The US antique media attacked Sarah Palin and her family from the moment she was chosen by John McCain as his vice presidential running mate in 2008. New Zealand's lazy media picked up many of these fabrications and repeated them verbatim Much has been written of the media frenzy which ensued and I won't add to it here, suffice to say a huge investment of travel, reporters' time and editorial energy went into one of the most blatant attempts ever by media to demonise one candidate and idolise the other. (Just look where THAT got them! Their BAJA President)
What has not been reported widely in the same antique media is the manner of Sarah Palin's revenge which is unfolding before our very eyes. Of course you will struggle to find this story anywhere else but on blogs or Fox News.
She has signaled loudly and clearly to the NYT, WAPO, CNN, ABC, CBS and assorted other Democratic Party water carriers the words most feared by the news media.
'I DON'T NEED YOU'
How and when did this happen?
A couple of weeks ago she set off on a nationwide bus tour which many took as a precursor to announcing a bid for the GOP presidential nomination. The press went wild and set out to pursue her. Trouble is, she didn't invite them onto the bus as they expected and then demanded. Not only were they not invited but she didn't tell them where she was going to be each day. The howls of anguish and outright indignation were palpable. One damn fool editor even claimed she was creating a traffic hazard by forcing all those reporters to chase after the bus in their own cars. You really couldn't dream this up, even in Hollywood.
The bozos of the media are only now waking up to the fact she is going to campaign without them. She's doing it all though new media, town hall gatherings and street walks. She is a very effective campaigner. No press conferences and no interviews with the thinly disguised liberal enemies from the media.
Only a few days ago these enemies went berserk over a remark she made about the famous ride of Paul Revere. She said he had warned the British about an approaching American force. Journalists across the nation went into top gear labelling her as stupid, dimwitted, uneducated, thick and anything else derogatory they could find in their computerised thesauri. "She didn't warn the British, she warned the Americans" they screamed in unison.
Trouble is, she was right and they were wrong.
The media never got past the preschool nursery rhyme version of the Paul Revere story whereas Sarah Palin had read the real history, not just a popular poem. It took a couple of university professors to point this out. So you see folks, Sarah Palin actually is better read than Catie Couric! Suck on that, all you woofter self appointed intellectuals.
The next part of the revenge happened two days ago. During the 2008 campaign the left leaning media (bless their hearts) OIAd every email sent and received by Ms Palin when she was Governor of Alaska. (Funny thing is, if only the dumb bastards had asked for Obama's emails when he was a community organiser, the United States might have been spared the indignity of it's most destructive and incompetent president ever.)
The e-mails arrived the other day and suddenly the media were caught short. Ms Palin has skewered them by having the emails released only in the state capital Juneau and only as hard copy - 24,000 pages no less. So, the dim bulbs in the media had to go all the way to Alaska and cart a couple of dozen heavy cartons of paper back to their journalistic shit holes in New York and Washington before they could begin to look for dirt. But then it dawned on them that they didn't have enough staff to do a search. They thought they were going to get the lot handed to them on a plate electronically.
Oh shit, they cried as Sarah laughed her head off.
Both the New York Times and the Washington post have asked for unpaid volunteers to come in and do their dirty work. They are so close to death they can't afford to do their core business and now resort to begging on the streets for volunteers.
What ever else you do over coming months, do NOT write this lady off. Sarah Palin is smarter, brighter and more astute than the whole Washington press core put together. Whether she runs for president or not, by hell she sure is galvanising the centre right and right in American politics and Obama's coming defeat will be attributable largely to her political skills.
The story does not end there. Without any hullabaloo John Key and the NACTional gummint have adopted similar tactics with our own dead beat almost openly Labour supporting media.
John Armstrong let the cat out of the bag the other day when he observed that Cabinet Ministers no longer give interviews to Radio Left Wing's aggressively pro Labour Morning Report. You see, the purpose of a public interview is to get your message across and the last thing you need is some strident, rude, sinew popping jerk reporter doing his or her best to trip you up. So it's a no brainer. There's plenty of audience on commercial radio and in fact they are more likely to be the people you need to reach. Radio left wing with it's pathetic daily line up of socialists in disguise has a minuscule listenership comprised almost entirely of died in the wool Greens or Labour supporters.
Why bash your head against the wall?
Then there was the town hall meeting in New Plymouth last week. Three hundred people turned up and got to hear and question their PM without any editorial interference from biased media. There will be many more such meetings as the Gummint seeks to counter Labour's lies so ably promoted by our very own necrotic antique media.