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Posted on 02/23/2009 8:55:46 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Palin: Media sought to seek, destroy By: Andy Barr February 23, 2009 11:12 AM EST
Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) believes that the media deliberately tried to bring her down during her vice presidential run.
As part of an interview with conservative filmmaker John Ziegler for his new film out this week, Palin said she believes the media made a decision that were going to seek and were going to destroy this candidacy of Sarah Palins because of what it is that she represents.
Obviously something big took place in the media, she added. It is very frightening, I think, what the media was able to get away with, this go around.
Palin suggested that unbalanced media coverage posed a threat to democracy.
This is for the sake of our democracy that there is fairness in this other branch of government, if you will, called the media, she said. It is foreign to me the way some in the mainstream media are thinking.
There have been lies told, there have been reputations trashed, there have been children that have been harmed, she continued.
Looking back on her interview with ABC News Charles Gibson, in which Palin seemed unsure of how to define the Bush doctrine, the Alaska governor said she was disrespected in a way that another candidate would not have been.
Id have to say there would be much more respect shown to the subject, yes, she said.
...and they are to this day.
But that's okay, let the MSM, the DNC, and the RINOs take their best shot. Sarah will come out of it better positioned to help us take back our country as a result.
She may be stating the blatantly obvious; but it may come off sounding more like sore-loserism than anything else.
Sarah is absolutely 100 percent right. She HAD to be brought down by the mid-stream media because she was REAL.
I hope Governor Plain brings some big guns out the "next go around" to blast away at the media drones who so shamelessly attacked her and her family, and are in fact still attacking them.
She ought to STFU, and get back to putting out position papers, running the State, and so on, IMO.
So stating the absolute truth is now “sore-loserism”? That’s of course the way liberals and MSM suckers would see it.
You can't make your point without losing civility?
Take good care of her.
So you no longer support Conservatives when they fight back against the smears of the left?
Is THAT what you're saying?
there have been children that have been harmed, she continued.
Don’t mess with the momma bear’s cubs....
It all depends on the audience. Most men will see this as crying about the obvious—as though we didn’t all know the media plays for the other team. Many women, though, will be thunderstruck at the notion that Oprah, Couric and the women of “The View” let politics trump their treatment of one of their own gender.
So the effectiveness of this tactic depends on the underlying intent.
There’s no reason she can’t both put out policy papers AND point out the hostility of the media to conservative women.
At least that's what Obama Media will say, but to the intelligent person, that will only confirm what Sarah says.
I agree that she’s stating the blatantly obvious, EE. What’s very frightening” to me is that Sarah says she thinks those in the media made a conscious decision to attack her. Does a scorpion decide to sting? Does a acid decide to burn? Do Muslim husbands decide to beat? She wasn’t ready for the Democrat media’s attacks. She should have know what to expect from the Northeastern, liberal, nattering adders who make up the American press. Sarah, as a Republican, did you really expect any decency at all from them?
Over the weekend, Greta had an hour special entitled and devoted to her interview last week with Bristol Palin. It was well done in my opinion but still thought it strange that the daughter of the failed vice-presidential candidate deserved a full hour on her story.
I've settled on my view that she is making valid and important points. I think all Republicans should try to see it that way -- it strengthens an important GOP politician ("Hey, she's making a good point") and it throws doubt (!) on the objectivity of the MSM. That's a win-win for conservatives, whereas shrugging and say "Maybe she is whiny" can only help the Democrats.
Do ya' think? Sarcasm aside, I find the apathy about media bias disturbing as well as their being is no acountability.
The way they dropped their "objectivity" mask was breath-taking. We owe a great debt to Sarah Palin for forcing these vile Democrat media pukes to out themselves to save their Savior.
Note: I was going to do a follow-up, but Obama's Democrat media machine had so thoroughly outed itself by mid-September that it seemed pretty pointless.
If she does want a second bite at the apple, she needs to maintain a much, much lower national public profile. She needs to educate herself on the most pressing social, domestic and international issues and develop well though out solutions to those problems and issues. She needs to take care of business in Alaska - she can't afford to let her popularity erode there.
Finally, she needs to hone her medial relations skills. A professional medial consultant could do wonders for her. The "you betcha's" and "dog gones" have run their course. It may be that her persona is incredibly popular with the base, but it's annoying with the rest of the population - the part of the population that actually elects Presidents.
Comebacks are rare in politics, but they are possible. She still has a future if she addresses her shortcomings.
Governor Palin needs to state strongly and forcefully what is going on and how she has been lied about and unfairly treated. No whining, just give the facts and show that she will not allow people to lie about her and try to destroy her without her continuing to make her case. She can't allow the MSM to define her. She has to go around them and make her points directly to the American people. She should not in any way compromise her principles to try and please the MSM.
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