June 11, 2011 Leave a comment
The media freak out over Sarah Palin continues. In fact, it’s really not a freak out but a coordinated destruction attempt. Over Memorial Day weekend the media whined and complained because Mrs. Palin’s didn’t give them the itinerary for her bus tour to nowhere. Now the media sharks are chomping at the bit over a statement made about Paul Revere which may or may not be true. The sharks are now circling over 24,000 pages worth of emails from Palin’s time as Governor of Alaska. Sane people are left wondering why the media cares so much about a woman who isn’t even running for office. Conservatives are left wishing the media would spend this much time scrutinizing Mitt Romney.
Sarah Palin made a few comments about Paul Revere warning the British during his famous ride. She’s technically right as Revere had been captured by the British and informed them of troop movements. But whether Mrs. Palin is right or wrong is really irrelevant to this issue. NBC Nightly News spent three nights discussing Mrs. Palin’s statement. Countless other media outlets obsessed over her comments for days on end as well. Mind you these are media outlets that either ignored or wrote off as harmless Obama’s declaration that he had been to 57 states during the 2008 campaign. Mrs. Palin isn’t running for office, so why exactly does the media care whether she got the Paul Revere story right or wrong? Even if she ends up running for President, why are they so focused on Sarah Palin as opposed to any of the other GOP candidates?
Yesterday Alaska released thousands of pages worth of emails Palin had sent as Governor of the state. The Washington Post asked readers to help them sift through the emails to dig up dirt. Some 30+ journalists went through the emails themselves yesterday, all looking for dirt. So far the worst they can come up with is that she used the term “sheesh” in one of her emails.
The emails are public record and I don’t have a problem with a FOIA request seeking them. What I have a problem with is the entire media salivating over the emails, desperate to find the smoking gun that will ultimately destroy Sarah Palin. Make no mistake, that is the goal here. Anything short of the total destruction of Sarah Palin would be a failure as far as these left-wing journalists are concerned.
The media wants to destroy this woman, why ought to be pretty obvious to any conservative. Much like black conservatives are ruthlessly attacked by the left-wing media (see: Clarence Thomas) so are conservative women. Sarah Palin happens to be the most prominent conservative woman out there and she’s the greatest threat to run for President and win. When and if Michelle Bachmann ever becomes a serious Presidential contender, the media will ruthlessly attack everything about her from her clothes, to her children to every statement she’s ever made. Like black conservatives and black Republicans, the left-wing media considers conservative women traitors to the cause. You see, like blacks, women are only allowed to hold one viewpoint and any deviation from orthodoxy is cause for ruthless attack.
The media fears Sarah Palin. They fear her ability to win the White House. That’s why they’re attacking her without mercy. How can these people pretend to be unbiased when they spend three days discussing an offhand remark about Paul Revere? How can they pretend to be unbiased when they gleefully ask readers to help them comb through 24,000 pages of emails from a former Governor of Alaska? They’re looking to destroy this woman because they fear her and they loathe her. She doesn’t worship at their feet, she doesn’t grovel to them and she has a connection with the American people that the fearful left-wing media doesn’t understand. While I still hope Palin doesn’t run for President, these outrageous attempts to destroy her by the media almost get me to the point where I hope she runs and wins just to spite them.