Awesome: Michelle Malkin destroys Univision ‘real journalist’ over labels and bias

As Twitchy reported, Michelle Makin and Jose Vargas had a blunt, honest and compelling Twitter conversation about illegal immigration. As usual, lapdogs in the media were quick to expose their bias. This time, it was Univision’s Cristina Costantini.

Zing! That’s right. The “real journalist” over at Univision labeled Michelle Malkin a “right-wing columnist,” yet labeled illegal immigrant and amnesty advocate Jose Vargas a “journalist.” First it was “just a blogger,” now it’s just a “right-wing columnist.” No labels!

Guess who is also a “real journalist”?

Exactly. Why doesn’t she call herself a “left-wing columnist” or, you know, a “Shamnesty-supporting shill”?

Ms. Costantini finally responded. Sort of.


Again, that wasn’t the question. And, again, why don’t you label yourself and your bias then?

Precisely. Remember, even Soledad “Special Snowflake” O’Brien had the utter gall to proclaim herself above bias.


We are waiting!

So are we.  Will this special snowflake, who hates labels unless they are the good kind aimed at people with whom she disagrees, respond? Doubtful.


  • Patrick Dennehy

    I love how she said MM “attacked journalist Jose…”. An honest candid assessment, constitutes an attack by a “right-wing columnist”. Ms. Costantini can’t even answer a simple question. Pathetic…

    It’s amazing what passes for a ‘journalist’ these days.

    • CatHerder

      Winchell would have loved Costantini.


      • Herman LaClair


        • CatHerder

          Not understood. Are you looking for someone?

        • bo1921


        • Brian H (wackobird)


    • conservativechick

      You can’t expect someone who has no respect for our laws to have respect for those exposing the truth.

  • BlueGood

    LMAO…Boom Boom Ba Ba Boom Michelle…we Loves ya BB….I could here that “Verbal Smack up Side the Head’ you landed on that “Not so Constant Constantini’ all the way up here in the Great White North!

    Well DONE Michelle! I hereby Declare Michelle Malkin 1st EVERrrr Winnner of the Coveted “5 Diamond Award”!

  •!/TUASondrakistan The Ugly American

    A “right-wing columnist” who once posted a column entitled Things I don’t miss about George W. Bush

    A “right-wing columnist” who routinely takes Republicans to task for cronyism.

    • Luke Givens

      Oh great, so she posted a column about how George W. Bush wasn’t right wing enough for her.

      •!/TUASondrakistan The Ugly American

        So progressives are *FOR* TARP, auto bailouts, AIG bailout, crony capitalism, etc. ?

        Good to know.

        •!/TUASondrakistan The Ugly American

          What am I thinking. Of course progressives agree with corporate entitlements.

          They especially like it when corporate cronies steal money from private segregated accounts and walk away scot-free.

          Even more so when said monies end up in OFA coffers.

          • JapesMacfarland

            The bigger the centralized State gets, the more big business and banks, etc. love it. For the more they can partner with the State to knock out smaller competition and innovation, etc. Not to mention crony capitalism’s many other corrupting influences. This is something that the OWS crowd never seemed to get.
            “The bigger the government the smaller the citizen.”
            Dennis Prager

      • JapesMacfarland

        No, genius, about how he was too leftist, or statist for her. Get a grip, leftist.

    • aliwilcox

      As well she should. That cronyism is taking the party down.

  • Spatial Awareness

    @xtinatini <== is not only a leftist liar and shill, she's a coward.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Hey, she’s only a kid doing what she was hired to do.(sarc) She doesn’t know any better, and was well-trained for it by our own [de]education system.

  • mach5motorsport

    Did Univision edit the latest AP style book? no more “illegal aliens”

  • NCRelite

    Lefties have no bias, they’re like totally objective. They just speak the truth… y’know common sense n’ stuff.

    • Patrick Dennehy

      Someones sarcasm detector is broken or doesn’t post enough on Twitchy to know HBnX 😉 Although, I will give them a pass because it’s hard to read tone and inflection without /sarc tags or emotes

  • Ben Bollman

    Dontcha know, they have to let their readers know you are ‘right wing’ because you make too much sense and they might get the false impression that you are actually correct.

    • Patrick Dennehy

      Bingo! That is such a great assessment. Low info readers need to know who to hate.

    • truckee22

      Well said. Right on the money.

    • Brian H (wackobird)

      The label is CLEARLY the disqualifier, good call.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      So young, and so smart. Right on.

