Answer: Maybe it’s because the Mainstream Media image of Palin as a fool is a myth.

by Datechguy | April 25th, 2011

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Answer: Maybe it's because the Mainstream Media image of Palin as a fool is a myth.

Ques­tion: The New York Sun on the top­ics of Mon­e­tary pol­icy and the Sarah Palin asks:

…how in the world did Mrs. Palin, who is sup­posed to be so thick, man­age to fig­ure all this out so far ahead of the New York Times and all the econ­o­mists it talked to?

They are refer­ring to Palin giv­ing a speech back in Novem­ber that the WSJ cov­ered but the MSM ignored.

It keeps up with the theme I’ve been writ­ing about last week, the rule:

Watch­ing the actions of the left tend to cause peo­ple to dis­like them while watch­ing Palin in con­text tends to make peo­ple like her.

And it’s not a new theme. Last year when Oba­macare was first advanced it was Sarah Palin who attacked it and used the word “death pan­els” The media called her a liar, yet the con­gress pulled the lan­guage, then attempted to re-​insert it draft­ing lan­guage to explic­itly pro­tect it as Palin warned. She called them on it. quickly and they pulled it out again.

Sarah Palin com­ments on Cli­mate gate in the Wash­ing­ton post, TV and print media hit her for it while, yet at the same time the pres­i­dent skips Copen­hagen.

Look at Libya; back in FEB­RU­ARY Sarah Palin says this

Now is the time to speak out. Speak out for the long-​suffering Libyan peo­ple. Speak out for the vic­tims of Gaddafi’s ter­ror. NATO and our allies should look at estab­lish­ing a no-​fly zone so Libyan air forces can­not con­tinue slaugh­ter­ing the Libyan people.

…this was when the Rebels were still clos­ing on Tripoli. In March I make the fol­low­ing prediction:

The per­son here to watch is Sarah Palin. If she makes pro­nounce­ments con­cern­ing the rights and the pro­tec­tion of the Libyan peo­ple and they catch on, watch the White House react so the pres­i­dent doesn’t appear to be less of a leader than the for­mer gov­er­nor who is sup­posed to be not a seri­ous polit­i­cal threat.

And a month later with Beng­hazi about to fall the admin­is­tra­tion acts. One can debate if Libya our busi­ness but if Palin was pres­i­dent in Feb­ru­ary we would be now debat­ing the New Libya instead of drones and Euro­pean boots on the ground.

Do you remem­ber when Sarah Palin said this about drilling:

For years, states rich with an abun­dance of oil and nat­ural gas have been beg­ging Wash­ing­ton, DC politi­cians for the right to develop their own nat­ural resources on fed­eral lands and off shore. Such devel­op­ment would mean good pay­ing jobs here in the United States (with health ben­e­fits) and the result­ing roy­al­ties and taxes would pro­vide money for fed­eral cof­fers that would poten­tially off-​set the need for higher income taxes, reduce the fed­eral debt and deficits, or even help fund a tril­lion dol­lar health care plan if one were so inclined to sup­port such a plan.

So why is it that dur­ing these tough times, when we have great needs at home, the Obama White House is pre­pared to send more than two bil­lion of your hard-​earned tax dol­lars to Brazil so that the nation’s state-​owned oil com­pany, Petro­bras, can drill off shore and cre­ate jobs devel­op­ing its own resources? That’s all Amer­i­cans want; but such ratio­nal energy devel­op­ment has been con­tin­u­ally thwarted by rabid envi­ron­men­tal­ists, face­less bureau­crats and a seem­ingly end­less parade of law­suits aimed at shut­ting down new energy projects.

Sounds pretty top­i­cal, When did Palin say this? AUGUST OF 2009 when gas was still in the low $2 per gal­lon. Blog­gers cov­ered it. The MSM didn’t. Where would gas prices and the econ­omy be today if the MSM reported this and the pres­i­dent lis­tened to her 2 years ago?

Palin Leads! Nov 30th 2010:

Palin how­ever along with Rush Lim­baugh choose to stand and fight, and through 2009 fought nearly alone. With­out that will­ing­ness through­out 2009 there is no huge repub­li­can major­ity in the House this year. She held the line while you (Joe Scar­bor­ough) coun­seled retreat, that’s what a leader does

Dan Riehl Last week:

As I said to a friend and col­league tonight, wher­ever the cur­rent bat­tle is, that’s very often where you can find Palin. One of the first require­ments for lead­er­ship is to show up out front. No one will ever accuse Palin of not doing that. Doing so also has an inter­est­ing side ben­e­fit for any would be leader. When you lead, peo­ple tend to fol­low and sup­port you, even if not at first.

