The media and the Left cannot let a Sarah Palin appearance go by without trying to find something–anything–to discredit her. It’s become not only predictable, but downright funny. The latest drive-by assault on Palin–that she wrote 6 words on her hand–is being treated like a national scandal.
How short their memory is. For that last year we’ve witnessed numerous examples of President Obama’s staged press events and town halls–most recently the Politico reported on Obama’s preselected questions for an Organizing for America forum on February 5, 2010:
The four pre-selected questions Obama took were the exact issues he stressed this week: health care, small businesses, jobs and education, in that order.
Obama is rarely seen without a teleprompter and in the off chance his speech writers can’t put together a masterpiece for him, it’s a disaster.
So, let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we, because, the MSM seems to have forgotten the online town hall debacle and the control the Obama White House has had on them since the 2008 election. In addition, American Spectator previously reported:
Using a screen is nothing new for Obama; almost nothing he said in supposedly unscripted townhall events during the presidential campaign was unscripted, down to many of the questions and the answers to those questions. Teleprompter screens at the events scrolled not only his opening remarks, but also statistics and information he could use to answer questions.
Also forgotten were the preselected reporters, in addition to his complete reliance on the teleprompter–Palin was dead-on when she said, referring to Obama, that he was “A charismatic guy with a teleprompter.”
Palin spoke for over 40 minutes and only used note cards; but the media pounces over 6 keywords written on her hand–not even answers but words. Andrew Bretibart is right when he stated, “It’s you that sucks.”
To the MSM, so willing to assail Palin, I have a question. Why do you write your questions down?Can’t you memorize them? You only get one question to ask during a press conference, maybe a follow-up. What’s wrong? You need to write it down. Interesting.
Finally, rather than trump up Palin stories, couldn’t the MSM concern itself with some real news?For example, in 2009 Obama’s policies set a number of “records”, including record bank failures, record foreclosures even with assistance, record car dealership closings, and record lows in air travel.