Apologies From The MSM Over Palin


First Sally Quinn from Newsweek demeaned women with this diatribe:

From what little we know about her, she seems to be a bright, attractive, impressive person. She certainly has been successful in her 44 years. But is she ready to be president?

And now we learn the 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, is pregnant. She and the father of the child plan to marry. This may be a hard one for the Republican conservative family-values crowd to swallow. Of course, this can happen in any family. But it must certainly raise the question among the evangelical base about whether Sarah Palin has been enough of a hands-on mother.

McCain claims he knew about the pregnancy, and was not at all concerned. Why not? Not only do we have a woman with five children, including an infant with special needs, but a woman whose 17-year-old child will need her even more in the coming months. Not to mention the grandchild. This would inevitably be an enormous distraction for a new vice president (or president) in a time of global turmoil. Not only in terms of her job, but from a media standpoint as well.


Is she prepared for the all-consuming nature of the job? She is the mother of five children, one of them a four-month-old with Down Syndrome. Her first priority has to be her children. When the phone rings at three in the morning and one of her children is really sick what choice will she make?

Then she dug the hole deeper by implying that if someone is deeply religious then they must believe women should only be at home taking care of the kids:

Anne Graham Lotz is Billy Graham’s daughter. She is a Southern Baptist. She has her own “ministry” but she is not allowed to be a pastor. The Southern Baptist Convention has said that the office of pastor is limited to men. In fact, some years ago, Lotz spoke to a group of preachers from different denominations and many of the men stood up and turned their backs to her. IN 2001, Morley Safer did an interview with her for “60 Minutes” where she related this incident.

At the time, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Dr. James Merritt, said, “There are two institutions which God said the leadership is male only. One is the home where the Scripture is plain where it says that the husband is to be the head of the home. And the other is the church where the Scripture says a man should be in the role of a senior pastor.”

This is John McCain’s base. This is Sarah Palin’s base.

I would like to hear from evangelical women and Southern Baptist women. I would like them to write in and tell us if they believe that a woman has no right to be a pastor and must answer to her husband. And I would like to know what you think about Palin’s priorities as a mother and public official.

Uh, sorry….that is not their base. Just because someone is pro-life doesn’t make them a hardcore baptist.

Then she implied that either she would be a bad mother or a bad VP….a women with five kids couldn’t possibly do both you see:

I would like to hear what women think of her priorities. Do they believe that her first priority is as a mother or as a governor? Will her first priority be as a mother or as a Vice President or a President? One in three Vice Presidents become President. John McCain is a 72-year-old cancer survivor. As Vice President, Palin could ascend to the highest office in the land at any moment. Do women believe she should relegate her job to second place or her children to second place? Does she have to make such a choice? Every woman, and particularly every woman who works, including me, understands that the conflicts and the guilt are always there in a way that they are not for men.

I would like to know what women think of Sarah Palin’s judgment in accepting the role as McCain’s running mate, knowing the pain and humiliation the publicity would cause her daughter, the boyfriend and the soon-to-be-born grandchild

And now two days later?

BREAKING NEWS: Quinn: “I was wrong” about Palin

That’s what Sally Quinn just said on FOX News. Background. She was on O’Reilly.

The MSM has taken a step back from the ledge, as most people thought they would after their frantic race for a scoop…no matter how low and disgusting the rumor they were “scooping” was. It all backfired and they are stepping back.

Doesn’t mean they won’t continue to put the story about the dismissal of a political appointee by Sarah Palin front and center….anything to help their messiah keep the lead you see. Even if the story is baloney.

As for the lefty blogosphere…no apologies will be coming from them for the smears against the children of Sarah’s for being sluts, apologies for their nutty babygate, or the supposed Sarah Palin affair with a friend that led to a divorce. That last one was the latest to be smothered by facts as Ed Morrisey noted. He concludes his post with something we all should be thankful for. The continued Palinsterics:

Keep it up — please. Keep informing the public that women have to stay on the ideological reservation or they have to stay in the kitchen, and that they’re not really free to have their own minds. Keep punishing those who express their own opinions and defy the media with despicable slurs and innuendo and by all means keep attacking their children. None of that will have any effect on Palin’s credibility — but it will strip her critics of theirs.

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I hope you all will forgive my crass attitude…

But Fu#% the MSM and anyone who acts like them…
Nothing but liars and liberal Pieces of S#$t…

They wouldn’t know family values or fairness if it jumped up and bit them and their stupid fat ass…

I have little faith in the avereage ill informed MSM watching voter (someone with no internet) but surely a large percentage can even see how the Palin attack went… surely…

And don’t even get me started on the racists Oprah or Winfrey…

As a southern conservative I am appalled and disgusted at the uninformed, ignorant, hypocritical, elitist dunderheads and I’m willing to bet that most Democrats will be as well if they see what Quinn et al have been doing this week. The trick will be to get them to look at the garbage.

A NYT article’s first sentence said: “Senator Barack Obama will increasingly lean on prominent Democratic women to undercut Gov. Sarah Palin…”

Hmmm, I find it interesting that Obama is running for cover behind the Democrat female skirts.

