Thursday, January 13, 2011

Glenn Reynolds: the media's to blame for Palin's massive unpopularity.

I guess if you're like Putz and you believe the media was at fault for the bloody quagmire in Iraq and lost the war in Vietnam, this makes perfect sense.

Palin, on the other hand, has been royally screwed-over by that same media, and has managed to come back and beat them out again and again, from “death panels” to “blood libel.” And that engenders considerable sympathy. A musician friend of mine who’s not especially political emailed me the other day: “I don’t particularly care for Palin, but every time they do this to her, I find myself hoping she becomes President, out of pure spite.”

I understand the sentiment, but being screwed over by the media, while it may breed sympathy, isn’t a qualification for being President. Richard Jewell was royally screwed over by the media, too, but he didn’t belong in the White House because of it. if Palin is to be elected President, it’s not going to be on a sympathy vote.

But here’s what’s going on in the dance between Palin and what she calls the “lamestream” media: Every time they attack her, they wind up doing something that hurts them worse than it hurts her.
A few obvious questions.

One, on which planet did The Quitter come out ahead with "death panels" and "blood libel"?
Two, if she is coming out ahead, why is she so unpopular?
Three, hasn't the media made Palin a multi-millionaire? That's some screwing!

And four, who the hell cares what some random musician who doesn't know shit about politics thinks?

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