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A Very Special Cro-Magnon Mail:
Knuckledraggers
vs.
Margaret Cho
(or, "Talk about a mismatch!")
• Thanks to Matt Drudge, cutting-edge comic Margaret Cho gets hammered with racist hate mail

• UPDATED Jan. 17, 2004! Won't be fooled again: Cho agonist not only apologizes and retracts his statements but repudiates Matt Drudge!
• UPDATED Jan. 15, 2004! Click here for the latest misogyny, racism, naughty words and dizzying stupidity!

Jan. 14, 2004 -- NEW YORK (apj.us) -- Margaret Cho is way cool.

We're big fans of the cutting-edge comic -- she's outrageous, not afraid to get in the faces of bigots and bullies, and a pretty damn good actress. Her blog is one of our publisher's favorites.

On Monday night, she was one of the featured performers at MoveOn.org's "Bush in 30 Seconds" awards ceremony-fundraiser-show here in New York.

Margaret Cho and her management will not be bullied -- even as her manager gets hammered by well over 100 hate mails, the result of Matt Drudge's selective quotation from Margaret's act on Monday night posted tohis notoriously unreliable Web site. The quoted were subsequently lifted and posted to the conservative Web "discussion" site Free Republic.

Here's an e-mail from Karen Taussig, Margaret's manager -- and a look at the sort of "intelligent discourse" that the Drudge/FRuitcake nexus generates as only it can. We also believe that exposing these harassers to the light of publicity is one of the best ways to deal with them.

All obscenities, profanities and naughty words have been $#%@&ed for your safety.


From: Karen Taussig, Cho/Taussig Productions
Re: Margaret Cho, Matt Drudge and freerepublic.com hate mail
Date: Jan. 14, 2004

 
Margaret Cho: There must be something about an assertive, confident, smart and very funny Asian-American woman that just plain freaks the FReepers out...

Because Matt Drudge posted an incomplete and edited transcript of Margaret Cho's set (about 2 mins. out of the 20 min. set) at the MoveOn.org show Monday night, I have received nonstop hateful e-mails (I have over 100, and they're coming in at the rate of 1 per minute).

I believe that many people who read the transcript didn't even realize she is a comedian because they mentioned her "speech."

Most of my traffic has come directly from a site called freerepublic.com which posted the transcript from Drudge.

Although people were offended by and commented on different parts of the transcript, it seems that Margaret's biggest crimes are being fat, Asian-American, GLBT supportive, and possibly female.

I put a few of them in this email but will forward many more, if asked.

I'm sorry in advance if the crudeness offends you. Please know that I am sensitive to that but I think you should know what kind of vitriol is being thrown at Margaret and what we're up against in the coming election.

I hope everyone watches Margaret's films on Showtime this Saturday night. Notorious C.H.O. and I'm The One That I Want air back-to-back. The schedule is here. This is how her award-winning and groundbreaking comedy should be experienced.

Note: I thought it important to publish each letter the way it was received as I didn't want to be accused of fabrication. Please do not harrass these people. Use this as an opportunity to engage in CIVIL discourse. PLEASE, do NOT abuse our right to free speech. Do not let them call us the party of hate. Thank You.

Thanks for your support.

P.S. Click for more recent pictures (Drudge used a pic from 1999) of Margaret with her dog, Bronwyn, and some publicity shots.


From: De C
Date: 1/15/94
Re: The Cho hate mail archive

Hi folks. Some random thoughts on your Cho Hate Mail project.

I just wanted to point out the stunningly obvious, i.e. that all of this Hate Mail seems to be "Male Hate", i.e. it's coming from men. Presumably these are the "Angry White Men" that we're all supposed to be so sympathetic to and worried about? Well, I confess they do worry me, but perhaps not quite for the same reasons that they worry Presidential candidates...

I should note that I once received a spattering of this type of misogynist vitriol, though not quite so vile. It was not long after I had posted Susan Sontag's well-known post-9/11 essay on my web site, during the surreal weeks of mid/late September 2001. After a month or so I began to get a scattered, sparse volley of nasty email from men who seemed curiously clueless about the geography of the internet -- the hate mail was sent to my address, but written directly (often in the 2nd person hortative) to Ms Sontag, as if I were she. A strange experience.

It seemed fairly obvious -- from the timing and from the repetition of themes and key phrases in the different emails -- that the campaign was centrally orchestrated, and orchestrated by people more sophisticated and knowledgeable than the venom-spewers themselves. Some of these were barely literate, and it was hard to imagine that they had ever read Sontag's essay. I formed the impression that a "hate mail campaign" had been organised, based on a cursory Google search and a posting on some right-wing blog or other.

