Sunday, September 14, 2008

On the Trumped Up Palin Attack This Morning

The New York Times is leading the charge against Palin this morning.  Byron York at National Review is thinking that these hyped up charges are "getting kind of amusing."  This is how they characterized the attack.

Here's the headline — "Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes" and here's the crux of it:

Throughout her political career, she has pursued vendettas, fired officials who crossed her and sometimes blurred the line between government and personal grievance, according to a review of public records and interviews with 60 Republican and Democratic legislators and local officials.

The strong language above isn't remotely justified by the thin gruel that follows. Jen Rubin goes through the article thoroughly and finds it seriously wanting

But again, the whole thing is just appalling. The New York Times hasn't begun to investigate Obama's deeply problematic background, nor have they run anything about him that has such an obvious and cringe inducing negative slant. Alas, it's just par for the course at the Times.

The rest of the MSM is picking up on this story and running on it without critique.  I saw it on the front page at MSNBC (no surprise), but not yet on Fox News.

IMHO this will backfire, and in the same way former Nixon VP Spiro Agnew seemed to draw energy from his opponents, Palin could as well.


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