James Pethok­oukis last week:

Sarah Palin rides to the sound of the guns. It was a chilly, wet and blus­tery after­noon in Madi­son, Wis­con­sin — one more appro­pri­ate for a late-​season Pack­ers game than a spring­time polit­i­cal rally. The stir­ring NFL Films theme, “The Clas­sic Bat­tle,” would’ve been a more apt musi­cal choice than Van Halen’s “Right Now” to accom­pany Palin as she entered the stage out­side the state cap­i­tal build­ing to address thou­sands of Tea Party mem­bers, along with a good num­ber of extremely hos­tile, expletive-​hurling gov­ern­ment union rowdies.

So MSM, keep obsess­ing over the shiny new Trump toy if you must. But bet­ter keep an eye on a cer­tain sharp­shoot­ing, griz­zly mama. She’s back.

James writes for Reuters so 10 out of 10 for notic­ing but that last line is wrong, she isn’t back, she was never gone, you just didn’t deign to notice her.

This is why on an Easter Sun­day peo­ple on the left were spend­ing their time try­ing to co-​opt a hash tag, this is why when Sarah Palin gives a key speech in Wis­con­sin on bud­get mat­ters the media reports she is try­ing to get atten­tion, but will play her mis­pro­nounc­ing “skir­mish” in a loop. This is why from Day one the MSM has done their best to try to destroy her.

They don’t dare show Palin as she is, if they do their attempt to paint our cur­rent pres­i­dent as unbeat­able will prove as hol­low as the sup­port for a total­i­tar­ian régime. Let’s quote a Glenn Reynolds post on author­i­tar­ian pro­pa­ganda:

Places like Iraq, Syria, or Saudi Ara­bia spend a lot of time telling their cit­i­zens that every­one feels a par­tic­u­lar way, and pun­ish­ing those who dare to dif­fer, which has the effect of encour­ag­ing peo­ple to fal­sify their pref­er­ences. But who knows? Given the right trig­ger, those brit­tle author­i­tar­ian regimes might col­lapse overnight

How often does the MSM dis­miss those who dis­agree with their tem­plate? There is a rea­son why Rush Lim­baugh refers to the MSM as the State run media

the Sun again:

It will be some­thing to watch for in his first big press con­fer­ence Wednes­day. No doubt it will be one of the most crowded press con­fer­ences in recent mem­ory, and there will be lots to ask about. But one of the ques­tions will be how in tar­na­tion Mrs. Palin fig­ured it out so far ahead of every­one else.

It’s only a ques­tion to those who haven’t paid atten­tion online, but as tech­nol­ogy con­tin­ues to advance, maybe that will be a moot point soon.

Let’s bot­tom line it: Sarah Palin is a leader, the cur­rent occu­pant of the White House is not. Trump talk and cur­rent Polls not with­stand­ing I’m going to make the fol­low­ing pre­dic­tion con­ven­tional wis­dom not withstanding:

Sarah Palin is going to run for pres­i­dent in 2012. And she is going to win!

Update: Hotair sees The Sun but not the light beyond it…yet

Update 2: Brian Pre­ston at the PJ Tat­tler sees the evi­dence but not the conclusion…yet

Update 3: fixed a sen­tence with a mis­placed word

Update: fixed bad link

Question: The New York Sun on the topics of Monetary policy and the Sarah Palin asks:

…how in the world did Mrs. Palin, who is supposed to be so thick, manage to figure all this out so far ahead of the New York Times and all the economists it talked to?

They are referring to Palin giving a speech back in November that the WSJ covered but the MSM ignored.

It keeps up with the theme I’ve been writing about last week, the rule:

Watching the actions of the left tend to cause people to dislike them while watching Palin in context tends to make people like her.

And it’s not a new theme. Last year when Obamacare was first advanced it was Sarah Palin who attacked it and used the word “death panels” The media called her a liar, yet the congress pulled the language, then attempted to re-insert it drafting language to explicitly protect it as Palin warned. She called them on it. quickly and they pulled it out again.

Sarah Palin comments on Climate gate in the Washington post, TV and print media hit her for it while, yet at the same time the president skips Copenhagen.

Look at Libya; back in FEBRUARY Sarah Palin says this

Now is the time to speak out. Speak out for the long-suffering Libyan people. Speak out for the victims of Gaddafi’s terror. NATO and our allies should look at establishing a no-fly zone so Libyan air forces cannot continue slaughtering the Libyan people.