Unsurprisingly the same old unimaginative themes and schoolyard insults were trotted out: slurs on Sontag's looks and her age (Sontag is slender but elderly, Cho is young but plump -- the cruel japes are tailored to any "weak point" that can be identified in the victim, just as they were in our schoolyard days). There were the usual (ho hum) accusations of being a "communist friend of tyrants" (as if Sontag were an unreformed Stalinist, for heaven's sake); there were the usual invitations to "leave the country if you don't like it here." Since Sontag is White, the racist content was limited to allegations of "Arab-loving", though there were a few invitations to "go back to Afghanistan and put on your veil," etc. All textbook stuff; so stereotypical and true to form, in fact, that one wonders how the writers can take themselves seriously -- or if indeed they do -- while writing prose as essentially formulaic and predictable as a thank-you note, RSVP, business memo or get-well card. They might almost be employed by some even-more-infernal version of Hallmark.

It seems obvious to the most obtuse observer that the reservoir of misogyny which overflows here -- in this type of hate mail directed at any woman who "steps out of line" -- is the self-same reservoir which fuels the stoning, mutilation, rape and multifarious other abuses of women worldwide. The sound of men stoking up their own righteous misogyny (domestically or in public) is the same in any language and in any century.

The irony is of course both ludicrous and painful -- men who fancy that "their" Anglo-American culture is so civilised and superior to all others, are nevertheless eager to pick up their (verbal, thank goodness) rocks and indulge in an orgy of misogynist abuse and vicarious/fantasy violence. They indulge all the more freely and with no pause for reflection, since the verbal abuse occurs online, in the virtual world -- semi-anonymous and "not real". But the viciousness, the intent to hurt and humiliate, and the evident relishing of the intended hurt and humiliation, are quite real even if no physical contact is ever made. The racism is hardly distinguishable from the misogyny -- race is sexualised and gender is racialised, both vilified in one seamless paroxysm of loathing.

I have the deepest sympathy for Ms Cho. She was of course selected more or less at random, in our perverse new variant on Warhol's axiomatic 15 minutes of fame. You can never tell who the hatemongers will put in their crosshairs next, who will happen to catch their fickle attention. One week it will be Penn, then Sarandon, then they'll drag Jane Fonda out of cold storage again, then Hillary Clinton... The intensity of the attack has little to do with anything actually said or done by the target; the fickle attention of the e-mob skitters over the surface of celebrity and visibility, a plectrum on the Ouija board of our culture-wars.

In a very real sense -- as I am sure Cho understands -- it's nothing personal, it's strictly business. The rightwing demagogues promote this kind of hate-fest almost as a commercial service, a form of pimping -- inviting their "friends" to the next scheduled public stoning or hanging, as it were. It's both an entertainment and a ritual, like cock-fighting or bear-baiting. Like cock-fighting and bear-baiting it is a ritual closely linked to essentialist notions about masculinity and male pride. The dual nature of the Internet makes the poison-pen campaign an ambiguously public experience, with elements of both group exhibitionism and intensely private (masturbatory, as attested by the content of these hate mails to Cho) self-indulgence. It is a superficially novel manifestation of an ancient human habit.

Hatred and cruelty have their innate satisfactions. Demagogues have always known this; the rest of us deny it at our peril. It should be clear to any reader of the Cho-hate-mail archive that the writers of this drek enjoyed writing their nastiness, enjoyed sending it, enjoyed imagining the recipient's response. There's an inimitable gloating, gleeful quality to the prose, however stylistically barren it may be otherwise. This is not a dreary chore -- not like the painfully polite form letters we liberals and progressives send by the thousands to our elected representatives! It's quite clear that for the writers, this was great fun.

We know from account after account by victims and eyewitnesses, that professional torturers enjoy their work. We know that White people in America used to collect postcards of lynchings. We know about Roman games. We know that human beings have a appetite for cruelty, which they can indulge or struggle with. It is perhaps the worst thing we can say about the American Far Right, that its organisers and demagogues deliberately appeal and pander to this least attractive of human vices, and attempt to harness it to their pragmatic ends. The poison-pen letters collected here reveal with astonishing frankness the beating heart of contemporary barbarism, alive and well in America under the thin veneer of democratic and civic conventions. And let's have no illusions; the respectable American Right, the Right of business suits and golf clubs, assiduously cultivates this hardy perennial -- at one or two deniable degrees of separation.

It all makes me wonder sometimes whether Mr Dean knows whom he's courting, when he sets out to woo those "NASCAR Dads," those guys who fly the rebel flag on their pickup trucks. Not all men in that demographic participate in this kind of racial/sexual hate-orgy; to suggest this would be a gross injustice to many ordinary, decent fellows. But when politicians in a country still feverish with active racism and misogyny try to extend the hand of friendship to all those "angry white men" out there -- at least some of whom may have helped to fill this sorry mailbag -- we can only hope we don't *all* get bitten.

