At what point will the media just wave the white flag? Sarah Palin owns them.
Sure, Palin took it on the chin from the media during the presidential campaign in 2008. But ever since, she's been getting payback. Undoubtedly, the "lamestream media" saw a perfect opportunity to pounce on their public enemy number one when Palin made a gaffe in a live interview with Glenn Beck last week in which she referenced our "North Korean allies." Beck corrected her and Palin quickly realized her error.
Yet, not-so-amazingly, that simple misstatement became national news across the networks. Yes, the stable of left-wingers on MSNBC ran with it (to be expected), but Good Morning America found it newsworthy, as did the Associated Press! Here's the first AP report:
Sarah Palin is drawing criticism from around the world after declaring that the United States has to stand with "our North Korean allies."
Palin's gaffe, made Wednesday during an interview on Glenn Beck's syndicated radio show, was quickly corrected by her host. But it drew immediate fire from liberal bloggers, who cited it as an example of the 2008 vice presidential candidate's lack of foreign policy expertise.
I said the "first" AP report, because this was such a hard-hitting news item, they made it a story again the next day (in case you missed it the first time):
While Palin's fans are loyal and legion, the prospect of her running for president alarms some Republicans. They think Palin is too polarizing and too inexperienced to defeat Obama, even if Republicans in general can maintain the momentum of their powerful performance in this month's midterm elections.
Her foreign policy gaffe Wednesday kept the question alive. She declared on Glenn Beck's syndicated radio show that the United States has to stand with "our North Korean allies" in connection with tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
But it was Palin who - again - got the last laugh by issuing a masterfully written satire on Barack Obama's recent gaffes.that for some reason, weren't newsworthy. Behold:
My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate - from the FBI's 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system. We know that countries like Europe are willing to stand with us in our fight to halt the rise of privacy, and Israel is a strong friend of Israel's. And let's face it, everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma and they end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early, and they got some treatment, and ah, a breathalyzer, or an inhalator. I mean, not a breathalyzer, ah, I don't know what the term is in Austrian for that.
This is why I hope Palin stays in the realm of media critic and social commentator. She owns these people and it drives them nuts!