Palin 's biggest opponent: media bias

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Media bias is normally a subjective thing. In the case of The Media vs. Sarah Palin , bias is empirically observable.

Not just in the members of the media, but in the public at large, as well: Interviews of Barack Obama supporters on Election Day last year show them blindly assigning some of the campaign's most embarrassing gaffes, quite mistakenly, to Palin -- when, in fact, they came from Obama. Example: Who said he or she had visited all "57" states? Palin, of course!

Nope. That was our president.

It looked for all the world to be a case of brainwashing.

That just illustrates the tall order the erstwhile Alaska governor, who turned over the reins of the office Sunday, faces if she has any ambitions to be president: She'll not only be running against other Republicans, and most likely an incumbent president; she'll also be running against a mainstream media that has shown near-open hostility to her.

It's clear the media didn't want anything to get in Obama's way last year; even Democrats supporting Hillary Clinton, such as Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, made note of that fact. Palin's firestorm popularity was just such a threat. It was tamped down as much as possible by the major networks.

Reporters invariably describe Palin as "controversial" and "polarizing." Why? Other than the fact that the media themselves feel that way? What has she done or said that is so controversial? Other than be conservative?

Is it because she's so ardently pro-life? Maybe. You don't see any pro-choice candidates being labeled "polarizing."

Is it because her family dealt with an unexpected teen pregnancy? Maybe. It's pretty controversial stuff for a family to embrace a mistake like that and make the best of it. Would an abortion have been better? Surely, to the media.

If she takes her "controversial" conservatism, family values and Founding Fathers' distaste for big government to the presidential race, expect more fireworks from a distraught media.

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GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 07/28/09 - 04:18 am
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Since when is the truth

Since when is the truth bias?

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 07/28/09 - 05:03 am
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Truth? You mean like the

Truth? You mean like the fact that the President won't release his original Birth certificate for review? You mean truth like the fact that the President saying that the police are incompetent and acted stupidly when he doesn't have all the facts?

mgroothand
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mgroothand 07/28/09 - 05:33 am
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The "Media" encompasses all

The "Media" encompasses all forms of news reporting; Newspapers, Television, Radio, Magazines et al. For some reason the A/C continues the hone in on Television as if that is the only medium that has disparaged Sarah Palin "It was tamped down as much as possible by the major networks". There is enough blame to go around for the terrible and unfair treatment Ms. Palin received at the hands of the "Media".

carcraft
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carcraft 07/28/09 - 05:36 am
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GACopperhead on Tue Jul 28,

GACopperhead on Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:18 AM The truth like Trig was Palin's daughter's son? The truth like the lies about her ward robe. The truth about not comparing Palin's success against political corruption in Alaska against Obama's support of corruption in Chicago (Obama suported Gov Blagojevich's reelection dispite the fact that Blagojevich was under FEDERAL investigation for corruption). The truth that Palin put more money from oil in the people of Alaska's pocket because she paid hard ball with the oil executives. The truth that Palin cut the cost of running Alaska's executive branch. The truth that trooper gate was trumped up cr*p to smear Palin. The press conducted a major witch hunt against the Palin and Palin's family and left Obama's involvement in Chicago corruption unreported. Is that the truth you are talking about GAC?.

carcraft
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carcraft 07/28/09 - 05:39 am
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Should read; played hard ball

Should read; played hard ball with oil executives! Tigger_The_Tiger on Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:03 AM The truth that all of Obama's college records are sealed and much of Obama's legislative record in Chicago is lost.

carcraft
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carcraft 07/28/09 - 05:44 am
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The truth that one news

The truth that one news channel actually used part of a Saturday Night Live skit with Tina Fey being presented as Sarah Palin!

opiner
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opiner 07/28/09 - 06:14 am
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All challenges to our

All challenges to our affirmative action prezbho are look on as evil and mean spirited. This was Palin's greatest fault, according to the left. All false charges against Palin are assumed to be true by the left wing press, even though 100% of them have been proven to be....false. Nasty and personal lies were aimed at Palin's children, just to show how unbiased the MSM could be. As time has passed, the MSM has been shown to be 100% wrong about both Palin and Obama. Now that's consistency.

bone
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bone 07/28/09 - 06:30 am
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give me a break...

give me a break...

TechLover
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TechLover 07/28/09 - 06:39 am
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Palin's biggest opponent? Her

Palin's biggest opponent? Her mouth.

carcraft
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carcraft 07/28/09 - 06:42 am
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How much do you know about

How much do you know about Tony Rezko?

southernguy08
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southernguy08 07/28/09 - 06:48 am
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Media bias? No, say it ain't
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Media bias? No, say it ain't so. I mean, such icons of unbiased reporting like Chris Matthews, who said during the campaign, "It's difficult for me to remain unbiased." are never guilty of such behavior. Right, and I have some oceanfront property in North Dakota I'll sell you...cheap! The media picks and chooses who they will give favorable reporting to, and this time, it was a minority. Sad, irritating, unfair, but all true. Bernard Goldberg's new book, A SLOBBERING LOVE AFFAIR, opens a lot of eyes. This former CBS reporter told of the way the media caters to candidates, usually Democrats and liberal. But, there is a silver lining to all of this. According to new polls, Ooobama's and the Dem's approval ratings are all down, and the 2010 elections are just a year away. More "change" is in the making. I'm loving it!

