NewsMax's Steve Malzberg jumps on the bogus Alito-smear bandwagon in a Nov. 1 article, headlined "Howard Dean Plays Mafia Card on Judge Alito." Malzberg manages to go even further, claiming that to call a person of Italian descent a "fascist" is an ethnic slur too:
This isn't the first time that a prominent Italian-American has been linked in some obscene way to the mob, or victimized by some other vulgar stereotype. The left liked to call Rudy Giuliani a fascist. He laughed it off as I'm sure the good Judge will do with Dean's bigoted implications.
Like his NewsMax bretheren, Malzberg offers no evidence that pointing out that Alito was unable to obtain convictions against a Mafia crime family while serving as a prosecutor is false, let alone an ethnic slur.