July 22, 2010

You Were Duped, Rubes

Liberals love to think of themselves as better educated, more experienced free thinkers, too sophisticated to be conned or controlled.

I have a revelation for you, my friends.

The latest JournoList dump from the Daily Caller reveals the collusion of the liberal media as they worked together to find ways to attack Sarah Palin, right after the Alaskan governor was named John McCain's surprise pick to be the Republican Vice Presidential candidate.

Amidst this debate over how most effectively to destroy Palin's reputation, reporter Avi Zenilman, who was then writing about the campaign for Politico, chimed in to note that Palin had "openly backed" parts of Obama's energy plan. In an interview Wednesday, Zenilman said he was offering "typical offhand political analysis" and that Journolist was one of many online places he scoured for news to post to his blog.

Chris Hayes of the Nation wrote in with words of encouragement, and to ask for more talking points. "Keep the ideas coming! Have to go on TV to talk about this in a few min and need all the help I can get," Hayes wrote.

Suzanne Nossel, chief of operations for Human Rights Watch, added a novel take: "I think it is and can be spun as a profoundly sexist pick. Women should feel umbrage at the idea that their votes can be attracted just by putting a woman, any woman, on the ticket no matter her qualifications or views."

Mother Jones's Stein loved the idea. "That's excellent! If enough people – people on this list? – write that the pick is sexist, you’ll have the networks debating it for days. And that negates the SINGLE thing Palin brings to the ticket," he wrote.

Months of this shaped the narrative and the pop-culture view we have of Sarah Palin, a skilled politician that rose through the ranks of Alaskan politics based upon a foundation of integrity, grit, and courage to become—for a time—a governor with (I think) the highest approval ratings ever (please correct me if i am wrong).

This now-exposed collusion between members of the media, shared with their co-conspirator politicians and Hollywood allies, was used to create a purposely warped view of who Sarah Palin is, and what she represents.

How can you tell if you were affected by this orchestrated mischaracterization?

I'll leave that to you to discuss.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 22, 2010 07:05 AM

I've talked this to death in the earlier journolist thread, the scare articles are long on accusation but short on quotes that support those accusations.

Ann Althouse of all people seems to agree with me. Please feel free to argue with her. ;)

Posted by: Jim at July 22, 2010 08:55 AM

Speaking strictly for one treasonous libtard - it wasn't reading the Jourolisters that convinced me that Sarah Palin was a clueless, grasping narcissist. It was listening to the meaningless blather than came out of her own mouth. And all I have to do today is consider her bigoted, inflammatory and un-American attacks on the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque" to know that she's utterly unqualified to serve and protect the Constitution.

Put simply: her own words and record condemn her.

Posted by: beetroot at July 22, 2010 12:38 PM

only a fool would be blind to the planting of a mosque at ground zero being a victory flag for muslims commemorating thier triumphal murder of 3000 infidels.

unfortunatly most liberals are fools thats why thier policies constantly chip away at america, its prosperity its ideala and its exceptionalism

not only do liberals consider themselves unpatriotic as evidenced by recent polls asking them that very question but so do I.

so when I here a lib say something is unamerican I want to puke.

your version of patriotism is to burn america to the ground and destroy it to the core. giving 5th column support to every enemy of america that has ever come down the pike.

Posted by: rumcrook¾ at July 22, 2010 02:49 PM

here is sarah palins response its not cluesless, its not unamerican and its not bigotted.

in fact serving and protecting is exactly what she is doing! since when is protecting america unamerican?

Here is Sarah Palin's response to Bloomberg's blunder:

Earlier today, Mayor Bloomberg responded to my comments about the planned mosque at Ground Zero by suggesting that a decision not to allow the building of a mosque at that sacred place would somehow violate American principles of tolerance and openness.

No one is disputing that America stands for – and should stand for – religious tolerance. It is a foundation of our republic. This is not an issue of religious tolerance but of common moral sense. To build a mosque at Ground Zero is a stab in the heart of the families of the innocent victims of those horrific attacks. Just days after 9/11, the spiritual leader of the organization that wants to build the mosque, Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, suggested that blame be placed on the innocents when he stated that the “United States’ policies were an accessory to the crime that happened” and that “in the most direct sense, Osama bin Laden is made in the USA.” Rauf refuses to recognize that Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of our ally, Israel, and refuses to provide information about the sources of funding for the $100 million mosque. Rauf also plays a key role in a group behind the flotilla designed to provoke Israel in its justifiable blockade of Gaza. These are just a few of the points Americans are realizing as New York considers the proposed mosque just a stone’s throw away from 9/11’s sacred ground.

I agree with the sister of one of the 9/11 victims (and a New York resident) who said: “This is a place which is 600 feet from where almost 3,000 people were torn to pieces by Islamic extremists. I think that it is incredibly insensitive and audacious really for them to build a mosque, not only on that site, but to do it specifically so that they could be in proximity to where that atrocity happened.”

Many Americans, myself included, feel it would be an intolerable and tragic mistake to allow such a project sponsored by such an individual to go forward on such hallowed ground. This is nothing close to “religious intolerance,” it’s just common decency.

- Sarah Palin

put that in your pie hole you self addmitted treasonuos libtard

Posted by: rumcrook¾ at July 22, 2010 03:29 PM

Beetroot, by "her own words" I presume you mean the invented ones put into her mouth by your fascist (and yes I mean that literally) co-religionists? Believe what you will, but leftists lie. All the time. About everything. And since Journolist has demonstrated the lockstep coordination between the leftists in politics and those in the media, everything you people say has to be subject to external verification.

So believe away, you liar. I don't even accept that you "believe" what you claim to. Words come out of your mouth, and they're all crap.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at July 23, 2010 01:04 PM