I must thank you again for exposing this nastiness... though it makes distressing reading, I feel it's essential for as many people as possible to understand what the American racist Right looks like with the mask off -- what all that chatter about "family values" and "freedom" and "democracy" really translates to, to when the chips are down: "Shut Up Bitch.". I sincerely hope that Ms Cho not only keeps her spirits up despite the unpleasantness, but finds a way -- with the peculiar genius of all stand-up artists -- to work this incident into her comedy routines for years to come. If there is one thing a ranting hatemonger absolutely cannot stand... it's being laughed at. You go, girl.

de

PS While I refer to the American Right specifically above (since it's the source of the hate-mail that Cho received and the lesser sprinkle that reached my own mailbox), I don't pretend for a moment that the Right has a monopoly on hatefulness. The same ignoble appetite has been cultivated, fed, and unleashed by movements of the Left -- Stalin's witch hunts, the excesses of the Red Guard, the bitter self-righteousness of factional battles on the old Left in the US and Europe, all come to mind. Some contemporary left/radical writers have difficulty restraining themselves from personal insults and catcalling when confronting their opponents in print; Cockburn in his anger cannot resist calling Hitchens a fat slob, irrelevant as this surely must be to intellectual capacity or the (un)soundness of ideological positions. We might even fault Moore and Franken for pandering to the taste for tar and feathers, though at the height of their invective they hardly twitch the needle on the Cho-hate-mail dial. Anyway, if I tried to chronicle the persistence of misogyny on the Left, of fat-phobia among the Greens and enviros, of homophobia just about everywhere, of the ways in which race hatred has haunted -- continues to haunt -- labour and union efforts, I'd have to write a book -- and not a very nice book at that. Let's just say thatthe Left consciously defends and represents such ideals as equality, fraternity, sorority, liberty, tolerance, compassion -- whether it lives up to them or not -- and this somewhat hampers its rhetorical style in the hate department. The grassroots hardline Right, as we see here, labours under no such handicap. 'Nuff said.

From: chris white <tobyrese@msn.com>
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 6:01 PM
Subject: hi

F$@# you you oriental c$%& . you are not even an american. You are soooo stupid. Go f$@# yourself and go back to Asia you slanted eye whore.



From: Sam Yates <yatesfam@sigecom.net>
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 5:01 PM
Subject: a big fan!

I read a transcript of your remarks about President Bush.

Why don't take your slant-eyed ass back to the orient if you don't like it here, you worthless troll.



From: Dave Mauro <davemauro@comcast.net>
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 4:19 PM
Subject: Comments about Bush

Given your recent comments about President Bush at the MoveOn.org awards, you obviously have no problems with personal attacks. Therefore I thought I'd take a moment to let you know that most people think you are a no talent, fat, washed up a-hole.



From: "Mark Hundley" <mark@hundleyphoto.com>
To: <karen@margaretcho.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 3:45 PM
Subject: awsome

What a f$@#in' fat c$%&



From: "Tom Smith" <firenexttime@msn.com>
To: <margaret@margaretcho.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 6:33 PM

which way does your p?$$y slant, baby? this is important, since you are certainly quite unfunny.



F
rom: Mike Smith <ti_3vom_71@hotmail.com>
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 9:30 AM
Subject: your parents must be proud

of what?

who knows.

their daughter is an insecure, arrogant, butt-ugly, obnoxious, potty-mouthed, uneducated, fat liberal who makes fun of God and christians all the time.

(funny how that works, ...God has the power to simply SPEAK the entire world into existence, and idiots all over his creation make fun of him, regardless of what he has in store for those who choose NOT to believe.)

Put the cheeseburger down, pull Clinton's d!ck out of your mouth, and wise up. Because the people who adore you have AIDS for a REASON.



From: sjoyce327@comcast.net
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 9:40 AM
Subject: Move on.org comments

Just a quick note to let you know that after reading your comments from the move on . org awards I was disgusted. Your comments were totally uncalled for. Why don't you you take your fat slant eyed head and go back to China.

F__k You



F
rom: David Benson <carolsboy@yahoo.com>
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 9:28 AM
Subject: Bush Bashing

You are a f'n loser... I am hoping you develop breast cancer or contract a flesh-eating disease and pass it on to your whole f'n family... you b!tch.

It is liberal democrats that are f'n up the world. Women have had over 40,000,000 abortions in 30 years, that more lives killed then men in this country have killed in all the wars we have fought in combined. At least men can claim they did it in the name of LIBERTY and FREEDOM, women claim they kill in the name of CHOICE?



From: Spedkaufmann@aol.com
To: karen@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 6:24 AM
Subject: BOYCOTT CHO.COM

IT AINT FUNNY TO DISS HALF THE US POPULATION!!!!
SUGGEST THIS PUPPY GET A CIVICS EXAM OR ELSE TURN IN HER GREEN CARD !!!
WE ARE A CHRISTIAN NATION WHO LET HER KIN IN TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE
GET WITH THE PROGRAM OR GET OUT



From: Cathy Donnelly <catdon@hot.rr.com>
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 5:32 AM
Subject: Pictrure on Drudge Report

After seeing your picture (ugh) on the Drudge Report, I can certainly understand why you are a lesbian. I'm sure all the straight men in the world are happy about that too. You sure are UG-LY.



From: "David T Owens" <res08hao1@mac.com>
To: <margaret@margaretcho.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 4:59 AM
Subject: Comments at Moveon.org

Dear fat g00k: I was disappointed to read your remarks today on Drudge. I was disappointed to read that you are just another Hollywood d!cksucker.

Instead of trying to be funny, why don't you devise a plan on terrorism? What would and your Hollywood buddies do, other than gobble knobs? Talk is cheap.

