Sunday, September 21, 2008
Sarah Palin Pulls Down MSM’s Pants: “They have small nut-sacks!”
It’s been another brilliant week of Sarah Palin news here in the US. Her media coverage suffered a mild interruption Monday, what with the stock market on the verge of implosion, but she’s still one of the most Googled vice presidential candidates in American history. You can smoke that kind of gravitas and get high.
I can’t help myself but look back to just a few weeks ago when our media outlets scrambled for information about Alaska’s governor. Palin was a giant question mark a month ago, a potential VP absolutely no one factored into the equation. No, not even Las Vegas and they have odds on everything.
Since then the beehived, bespectacled veep nominee has gone from pistol packin', adorable Hockey Mom to political satire and subpoenas. There is Troopergate, the pregnant daughter crisis, and a husband named Todd who rides snow-machines and gets copied on her official e-mails. All of these things could be very old news had the bedeviled Mainstream Media paid attention. But they didn't.
Palin had been on Sen. John McCain’s list of running mates for months. Absolutely no one took her seriously. Not CNN, MSNBC, BBC America, PBS or even her own daughter, who was so oblivious that she went and got herself pregnant without ever thinking she might have to hide her condition behind a baby blanket on national TV. No one was prepared and, therefore, everyone deserves a swirlie from a murky bowl.
Working journalists (the kind who get paid) had about three months to figure out Palin’s question marks. The Palin issue was less important to them than Amy Winehouse in rehab. The amount of homework, legwork and muscle that went into researching Palin prior to her nomination amounted to Wiki-ing her official title and party affiliation. Oh, my arm - the weight of such an endeavor hurts me to even think about it.
These days the MSM is making up for lost time with regards to Palin, and her number is on every bathroom stall in every newsroom. I’m not sure if their motivation is the truth so much as embarrassment for sort of being caught with their fly down on Commando Day during a kindergarten graduation ceremony.
When newspapers unload staff because no one is buying their wares, and they complain that stupid people aren’t paying attention to the news, I hope they remember what they ignored. It’s spelled P-A-L-I-N. Now who’s stupid?
Beck – Loser