It's the Main Stream Media vs. Sarah Palin!

The Main Stream Media (MSM) seems determined to wage an all-out campaign to destroy Sarah Palin. "Why would they do such a mean-spirited thing?" you ask. Simple. For the most part, they're a bunch of arrogant, self-perceived-as-brilliant control freaks. Or as Charles Krauthammer put it, they're guilty of "establishment snobbery and intellectual condescension".

In his September 13th column, "Charlie Gibson's Gaffe," Krauthammer (the originator of the term "Bush Doctrine") said, "The New York Times got it wrong. And Charlie Gibson got it wrong....Yes, Sarah Palin didn't know what it is. But neither does [$8 million/year - JW] Charlie Gibson. And at least she didn't pretend to know -- while he looked down his nose and over his glasses with weary disdain, sighing and 'sounding like an impatient teacher,' as the Times noted. In doing so, he captured perfectly the establishment snobbery and intellectual condescension that has characterized the chattering classes' reaction to the mother of five who presumes to play on their stage." Ouch! Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch of self-anointed, self-important, ill-mannered jerks.

Somewhere I read that ABC did Sarah no favors in their negatively selective "editing" (as in "hatchet") job on the interview. You be the judge. Compare what you saw on the tube with what ABC purports to be the full interview.

Dick Morris explained the MSM's self-destruct phenomenon in his column titled "Why She Really Scares Them" where he astutely pointed out, "Sarah Palin is an existential threat to the Democratic Party. She threatens a core element of the party's base - women. When an African-American like Clarence Thomas, Colin Powell or Condi Rice rises to prominence as a Republican, he or she endangers the Democratic coalition. So would a Republican labor leader....Democrats can't stomach seeing the feminist movement's impetus for greater female political participation and empowerment 'hijacked' by a pro-life woman who espouses traditional values. They must obliterate her, lest her popularity eat away at their party's core. So the Democrats are hysterical in their attacks on her."

Last, and hopefully least, there were the moronic comments of noted self-perceived as political geniuses, celebutards Matt Damon and Pamela "Two Bags of Liquid Walking" Anderson. Makes one wonder how on earth Damon wrote the screenplay (with Ben Affleck) and pulled off a truly excellent portrayal of a troubled genius opposite Robin Williams' psychologist in the wonderful movie, "Good Will Hunting". Maybe he's an idiot savant (see the movie "Rain Man") or something. Whatever Damon's problem, it's kind of sad to watch a truly talented guy embarrass himself with such ignorant,  wannabe-clever spin.

God bless and protect Sarah Palin. I have never much cared for McCain — pre-Palin I liked to call him "McDole" — because he has WAY too much baggage (McCain-Feingold, Gang of 14, amnesty for illegal immigrants, no Great Wall of Mexico, ad infinitum) to suit me. But Sarah might just persuade me to hold my nose and pull the lever for the too old, too hot tempered, too arrogant, too abrasive, too manipulative, too "let's grow government now so we can shrink it later" John McCain.

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