Love you long time.



From: Rick McComb <rikitiki@hawaii.rr.com>
To: margaret@margaretcho.com ; karen@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 8:32 AM
Subject: Asain loser

Your an overweight idiot that has no talent except shock comedy. Impressive.....

When you came to Hawaii I found you kind of funny except that you used profanity too much and now I see why. You don't have enough talent to make jokes that appeal to anyone except a bunch of clueless college stWhat's the differenceudents. It's a safe bet you can't go any further than that because a Chinese Rosie O'Donnell is about as desirable as an overflowing toilet, which most of your race based jokes sound like.

BC in '04!!!



From: "Kevin " < >
To: <margaret@margaretcho.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 3:49 AM
Subject: your are not funny, but you are a good example....

of what's great about this country. an asian woman can grow nice and plump in this country...hey just like you did...eating sourdough and those huge sf style scones.....no more seaweed paper for you.

then, only in this country, you can look like a stuck pig (see http://www.drudgereport.com) and spout inane, vulgar, untruths....that are bought only in your adopted home town of sf.

now, don't you want to change your tune a bit about the government and all the bologney....when the lights go out at night do you really believe it, or do you look down at your belly, think about all those organic potato chips and sugar laden odwalla's, you think about your freedom on the stage, and you look at your success.....only in america my little piggie.

your stocks are up, you and your friends are all at work, you don't have a president getting bl*wjobs in the whitehouse anymore and he's advanced the largest government hand outs in decades.

why are you so angry.....the notorious p-i-g.

From: Suzanne G.
To: Kevin
Re: A message for Kevin
Date: 1/14/03

Hey Kevin,

Just wanted to let you know I read your noxious comments about Margaret Cho in the American Political Journal. They're right there, forwarded to several thousands of readers, including your personal e-mail address and work contact info.

Maybe if you could express some coherent objections to Margaret Cho's politics, instead of some intellectually lazy and misogynistic remarks about her weight and ethnicity, you'd be believable. Would you read this drivel aloud to your mother? Sister? Aunt? Daughter?

Just wondering

Kevin
NOTE: Kevin has sent a follow-up you must read! Click here!




From: "Rob" Last name and email address deleted upon request and apology*
To: margaret
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 8:38 AM
Subject: God Bless President Bush...

...and his love of America. Moveon.org sucks and so do you. If Moveon.org hates the government so it should stop taking its money. Your all a bunch of self-righteous pimps and whores.
4 more years!!!
NOTE: Rob has sent an apology -- Click here!


From: Jim Marks <zponape@comcast.net>
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 2:33 AM
Subject: Regarding Your Bush Comments

Gee! Now that it is open season on blogs, how about coming down to my pig farm. You look like some good stock to breed with my pigs. In fact, if I have one that looks exactly like you I can sell more pigs to the Chinatowns across the U.S.

It is too bad your such a stupid arrogant idiot who life is full of pampering and stupid left wing ideology. It is just too bad that you give a f$@# less about the people who have been murdered, tortured and raped in Iraq, or the other 100 millions of people that have been killed throughout the last 70 years because of leftist thinkers who support tyrants and dictators like yourself. Too, bad you’re too stupid to understand. What a pity, what a waste of talent.

However, not is all wasted if you come down to my pig farm. In another month it will be breeding season.



From: David Schoenbacher <d.shoes@worldnet.att.net>
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 8:10 AM

After the moveon.org event, the only thing I find funny about you is that melon head flat face of yours! Now that's funny! Not your political tanting....take a vacation back in the homeland of your forefathers and see how that works for ya!



From: dennisd345 <dennisd345@alltel.net>
To: karen@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 7:04 AM
Subject: comment about the asian pig

I saw your thing on Drudge Report. You and your people are abortionist b!tches. With Thank said, I do wish your mothers had the foresight to have had abotions.... you f$@#ing bastyardettes would not be here destorying our society.



From: <TEAK19@aol.com>
To: <Margaret@margaretcho.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 6:53 AM
Subject: You stupid c$%&

Your a dumb,queer,ugly,f$@#ing zipperhead that don't know shit about politics.Do you really think that you are going to change anyone's mind about this President.I can't wait to hear all of you f$#@ed up liberals cry when Bush wins 48 states.
By the way did I tell you YOU SUCK



From: Jack Weaver <JWeaver@dot.state.wv.us>
To: 'margaret@margaretcho.com'
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 6:39 AM
Subject: Bush hatred

Boy, you just crapped in your lunch pail, everyone in my office just read the transcript of your little childish display at that moveon hate bush bash. All in our office despite our political persuasions thin you have hit the wall. We have decided that we will not attend any concert, watch any cable or pay per view engagement you are connected with and will aggressively go on the offensive to have you labeled what you are, a tasteless parasite. We have penned a letter of our feelings and we are sending it to all media outlets, entertainment channels and other pertainent entertainment officials. Good Luck with your life, you just lost many loyal fans.

[NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: This was done on the dime of the State of West Virginia? Looks like someone should call the state DOT's inspector general...]



