Monday, 1 November 2010

Sarah Palin rails against imaginary "corrupt bastards" at KTVA - Plus: The backlash against Sarah Palin within the GOP has started - UPDATE!

We are privileged to witness events which are long overdue: The decline of Sarah Palin has finally begun. Palin, who loves to hurl wild insults against anyone who seems to challenge her competency and authority, has annoyed too many people. She made too many enemies. It's apparent that the situation has changed fundamentally, and I don't believe that there will be a turning back.

But let's first take a look at how Sarah made a complete fool of herself - again. She identified the "corrupt bastards." They are sitting at KTVA, the Alaskan CBS-affiliate which in my memory has never distinguished itself with investigative reporting regarding Sarah Palin (note: KTVA is not owned or operated by CBS, but airs CBS-programs and uses their logo). Please correct me of I am wrong.

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On Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, she could hardly contain her anger:

“We have the tape that proves it”...“We have the tape!”

The tape that proves it all - finally, it all makes sense! Everyone is out to get her and her allies! Always has been! The proof, Andrew Breitbart has the proof:

So...that was it? Barely understandable snippets of a conversation, of which the context is unclear?

One of most interesting aspects of this episode is how desperate Sarah Palin is to find evidence for the "great media conspiracy" against her. Even though this clip doesn't even deal with her, according to Palin, that's what she "had to put with during the last two years" - lying, plotting, journalists, "out to get her."

If Sarah Palin sounds like the inmate of a mental asylum, then this is no coincidence - because that's exactly where she belongs.

While I am not a psychologist, I do know for a fact that Sarah Palin has more skeletons in her closet than any person most of us will ever encounter. I also know for a fact that she has a mental disorder, which could very well be that she is bi-polar. This has been reported from sources close to the Palin family in Wasilla.

Sarah Palin knows very well that the "full attack mode" is the only way she stands a chance to survive. Once people start to take a serious look at her various skeletons, it will be all over quickly.

But it's my opinion that the "full attack mode" is not going to save Sarah Palin's political future.

It quickly turned out yesterday that the "corrupt bastards" accusations about KTVA were a "non-starter." Even Fox News had to acknowledge that previous reporting by KTVA was in no way biased, as can be seen by this interview by Matt Felling from KTVA with Joe Miller last Thursday:

Interestingly, the initial bold statement by Palin that "we have the tape that proves it" led some observers to believe that there has to be more than Breitbart released in the above clip. For example, David Brock from Media Matters wrote under the headline ""Media Matters' Brock challenges Palin to release tapes":

"Sarah Palin has made serious accusations of journalistic malfeasance. Either Palin accurately described the tapes, or she did not. America's news consumers need to know the truth about these serious accusations. The public in Alaska needs to know the truth so they are fully and correctly informed before they cast their ballots Tuesday. Palin has a responsibility to release the full, unedited tapes publicly and to all media."

But there wasn't anything else. That was it. That was Palin's big proof. Andrew Breitbart published in an update the following statement from the Miller campaign:

Now the media has gone from trying to create stories to openly lying. The audio was pulled directly from the voicemail message. Nothing was altered. “Everything that was recorded on my phone is what we released without change,” said Randy Desoto.

That WAS everything!

No wonder that KTVA had no problem with rebutting Sarah Palin's claims.

It won't take very long before the last observer in the media will realize that Palin is nothing but a mental case.

Please also note the extensive reporting by "Media Matters" about Andrew Breitbart's long history of distorting facts.

I would like to step out of Palin's mental asylum for a moment and try to put things in context here. Sarah Palin not only received "help" here from discredited smear merchant Andrew Breitbart and re-tweeted his tweets, but she also works for Fox News. This station, as it's widely known, is not a legitimate news station. It's a Republican news outlet which reports the "facts" purely from a Republican perspective. This has been demonstrated over and over again, for example in the documentary "Outfoxed" by Robert Greenwald.

During the previous years, several internal memos of Fox News have surfaced, in which for example News Editorial Chief John Moody instructs his staff with the "line of the day." Reading some of these memos, I believe that that "Pravda" in the times of the Soviet-Union hasn't operated much differently. Here is an example which Huffington Post published in 2006:

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"And let's be on the lookout for any statements from the Iraqi insurgents, who must be thrilled at the prospect of a Dem-controlled congress."

Media Matters in 2004 analyzed 33 internal Fox News memos and exposed the obvious bias which is contained in these memos.

Even more Fox News memos HERE.

If you look for biased reporting, you have to look no further than Fox.

