They Call Her Conservative like It’s a Bad Thing

One doesn’t usually have to look very hard to find counts of distortions, exaggerations, cover-ups, and even outright lies by the mainstream media. That said, I’m actually surprised at the lows they’ve reached in their coverage of Sarah Palin, the newest darling of the Republican Party. On the up side, at least it’s entertaining.

This time around, the media seems to realize they aren’t going to dig up any real “dirt” on McCain’s running mate. They’re getting desperate. Sans sex scandal and corruption charge, they’re left with only one last game plan in the Democrat playbook (also their most fundamental flaw): making right seem wrong and good seem bad. This lie has worked for liberals swimmingly in the past, but it finally looks as though America has had enough.

While the Gloria Steinem’s of this country think they’re insulting Palin by “exposing” her as a pro-life female, Americans don’t seem to have much of a problem with this. Don’t tell the feminists, but some people even agree with her.

The media’s outrage against her attempted “censorship” of library books have proved equally fruitless. Apparently there are also Americans out there who don’t appreciate Daddy’s Roommate being read to their five-year-olds.

This, week, the New York Times published an entire piece “exposing” her because, during her time as governor of Alaska, she “surrounded herself with people she knew”. Is it just me, or is that a good thing? You know, as opposed to having surrounded herself with people she didn’t know. The Times has got to be desperate if this is the worst they can come up with:

“Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes,”

… she cleaned out the municipal closet, firing veteran officials to make way for her own team.

… She assembled her cabinet and made other state appointments, those with insider credentials were now on the outs. But a new pattern became clear. She surrounded herself with people she has known since grade school and members of her church.

Scandalous, isn’t it?

The Times went one to reveal even greater concerns under the Palin administration:

Careers turned upside down
… careers were turned upside down. The mayor quickly fired the town’s museum director, John Cooper. Later, she sent an aide to the museum to talk to the three remaining employees. “He told us they only wanted two,” recalled Esther West, one of the three, “and we had to pick who was going to be laid off.” The three quit as one.

Ms. Palin cited budget difficulties for the museum cuts. Mr. Cooper thought differently, saying the museum had become a microcosm of class and cultural conflicts in town. “It represented that the town was becoming more progressive, and they didn’t want that,” he said.

Liberals wouldn’t understand it, but to conservatives, this is called making government smaller.

This might be my favorite “scandal”:

Private e-mail addresses used for state business

Ms. Palin and aides use their private e-mail addresses for state business. On Feb. 7, Frank Bailey, a high-level aide, wrote to Ms. Palin’s state e-mail address to discuss appointments. Another aide fired back: “Frank, this is not the governor’s personal account.”

Sure, this might news-unworthy nonsense, but I’m now so amused by the NYT that I might even consider a subscription if they promise to keep making fools of themselves this way.

Judging by the polls, this constant negative coverage has done nothing but help the Republican cause. The McCain-Palin ticket seems to do better and better each day, as more people find out about the latter’s true conservative credentials. So I say Republicans should let the media help us out for once. Let’s not blow our cover and let them realize how much our candidates continue to rise in the polls as they throw out desperate, childish attacks.

Keep up the good work, libs.

Cross-posted at Conservatives with Attitude!

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