From: "Terry Byars" <tbyars67@hotmail.com>
To: <margaret@margaretcho.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 6:25 AM
Subject: moooo

ya know, I always felt sorry for you for being so fat and not even the least bit funny but after reading about your comments at the "Bush Bash" I have even bigger reasons now. Listen you fat f$@#ing b!tch, you are supposed to eat the cream filling in the 35 twinkies that you eat a day...not snort it. "Kill for oil"???? You f$@#ing liberals are so stupid...but hey, let's read what a few of your fellow Democrats have said...

From: Alan
Re: The last hate mail to Margaret Cho
Date: 1/14/03

Most of the hate mail you posted is noxious trash, but the (currently) last one from Terry Byars merits a second look. It is one of the best compilations of quotes regarding Iraq from Democrats that I have yet seen.

What is so interesting is the message Mr. Byars takes from those quotes. He seems to think they validate GWB's thinking on Iraq -- but, of course, he misses the point.

Everyone supported the use of force IF AND ONLY IF it turned out that Saddam was a credible threat. Had GWB and his crew not lied about everything regarding Iraq, then Mr. Byars would have had a point.

The list of quotes is great though -- perhaps you could do a comment on it?

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliverthem. That is our bottom line."
- President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
- President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
- Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
- Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
- Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
- Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

"Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."
- Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

"There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of an ilicit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies."
- Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, December 5, 2001

"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandated of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them."
- Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."
- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction."
- Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..."
- Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States theauthority to use force-- if necessary-- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."
- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively

to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."
- Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do"
Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members .. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."
- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real."
Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003


SO NOW THE DEMOCRATS SAY PRESIDENT BUSH LIED, THAT THERE NEVER WERE ANY WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION AND HE TOOK US TO WAR FOR HIS OIL BUDDIES???

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM...........................

b!tch I am from the south and proud of it...at least I can't be blindfolded with dental floss. And I saw your picture from the other night and it looks like you have more chins under your mouth than you had at your family reunion!!! I am soooo f$@#ing sure that Al Gore would have been a better president... in case you don't remember Al was from TN (the south, you b!tch) and Clinton was from Arkansas (also the SOUTH, b!tch) and Bush won both of those states in the election. And before you start crying about Florida remember this b!tch...all Al Gore had to do was win in his home state and Florida would not have mattered but his sorry ass couldn't even do that. Get a grip b!tch... stick to eating twinkies, it's the ONLY thing you are good at.


New Cro-Mag Letters -- January 15, 2003

From: <SPAULDINGD@aol.com>
To: <margaret@margaretcho.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 12:41 PM
Subject: Free Speech

Dear Margaret,

Thank you for protecting my free speech. I'm sure you had a good time with moveon folks, sucking pimples off the c0ck of Chuck D--like cool. Many babes want that. And, of course, you got to feel the soft d!ck of Al & his pals. There is nothing you could have done to harden them. Keep sucking free air for us.



From: WesHess@aol.com
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 9:04 PM
Subject: I wish for unlimited abortions

That way your mother could still abort you. You are about as funny as you are good looking. By the way, thanks for convincing my family to vote for George W. Bush.



From: Spedkaufmann@aol.com [EDITORS' NOTE: His second e-mail!]
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 7:50 AM
Subject: Re: Appalling Emails

Harro ms cho

light ring rut here. we grive u new klorian name, u = wan fat ho u arsso Femernazi too. and big blitch

If you cant trake humor...dont dish it out...al lite??

last kreston?? wat you crall 2 Klorians with headcold ??? answer..".gook, gook atchew.."

SIGNED DENNIS MILLER SAN..



From: "Abig hamster" <abighamster@hotmail.com>
To: <margaret@margaretcho.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 12:27 PM
Subject: moveon meeting

You are an unfunny gluttonous drunken drug addict with little talent who mocks your own race to eek out a living. You are an incredidble contribution to the human race...NOT!

Pissed yourself in bed lately?



From: R Kenneth Kilby <kkilby@usa.com>
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 5:30 AM
Subject: You go girl

You go get the f$@# out of the country if you hate it so bad. Spcialist party members such as yourself and the rest of the hollywood ilk that infests this country should leave just like some of you promised. But then again you're the party of rapists, murderers, thieves, pornographers and the like. Why we would expect anythig different from people so full of hate and contempt for anything good my country stands for.

I swore to defend my country from enemies foreign and domestic for 15 years but its people like you that make me sick knowing I and many others have given our time and lives to defend assholes like you. You're nothing but a two bit skank and I hope you choke on that microphone!!!


Updated Jan. 17. 2004: Regrets -- they've had a few
... and one puts the blame squarely where it should be -- with Matt Drudge
!



From: "Kevin"
To:American Politics Journal
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2004

Please consider this written confirmation of my apology for comments emailed to Ms. Cho's manager Karen. My remarks were a knee-jerk response to comments that appeared on Matt Drudge's website. I have since apologized to Karen but did not keep that email. I believe my follow up was posted on her website.

