Archive for September, 2008

At least that’s the way it’s being reported on the recently converted to liberal media television networks, ABC and CBS.

It’s not so much the networks are biased, as they’re f*cking biased; Sarah Palin is not stupid, but that’s the way she’s being portrayed, and it’s not that her answers are incoherent, it’s the way they are being edited and exegesized and reinterpreted afterwards.

It’s never “so and so talked to Sarah Palin,” and got her stand on the issues, it’s always “so and so skewered Palin,” or “so and so made her look stupid.” And the fact of the matter is, the questions are usually stupid to begin with.

For example, here’s a portion of the text from Katie Couric’s recent interview of Sarah Palin on CBS:

When CBS News anchor Katie Couric sat down for an exclusive interview with vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, she focused on the economy – but also addressed reports that the lobbying firm of Sen. John McCain’s campaign manager received payments from the controversial mortgage giant Freddie Mac until last month. Couric asked for the Alaska governor’s reaction to that…

Sarah Palin: My understanding is that Rick Davis recused himself from the dealings of the firm. I don’t know how long ago, a year or two ago that he’s not benefiting from that. And you know, I was – I would hope that’s not the case.

Ok, that’s the answer, though admittedly it contained a big word.

But it wasn’t good enough for Katie.

Katie Couric: But he still has a stake in the company so isn’t that a conflict of interest?

Now the only question I would have is, did Katy Couric actually understand the meaning of the word recuse? Because her question is completely irrelevant. The man recused himself from dealings with that firm so he could work with the McCain campaign. Does a judge who recuses himself from a trial, stop being a judge? Hardly.

So then to top it off, out of all the footage they took that day, CBS ran the clip of her having to repeat her answer. And there’s only one reason to do that to a 30 second clip, where every second is valuable, and that was to make her appear like she’s a drone, just repeating party doctrine, when in fact she was miffed for having to repeat herself to Couric.

Sarah Palin gave them an honest and intelligent answer, even if it had been learned by rote, and they used it to make her look bad. And the question is not even about her. She didn’t hire the man in question, nor would she even have had firsthand knowledge of it. So wouldn’t it be a better question for John McCain?

The fact that the Republicans aren’t calling foul, can only mean that Sarah Palin is running interference for McCain, taking the heat for him, which only makes her seem to stand a little taller in her high-heels to me.

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This video explains it all.

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This video compiled from footage of 9/11 is beyond moving, beyond description really.

And here’s an article at Esquire:

The Falling Man

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Another memorable moment in my life occurred last night.
History just gets better and better.

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Toy Soldiers

Ever wondered what your kids were thinking, while they were playing so contentedly with their toy soldiers all those hours?

Part 1:

Part 2:

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