Liberal’s styrofoam temples are coming apart.

one of my clients asked me today how i felt about sarah palin, i told her that i thought she is what we need when we need it. i cited my reasons and then she told me i was wrong. she went on to tell me that she fires people becasue she is mad at them, spent billions of dollars on a bridge and got called onit, and then said the baby isn’t hers, but her daughters. i asked where she got her info, she said tv, i said that i read most of my news on the internet and that most of the stuff is false and has been really spun to look worse than it is. this woman was a teacher for many years and is retired, she actually told me that the internet was not to be trusted because it was all a conspiracy. i actually said, WTF, and then explained about all the “real” news sites and forums and all. she still thinks i am wrong, but now she realizes that you can get “abc news” online. on the flip side she thinks obama really is a muslim terrorist planted here years ago. so, i ask, who is crazy?

From Patterico:

… I agree with Ingraham that this was a planned moment by the Obama campaign. It can hurl inflammatory criticism, denounce it and look principled.

In fact, one of the few tactics that seems to be working for Barack Obama occurs when someone on his behalf says something that he can then denounce. This tactic made Obama look principled … until he did it so many times that now it just makes him look like a hapless chief executive who can’t control a reckless staff and surrogates.

Clinton had “bimbo control” .. Obama has “low level staff failure control”

The media generally will not try to take down someone who’s really popular with their readership/viewership unless they think they can absolutely crush that person.

They made a calculated decision (seemingly as one organism, though I’m sure – sure? – it really wasn’t so simple) that Palin was a fringe lunatic that could be squashed easily and quickly before she attained any significant mind-share.

They failed. They misjudged her, how the public would perceive her, and their own ability to make the head-shot.

Some will continue to snap at her backside because they see her as a real threat to the legitimacy of their golden calf, but she’s now reached a level at which only those who either see no adverse consequences to maintaining the attack, or who think they really can bring her all the way down, will try.

Non sequitur.
Fox News. We report, you decide.
CNN. We distort, we decide.

Funny vid.


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SQ is a POS! I saw her half-assed “apology” on Bill O’Reilley tonight. Go watch it.

How friggin lame she is…

The media is no longer a group of principled professionals who we can rely on as a source of information based on fact. The BHO long term associations with Wright, Rezko, Ayers and Pfleger alone would be a scandal if he were a Republican. Actually I think a congressional investigation is in order. I am still waiting for a clear presentation of BHO’s stand of terrorism/security, judges, and taxes (for starters) but all I hear is how great he is and how bad the opposition is.
BTW Do all these things we are not supposed to talk about mean he against free speech?

I am an Alaskan working woman (married with three children and another one on the way) and can tell you these people who degrade Sarah Palin are nuts! And, they are really looking into Sarah’s life — like what about Obama? What about Biden? They don’t care about those wackos. Why isn’t the media hounding Chicago or Delaware (or Scranton PA)? Instead, we need to learn that Sarah’s husband had a DUI 22 years ago, she forgot to transfer her fishing license over. She fired some people while mayor. A former librarian doesn’t like her. No books were banned Sarah just asked about it. Big deal. (I would like to ban offensive rap music and overly violent video games, myself, but that is another story)

I didn’t write this but found it entertaining.

Then came Sarah.
Mom, athlete, hunter, started out local, worked her way up, no wealthy family, no president husband, no Yale law school, just integrity guts and character.
Stay classy libs.
Show your TRUE colors.

Go Sarah Palin!

Just heard on Fox that 30 lawyers have been dispatched to Alaska to dig up dirt on Gov Palin.

This posted in the blog section of Real Clear Politics yesterday, it explains the PDS pretty accurately and cites examples.


Looks like the ham handed attacks are going to backfire.

Obama operated the same way throughout the primary against Hillary. It should be no surprise that he is using the same tactics of sending out his surrogates to do the dirty work and then use those opportunities to denounce them and “look Presidential.”

Kos headline on Novermber 5th: “PALIN STOLE ELECTION”

There’s one constant between the left and right….NO ONE thinks that the media told the truth about what was happening in Iraq, before the invasion (recall CNN’s admission that they didn’t report Saddam’s oppression or the decrepit conditions for fear of losing access), during the invasion (recall the sky-is-falling reporting when the sandstorm hit and when forces advanced so well that they had to stop to consolidate supply lines), during the reconstruction (I’ve never once heard from someone who came back and said, “wow, you guys are really getting the right impression of what’s going on over there”), and the surge (took MONTHS for the media to acknowledge it worked, and they merely stopped reporting rather than report success). Leftists go to anti-US foreign sites like the BBC for news because they think Iraq is Verdun, Stalingrad, Dunkirk, and more all combined. The 911 truthers think that the truth isn’t being told by the media. The 2000 election whiners still think it was a FOX news conspiracy that led to the problems (no, couldn’t possibly be two nearly identical candidates). Pick your issue, it doesn’t matter. People don’t trust today’s media, and Palin is a catalyst for all of that to vent. Nothing could have been more perfect than to have the NYT (which ran hundrds of Haditha and Abu Ghraib stories on the front page, and none of the results closer than page8) to run 3 stories about Sarah’s children on pg1. Talk about demonstrating the exact point.

btw, Rovin, you’re #14 post is deadnuts on the money though I think it will be more like,
“Gov Obama demands 3rd recount in Ohio”

That apology lacks 2 important things:

1) Not loud enough
2) Not often enough

Gov Palin and her family have been put through the wringer since McCain’s announcement of Gov Palin as his VP choice. And BHO whines that he’s been through it “for 19 months”….yeah….right…

BHO and crew are running scared.. When was the last time you ever heard of a presidential candidate of one party, constantly being compared to the VP choice of another candidate? Guess BHO knows he can’t compare to McCain, so he tries to compare to his VP pick,,, and looses there too.