If Ms. Cho's satirical stand up act was really 20 minutes long and only a couple of minutes of the most inflamatory remarks were published, then it appears that there was an attempt to elicit hatred and anger towards Margaret Cho. That is not fair, but judging by the inumerable vulgar emails received by your organization, it seems as though that is what indeed took place.

In the future, I will either keep comments to myself or debate people solely on their politics.

THE EDITORS RESPOND: It takes a real man to apologize and admit he's been spun. You've proven yoursdelf to be one!



From: "Kevin"
To: "Karen Taussig" <karen@margaretcho.net>
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2004

Please consider this a written apology for my remarks regarding margaret cho. My comments were a knee jerk reaction to a story i read about her on the internet. in the future, i will keep unkind remarks to myself. thank you for your response.

Kevin





From: Rob
To: Margaret Cho
Date: Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004

...As I mentioned I had never done this sort of thing before and now I'm sorry that I did...



From: "Mark"
To: <karen@margaretcho.com>
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2004 7:22 AM
Subject: apology

Margaret-
I'm writing to say I'm sorry for using vile words in my previous email to
you. Uncharacteristically, I got wrapped up in the hateful political dialog
that seems to be too common these days. For that, I apologize.
Judging from the outpouring of support you have around the country, your fan
base is very loyal and committed. Please pass along my apology to them
also.
Sincerely,
Mark



From: "Mark"
To: "Karen Taussig" <karen@margaretcho.net>
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2004 8:58 PM
Subject: Re: Email listed

Karen-
I honestly can't tell you how bad I feel about this whole episode. I
started out feeling like you folks were the unreasonable ones and now I find
myself feeling really ashamed. I am the father of a daughter, the husband of a
wife, the son of a mother and the brother of a sister and I feel like I owe them
an apology also--although I'll never be brave enough to do so.
Thank you for being the bigger person.
Mark



From: Sam
To: Karen
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004

I am so ashamed of myself for sending that awful e-mail. Please forgive me. I allowed the heat of the moment of reading your comments get to me. Believe it or not, I am a Christian and it was so wrong of me to say those mean things.

Again, my sincere apologies.

May God bless



From: <wil>
To: <margaret@margaretcho.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2004 2:08 AM
Subject: oh my god, you stupid pig-whore!

how could you say such things about our wonderful president? if it
weren't for right-minded men like him, your fat dyke self wouldn't even
be allowed to speak! why, you'd still be picking seaweed in the fields
of bangkok!1!



From: bass
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2004 12:49 AM
Subject: Don't Worry

I know they said: Fuck You you oriental bitch . You are not even an american. You are soooo stupid. Go fuck yourself with that nigger rapper D and go back to Asia you slanted eye whore.
and I know they said:Why don't take your slant-eyed ass back to the orient if you don't like it here, you worthless troll.

and I know they said:most people think you are a no talent, fat, washed up a-hole

and I know they said you are a butt-ugly, obnoxious, potty-mouthed, uneducated, fat liberal who makes fun of God and christians all the time.
and I know they said: Why don't you you take your fat slant eyed head and go back to China

and I know they said: I am hoping you develop breast cancer or contract a flesh-eating disease and pass it on to your whole f'n family... you bitch.
and I know they said:You sure are UG-LY.
and I know they said :in this country, you can look like a stuck pig (see http://www.drudgereport.com) You must admit you are one ugly bitch in this picture. and spout inane, vulgar, untruths....that are bought only in your adopted home town.

and then they said: b!tch I am from the south and proud of it...at least I can't be blindfolded with dental floss. And I saw your picture from the other night and it looks like you have more chins under your mouth than you had at your family reunion

and then they said:

Harro ms cho

light ring rut here. we grive u new klorian name, u = wan fat ho u arsso Femernazi too. and big blitch

If you cant trake humor...dont dish it out...al lite?? slant eye

hoo coome uo face soo flat like pamkake

last kreston jokie for you! Wat you crall 2 Klorians with headcold ??? answer..".gook, gook atchew.."

I know that this is what they said, but most just want you dead. A disease to this nation. A cancer upon our country. I can only pray that you will be defeated and destroyed for the good of all......



From: <TEAK19@aol.com>

To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2004 4:26 PM
Subject: What's the problem?

What did I say that gets you liberals so worked up(I forgot liberals don't work).Lets be fair.
I am a White-Male-Heterosexual-American-Conservative.I can't help it if only a few of us got all the right stuff from GOD.I am not very educated,have a small gut,am balding,have hemeriods,two kids that love me,and a wife that doesn't.
Now I have stated my side very frankly.
Lets look at yours.Are you overweight?Yes.Then you are fat.
Are you asian?Yes.Then you are a zipperhead.
Are you gay?Yes.Then you are a queer.
Are you on the wrong side of the political spectrom?Yes.then you are a liberal.
Is any of that a LIE,or liberal spin?No.Than you suck.
Most of the mail I have received since my first one has been filled with as much bad stuff as I used.I used the same as Miss Queer did when she stood on a stage and berated my president.If she can use that language,and you can use that language,than why can't I?
Don't be mad because GOD gave it all to GOOD Americans like me.Be greatful you live the the Greatest country GOD ever made.If you are woman, get a sex change.If your queer you can go back in the closet where you belong.If your fat you can go on a diet.If your ugly you can have surgery.If your a liberal you can read the Limbaugh letter,log onto Drudge,and listen to Hannity.Or read Ann Coulter.There is hope for you assholes.I hope I have been of some assistence.If I spelled anything wrong,or used bad grammer,it is because I was educated in a public school run by a liberal teachers union.Their is nothing you can do if you are not an American.GOD can only fit so many of us in here.



