Why the media still hates Sarah Palin

and why … I admire this woman so much. Who among us could withstand the constant barrage of smarmy and obviously jealous insults that not only she but her family continue to endure? Obviously smart and capable (she wasn’t just a Governor, she was a crusader who energetically took on the culture of corruption that Alaskans knew so well), she has, somehow, thrived.


Via Instapundit, John Ziegler, who knows her as well as anyone outside of Wasilla, writes:

You would think at this point it would be impossible for anyone (especially me) to be stunned or outraged by anything the news media tries to pull when it comes to Sarah Palin. After all, once you have been exposed to a year-long brutal beating, one tends to become numb to a simple low blow. However, the news coverage of her Hong Kong speech still managed to spark the senses on several levels.

The initial element that shocked me about the coverage of this Hong Kong event (other than its magnitude) was that, at first glance, the reporting left a remarkably positive impression of the speech. The New York Times in its second paragraph reluctantly admitted that those in attendance thought, “she was articulate, well-prepared and even compelling.” You can almost see the Times reporter and editors cringing at having to allow the Old Grey Lady to be soiled by such blasphemy to the modern liberal as the acknowledgement that Palin is not a complete dunce.

The AFP service’s first quote in their article was, “She was brilliant,” though they added the caveat that this assessment came from a delegate who requested their anonymity (presumably to protect the ability to make future dinner reservations in New York or Los Angeles).  Meanwhile, Bloomberg, after quoting someone who left the speech early as calling it “boring,” at least allowed the head of the sponsoring group to call it “a great speech.”

But a closer look at the coverage reveals that Palin Derangement Syndrome is still a robust strain within the news media and that the rules for reporting on her are completely different than anyone else in public life.

The column is a testament to Palin’s star power for sure … it is also an indictment of a liberal media that just can’t believe a country girl could possibly have anything worthy to contribute to society other than “dinner”. And trust me … it’s precisely what these elitists are thinking.

The Times actually deemed it appropriate to publish: “Mrs. Palin was faulted during the campaign last year for her lack of foreign policy experience and expertise. As the governor of Alaska, she said in her own defense, she had a unique insight because ‘you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska’ — a remark that was widely lampooned.”

This is simply a stunning statement coming from the newspaper of “record.” Palin “was faulted for her lack of foreign policy experience and expertise”? By whom? For what reason? The reality is that Palin’s foreign policy experience, while meager, was still greater than our current President whose nonexistent credentials (little more than a mysterious college trip to Pakistan) were never remotely questioned by the media, and a rudimentary examination of the Vice-Presidential debate reveals that it was Joe Biden who made all the significant foreign policy blunders.

As it turns out, Palin wasn’t the one we had to worry about when it came to foreign policy. It was the One. Had the press actually pressed the Messiah on some foreign policy points we wouldn’t be facing down the barrel of Iran’s nuclear “over/under” … and trying to deal with our newest “friend”, a potentially sanction busting Chavez. What’s more I can assure you she would not have given up the missile defense in Europe without something in return. Come to think of it … she wouldn’t have given it up at all.

Read it all Palin fans. It’s worth it.

6 replies
  1. buster
    buster says:


    Palin is a person of the people (We the People).   She speaks from the head and heart of America.    The Left fears her as they fear the silent majority who are now awakening.    She may not be the next Conservative leader – but she represents the growing group of Americans who think that this nation has to reaffirm the beliefs of the founding fathers and the United States Consititution that they created.

    Al P.


  2. Jeff S
    Jeff S says:

    Sarah Palin is the main reason I still think this country can get back on the right track.  The fact that she isn't a "Washington insider" should give us some hope.  The left is afraid of her because she connects, that is why they are on a crusade to destroy her.

  3. donh
    donh says:

    I had my doubts. Too unprofessional? Inexpienced OK, but is she talented, smart and educated enough to grow or is she just Peg Bundy in re-run. Sarah's death panel attack did wonders for my doubt. In a party of wimpy old men it took a woman to draw the guns that are needed to defend this great country from the dark clouds of tyranny coming over this land. I will follow her even to a 3rd party. No more will I stand with Quislings who demand civility as they betray our noble principles. Getting along with the domestic tyrants leading America into a cruel fascist world order is not more important than losing our freedom. I trust Sarah Palin believes America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. She has proven a fighter against those who hope to change this nation into the land of the Fee and the home of the Grave.

  4. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Their ridicule is born of fear, plain and simple.  They fear her and her message, therefore, she must be destroyed (via Alinsky rule #5: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." There is no defense. It's irrational. It's infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.)


    They hate her because she literally has more governing experience than their Dear Leader, Obama.


    They fear her because, when her teleprompter broke during her acceptance speech at the Republican Convention, nobody could tell, because she knew her speech, and spoke from the heart.  Remember when Obambi's teleprompter broke?


    They fear her because Republicans don't need to bus in or pay people to make a crowd where she appears.  She is a natural draw.


    They hate her because she is right, be it about "death panels" or the price of fish.  She doesn't need to be a smarmy snake oil salesman to get her point across.


    Bring it on, Sarah!!

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