Here are the facts that the right-wing distorted in order to attack young Graeme:I am going to start asking some of our local conservative bloggers why they associate with these people and some even consider Michelle Malkin a hero. Note, she has not updated her post in many hours and is turning to other topics as some on the right have started denouncing her and this whole story. This is not the first time she has revealed her tendencies to hold up to ridicule and attacks private citizens.1) Graeme has a scholarship to a private school. The school costs $15K a year, but the family only pays $500 a year.Desperate to defend Bush’s decision to cut off millions of children from health care, the right wing has stooped to launching baseless and uninformed attacks against a 12 year old child and his family.
2) His sister Gemma attends another private school to help her with the brain injuries that occurred due to her accident. The school costs $23,000 a year, but the state pays the entire cost.
3) They bought their “lavish house” sixteen years ago for $55,000 at a time when the neighborhood was less than safe.
4) Last year, the Frost’s made $45,000 combined. Over the past few years they have made no more than $50,000 combined.
5) The state of Maryland has found them eligible to participate in the CHIP program.
Right wing bloggers have been harassing the Frosts, calling their home numerous times to get information about their private lives. Compassionate conservatism indeed.
Like I wrote before this hit the big time - Next Time Your Kids Are In The Hospital Maybe Right-Wing Idiots Will Attack Your Family.
No shame, carried away by partisanship, the right attacks two badly hurt kids and their lower middle-class family. I am just glad I am not in that fake religious party.
Whiner Wanker Mark Steyn - it is all the Democrat's fault! They started it! Of course, no where on the Corner do they post the true picture of the Frost finances.
Captain Kirk Lite won't back down. In comments he is assuming they have hundreds of thousands in equity in their home, which Malkin indirectly admits is in bad shape. In launching these Google smears the right makes a huge amount of assumptions.
So far, Drudge is much smarter than the usual gang of idiots and won't touch the story. Defending a smear campaign on two badly injured kids and their working class parents would sway a lot of voters. The GOP doesn't want this story on TV.
Update from Digby: Scum.