  • Gallatin

    Cristina Costantini
    My company (Fusion) has always been transparent on our stance on “illegal”, thx 4 reading us & watch 4 our cable channel! @michellemalkin

    Nope I’ll skip reading any libturd trash you write and I don’t have time for your cable channel, too busy demanding Dish drop cnn and msnbc and replace with THE BLAZE.

    • MissDiane47

      I wonder if you mean DirecTV. DishNetwork was the first of the satellite companies to pick up TheBlazeTV. My husband & dropped DirecTV and went with Dish for that reason.

      • Gallatin

        Nope I mean Dish. I know The Blaze is offered on the 250 channel and up packages. I have no use for 250 channels, I don’t have any use for 99% of the channels I pay for now. I want Dish to put The Blaze on the lower levels as mentioned they can keep cnn and msnbc.

        • MissDiane47

          Oh, yes … I see what you mean. They do have TheBlazeTV on the 250 channel pkg and up. Thanks for the clarification. And yes, I do wish they’d put it on the same level as the local channels and equivalent to the very basic cable service.

  • Anderson

    Being a special snowflake is …..hard. You cant get an honest answer from a progressive and if you try you’re a racist, bigot, bully, right winger, nut job, bad Christian or any other negative label they can think of.

  • Smiley

    In stories like these, I’m always reminded of this one scene from one of the Harry Potter movies: the one where Voldermort slaps one of his pathetic toady underlings across the face, just because, then stops and asks “How do you live with yourself?”

  • bo1921

    The only way for the left to further its agenda is through deceit and obfuscation. The light of day is an anathema to the left. Controlling the language is extremely beneficial to such people.

  • Johnson Hagood

    Love it! I was born in Colombia and this lefty journo from Univision has just been called out & she can’t deal w it. No tiene el coraje o una excusa

  • JR48

    You do realize that you’re speaking for every person that has spoken in public that hasn’t toed the leftist party line?

    Beautiful in it’s simplicity. It’s always a set up: ‘right wing whatever’ vs. ‘all of the rest’, right?


  • nc

    To “real journalists” – in leftie MSM minds – the words “right wing” are a dog whistle for racist, bigot, homophobe hater, and, once branded, nothing that person says will be taken seriously. This is where we are today. Pitiful.

    And the LIVs, not wanting to be “haters,” eat it up.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      It’s utterly Pavlovian how they’ve been trained in school, and then trained each other, to salivate at the word “right wing,” but have no idea what it truly means.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    In the strictest sense and going by Malkin’s own bio, she has never worked as what is traditionally known to be a journalist. She’s worked as a opinion columnist, a television commentator, and as a blogger, but never as a reporter as most people understand the word.

    • carla5731

      The question was why aren’t left-wing journalists labeled with their political affiliation? Though Costantini and Vargas both admit injecting their work with their personal liberal philosophies, Costantini’s article neglected to call them out for their viewpoint while “right-wing columnist Michelle Malkin” was identified by hers.

      • JoeMyGodNYC

        Probably because Malkin isn’t very well known outside of the right wing blogosphere. I woudn’t know about her if I didn’t read sites like this one or Breitbart.

        • carla5731

          You think everyone in the world knows who Cristina Costantini is? I’d never heard of her until today and believe that she should have been accurate in her reporting. If was important to note Malkin’s political leanings on this issue, then it’s equally important to identfiy those who disagreed with her by theirs, and to mention that that are unashamed journalists/advocates.

        • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

          Michelle Malkin isn’t well known outside of right-wing circles? I doubt that… I think Fox News would have her on even if she wasn’t that well known, Joe… She’s smart and very articulate, and knows what she’s talking about. And like her, I’m PROUD to be a CONSERVATIVE! Jawamax 8<{D}

          • PatriotRG

            well said JW

    • vino veritas

      Really? I guess you just have a hard time with reading comprehension then.
      You ignorant big mouth libs should really just try shutting your yaps for once and educating yourselves about someone before you bother attempting to comment and/or trash them. People like you wouldn’t know a thing about real journalism so your point about how ‘most people’ understand the word is baseless. She fits the very definition of the word. Get a clue already.
      Michelle Malkin is a business owner and as much a legitimate journalist as they come. End of story:

      “Despite my online presence, I was born and remain an ink-stained
      wretch. I started my newspaper journalism career at the Los Angeles
      Daily News in 1992, moved to the Seattle Times in 1995, and have been
      penning nationally syndicated newspaper columns for Creators Syndicate since 1999.

      I’ve written four books:

      Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores (Regnery 2002)

      In Defense of Internment: The Case for ‘Racial Profiling’ in World War II and the War on Terror (Regnery 2004)

      Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild (Regnery 2005)

      Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies (Regnery 2009)

      I’m a Philly-born, South Jersey-raised alumna of Holy Spirit HS and
      Oberlin College. I live with my husband and two children in the Colorado
      Springs, Col., area.

