

      He’s nobody now. He’ll still be nobody when this bit of stupidity goes away. Then, we’ll have to wait for him to say something else, really stupid. That’s how they make their name.

      • Pablo

        On the contrary, this nitwit is part of the White House Press Corps.

        • bluewaternavy

          Which say little for his integrity.

        • BigDogJunction

          So what? To qualify for that, be a presidential @$$ kisser. Whoopdeedoo.!

      • Pablo

        On the contrary, this nitwit is part of the White House Press Corps.

      • http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/04/dhs-are-you-willing-to-die-for-your-king-i-am-willing-to-die-for-mine/ mountaindaisy

        Thank you!!

      • http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/04/dhs-are-you-willing-to-die-for-your-king-i-am-willing-to-die-for-mine/ mountaindaisy

        Thank you!!

  • http://wolfmoon1776.wordpress.com/ Wolf Moon

    These sorts of journalistic tricks are depressingly common nowadays. New York Times – CNN – they don’t just turn a blind eye to it, they seem to want it, if it shifts the story in the “proper” direction. There was a time when such misleading statements were treated like PhotoShopped images. Have we fallen that far? OY.

  • DizzyMissL

    I think the guy is 12 years old.

    • Michelle

      10 1/2

    • SFPatriot

      ‘Bunker’ type. Yeah. He lives in the basement of his mom’s house, and doesn’t come out to touch reality. Just sits there in the basement. Stewing and cherishing his indignation, like a leftist Gollum.

  • TocksNedlog

    Okay, Tommy. Since apparently you lurk around here, here is a challenge for you:
    For your next Mediaite column, please give some concrete examples of the “conservative outrage” that resulted from this revelation.
    GO!

  • Atnor

    Ahh, i think this is the same moron who also thought the Andrea Mitchell edit last summer was legit and acceptable.

    “Hack” is the correct word for him. He has zero credibility, and one is simply wasting their time bothering to give any consideration to anything that falls out of his mouth and/or keyboard.

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    This a-hole Tommy Christopher used to play this game with me on Mediaite until I called him out one too many times for his fragile ego and he banned me from commenting there.

    • OurLivesMatterToo

      Did the same to me though I still can post via my agile IP address locations. Christopher is a cowardly leftist licking the butt of any fellow leftist who he thinks will get him a job in the White House where he can polish Obama’s rear end on a daily basis.

      • Barack Hussein Sharpton

        I changed my IP a couple times and then I saw that the big guns were beginning to take care of my light work, so I could give two sh*ts about what that scumbag writes, he get’s his clock cleaned by his betters every time he writes one of his ridiculous screeds…no need for me to pile on.

      • freedomrocks4

        The p*ssy just banned me for proving him wrong…lol

    • OurLivesMatterToo

      Did the same to me though I still can post via my agile IP address locations. Christopher is a cowardly leftist licking the butt of any fellow leftist who he thinks will get him a job in the White House where he can polish Obama’s rear end on a daily basis.

  • BigDogJunction

    Ouch! That’s going to leave a mark.

    They just don’t like, that Twitchy eviscerates them and their lies.

  • Dandapani

    Words mean what the Liberal mind wants them to mean. War is Peace. 2+2=5. Newspeak. It’s 1984 all over again.

  • http://www.unifiedpatriots.com/ JadedByPolitics

    There are those in the GOP who call themselves conservative who would swear to you this is a nice guy and I would tell them he is nothing more then a leftist pr**k! but they know better than I and this is after watching him for years. Sometimes they are so desperate to want to believe that someone they have deemed OK is truly OK and to me a leftist is a leftist is a leftist and NOT worthy of the hint of decency!

  • http://www.facebook.com/warren.little.50 Warren Little

    We all make mistakes once in …well…all the time!! WE ARE HUMAN. Lets see the world not as ‘small minded’, but lost in their pain from feeling alone in a world that devours those who stand alone for justice… I was the worst!!!

  • disqus_FlD2VMR2RJ

    He’s journalistic skills are just one step above a movie critic.

  • William Shores

    Having an ego is not necessarily a bad thing. Rational self-interest is an
    important and integral part of one‘s being. If it spurs you on to greatness or
    to be better than you would or could be otherwise. When it becomes arrogance
    however, it must be dealt with in the harshest of terms….Tommy, you have become arrogant. This blinds you to the true world view and binds your mind to the lowest common denominator of existence. Sad really. You are just another common hack, among hacks.

  • brownsfan32

    Sounds like the Rush Limbaugh/ESPN controversy a while back . Rush criticized the media and his remarks are portrayed his remarks as a racial attack on Donovan

  • tallron

    Not a hack, just a leftist Presstitute.

