Media Incredibility and Governor Palin: A Challenge!
We all know about how MSNBC reported a fake story cooked up by M. Eisenstadt who posed as a McCain campaign aide. We all know about CNN ‘s Drew Griffin’s journalistic abuse of the truth in his interview of the Governor. (Of course you can find numerous more examples of distortion and tall stories among the oh-so-credible anonymous writers of blogs.) Then there is the concocted Wasilla rape kit smear that started with bloggers and got larger play in the public eye, the US Weekly “Babies, Scandals and Lies” cover page, and the fevered tag team Maddow-Gibson philistine attack on the Governor’s prayer for guidance in the Iraq war along with another major news rabidity detailed here: http://www.mediaresearch.org/worst/2008/20080916.asp. It goes on and on.
Let’s put aside the reasons why this was done and why it is still being done (see my earlier description of the recent Vanity Fair article and see the media coverage of the alleged email exchange between the Governor and McCain camp about the Alaskan Independence Party). Instead, let’s issue a challenge to anyone who claims they can come up with indisputable iron-clan proof against the Governor of any of these charges or any other charge they think is worthwhile spending time debating.
Come one, come all. Our lance is ready. Be prepared though because your “sources” just may end up being laughingstocks.