The Lame Stream Media did this to former President George W. Bush and they are going to try to do the same to former Gov. Sarah Palin … but, we won’t let them!!
Sarah Palin who has been ridiculed for her North Korean gaffe called for the media to apply even standards when it comes to candidates and their invariable gaffes.
From her Facebook page.
My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate – from the FBI’s 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system. We know that countries like Europe are willing to stand with us in our fight to halt the rise of privacy, and Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. And let’s face it, everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma and they end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early, and they got some treatment, and ah, a breathalyzer, or an inhalator. I mean, not a breathalyzer, ah, I don’t know what the term is in Austrian for that…
Of course, the paragraph above is based on a series of misstatements and verbal gaffes made by Barack Obama (I didn’t have enough time to do one for Joe Biden). YouTube links are provided just in case you doubt the accuracy of these all too human slips-of-the-tongue. If you can’t remember hearing about them, that’s because for the most part the media didn’t consider them newsworthy. I have no complaint about that. Everybody makes the occasional verbal gaffe – even news anchors .
Obviously, I would have been even more impressed if the media showed some consistency on this issue. Unfortunately, it seems they couldn’t resist the temptation to turn a simple one word slip-of-the-tongue of mine into a major political headline. The one word slip occurred yesterday during one of my seven back-to-back interviews wherein I was privileged to speak to the American public about the important, world-changing issues before us.
If the media had bothered to actually listen to all of my remarks on Glenn Beck’s radio show , they would have noticed that I refer to South Korea as our ally throughout, that I corrected myself seconds after my slip-of-the-tongue, and that I made it abundantly clear that pressure should be put on China to restrict energy exports to the North Korean regime. The media could even have done due diligence and checked my previous statements on the subject, which have always been consistent, and in fact even ahead of the curve . But why let the facts get in the way of a good story? (And for that matter, why not just make up stories out of thin air – like the totally false hard news story which has run for three days now reporting that I lobbied the producers of “Dancing with the Stars” to cast a former Senate candidate on their show. That lie is further clear proof that the media completely makes things up without doing even rudimentary fact-checking.)
“Hope springs eternal” as the poet says. Let’s hope that perhaps, just maybe, they might get it right next time. When we the people are effective in holding America’s free press accountable for responsible and truthful reporting, then we shall all have even more to be thankful for!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
– Sarah Palin
Palin has a point. The media has largely ignored the various misstatements made by both Obama and Biden while playing up every gaffe she makes.
And it’s not that the media thinks the president or the veep should get a pass based on their respective offices but because it represents a bias to protect them from embarrassment. That was not the standard with president Bush who was a perpetual gaffe machine and was a constant target of the liberal media.
To a certain degree Palin has now inherited that mantle as she moves closer to a 2012 presidential run and becomes more of a threat to Obama and the Democrats and the media would like to negate that threat as soon as possible. I must give Palin credit for having the courage to take on the press and hold their feet to the fire which very few Republicans have been willing to do in the past.
Conservatives will need more of that kind of courage if they are to succeed in beating back the liberal media in the future.
H/t Don Irvine/Canada Free Press
American Thinker and Gov. Palin’s Summons to Serve
American Thinker columnist Robert Eugene Simmons, Jr. yesterday presented a powerful argument for why Gov. Palin should run for President in 2012:
I can’t think of a reason why Palin would want to be president and move to Washington. She clearly loves Alaska and has a wonderful family who also love Alaska as home. Palin clearly has a good thing going with the influence she has on national politics and election cycles. On a personal level, she has been able to amass a small fortune in being who she is. I don’t begrudge her the fortune, and I don’t blame her for her love of the wild beauty of Alaska.
I can’t think of a single reason she would want to move to an urban environment often choked with crime and poverty. I can’t think of a good reason why she should want even more scrutiny into her life and her doings with her children and submit to being organized 24 hours a day. I can’t think of why she would want to brave the wall of vitriol that would come from the left as well as many Republican establishment types. Make no mistake that if she does run for president, you can expect every rude, misogynistic, and disgusting word in several languages to be thrown her way.
In fact, there is only one reason I can ask Sarah Palin to brave the sewers of a presidential run. The reason is that we need her. (emphasis mine)
Simmons wrote that while other lesser-known political figures have taken on the establishment, “only Palin has shown the charisma and powerful speaking skills that can pack an auditorium to a sold-out crowd ten minutes after announcement….she speaks from the heart.”
Citing Gov. Palin’s vetoing of a law barring domestic benefits for same-sex couples when she first took office, Simmons wrote that she will ensure the law is enforced regardless of personal beliefs. Joe Hilley wrote about this extensively in Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader.
He applauded her unique brand of religiosity and tolerance. Though Simmons is agnostic, he feels very comfortable around Gov. Palin.
“Palin is utterly fearless, willing to take on her own party, the other party, the Federal Reserve, and anyone else who needs to be taken on to forward the interest of America,” he wrote and unyielding in her patriotism.
He wrote about her intelligence and savvy.
As Palin’s knowledge of policy, economics, and government has grown, so has the counter-story being put out by the establishment. Thanks to the internet, people can look up Palin’s past, listen to her speeches, and examine her record; the need to rely on the “big three” news services has been supplanted by the internet. Furthermore, on those same sites, Palin’s foes have been revealed as nasty, misogynistic, and potentially violent people.
“I am sorry, Sarah Palin, but we need you to serve — and for that, we need you to run,” he concluded.
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