    • Kevin Krom

      Works out the same in the end.

    • Kevin Krom

      Works out the same in the end.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rakell.baterosciszewski RaKell Bate-Rosciszewski

    All this Tommy Christopher bs aside, IMHO the Twitchy story and picture of Gabby Giffords note was completely unnecessary. Who cares who wrote it. This was the best story you could come up with? I love Twitchy and am a true conservative but seeing this type work is just… Disappointing.

    • Atnor

      I agree that it’s a small, inconsequential thing of a story.

      The point however (and I think it’s valid), is in the portraying it as being written by Giffords to intentionally invoke a particular emotional response in readers, all while knowing the story to be false and/or misleading.

      It’s not the story matter itself, it’s that it was a manufactured representation, and people who are supposed to be in the business of reporting news should not also be in the business of instead manufacturing and manipulating it, let alone doing so to advance their own viewpoint.

      • KnowbodyXXX

        That’s complete hogwash, there was no deliberate attempt to make people believe that Giffords wrote it herself just for emotional impact. It just didn’t occur to anybody that the actual hand that wrote it would be of any consequence so emphasis wasn’t place on that. The right saw this and decided that had some sort of angle where they can gen up some feigned controversy. Now they’re in damage control.

        • Atnor

          It just didn’t occur to anybody that the actual hand that wrote it would be of any consequence so emphasis wasn’t place on that.

          If that’s the naive and frankly embarrassing narrative you wanna go with… sure thing. Good luck with that. I have no additional response to something that absurd. :)

    • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

      I kind of thought the same thing at first until I saw some of the tweets about the note. One person was commenting on how her childlike handwriting brought a flood of tears, or something. That’s exactly what the media wanted to happen. They like to create a hysteria. This is about them, not Giffords. They have been pulling stunts like this even more now after the election and they need to be called out on it every damn time. It’s a slippery slope when they use people like Giffords and Newtown parents/ children, because calling them out just makes them try to twist it around more to make repubs look uncaring. They still need to be called out though.

    • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

      I kind of thought the same thing at first until I saw some of the tweets about the note. One person was commenting on how her childlike handwriting brought a flood of tears, or something. That’s exactly what the media wanted to happen. They like to create a hysteria. This is about them, not Giffords. They have been pulling stunts like this even more now after the election and they need to be called out on it every damn time. It’s a slippery slope when they use people like Giffords and Newtown parents/ children, because calling them out just makes them try to twist it around more to make repubs look uncaring. They still need to be called out though.

    • lainer51

      again with the “what difference does it make”?…
      Ok Hillary, we get it.

  • justjb

    personally im sick and tired of hearing about poor gabby giffords, what happned was tragic yes, but she survived. And will be taken care of the rest of her life by us the tax payer, we never hear a word about the others who lost their lives that day ohh no its as
    if they never existed and poor gabby giffords is some sort of heroine. For what? Not getting murdered that day?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jon.sweeney.108 Jon Sweeney

    Seriously the hand to the chin really makes you look intelligent, honestly it does.

    • http://twitter.com/toddhackett57 Todd Hackett

      Tommy is a dope.

    • http://twitter.com/toddhackett57 Todd Hackett

      Tommy is a dope.

    • putthehammerdown

      But,…. where is his ‘nother hand and what, pray tell, is it doing ‘down there’….?
      {,,,at this point I am visualizing a calm, blue ocean view…….}

    • putthehammerdown

      But,…. where is his ‘nother hand and what, pray tell, is it doing ‘down there’….?
      {,,,at this point I am visualizing a calm, blue ocean view…….}

  • ClarkFL

    Tommy Christopher is the biggest hack to ever write a thought down. Mediaite has become a cesspool of clickbait leftist crap that caters to the Fox haters. The guy is constantly propping up Chris Hayes or Rachel Maddow as the be all/end all of cable news. He writes a few articles every day and each one is more leftist hacktastic than the next. He waits for the stories that he is able to gin up some kind of outrage or marginalize a conservative and tie them to every other conservative. He also posts links in his articles of his previous articles like some narcissistic gasbag that is in love with the words he writes. Dan Abrams knows that he is getting clicks because of Tommy’s controversial articles, but Abrams has also whored himself out for those clicks and has lost any journalistic integrity he once ever had. Its fine to have left-wing writers but this guy just writes antagonistic crap just for the sake of it. He is nothing more than a troll.

  • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

    Tommy Twofer is to “news” writing as Chris Chase is to Sports “writing”

  • anthonybgonzalez

    there’s no doubt that tommy’s a hack.

  • srsanbo

    More leftist media machine lies, nothing to see here…move along.