Back to the daily Palin-lunacy:

Politico, who already made it on Palin's enemy list after publishing "Hurricane Sarah", struck again, under the headline "Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin":

Few, if any, Republican officials want to challenge Palin's credentials in public, but most speak dismissively and condescendingly about her in private.

There is rising expectation among GOP elites that Palin will probably run for president in 2012 and could win the Republican nomination, a prospect many of them regard as a disaster in waiting.

Many of these establishment figures argue in not-for-attribution comments that Palin’s nomination would ensure President Barack Obama’s reelection, as the deficiencies that marked her 2008 debut as a vice presidential nominee — an intensely polarizing political style and often halting and superficial answers when pressed on policy — have shown little sign of abating in the past two years.

"There is a determined, focused establishment effort … to find a candidate we can coalesce around who can beat Sarah Palin," said one prominent and longtime Washington Republican. "We believe she could get the nomination, but Barack Obama would crush her."

This sentiment was a nearly constant refrain in POLITICO interviews with top advisers to the candidates most frequently mentioned as running in 2012 and a diverse assortment of other top GOP officials.

Nearly all of these interviewees insisted on keeping their views on background, fearing the wrath of conservative grass-roots activists who are enthralled with the former Alaska governor and who have made plain that the establishment’s disdain for Palin and her devotees is mutually reciprocated.

This would represent "a strong counterweight to some kind of guerrilla effort Palin might try to launch." This leader said the party needs to create a unified job creation theme to offset the "cult of personality" that is Palin. "You deter someone by creating stronger opposition."

Well, it looks like the love-affair is finally over.

It's also obvious that Palin's vicious Bots from C4P and other sites have seriously turned-off a lot of people in the GOP leadership - which was foreseeable. Palin's "cult of personality" apparently is not seen as the way forward for the GOP.

Sarah Palin shot back immediately on Greta Van Susteren's show:

"I don't think the paper that we just printed this article on, you know, it's not worth even wrapping my King Salmon in."
"I'll just ignore this crap."

The full conversation with Greta Van Susteren can be watched HERE, in which she also calls the Politico-journalists a "joke."

Queen Palin's empire is crumbling. It's unlikely that there will be much good news during the next weeks. Having said this, I hope that everyone has pre-ordered Geoffrey Dunn's book "The Lies of Sarah Palin: The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power", which is due to be published in February 2011. I am sure that there will be many surprises in there.


BONUS ADDED: Sarah Palin starring in "Repeal it now!"

Some of our readers noticed yesterday the crazed look that Sarah Palin gave when she said in the short interview below about the healthcare reform at the end: "Repeal it now!"

In case you missed it, I made a little clip. Get your daily dose of crazy!

Needless to say that it's almost impossible to count the lies about the healthcare reform she tells in this clip.

The next President of the United States, Ladies and Gentleman...?


We are used to Sarah Palin making "over-the-top" statements, but this time she stepped well out of the box. She knows who it is who she is reaching out to, and exactly what it is what stirs them up.

“The ‘reporters’ who continue to cite ‘unnamed GOP-insiders’ as hard news sources are deemed impotent by the American public as we rise up and say, ‘The state of journalism today stinks. Let’s clean it up and expect some accountability’,” Palin wrote in an email to The Daily Caller.

Palin also mocked Politico’s use of anonymous sources, saying, “I suppose I could play their immature, unprofessional, waste-of-time game, too, by claiming these reporters and politicos are homophobe, child molesting, tax evading, anti-dentite, puppy-kicking, chain smoking porn producers…really, they are… I’ve seen it myself…but I’ll only give you the information off-the-record, on deep, deep background; attribute these ‘facts’ to an ‘anonymous source’ and I’ll give you more.”

(h/t Wanda)

It looks like she is losing it, and the media hasn't even touched her various skeletons yet!

For Sarah Palin, the person who shouts the best insults has won in politics.

Re-pill her now!

(h/t Free Trig)




Politico executive editor Jim VandHei responded to Palin’s criticisms, saying “We have promised since the earliest days of Politico to pull back the curtain on how Washington really works and to let readers inside the conversations taking place among the people in power. Sometimes that requires extensive use of anonymous sources.

“This is what GOP insiders in this city are talking about and their concerns are widely known, if not publicly discussed. None of these Republicans would speak on the record for obvious reasons: they fear the backlash from Palin and her very passionate supporters around the country.”

So, does that mean that nobody is speaking out because they fear attacks from the Palinbots?

Or what does "backlash" exactly mean?

Is Palin as the Presidential candidate now unavoidable because everyone is afraid of speaking out about her, due to her fanatic followers? Does she start to rule through intimidation?


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