Thursday morning lapdog media hack James Rainey tweeted out a link to his ridiculous new Los Angeles Times anti-conservative hit piece.

Like many of his lapdog media littermates, Rainey thinks he’s quite the clever one. Clearly he overestimates himself.

In promoting his misleading slam on conservatives who balked at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s 2009 report on “rightwing extremism,” Rainey sought to draw in readers by mentioning Twitchy founder/CEO Michelle Malkin and Rush Limbaugh.

But of course, Rainey saw no reason to actually link to Malkin’s post that spelled out why the DHS report was ” a sweeping indictment of conservatives.” He’s a “real journalist” and she’s “just a blogger.”

Rainey also didn’t bother quoting relevant passages from the DHS report. That would mean readers could judge for themselves whether the agency targeted conservatives. Can’t have that, can we?

Unfortunately for Rainey, Malkin called him out on Twitter:

Links are hard when you’re a partisan hack.

Boom! Nothing like a good ol’ fashioned public shaming, especially when the target is so deserving (and easy to hit).

Pathetically, Rainey tried to get away with simply tweeting a link to Malkin’s post.

Obviously Rainey didn’t realize Malkin fights like a girl.

And … this round goes to Michelle Malkin.

The dreaded hyperlink of shame! Will Rainey ever recover?