  • http://twitter.com/standsomemore StandSomeMore

    Christopher can’t read our minds, but Twitchy certainly can. Where have you been all of our lives, Twitchy?

  • ceemack

    “Not bright” and “partisan hack” are not mutually exclusive–especially in little Tommy’s case.

  • ceemack

    “Not bright” and “partisan hack” are not mutually exclusive–especially in little Tommy’s case.

  • OurLivesMatterToo

    Tommy Christopher, who wrote the book on how to be a sycophant for our Disaster in Chief is undoubtedly the worst writer at Mediaite. His columns on average have the shortest duration among the headline articles posted at that site. He is most definitely just another mindless partisan hack – clearly trying very hard to be noticed by members of the White House staff. Very comforting to know that should Obama ever need someone to wipe his rear end, Christopher will be at the head of the line to volunteer.

    • daeghrefn

      Wasn’t Christopher at one time one of the head Kos Kiddies? I might be mistaken.

  • OurLivesMatterToo

    Tommy Christopher, who wrote the book on how to be a sycophant for our Disaster in Chief is undoubtedly the worst writer at Mediaite. His columns on average have the shortest duration among the headline articles posted at that site. He is most definitely just another mindless partisan hack – clearly trying very hard to be noticed by members of the White House staff. Very comforting to know that should Obama ever need someone to wipe his rear end, Christopher will be at the head of the line to volunteer.

  • Samuel F Walker

    Looks to me like this hack used to work for Bill Clinton….. I guess now he is going to explain what the meaning of “is” …..is……

  • Samuel F Walker

    Looks to me like this hack used to work for Bill Clinton….. I guess now he is going to explain what the meaning of “is” …..is……

  • Andrew C Eden-Balfour

    Tommy is technically right on this

    • lainer51

      technically right? wtf?

    • LochGates44

      Tommy is technically a male.

  • joe

    Thank you for bringing this gaffe to my attention, I was going to get all emotional before I realized that Giffords didn’t even write her own words. How dare they! I am not liberal or conservative, although “libs” definitely seem less desperate to me.

    • lainer51

      but no one cares what you think, that is your dilemma…

  • BennyIsMyNameBeerIsMyGame

    This,right there,is why people mock Twitchy.You just don’t know when to stfu.

    Keep on talking and looking like asses,if that’s what you like…free country.

    • Joe W.

      BS, pal. Twitchy is doing an awesome job of hoisting the liberal maggots by their own petards. No one else besides Newsbusters & Breitbart have the guts.

      • BennyIsMyNameBeerIsMyGame

        Sure,wingnut,ok….you keep believing that BS,and I’ll keep lmfao about it.

        Like I said,free country.

        • Joe W.

          “Wingnut”??? Is THAT all you got, Benny?? And “free country”?? Only for you liberal parasites sponging off of us taxpayers.

          • lainer51

            all the loony liberals use “wingnut”…. I prefer morons and idiots when speaking of them, but that’s just me.

        • lainer51

          do you “people” know any phrase other than “wingnut”? Oh well, free country. LMAO!!

    • lainer51

      This,right there,is why people mock MSNBC. You just don’t know when to stfu.

      Keep on talking and looking like asses,if that’s what you like…free country.

  • kateorjane

    Actually I’m more outraged that the Left USED Gabby Giffords as a prop to push the anti-gun agenda. But this is a typical example of how the Dems will sink to whatever depths, play whatever race/ethnic/qualifier card they can find even though they foam at the mouth when they think the Right is doing anything close to the same thing.

  • BuckTard

    I feel sorry for Gabby. Her supporters were killed and she survived. That doesnt make her some kinda hero tho. It makes her one very lucky woman at best.

  • http://www.cafepress.com/bulliesforromney Bullies For Romney

    Whenever I, rarely, catch a glimpse of a Michelle Malkin rant on television, my brain automatically hears, “Me so horny, me love you long time,” in place of everything she’s saying, because that’s what one hears when such a person like her is universally known as a notorious $5 whore. Oh, and I just found Michelle Malkin’s Fox News audition tape: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEEWE7gcPw0

    • Atnor

      Oh, youre a moronic racist and repugnant piece of trash.

      Thanks for clearing that up.

    • lainer51

      I love how these losers always pretend they don’t follow Fox, Michelle, Laura, Sean, Rush, Glenn, Savage, Drudge, but they know everything that is going on…
      cracks me up…

    • Finrod Felagund

      This is the most incompetent bit of trolling I’ve seen in a long time.

    • Tequila Mockingbird

      Troll. Ignore it.

    • Tequila Mockingbird

      Troll. Ignore it.