Friday, June 10, 2011

Unfairly Unbalanced

As the barons and baronesses of the American press set out en masse to hunt down Sarah Palin, an email at a time, Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft offers a salient comparison: ”In 2008 The LA Times withheld a video that contained footage of Barack Obama celebrating with a group of Palestinians who were openly hostile towards Israel. Barack Obama reportedly even gave a toast to a former PLO operative, Rashid Khalidi, at this celebration. This was something the LA Times hid from the American public before the election.”

The paper continues to withhold the video. And no one cares. The press is consumed with its own agenda that it cannot see its own motives or control its own passions.

Of course, Sarah Palin makes great copy, but shouldn’t we recognize the obscenity involved in stripping her emails bare? Some major newspapers have even elicited the public’s aid in getting to the bottom of the Sarah Palin mystery, the better to discredit someone who fascinates them beyond reason and measure. I would add that the press will never admit how much it is fascinated by the Palin phenomenon,

To be fair and balanced, this same press has given full and complete coverage to uncovering the truth about Anthony Weiner. Up to and including his communications with a Delaware high school girl.

As the French say: Il ne nous manquait que cela.

Somehow or other the press has not spent too much time pondering the cultural symbolism of a Brooklyn Jew who married a Muslim from Saudi Arabia. This having been the concept Bill Clinton presented when he toasted their marriage.

The press has covered Weiner reluctantly; it has pursued Sarah Palin as though she is the ultimate prey.

Palin is a potential presidential candidate, and her does not fulfill the demands of feminism. And of someone who does not kowtow to the mainstream media.

You would hope that the press would be sufficiently modest to disguise or even to temper its lust for Sarah. Apparently, not.

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