The MSM proves my Palin/left point again

by Datechguy | April 21st, 2011

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The MSM proves my Palin/left point again

Let’s set the table. Major pub­lic fig­ure, best-​selling author, for­mer VP can­di­date for national party and pos­si­ble pres­i­den­tial can­di­date in 2012 has Down Syn­drome Child. Said Down Syn­drome Child is attacked on his birth­day by promi­nent left­ist site that has appeared on Morn­ing Joe, CNN, etc.

Promi­nent peo­ple on both sides of the Aisle con­demn it, edi­tor defends, then slightly backs off, then blames Major Pub­lic fig­ure for encour­ag­ing sleazy behav­ior in her chil­dren (such as fight­ing in Iraq?). This is fol­lowed up by a twit­ter cam­paign tar­get­ing adver­tis­ers. In less than 24 hours major adver­tis­ers such as Papa Johns, Hug­gies, Nord­strum and Van­guard pull their ads and a twit­ter cam­paign exists to pres­sure oth­ers to leave. Said grass-​roots cam­paign is thanked directly by said pub­lic fig­ure. Site then scrubs author’s name from site and deletes hun­dreds of com­ments from read­ers encour­ag­ing the attacks on the child. Author then fol­lows up with an update say­ing he “regrets” post but blames par­ents for their “use” of their child.

One might think that would be a story, and it likely would be if the major pub­lic fig­ure was named Clin­ton or Obama and the web site involved was conservative.

Alas, the pub­lic fig­ure is Sarah Palin and the Web Site is Won­kette. This makes it a twofer. It por­trays the left in a poor light for a start and any such story might cre­ate sym­pa­thy for her at a time when the Repub­li­can Nom­i­na­tion is up in the air. So start­ing with Morn­ing Joe and con­tin­u­ing with all the MSM’s morn­ing shows this has become a non-​story. Not even a scroll at the bot­tom of the screen.

Yes­ter­day Dave Weigel answered a post of mine con­cern­ing Palin cov­er­age say­ing in part this:

But here’s a scoop: Few speeches get cov­ered the way politi­cians would like them to be covered.

That’s a fair point con­cern­ing Palin’s Wis­con­sin speech, it doesn’t explain the non cov­er­age for drown­ing out 14-​year-​old girls and a rev­erend giv­ing an invo­ca­tion or assault­ing old ladies at tea party events, and it cer­tainly doesn’t explain why this kind of story that por­trays the left poorly is ignored by the major media.

And this is why Ace and Hotair are wrong. If we don’t link and tell this story the MSM will pre­tend it never hap­pened and the invis­i­ble left will remain invisible.

Yes­ter­day the story was the actions of one lefty site going to far. Today’s non-​coverage trans­forms it into a story of the jour­nal­is­tic (journo-​listic?) mal­prac­tice as the main­stream media shields the left.

Update: It just hit me, do you remem­ber when Gov­er­nor Palin mis­pro­nounced “skir­mish”? I recall Morn­ing Joe find­ing time to play that video, much more news­wor­thy than this, isn’t it?

Update 2: Stacy Gives away the game.

Decent Amer­i­cans recoil in shock at the lat­est erup­tion of Palin Derang­ment Syndrome

…and that’s exactly why the MSM will do their best to make sure decent Amer­i­cans don’t find out.

Let’s set the table. Major public figure, best-selling author, former VP candidate for national party and possible presidential candidate in 2012 has Down Syndrome Child. Said Down Syndrome Child is attacked on his birthday by prominent leftist site that has appeared on Morning Joe, CNN, etc.

Prominent people on both sides of the Aisle condemn it, editor defends, then slightly backs off, then blames Major Public figure for encouraging sleazy behavior in her children (such as fighting in Iraq?). This is followed up by a twitter campaign targeting advertisers. In less than 24 hours major advertisers such as Papa Johns, Huggies, Nordstrum and Vanguard pull their ads and a twitter campaign exists to pressure others to leave. Said grass-roots campaign is thanked directly by said public figure. Site then scrubs author’s name from site and deletes hundreds of comments from readers encouraging the attacks on the child. Author then follows up with an update saying he “regrets” post but blames parents for their “use” of their child.

One might think that would be a story, and it likely would be if the major public figure was named Clinton or Obama and the web site involved was conservative.

Alas, the public figure is Sarah Palin and the Web Site is Wonkette. This makes it a twofer. It portrays the left in a poor light for a start and any such story might create sympathy for her at a time when the Republican Nomination is up in the air. So starting with Morning Joe and continuing with all the MSM’s morning shows this has become a non-story. Not even a scroll at the bottom of the screen.

Yesterday Dave Weigel answered a post of mine concerning Palin coverage saying in part this:

But here’s a scoop: Few speeches get covered the way politicians would like them to be covered.

That’s a fair point concerning Palin’s Wisconsin speech, it doesn’t explain the non coverage for drowning out 14-year-old girls and a reverend giving an invocation or assaulting old ladies at tea party events, and it certainly doesn’t explain why this kind of story that portrays the left poorly is ignored by the major media.

And this is why Ace and Hotair are wrong. If we don’t link and tell this story the MSM will pretend it never happened and the invisible left will remain invisible.

Yesterday the story was the actions of one lefty site going to far. Today’s non-coverage transforms it into a story of the journalistic (journo-listic?) malpractice as the mainstream media shields the left.

Update: It just hit me, do you remember when Governor Palin mispronounced “skirmish”? I recall Morning Joe finding time to play that video, much more newsworthy than this, isn’t it?

Update 2: Stacy Gives away the game.

Decent Americans recoil in shock at the latest eruption of Palin Derangment Syndrome

…and that’s exactly why the MSM will do their best to make sure decent Americans don’t find out.

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