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omnomnom 07/28/09 - 07:02 am
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i never ever ever could take

i never ever ever could take her seriously as a candidate. she IS an SNL skit. MEAAAAAVERICK!

confederate american
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confederate american 07/28/09 - 07:04 am
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problem is,they are scared to

problem is,they are scared to death of the woman.can you beleive that,all them tough old demos.

shivas
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shivas 07/28/09 - 07:15 am
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I wonder if people will feel

I wonder if people will feel the same bias when other conservatives and Republicans rip her apart when she runs against them during elections? She won't get a free ride, and all these issues being hammerred by the Democrats will be equally used by Republicans to defeat her.

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 07/28/09 - 07:37 am
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She will NEVER be

She will NEVER be president... NEVER. How she says it: Alassssskkka. LOL...

Tujeez1
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Tujeez1 07/28/09 - 07:47 am
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One poster pointed out that

One poster pointed out that there are only 23 republican governors in the United States......Pick one......any one of them has more leadership capability than the "Tsar Racist the First" we have sitting in the white house now...

2tired2argueanymore
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2tired2argueanymore 07/28/09 - 07:47 am
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I can smell the fear!

I can smell the fear! Especially from the snake.

Tujeez1
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Tujeez1 07/28/09 - 07:51 am
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Jackfruit....are you saying

Jackfruit....are you saying that black america will never vote for a white woman president? If not, you might better change your comment, because THAT is how it sounds.

TechLover
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TechLover 07/28/09 - 07:53 am
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shivas: She already has many

shivas: She already has many Republicans in Alaska against her after she's stabbed them in the back. confed: As I've posted before, yes we're terrified of her. Please don't run her for President. And please don't throw us in that briarpatch.

opiner
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opiner 07/28/09 - 07:55 am
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I think all of the lefties

I think all of the lefties should repeat the "facts" proven wrong about Palin. That will help enforce their choreographed pride and courage. Now, quote CNN....

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 07/28/09 - 07:59 am
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Ummm NO in my post does it

Ummm NO in my post does it say that or are you looking at my post to deep Tujeez. There are some black americans who support her, what exactly are you trying to say?

justus4
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justus4 07/28/09 - 08:03 am
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Palin is not intelligent
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Palin is not intelligent which is her biggest opponent, not media bias and heres why: The All-White Media (AWM) covered the story of Prof. Gates with him being the villian. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, C-SPAN, all held the SAME approach of Gtaes being out-of-control and needed arresting, never mind he didn't break any laws, but just arrest him for disrespect. Why was there NO difference between the networks in their continued coverage of this racial matter: The so-called "media bias" is folly for non-minorities like Palin whose shallowness is obvious. The AWM thrives on ratings and half-truths, but on matters of race, notice the closing of ranks of all networks together, to protect a sworn officer that abused his authority. The evidence is that all charges were dropped, but the AWM cleverly avoids that critical point, thus keeping the ignorant, blind.

concernednative
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concernednative 07/28/09 - 08:04 am
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I am going to remove the

I am going to remove the media filter and lists Sarah Palin's quotes in her OWN words to illistrate why she can't be taken seriously.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 07/28/09 - 08:04 am
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Hey, JACKFRUIT, let me "ax"
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Hey, JACKFRUIT, let me "ax" you a question. How do you say Alaska? Pretty racist comment, eh? Guess what...so was yours. I'm no fan of Howard Stern, but he did something interesting. Before the election, he took a camera crew to Harlem to ask the people there how they felt about the candidates. To prove a point, he turned the tables on the issues. He presented Obama as the candidate who wanted to stay in Iraq and finish the job, and even asked the people if they had any problem with Sarah Palin as his VP pick. Everybody supported Obama, none objecting to his stance on Iraq or Palin as his VP pick. None even questioned the reporter asking or challenged their facts. What does this say? Simple...race was the factor for black America in the past election. Plain and simple. Sarah Palin's only crime is that she's female, white, and Republican. Let some old white guy like Joe "foot in mouth" Biden say something ridiculous and the libs defend him to the death. Let a Republican woman make the same statement, and the libs claim she's the great satan. Sad that we've overcome race prejudice in this country but can't seem to do the same with sex prejudice.

concernednative
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concernednative 07/28/09 - 08:05 am
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"I think on a national level

"I think on a national level your Department of Law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we've been charged with and automatically throw them out." --Sarah Palin, referring to a department that does not exist while attempting to explain why as president she wouldn't be subjected to the same ethics investigations that compelled her to resign as governor of Alaska, ABC News interview, July 7, 2009

concernednative
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concernednative 07/28/09 - 08:06 am
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"Ohh, good, thank you, yes."

"Ohh, good, thank you, yes." --Sarah Palin, after a notorious Canadian prank caller complimented her on the documentary about her life, Hustler's "Nailin Paylin,"

Tujeez1
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Tujeez1 07/28/09 - 08:09 am
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Jackfruit...have you had your

Jackfruit...have you had your assisted suicide counseling session yet?....Oh Wait...Obama and the Dems haven't passed their Government Healthcare Bill yet....have they? I can hear the talk around the breakroom table at work now.......I remember the good ol' days......back when you were allowed to live past 67.....man, those were the days....

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 07/28/09 - 08:11 am
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race may have been an issue

race may have been an issue in the election and you played your part southernguy08 so what does that mean? You still ANGRY OMG get over it. Stop being bitter.

colcamp1
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colcamp1 07/28/09 - 08:13 am
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The truth according to Rush

The truth according to Rush and his ditto heads. You still have people talking about birth certificates and whether or not the man is a Muslim. Most of you would not know the truth, if it ran you over in the streets. The truth is that Palin had her 15 minutes of fame, but she and the rest of you blind followers, do not realize that it is over.

concernednative
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concernednative 07/28/09 - 08:14 am
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I'm the mayor I can do

I'm the mayor I can do whatever I want until the courts tell me different.

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