Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Sarah Palin's frightening supporters
I tried to embed a video of the "Fire Letterman" protest in New York, but it appears to have a technical glitch and it won't play. I gathered a few comments the only time I managed to watch it:
One protester said Letterman has a daughter born out of wedlock. No, he has only one son. Another called Letterman's son a bastard and his wife a slut. Someone said Willow was at a basketball game. One only watches Fox News. The most vocal among the 15 strong crowd said all borders should be closed. They seem to be uninformed and seriously disturbed. (I left the video embed in, but I don't know if it will play.)
The first I heard about Letterman's joke was through the comments on C4P. Of course it all started with the "slutty flight attendant" remark. Rudy Giuliani went on the Eddie Burke show, talked about the game, the remark, but didn't mention Willow at all. Sarah Palin went on the John Ziegler program, talked about the slutty remark and didn't mention Willow or "that" joke either.
Meanwhile, at C4P, they were working themselves into a frenzy, both on the blog and via Twitter. They started talking about raping a 14 year old, etc. Then Sarah and Todd Palin issued their rape, perversion and pedophile statements against "good old David Letterman". After that, Sarah Palin went on national TV and the story had by then turned into the rape of her 14 year old daughter in the middle of the Yankee Stadium and so on and so forth.
As many people already pointed out, Todd committing incest with his daughters is OK, because not only there were no protests against the joke or the guy who told it during the campaign, but Sarah Palin saw fit to appear on the same show a few weeks later.
What has changed since then? Sarah Palin thought she could plow through the doors of the White House. Incest and knocked-up jokes were just a minor distraction. There was no outrage, no self-esteem issues, no feminist crusade.
Another difference is C4P, where a few people believe Sarah Palin farts rainbows and constantly look for "haters" and conspiracies against the hot governor.
Some of their comments:
Sapwolf said..."When the Cuda calls off her wardogs via an acceptance of Letterman's apology, the Sapwolf stands down and heels as the obedient canine that he is."
"I suppose we can give thanks that through facing down Letterman on this issue, we really HAVE had victories and made important inroads among the leftwingers. For once, they DID "feel" how the Palin family did, and since liberals care most about "feelings," their hearts were moved, for once, in alignment with NORMAL people: with us and Sarah. Praise God!"
"I think we should expand this beyond Letterman. Every time Olbermann, Maher, Matthews, or any other media troll slams Sarah we should let their bosses and sponsors know that we're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore!"
They are bloggers with a difference. The media have used them as sources of hard news, as we have seen this past week, a practice condemned by Sarah Palin...