Left-leaning squatters have owned the mainstream media for so long it seems they assumed they’d rightfully inherit new media as a simple birthright. Something happened along the way, though, and a few of the progressives gathered at the Netroots Nation conference in San Jose, Calif., this weekend are calling it the “Michelle Malkin effect.”

We at Twitchy love it too. Remind us to look into this Michelle Malkin person — she seems to have gotten under the Left’s skin.


Malkin seems to be the breakout star of the conference so far without actually attending. If every panel is about her, we’re almost tempted to book tickets to progressive utopia Detroit next year. There’s no need to travel to a conference, though, to hear what you already know.