Melanie Morgan Takes Aim at Pelosi
Radio host Melanie Morgan launches a right-wing tirade against Nancy Pelosi, saying: “We’ve got a bull’s-eye painted on her big, wide, laughing eyes.” Later in the clip, the pundits on the show are then too fixated by a discussion of Pelosi’s style of blinking to offer a more nuanced critique of House leadership.
On the November 14 broadcast of San Francisco radio station KSFO’s Lee Rodgers & Melanie Morgan program, Morgan said, “We’ve got a bull’s-eye painted on her big, wide, laughing eyes,” referring to House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), as noted by blogger Spocko. On the November 20 broadcast of the show, Morgan again asserted that “it’s time to put the bull’s-eye” on Pelosi. As Media Matters for America has noted, Morgan previously said that she “would have no problem” with New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller “being sent to the gas chamber” if he “were to be tried and convicted of treason” for the publication of an article about a Treasury Department program that monitors international financial transactions for terrorist activity.
On the November 14 broadcast, Morgan also asserted that there are “700 days to start pushing conservative values and to start hitting back at the Democrats and slap the crap out of ’em,” and referred to Pelosi as “Nancy McNasty.” After co-host Rodgers referred to Pelosi as “Nancy with the laughing face,” Morgan responded, “If you could call it that.” After Morgan’s remark on the November 20 program, KSFO host Brian Sussman asked, “Now can we talk about Nancy Pelosi’s new look?” Sussman then engaged in an extended discussion with Morgan and Tom Brenner, who appears on the radio show as “Officer Vic,” about whether Pelosi has had recent cosmetic surgery, a smear of Pelosi common among conservatives.
During the November 20 broadcast, Morgan also said, “I am putting together my down-and-dirty book on Ms. Pelosi, getting a book proposal, and boy, do I have some good dirt on her.” As Media Matters noted, Morgan published a book in October that smeared another favorite target of the right wing: anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan. Along with Catherine Moy, Morgan co-authored “American Mourning: The Intimate Story of Two Families Joined by War, Torn by Beliefs” (WND Books), which is purportedly a biography of two families who lost soldiers in Iraq, including Sheehan’s family. Although Morgan has acknowledged that there are “not a lot” of “new things” about Sheehan in the book, it nonetheless contains accusations by Sheehan’s former sister-in-law that “Cindy had become addicted to online chat rooms of a pornographic nature” and “eventually had physical rendezvous as well.”