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At Least Someone In the Media Has the Balls to Apologize for the Despicable Treatment of Sarah Palin

080904_palin_simon.jpgSarah Palin is not the only one with a mastery of sarcasm:

On behalf of the media, I would like to say we are sorry.
On behalf of the elite media, I would like to say we are very sorry.
We have asked questions this week that we should never have asked.
We have asked pathetic questions like: Who is Sarah Palin? What is her record? Where does she stand on the issues? And is she is qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency?
We have asked mean questions like: How well did John McCain know her before he selected her? How well did his campaign vet her? And was she his first choice?
Bad questions. Bad media. Bad.
It is not our job to ask questions. Or it shouldn’t be. To hear from the pols at the Republican National Convention this week, our job is to endorse and support the decisions of the pols.

If I’m not mistaken, this actually comes from a ultra-right win website. Politico.com is conservative, right? Maybe this isn’t sarcasm?

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No, Politico is not conservative in any sense of the word, other than they deign to have a reporter assigned to cover the Republican race.

But Politico is kind of like Time--leftist to the core, only they try to disguise it.

As for the accusation, the media defense of "We are only doing our job" would fly if they had actually done any work on Obama or Biden.

I know this is pointless, but lets compare: Palin's kids have had three front page NYT stories in one day this week alone. Where's Biden's lobbyist son? Nothing. How many reporters are crawling around Alaska right now? Probably enough to give the tourism industry up there a real boost. Obama's Annenburg papers? The ones that show his one experience running anything besides a law review? Crickets.

So the bias is the Palin pile on to find out if Palin ever looked funny at her kids once under a blue moon, while Obama and Biden could commit murder in Time Square at Noon on a wednesday and it wouldn't be reported (except, of course, on Fox news, which everyone knows is nothing more than a Republican run network and thus cannot ever ever have anything worthwhile to say.)

We've had months to pick apart Obama (and the media has done so), and years to pick apart Biden. Palin has just been introduced to the national scene this past week or so. Of course there's going to be a media frenzy.

Agreed. Had McCain picked a known entity, say, Lieberman (as rumors have speculated he may have tried) would we have this flurry of investigation? Not likely.

Biden's scandals have been covered before. Is it the responsibility of the press to remind everyone of every bad thing every candidate did biweekly?

It never ceases to amaze me how eager we are to adopt and use labels like "leftist" or "right-wing". It's as if people are so simple and uncomplicated that they can easily fit into such broad stereotypes. I've met thousands of people -- in university, at work, on holiday, at parties, at concerts, etc. -- and very few could ever be categorized so absolutely as one or the other. But our cynical politicians and strategists come up with these ridiculous little boxes to put everyone into, and we jump on and use them to help "our guys", who, I'm sure, are just waiting for the chance to sit down and listen to our thoughts, and really do care about us.

The sad truth is that most of the people bellowing and taking shots at each other Politico, Fox, etc. are just doing the bidding of a bunch of people who are laughing at them, while lapping up free food and drink at various lobbyist fundraisers, and "eating with the enemy" in the House and Senate Dining Rooms. All of these culture warriors are shitting on each other in service of these political idols who would probably have them arrested if they dared ever approach them anytime outside of campaign season.

If anyone out there bitching in comments sections about "lefties", or "Bushies", or whatever, actually matters at all to the candidate they're sacrificing their decency and humanity for, then, well, I think those people should get off the damn message boards and back to the boardroom before their shareholders have a fit.

Sorry, Dustin, for the rant, but I'm at the right level of pissed off and half-drunk that the cork just popped. It pisses me off that it's so easy for us to decide that "we're" completely right and "they're" completely wrong, and that we're so willing to vilify and hate people we've never even met. We need to open our eyes and stop seeing everyone out there as the bad guy.

Anyway, again, sorry about the serious, and I'll try to get back to the snark. Please post some dumb-criminal stuff soon. Have a good weekend.

Ron Paul will be making a major announcement this coming Wednesday, I suspect it will be very happy news for Obama supporters (I'm not one but McCain is big trouble coming).

http://www.laprogressive.com/2008/09/05/alaskans-speak-in-a-frightened-whisper-palin-is-%E2%80%9Cracist-sexist-vindictive-and-mean%E2%80%

"It never ceases to amaze me how eager we are to adopt and use labels like "leftist" or "right-wing". It's as if people are so simple and uncomplicated that they can easily fit into such broad stereotypes."

Benjamin, that link above is for you, check it out please.