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The Ongoing Persecution Of Governor Palin
The Ongoing Persecution of Governor Sarah Palin
What is most grating and sickening about how the media treat Sarah Palin is the fact that there are so many women working within the confines of that mostly biased institution. Yes indeed, we are caught up with the ‘disrobing’ of Congressman Weiner, but there was something far more disturbing about who we are as a people concerning what happened to the former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin over the weekend. In summary, virtually all of the missives Governor Palin wrote, while as Governor of Alaska, were released to the public last week… as requested by the media. Under the laughable auspices of the Freedom of Information Act, at least in this instance, a request placed when the governor was the Vice-Presidential nominee, caused the 24,000 e-mails to be released.
Established news mediums (The New York Times and The Washington Post, etc), that once were looked upon as the bastions of some modicum of fairness, now were employing civilians to peruse the governor’s e-mails to find ‘dirt,’ oops, I meant something newsworthy. These supposedly respective mediums were actually salivating on the prospects of finding something negative about the governor – tell me if these tactics are any different from those practiced by the tabloids, such as the Enquire? I know what you are thinking… it was the Enquire that broke the story about John Edwards’ alleged usage of campaign fund monies to pay off his concubine/baby-mama. Touché!
As I am writing this blog - Monday, June 13Th 2011, 9.00 p.m. New York time - there were no smoking gun e-mails found so far to implicate Governor Palin on the assassination of JFK or evidence that she conspired with President Bush, the younger, to blow up the World-Trade-Centers. All is not lost though, MSNBC, through that font of impartiality, Chris Mathews, reported that one of Governor Palin’s e-mails showed that she was yearning to see the visiting traditional Christian preacher, John Hagee… surely an ‘urging’ warranting scorn and ridicule. I still fear for the governor because, who knows, she might have invoked the name of God or worse, Jesus, while using the State of Alaska’s stationery or computers.