      If you would like to hire me for a speaking engagement, shoot an e-mail to [email protected] .

      If you want to buy an ad, go here.

      See my disclosure policy here and see my terms of use here.

      As of April 11, 2011, this site is owned and operated by Jazz
      Mustache LLC. I am the founder, chairman, chief executive officer, and
      100% owner of Jazz Mustache LLC.”

      • JoeMyGodNYC

        There is nothing in that bio about being a reporter. As I stated, her work for print newspapers has always been as an opinion columnist. Those columns are still online in the archives, btw.

        • David Adelman

          She didn’t say reporter. She said journalist. Don’t change the subject.

        • vino veritas

          A journalist is/can be many other things than just a desk reporter at some TV news network. How ignorant and foolish of you to assume that! Did you even bother to read my post? I’m starting to think you are just flat out illiterate.

          First off, you have made an unsubstantiated claim about her only working as an opinion columnist. Where is your ironclad proof to back that statement? Do you know her personally, have you ever worked with her or even in journalism? I, personally, don’t know enough about that part of her past for me to make a declarative statement like you made because I wasn’t there. I’m going to go out on a limb here, take a wild guess and assume neither were you.
          However, the fact is that much of her work does involve reporting news. Examples of this would be through her website, on Twitter and her team of editors here. Granted, this news is mostly mixed with conservative opinion, however, it is (essentially) news reporting.

          Now, what you stated: “she has never worked as what is traditionally known to be a journalist”, is empirically false and just flat wrong as anyone can see and read via the 2 links I posted on the very definition of journalism/journalist.

          Again, she fits the very definition of a journalist regardless of what pseudo-journalists like Juan Williams or ignorant libs like you say about it. You two just need to deal with that fact and get over it already.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Wrong. You must have read that on mediamatters, leftwingJoe.

  • Red Fred

    I’m pretty confident that more people read MM than whoever…

  • Lex_351

    A truly wonderful Lexchange. Too bad she never answered the question.

  • CrashFroelich

    Since when was there a difference between a so-called journalist and a Democrat party mouthpiece/sphincter?

  • Sean Maloney

    Instead of real, you get self-promotion out of Xtinatini. LOL.

  • Breitbarts Corpse

    Michelle Malkin’s site is impressed with Michelle Malkin. Who is deciding that this is “awesome”? Michelle Malkin, or Michelle Malkin?

  • DrSamHerman

    The left wing mediots are the first ones to lend credibility to such excrement as Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart (Liebowitz) and quickly paint over their manure as “comedy” when those idiots go too far. Should a conservative do it, it’s suddenly evidence of the VRWC and conservatives aren’t given the same latitude for satire or sarcasm. Jose(phina) “la nina” Antonia Vargas and Constantini are just too cognitively impaired to realize they were destroyed by Malkin.

  • Guest

    100% of black people vote for a black president
    and they are NOT racist.
    Disagree with the policies of that same president,
    you ARE racist.
    Once the rules are understood, it is an easy game to play….

  • Cory

    I don’t see what’s so wrong about being called a right wing columnist. That’s what you are lol. I’m a man and when someone calls me a man, I don’t take offense lol.

  • PatriotRG

    The left mind set – Constanti – will never ever see the double standards and unbelievable hypocrisy they use in their argument – even if one points it out to them , they won’t see it. Because they loath Conservatives and considere them evil . We on the other think the left is simply wrong , misguided at worse willfully stupid. Not evil or crazy.

    Although I think the hard core Alinsky acolytes of the left are stone cold committed, focused on their objectives. I don’t confuse fuzzy air head types like Constanti with hard core Aliskyites. There are levels of left. The useful drone like tools Constanti who one can beat on the head verbally like a pinata (way to easy for Ms Malkin, who is simply a hero and can decimate any lefty! I dream of the day she kicks Beckles ass – the left must be humiliated daily – and seen to be humiliated) and she still thinks she has scored in the argument.

  • PatriotRG

    The left have moved the political debate in the UK /Europe and the US to the extreme left – so any moderate center right or Conservative view points are regarded by lame stream media as extreme. Constanti in her deluded way thinks as all conservative thought is crazy and extreme – she by definition is the only sane (read sane as objective) voice in the room. The left do not look for a reasoned critical debate. They rule academia – they have the white house – they have the schools – they have large sections of the judiciary – they rule large parts of the media. Why would they argue on a level playing field ? There is no other side to the argument in their world. Therefore they are not biased.

    To subdue and diminish the left one needs to know how they think.