Every once in a while...no, actually it's nearly every day now, I see something either in print or on the local or national news that just baffles me. Stupid stories that leave me wondering if the reporter really lives in the same universe that you and I do, and if he or she does, how in the world they are still employed.
I recently turned on the national news to find that they were reporting a story about a cat being rescued from a tree by firefighters. Now, that is precious and I love my cat Lucky about as much as a girl can love her kitty...but when we have a national debt that is projected to hit $19.6 trillion--yes, that's with a 't'-- by 2015, an oil catastrophe the likes of which we've never seen, and a whole host of other world news stories worthy of air time, the kitty story leaves me kinda speechless.
Well, today was one of those days. In a world where women seem to think they're never taken seriously...a complaint I find absurd (but that's another post for another day)...I find it a bit odd that reporter Lauren Beckham Falcone of the Boston Herald seriously thought Sarah's breast size was something she should take the time to write an article about. Seriously. (okay, I concede--it's women like this that men don't take seriously, for very good reason)
In her article, entitled Sarah Palin (DD-Alaska)?, Falcone makes comments about Sarah's 'perkiness', her cleavage, and goes on to accuse and trash her for getting breast implants and some lip injections. All based on this picture, in which Sarah is wearing a perfectly modest white t-shirt. (and if she had gotten implants and lip injections? So-freaking-what!! For the record, she did not.)
I find it pathetic, really. The real news today is the effect Sarah Palin had on Tuesday's primaries all over the country (if you're really looking for news about Sarah Palin), and Ms. Falcone is clearly so eaten up with jealousy and hatred over how beautiful Sarah Palin is that she cannot see clearly enough to report actual news. Yep, that has to be it. I'm a woman, take my word for it: I know jealousy when I see it, and this is a classic case of junior-high-school-boob-envy if I've ever seen one.
To be fair, as News Busters so eloquently explains, Ms. Falcone didn't come up with this story all by herself. Nope, she got it from another liberal, who apparently (unless he's a cross dresser) doesn't suffer so much from boob envy as he does from being a sexist pig. In either case, it's just another example of how the mainstream media has absolutely lost all credibility, and clearly have gone insane.
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Today, on her Facebook page, Sarah reported the latest stunt the liberal media has pulled. Is it any wonder their ratings are in the toilet?
To read the rest of the story, see this link.
It may seem like a small thing, considering the state of the union and international issues of the day, but let me share some facts surrounding a most recent illustration of the untrustworthiness of America’s mainstream media. Yesterday, Todd and I spent our Memorial Day evening exchanging emails with NBC in regards to the interview they conducted this morning with our new neighbor. As you’ll recall, the “journalist” Joe McGinniss moved all the way from Massachusetts to Wasilla – literally right next door to our home – after tracking us down in various forums this past year, so that he could be close to his “subject matter” while he writes his book about me.
When NBC asked to interview me for this story, I politely declined. NBC then asked for a statement from us and promised to run it as a full screen graphic during their interview with McGinniss. We were glad to provide a statement and appreciated NBC’s promise to run it. Todd and I both crafted the statement very carefully because our new neighbor has taken to accusing us of “inciting hatred” – a charge which we obviously take very seriously. We knew that he would make more accusations like this, and we felt very strongly that such comments should not go unanswered. So, we emailed NBC the following statements:
“McGinniss has followed us for some time now, from showing up on our doorstep last winter, bidding over $60,000 for a military charity auction dinner with me, writing the hit pieces, attending at least one Outside book event, etc. He has a right to pursue his subject, I suppose, and certainly has a right to live wherever he wants, but my family also has a right to expect privacy, and hopefully to enjoy peace this summer. Good fences do make for good neighbors. The fence is now up, and I hope that we can enjoy peace. The media sensationalizes the recent McGinniss’ tactic so the public will tune in to whatever the latest episode is, always with ratings in mind, and that’s unfortunate.” - Sarah Palin
“What’s also unfortunate is journalists’ tactics like this, because it keeps good people from wanting to get involved in public service.” - Todd Palin
NBC responded to thank us for our statements and again promised that they would “make sure” that the Today Show airs both of our statements “as a fullscreen graphic during the segment tomorrow.” We were grateful because we knew that our statements would counter any accusation of “inciting hatred.” And boy was it necessary because in his interview on NBC this morning McGinniss doubled down on his accusation to actually compare us to the Nazis!
To read the rest of the story, see this link.
Posted by Tami at 5:35 PM