And the winner is…

Debbie Sclussel’s piece entitled “Who is the “Asian” Mass Murderer at Virginia Tech? UPDATE: Shooter is S. KOREAN w/Student Visa” may possibly be the most unbelievably crass thing I’ve ever read on the Internet.

As she seems to have been a finalist in the Weblog awards 2005 (and hence not a winner – wahay – note to atheist blogroll – so there is a god….) I am hereby awarding Debbie Schlussel the Why Don’t You “Joseph Goebbels Award for Sensitivity.”

I see that some comments on her vitriolic blogpiece have also put in strong bids for the Crassest Thing on the Internet title, but you are wasting your time, “Republican Patriot” and others of your ilk. My mind is made up.

The fact that she didn’t even have the grace to admit any error whatsover, let alone apologise for stirring up completely unwarranted bigotry against foreign students, people from Pakistan, Muslims in general means the award remains hers for the foreseeable future. I bet the relatives and students who had a narrow escape really appreciate her efforts to stir up hatred off the back of their tragedy.

I wonder if the terrorists who she imagines to have watched this and thought “Gosh, wouldn’t it be easy to shoot up a campus” were unable to come to this conclusion after Columbine and all the other North American campus massacres because the shooters weren’t Asian.

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