She stood right up to Sean Hannity, laughed (ha!) in the face of Atlanta right-wing talk host Neal Boortz, and let Dori Monson whine around the edges, too.
Parvaz appeared on Fox News' Hannity & Colmes, Wednesday; andthat Bill O'Reilly's people invited her too. "I declined," she says, "One Fox show is enough, right?"
(Right, we said, though we'd have loved her kick Billo's ample fundament as well.)
Parvaz, 37, who writes as D. Parvaz for the Seattle P-I, also appears weekly on a panel with other local reporters discussing the news on Weekday with Steve Scher. (KUOW, Fridays 10a). She also writes a column and is on the newspaper's editorial board.
The right-wing has elevated Our Dorothy to national status.
She wrote a blog post Tuesday that has the Great Umbrage Bunch (always lurking and listening) now clucking like a wind-up chicken. It was about that performance artist we also wrote about who threatened to burn down San Francisco's Grace Cathedral.
If you actually read what Parvaz wrote, it's hard to see exactly what the problem is. (Besides, of course: she is who she is, says what she says, and heat-seeking right-wing assholes are heat-seeking right-wing assholes).
Here's what she dared write:
On the one hand, I can understand the power of the image to someone who sees the church as an oppressive institution. On the other hand...it's still arson. And given how fires can get out of hand, there's a chance that this little stunt could have damaged other property and hurt some folks.
To the right-wing murder machine this meant Parvaz favors burning down churches because they're oppressive institutions!
Rightie blog Newsbusters picked up on this horrifying graf, then it went viral. OrbusMax, and Sound Politics alerted the locals that there was outrage to be had.
(People! didn't you know there was real news to report? A Republican
legislator from ultraconservative Southwestern Washington, wearing red
stockings and a black-sequined lingerie has been exposed barebacking a
boytoy in a Spokane hotel room; he was pushed out of the closet he'd
helped reinforce for the last three sessions of the Legislature).
(Photo: Boortz & friends)
When the had-glanding Boortz claimed she'd "get a pass,"for making such irreverent, anti Christian remarks because she was part of the "powerful liberal media," Parvaz laughed in his face: "I didn't know I had this much power- Good god, I'm really misusing it with this stupid little blog!"
Hannity went after her, pursing his tiny choirboy lips and punctuating each syllable using that "praying hands" gesture which arouses the non-secular passions of certain men of the cloth- but nothing seemed to stick, and he did no follow-up.
Handsome McLiberal Alan Colmes, who does weekday pontifications at Fox plus the dusting and picking up, called Parvaz "a great writer," stating, "When Ann Coulter says such things- they embrace her, can't get enough of her. When you say it, you become Public Enemy No.1."
Parvaz, a native of Iran, is an award-winning reporter, and ace writer who got Seattle's attention early in her career by venturing out on the streets of the city less than a month after 9-11 wearing an Islamic hijaab- the full-body outer robe for women. It was a compelling story replete with a guy at Broadway & Pike who shoved her in front of a car nearly striking her.
All in all, she won Halloween for the good guys.
"It sure was enough to bring on the haterade I'm seeing in my inbox tonight. She says, "Oh well. All part of the job- which I love."