…this was when the Rebels were still closing on Tripoli. In March I make the following prediction:

The person here to watch is Sarah Palin. If she makes pronouncements concerning the rights and the protection of the Libyan people and they catch on, watch the White House react so the president doesn’t appear to be less of a leader than the former governor who is supposed to be not a serious political threat.

And a month later with Benghazi about to fall the administration acts. One can debate if Libya our business but if Palin was president in February we would be now debating the New Libya instead of drones and European boots on the ground.

Do you remember when Sarah Palin said this about drilling:

For years, states rich with an abundance of oil and natural gas have been begging Washington, DC politicians for the right to develop their own natural resources on federal lands and off shore. Such development would mean good paying jobs here in the United States (with health benefits) and the resulting royalties and taxes would provide money for federal coffers that would potentially off-set the need for higher income taxes, reduce the federal debt and deficits, or even help fund a trillion dollar health care plan if one were so inclined to support such a plan.

So why is it that during these tough times, when we have great needs at home, the Obama White House is prepared to send more than two billion of your hard-earned tax dollars to Brazil so that the nation’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, can drill off shore and create jobs developing its own resources? That’s all Americans want; but such rational energy development has been continually thwarted by rabid environmentalists, faceless bureaucrats and a seemingly endless parade of lawsuits aimed at shutting down new energy projects.

Sounds pretty topical, When did Palin say this? AUGUST OF 2009 when gas was still in the low $2 per gallon. Bloggers covered it. The MSM didn’t. Where would gas prices and the economy be today if the MSM reported this and the president listened to her 2 years ago?

Palin Leads! Nov 30th 2010:

Palin however along with Rush Limbaugh choose to stand and fight, and through 2009 fought nearly alone. Without that willingness throughout 2009 there is no huge republican majority in the House this year. She held the line while you (Joe Scarborough) counseled retreat, that’s what a leader does

Dan Riehl Last week:

As I said to a friend and colleague tonight, wherever the current battle is, that’s very often where you can find Palin. One of the first requirements for leadership is to show up out front. No one will ever accuse Palin of not doing that. Doing so also has an interesting side benefit for any would be leader. When you lead, people tend to follow and support you, even if not at first.

James Pethokoukis last week:

Sarah Palin rides to the sound of the guns. It was a chilly, wet and blustery afternoon in Madison, Wisconsin — one more appropriate for a late-season Packers game than a springtime political rally. The stirring NFL Films theme, “The Classic Battle,” would’ve been a more apt musical choice than Van Halen’s “Right Now” to accompany Palin as she entered the stage outside the state capital building to address thousands of Tea Party members, along with a good number of extremely hostile, expletive-hurling government union rowdies.

So MSM, keep obsessing over the shiny new Trump toy if you must. But better keep an eye on a certain sharpshooting, grizzly mama. She’s back.

James writes for Reuters so 10 out of 10 for noticing but that last line is wrong, she isn’t back, she was never gone, you just didn’t deign to notice her.

This is why on an Easter Sunday people on the left were spending their time trying to co-opt a hash tag, this is why when Sarah Palin gives a key speech in Wisconsin on budget matters the media reports she is trying to get attention, but will play her mispronouncing “skirmish” in a loop. This is why from Day one the MSM has done their best to try to destroy her.

They don’t dare show Palin as she is, if they do their attempt to paint our current president as unbeatable will prove as hollow as the support for a totalitarian regime. Let’s quote a Glenn Reynolds post on authoritarian propaganda:

Places like Iraq, Syria, or Saudi Arabia spend a lot of time telling their citizens that everyone feels a particular way, and punishing those who dare to differ, which has the effect of encouraging people to falsify their preferences. But who knows? Given the right trigger, those brittle authoritarian regimes might collapse overnight

How often does the MSM dismiss those who disagree with their template? There is a reason why Rush Limbaugh refers to the MSM as the State run media

the Sun again:

It will be something to watch for in his first big press conference Wednesday. No doubt it will be one of the most crowded press conferences in recent memory, and there will be lots to ask about. But one of the questions will be how in tarnation Mrs. Palin figured it out so far ahead of everyone else.

It’s only a question to those who haven’t paid attention online, but as technology continues to advance, maybe that will be a moot point soon.

Let’s bottom line it: Sarah Palin is a leader, the current occupant of the White House is not. Trump talk and current Polls not withstanding I’m going to make the following prediction conventional wisdom not withstanding:

Sarah Palin is going to run for president in 2012. And she is going to win!

Update: Hotair sees The Sun but not the light beyond it…yet

Update 2: Brian Preston at the PJ Tattler sees the evidence but not the conclusion…yet

Update 3: fixed a sentence with a misplaced word

Update: fixed bad link

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