From: Nancie
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 7:47 PM
Subject: What's the difference ...

What’s the difference between Margaret Cho and a pig?

The pig weighs much less and has better manners.



From: Faust
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 8:05 AM
Subject: HI ARSE

how droll of you you fat ass



From: Bobbie
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 4:54 PM
Subject: YOU ARE AN UNFUNNY STUPID IDIOT!!!!


I am a republican and far from stupid. You however are an ignorant ass wipe!!!!



From: Steve
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 3:07 PM
Subject: Socialist/Leftist Garbage

Why don't you take your extreme hateful left wing trash talk..... say to Cuba permanently! You leftist nitwit. I will never watch any of your "performances" and If I come across you on the telley I will change channels immediately. You truly are a socialist PIG.

God bless America and God bless George Bush!



From: "mike"
To: <margaret@margaretcho.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 12:40 PM
Subject: bush


How did your head get so big? I mean, physically, its bigger than Rosie's!!!
It has got to be more than 8 pounds. Just the size of it is enoorrmousss.

Oh, and I like my 10 commandments. thanks and Fuck you.

MSG



From: "Daved"
To: <margaret@margaretcho.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 12:11 PM
Subject: moveon

Oink oink
Sincerely,
Daved



From: Hawk
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 10:32 AM
Subject: News photo

Margaret,
You're fat. You used to be sort of attractive, but now you look like Roseanne. If you were smart or funny it probably wouldn't matter that you are fat, but sadly you're not smart or funny. The transcript of your comments from the the moveon.org event indicates that you are just a fat has-been that isn't particularly bright. Too bad... there was once a time when I thought you had some minuscule particle of promise. Well, I have to go now, but please feel free to drop me a line, and please spell out the curse words those dots and dashes are very annoying. What does F--k You mean anyhow? Does that mean Fuck You?
Very Best Regards,
Hawk



From: "Venturini, Todd" <todd.venturini@agedwards.com>
To: <margaret@margaretcho.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 10:10 AM
Subject: republicans

Isn't it true that margaret truly started supporting Democrats when she
found out that they were letting fat brunettes suck their penises????



From: Bill
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 9:54 AM
Subject: qualification to be a political commentator

A fat korean pig --- blessed to be living in the USA-- should keep mouth shut unless you earning living like your mother used to do with GI before getting to move here----go to korea or china or someplace you fit in--------

P.S. you ain't funny either----



From: Ashley
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 9:51 AM

i'd love to see the job you'd do running the country, you fat pig.



From: bill
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 9:53 AM
Subject: Bush

After seeing your performance i've decided your nothing but a fat pig........

Bill Beames



From: m h
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 9:38 AM
Subject: Your meeting

Dear Margaret-

there are many thoughts that come to mind after i read your diatribe at the moveon.org meeting.

the simplest comment is, describing yourself as a comedian requires using the term loosely.

In reality you are an overweight, crude, repulsive individual. I do not believe that crude commentary that lacks thought or even creativity passes as comedy.

Listen get on the Adkins and lay off the pastries.



From: Johnny
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 9:06 AM
Subject: MoveOn


God you are a c#nt.



From: Chris McLaughlin <ransath@hotmail.com>
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2004 10:04 AM
Subject: F@#$ off fat girl

Dear Margret,

The problem with people like yourself is that through your words and actions you come off no better than the people that you loathe and attack.

You should really stick to being a fat lesbian slope that is blessed to be in this country so you can indulge in all of your disgutsing habits without fear of repercussions - except some profanity laced hate mail. Be glad you aren't Chinese, a culture that condones killing female babies. Then again - maybe it is too bad you weren't born Chinese. And if you don't want the hate mail than I suggest you shut the fuck up.

As far as publishing my email - i could give a fuck. Publish it. i welcome any and all hate mail from you Liberal douchebags.

In closing, I would just like to say that this world would be much better off if you, and people that share your asinine opinions, were to die and be wiped off the face of this Earth. People like yourself don't even deserve the gift of lfe because you don't know how to handle it.

So fuck you, fuck your stinky and nasty Korean heritage, fuck your liberal point of view, and fuck your idiotic comments that you made at the MoveOn ceremony - in reality, they weren't even remotely funny.

You are just another liberal peice of shit that should be flushed.

Chris McLaughlin



 

----- Original Message -----
From: Salvatore
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 7:54 AM
Subject: Just saw your photo on Drudge

Dear Ms. Cho,

I just saw your photo on Drudge and now I know why you are a Queer. Most of the men that I know would rather kiss the ass of a dog (if they were not afraid that you would try to eat it) that kiss you.

