The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

4 August 2004

A hint of tint

Inasmuch as it's been hours since I linked to anything of Michelle Malkin's, I commend to you her Media Diversity Test, something she wrote to tweak the Unity Journalists of Color, in convention in the District of Columbia this week.

Out of a possible 100 points, Malkin of course scores an even 100. How would you fare? Give yourself five points for every Yes answer.

  1.  I have never voted for a Democrat in my life.
  2.  I think my taxes are too high.
  3.  I supported Bill Clinton's impeachment.
  4.  I voted for President Bush in 2000.
  5.  I am a gun owner.
  6.  I support school voucher programs.
  7.  I oppose condom distribution in public schools.
  8.  I oppose bilingual education.
  9.  I oppose gay marriage.
10.  I want Social Security privatized.
11.  I believe racial profiling at airports is common sense.
12.  I shop at Wal-Mart.
13.  I enjoy talk radio.
14.  I am annoyed when news editors substitute the phrase "undocumented person" for "illegal alien."
15.  I do not believe the phrase "a chink in the armor" is offensive.
16.  I eat meat.
17.  I believe O.J. Simpson was guilty.
18.  I cheered when I learned that Saddam Hussein had been captured.
19.  I cry when I hear "Proud to be an American" by Lee Greenwood.
20.  I don't believe the New York Times.

Assuming that in #19 she really means "God Bless the USA", I check in with a 55.

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90 for me. I don't cry when I hear the Lee Greenwood song, unless it's the 14th time in an hour.

As for why, therefore, I still didn't manage a 95, well, I'll tell you. Once someone was going off on how Republicans never admit their mistakes, so I replied, "Not true, and to prove it, I'll admit a mistake: I once voted for a Democrat."

Posted by: McGehee at 3:23 PM on 4 August 2004

90 for me.

Right-wing extremist.

Posted by: CGHill at 3:25 PM on 4 August 2004

You're such a right-wing townhall trash linker.

100 for me :)

Posted by: Vickie at 3:44 PM on 4 August 2004

90 for me...songs rarely make me cry, and I'm not a gun owner -- I'm having trouble finding a grip that fits my small hand, yet still retains enough stopping power.

Posted by: sheilarene at 4:44 PM on 4 August 2004

Charles, if you don't show up *soon* for your Christmas present (2003); I'll have T-R DELIVER them after work. You'll not only have him in your house (and you know he knows where you live) you'll get to listen to the lously people he dealt with. You want that?

Posted by: wamprat at 4:46 PM on 4 August 2004

45 for me. But some of the questions are not quite as clear as Malkin thinks they are. Ferinstance, school vouchers will, in my opinion, make private schools like the lousy public schools rather than make public schools competitive. I didn't vote for Bush in 2000 because he's too much of a big-government collectivist. And so on... I think this is more of a 'get 100 points if you think exactly like Michelle Malkin' test.

Posted by: Chris Powell at 5:40 PM on 4 August 2004

Well, yeah, it's definitely that. And it skews more conservative than libertarian, as you've noticed.

Still, I'd like to see some scores from members of the putative Evil Liberal Media®, just on general principle.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:18 PM on 4 August 2004

Seventy points for me.

And I answered NO to the Lee Greenwood song -- although sometimes I do "cry," if by "cry" you mean retch. I mean, I'm just about the biggest flag-loving, patriotic so-and-so you can imagine, but that song is just...just...AWFUL.

Posted by: David at 8:30 PM on 4 August 2004

BTW, regarding your Christmas-the fruitcake has been eaten. (It was VERY good, too) You'll have to wait until fall now.

Posted by: wamprat at 8:37 PM on 4 August 2004

Well, I got a 15. How's that for a liberal score?

Posted by: Aniwarp at 9:51 PM on 4 August 2004

I got a 20.

Posted by: ms7168 at 10:58 AM on 5 August 2004

just 70 for me, but i grew up in Ann Arbor; so, that shows nature wins out over nurture.

Posted by: rammer at 9:18 PM on 5 August 2004

I was going to answer here, but then it got too long. Check your trackbacks.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 10:52 PM on 5 August 2004

For me, it's an 85 or a 90, depending on how you interpret question 12. I don't shop at Wal-Mart, but I do shop at Target, which is pretty much the same thing.

And I voted in the Democratic primary for Denise Majette a couple of years ago, to oust Castro-loving Cynthia McKinney in the Georgia 4th District race. And I don't cry when I hear "God Bless the USA," but I do get a little patriotic surge.

So yes, all in all I'm another right-wing neo-Nazi.

Posted by: Curt at 8:41 AM on 6 August 2004

70 for me. Don't know how I got the name 'Acorns from a Nazi' in the BlameBush! blogroll. Guess I'm just a poseur.

Posted by: Allen at 2:33 PM on 6 August 2004

I'm British and I live in Costa Rica, so a lot of the questions are inoperative. But I score 100 in general agreement with the thrust of the questions.

Posted by: David Gillies at 12:28 PM on 8 August 2004

I scored a 95 - I don't shop at wallmart.

Posted by: Phil at 9:53 PM on 13 August 2004