Commentary by Jeff Poor

April 29, 2009 ( – Want to see left-wing social activism gone wild?

Take a look at some of the views coming from Antonia Zerbisias, columnist for the Toronto Star’s Living section. Zerbisias, posted on her Twitter site she wished renown conservative Michelle Malkin were shot.

“Forget the Marxists. I wish the marksmen would take @MichelleMalkin. I’m thinking Dick Cheney. He’s such a great shot,” Zerbisias wrote on the social-networking site Twitter.

Zerbisias has trumpeted her left-wing stance on women’s issues over the past year, taking hard line positions on abortion.

Aside from questioning former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol Palin’s decision to choose not to have an abortion for political reasons, Zerbisias once criticized abstinence as a form of birth control.

“Abstinence kills babies,” Zerbisias wrote June 6, 2008. “Every time an egg leaves the ovary, travels down the fallopian highway and is not fertilized, a potential baby goes down the toilet. Of course, I am kidding – yet technically correct.”

Zerbisias has even accused the Catholic Church of contributing to the death of thousands of women for its stance on the sanctity of life.

“Every year, 500,000 women die in childbirth, mostly because they have no choice, no contraception, and no access to reproductive medicine,” Zerbisias wrote in her March 11 column. “Thanks to the dictates of the Vatican, many of these women are Catholic.”

These types of sensational statements are par for the course for Zerbisias. Her Twitter bio describes her as “Toronto Star Columnist, blogger, girl reporter, professional feminista.” According to her online Toronto Star bio, she makes a living off of this.

“Antonia Zerbisias, columnist for the Toronto Star’s Living section, has been telling people what she thinks ever since she could open her mouth,” the bio said. “Her opinionating career dates back to Grade 9 when a cartoon commentary on a teacher resulted in her suspension from high school. The principal sent her home with a note calling her ‘rude, obstreperous and bold.’ Her parents were neither amused, nor surprised. Once she was punished for being that way. Now she makes it pay.”

See Michelle Malkin’s response to Zerbisias’ comment: 

(This article was originally published at Jeff Poor writes for NewsBusters and the Media Research Center’s Business & Media Institute.)


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