I love watching the ridiculous nature of the MSM (mainstream media) when they pull their keystone-cops routine, just like they’ve been doing with Palin lately. I really do. Sometimes I can’t decide which is funnier … David Letterman (who mirrors MSM political leanings) while he’s trying to be funny, or the MSM while they’re trying not to be funny.
Never is this more apparent than when things don’t go their way. When things don’t go their way the double standard they set up is hilarious. Maybe it’s just because I listen to NPR and watch non-Fox channels but I can’t tell you how many times over the last 24 hours I heard pundits disparage Palin for having remarks that were “belittling” to Obama.
Oh No! Horrors! She made Obama seem less than what he thinks he is (that is the definition of belittling incidentally)! She might have hurt his feelings! Surely he can’t defend himself so that was dirty pool. Shame, Palin! For shame! As a side note: I seem to remember the MSM saying similar things about Romney for attacking his opponents records .. but in the end the MSM got their favorite Republican candidate: McCain, who’s ironically more likely to beat their favorite candidate than Romney was likely to do.
Of course, belittling the opposition is a VP candidate’s main job, and it always has been – it’s called “Good Cop” vs “Bad Cop” and it leaves McCain the role of playing good cop. Palin was dutifully playing her part.
Incidentally McCain played the “good cop” very well tonight in dealing with multiple hecklers. Funny how democrats try to crash republican assemblies, but republicans never do the same to democrat assemblies – but again I’m getting off topic.
Yes, there’s hypocrisy in the MSM … feigning shock that she’d desecrate their idol, Obama. What I found even more humorous though is the MSM was then so foolish to prove her belittling attitude by showing a snippet where she mocks Obama for saying that small-town people “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them”.
Okay. All right. So … apparently it’s okay for Obama to self-righteously belittle half the people in the US by making a mockery of their faith and their right to personal defense, but Palin “belittled” Obama! OH THE HORROR!!! How could she!
What’s even funnier is all the so-called feminists who’ve ever since have been saying the most sexist remarks about Palin imaginable … claiming that either her kids will get the short end of the stick (ha! as if they really care), or the nation will get the short end of the stick. Meanwhile I’m sure her husband’s thinking “what am I … chopped liver?”, but the most ironic things is nobody on the left has stopped to ask “Why doesn’t anyone say that about any of the men running for office”?
I mean, aren’t liberal democrats supposed to be the last bastion of equal rights? Aren’t they the ones who pretend to champion the idea that men should be held to the same familial standards as women (a perspective I actually agree with)? So why would they say that about Palin, but not Obama. You know … he has young kids too.
And are they so stupid as to think that her kids will sit in squalor without any assistance from White House staff or more importantly without love and affection from a Father who’s been an excellent Mr. Mom for these last few years. I’m guessing those kids will be doted on no less than Bush’s kids, Clinton’s kids, or any other White House kids and in many if not most cases receive just as much guidance and care from their father as the others received from their non-political parent. Hey, wait a minute … Chelsea didn’t even have a non-political parent. Amazing she hasn’t turned out to be some kind of axe-murderer.
Which brings up the other hilarious point. I loved watching David Letterman last night – being his funniest (maybe “funny” is too flattering of a word … he was more like “ludicrous”) when he was trying to be his most serious. You had to watch it to see just how clueless he was. The audience was shocked really at what he said … his guest, Dr. Phil was a deer-in-the-headlights. Both Letterman and Dr Phil commented on how silent the audience suddenly was, after which Letterman quickly realized he was way off base from all of his viewers.
I don’t remember Letterman’s exact words but in summary, Letterman was very harshly criticizing Palin for letting her daughter get pregnant. That’s right folks … it was Sarah Palin’s fault her daughter got pregnant according to Letterman (apparently her husband was off the hook – but then I already mentioned the sexist views of the hypocritical left so let’s not delve further into that). Essentially he went on to suggest that only an idiot would send their 16 yr old daughter out on a date without a condom.
Now I’ve seen Letterman say dumb things before where he’s revealed too much about his ridiculous ideas, but even I was a little surprised at this comment, but what’s more I was really dismayed by Dr. Phil’s response.
There was none. I kept waiting for it but nothing happened. I kept expecting Dr. Phil to at least fix things a little. Dr. Phil is generally pretty straight forward even as a guest and will try to nicely shed some healthy balance in such situations like gently mentioning that perhaps not everyone shares Letterman’s wacky views, but Dr. Phil did nothing of the sort. Instead they both quickly changed the topic and thereby perpetuated a myth that only idiots believe that morality is more important than birth control, and that a baby born into a very loving home where the mother is only 17 is a horrible horrible thing that should be avoided … perhaps aborted at all costs, even if the father is a good reliable kid who loves the daughter and wants to make it right.
So by-in-large I found the MSM responses to Palin hilarious – with a few moments of disgust here and there where I saw the ugly little underbelly and bizarre beliefs that underlie those responses. It has been overall, delightful to see the MSM squirm. Say what you must about the woman, but Palin has been making the MSM and their pundits run around like a bunch of decapitated chickens.
I only wish this show would have started sooner. Sadly I don’t think she has her guard up or anticipates the onslaught being prepared for her. She’s not an expert in foreign affairs and that along with other weaknesses she shares with Obama will be exploited by the MSM while Obama will get a pass. Just you wait and see.