Isn't it great that you live in a society where disgusting people like you are able to succeed.

Regards,

Sal


----- Original Message -----
From: Ayerst
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 8:07 AM
Subject: Hmmmmmm

Kweisi Mfume, Mr. Clinton and his wife, gay pride, NOW, pro-choice'ers...............What do these 5 things have in common?? Why, there are all close associates of Margaret Chow (as in CHOW down), of course.

Yes, I think these five associations of Margaret Cho's sum her up pretty well. She is queer (or at least bisexual) she hangs out with murderers and she likes racists as long as they are black and hate white men and she also adores women who hate heterosexual males.

Margaret, whereas some people make us wonder if they are complete idiots, you and people like the above friends of yours, along with Al Franken and crew, open your collective mouths and erase all doubt. Thank you for letting us know where you stand. Thank you for helping us identify mealy mouthed liberal ideology for what it is. Thank you for showing us what true liberalism is all about. Thank you for letting us see that true liberalism is about sexual debauchery, lawlessness, lies, hypocrisy, racism, violence and intolerance. Thank you for showing us that conservatism is truly about individual freedom and individual responsibility for ones life, whereas liberalism is about group mentality and blaming others for the consequences of individual choice. Thank you for showing us that conservatism is about the individual, rather than the group. Thank you so very much for showing us why liberalism is dead.

As a conservative, I owe you a deep debt of gratitude. Thank you for letting me speak my truth. Thank you for being so damn tolerant of my truth. Thank you for hearing me. Thank you for validating me as an individual and honoring me. Thank you for embracing me, even though my views differ from yours. Thanks Margaret.

A fan?? Nah. Just some guy who could care less about your "star" status. Heck, I didn't even know who you were until I saw a picture of you on Drudge. Yes, you had a great picture on www.drudgereport.com, with your rather bulbous and large face, contorted as though you were being given an anal exam by a proctologist with a mean streak. One can only hope, I suppose.

Have a nice day.

Timothy


----- Original Message -----
From: Ray
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 4:56 PM
Subject: Comments on your Bush bashing.

You are a sad and descriptive expression of the truth of total depravity. You will see the day that you cry to be hidden from the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb. Mark it down. The Day of Wrath will come, and it will not be "God is Allah, God is Buddha, God is Beyonce."
See ya' then...

Ray

----- Original Message -----
From: Kenneth
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 3:39 PM
Subject: moveon.org

I'm really glad that you post your appearance and tv schedule so I can determine your sponsors. I will be very diligent in making sure that your sponsors realize how much you have alienated the south by your ignorant comments. I'm sure the folks in Athens will be eager to give you a big heaping dose of southern hospitality on the 29th. Personally I hope to hear that you catch the funk from a toilet seat and rot from the ass up!

----- Original Message -----
From: Ken
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Cc: karen@margaretcho.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 10:17 PM
Subject: Anti-American

By reading the DrudgeReport - I have seen you support being anti-american. I will NEVER pay to see you or support anything you stand for.

Take your fat chink ass back to wherever the fuck you came from. Or go live in one of the other terrorist nations (such as France) where you'll feel more at home.

Dirtbag.

----- Original Message -----
From: "DA"
To: <margaret@margaretcho.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 10:52 PM
Subject: Hey Marge!

Dear Miss Cho,

You remind me of a Korean friend of mine. Angry,
cheap, ugly, and has a chip on his shoulder like
you...

By the way.. you are one fat, ugly, woman...Hope
someday you can get that chip off of your shoulder.

----- Original Message -----
From: Newport
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 2:19 AM
Subject: HOG!!


I caught your 'Mad Hog' imitation on the MoveSoon.org tirade. Is there some law that angry liberal female comics must be hard to look at?

You are a waste of good air.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff"
To: <margaret@margaretcho.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 5:26 AM
Subject: Go Home

There is a reason your once large fan following has
dwindled down to a fraction of what it once was.
Please go back to your native land your overweight,
fisting lesbian. America has no room for your kind of
intolerant hate-spreading. Why don't YOU fucking
apply yourself? You might find a better world that
has always existed without the rage which fills your
obsese veins.

----- Original Message -----
From: Jeff
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 6:11 AM
Subject: Goodbye

1/14/04

Nice going you insulted people in the south.People
who are religious.All people who are Republican.
And used one hell of a lot of profanity.

I hope you enjoyed your career.Say hi to the Dixie Chicks
for me.

Jeff
Cape Coral Fl.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Levay"
To: <margaret@margaretcho.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 9:10 AM
Subject: Your recent comments on our President at Moveon.org rally

I was very offended by the vile comments you made on President Bush in your
recent Moveon.org advertising rally. If you do not like this and it
leadership country, you can go back to Asia where you belong. I am sure the
Red Chinese would make short work of your uncivil tongue, if you spoke of
them that way.

Sincerely,

Craig
Oakdale, Minnesota

----- Original Message -----
From: FOOD
To: margaret@margaretcho.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 9:36 AM
Subject: Bush

Screw you communist and all your Bush Bashing. Get used to it he's getting re-elected.HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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