Tuesday, February 12, 2013
She doesn't call them the lamestream media for nothing. Today, we get another example of just how accurate Governor Palin is when she applies that term to so-called journalists who have no commitment to truth, fairness, or even common sense. When I was a child, I would hear my elders warn, "God don't like ugly!" Of course, they meant that ugly behavior usually comes back to bite you in the butt--or the rump, as Aunt Mary used to say.
Suzi Parker of The Washington Post, in typical Palin Derangement Syndrome behavior, sought to embarrass Governor Palin and make her look silly. Instead, she simply made herself look like a hater, which she apparently is. After this situation, perhaps she will now find the self-discipline to ignore the voices in her head.
Parker somehow failed to realize that a satirical story about the Governor was just that--satirical. Mind you, there's no way a serious journalist would have been able to miss that, as Parker's source for the ridiculous assertion she made was The Daily Currant, known for its satire. In fact, one of the stories on its page is entitled, "Catholic Church Considering Jerry Sandusky as Next Pope." Additionally, their "About" page states (emphasis added):
The Daily Currant is an English language online satirical newspaper that covers global politics, business, technology, entertainment, science, health and media.
Unfortunately for Parker, she did miss the obvious, and she wrote a snarky story accusing Governor Palin of joining the ranks of the Al Jazeera America news network and blasting her for seeking to "stay relevant." Never mind the fact that people like Parker themselves prove the Governor's relevance when they cannot help but write about, talk about her, and lie about her 24-7. Remember now: God don't like ugly. So Parker's attempt to demean Governor Palin turned out to be most embarrassing for herself--and should be a permanent stain on her "career."
The Washington Post was forced to post the following correction due to Parker's negligent brand of journalism:
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post and the post’s URL incorrectly reported that Sarah Palin had signed on as a contributor to the Al Jazeera America news network. The blogger cited a report on the Daily Currant Web site as the basis for that information without realizing that the piece was satirical.
How much effort does it take to do a little background check before you giddily post an article meant to trash Governor Palin? These people aren't even good at being bad. Their agenda gets in the way of what should be common sense, responsible behavior. As we have seen time and time again, the lamestream media are as committed to taking down Governor Palin as they are of
Governor Palin is wont to point out how lame the media have become. Beyond that, she usually just rolls with the punches. However, even she couldn't resist poking fun at Parker today:
C4P editor, Stacy Drake, wrote an excellent article on this whole issue. In it she includes a collection of excerpts from articles in which writers take Suzi Parker to task over her ridiculous error. Read Stacy's piece here.
(h/t Stacy Drake)