Michelle Malkin

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Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin (born October 20, 1970 in Philadelphia) is an American journalist, author, and political commentator. She is regarded as a political and social conservative.

Malkin, born Michelle Maglalang, the daughter of Filipino immigrants, grew up in southern New Jersey, and graduated from Oberlin College. She began her journalism career at the Los Angeles Daily News and later moved to the Seattle Times before becoming a nationally syndicated columnist.

Malkin's column, syndicated by Creators Syndicate, appears in over a hundred newspapers nationwide. She is also a commentator for FOX News Channel. She is an occasional contributor to the VDARE.com "writers collective".

Her first book, Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces, was published by Regnery Publishing in 2002 and was a New York Times bestseller. In 2004 she wrote a book entitled In Defense of Internment, defending Japanese American internment by the United States Government in the West Coast during World War II and relating this theme to today's "War on Terror."

Critics have accused Malkin of hyperbole and writing to an audience that is already in concordance with her opinions, and compare her writing style to Ann Coulter's. Columnist and blogger Andrew Sullivan gives out the parody Malkin Award for what Sullivan believes is "cliché-ridden writing from the left and right intended to insult." [1] (http://www.andrewsullivan.com/index.php?dish_inc=archives/2004_12_05_dish_archive.html#110252187853259588) [2] (http://www.andrewsullivan.com/index.php?dish_inc=archives/2004_12_05_dish_archive.html#110254312788391255)

She currently works out of her house in Germantown, Maryland, where she lives with her husband Jesse and their two children.

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