Posted by: Ann Corcoran | September 17, 2011

Now what is going on with the media and Palin?

Yesterday I reported the improbable news that the New York Times (of all places) is questioning Obama (his sanity even!).  A week ago, I reported on a New York Times opinion piece favorable to Sarah Palin (gee, she has a mind afterall!).  Now, I see that Politico is bringing to our attention that the media view of Palin seems to be shifting ever so slightly.

I’ve thought all along that something like this would begin to happen because what else could they possibly say (that they haven’t said already) about the woman after digging into every corner of her life; and she keeps on putting her chin forward and not tucking tail and running.  LOL! She reminds me of those “Transformer” toys my kids used to play with, while Obama’s (Dork on a bike) photo comes to mind when I think of Obama’s ‘fighting’ image.

Here is Politico yesterday:

They kicked her around, victimized her, tried to destroy her. But all of a sudden, the lamestream media is coming to Sarah Palin’s defense.

Faced with a barrage of negative portrayals — a much-hyped investigative book, a Levi Johnston memoir and a new movie — Palin is finding support in the unlikeliest of places.

Film reviewers have slammed the British documentary “Sarah Palin: You Betcha!” Newspapers have refused to run comic-strip excerpts of Joe McGinniss’s rumor-mongering tome “The Rogue.” Johnston’s accusations have been consigned to the gossip pages. And none other than The New York Times has angrily taken Palin’s side in a brutal takedown of the McGinniss book.  [Hey, Katie, are you reading the NYT?—]

Reviewer Janet Maslin called “The Rogue” a work of “caustic, unsubstantiated gossip,” accusing its author, who rented a house next door to the Palins for a time, of sloppiness, attention seeking and a lack of neighborliness.

“‘The Rogue’ is too busy being nasty to be lucid,” Maslin concludes, describing its many accusations as “indefensibly reckless.”

Politico goes on to discuss other media stories swinging in Palin’s favor including the one I posted, here, by Anand Giridharadas.

But, they conclude with some accounts of negative Palin press coming from the Right!

Even as Palin become the unlikely darling of the media elites, some in the conservative media have turned against her. Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter recently said she shouldn’t run for president; RedState founder Erick Erickson, in a post titled “Enough,” unloaded on Palin and her most die-hard fans, calling them a “cult” and “kooks.”

Who needs enemies with friends like these?

I didn’t see the Erickson post because ever since he did that over-the-top hit piece on Tea Party candidate Jamie Radtke in Virginia, I wondered if he had been bought by the Virginia Republican establishment and haven’t read anything at RedState since.

Keep in mind that the ‘Crony Capitalists’ on the left and on the right need to protect their “rice bowls” as a good friend often reminds us.


Responses

  1. As you probably have summized by now, I have little to no faith in the press.
    In any event, I’m not sure what’s going on with Palin, or the press’ concern for her all the sudden. She has not committed either to run, or not run, so we don’t know. Until she commits, there is nothing much else there to do.
    What I am more interested in, concerning the press, is this: Romney and Perry have been crowned the top runners by the press, along with some conservatives radio show hosts calling them “top tier” candidates.
    Wait a minute, didn’t Michelle Bachmann win the Iowa straw poll? Bachmann gets either no press, or bad press, which tells me that, if I were republican, I’d probably vote for her. The media does not like her, therefore, I do. She did, in my opinion very well in the debate, and the press simply dismissed that and went on to the “real” fight, Perry V. Romney.
    This is just another case of the media picking our next president for us. They set up the big battle between Perry and Romney, because they don’t care which one wins, they’re both establishment (left leaning) republicans that will do the left the least harm. (just my opinion)


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