No liberally-biased media, of course.
I guess the concern over violence against women from those on the left doesn’t happen when you’re a Palin.
The overwhelming sense of superiority some in the press feel toward the Palins simply clouds their better judgment. Costello would surely see the error of her ways if she were to read her disparate reactions to these two strikingly similar events, but, in the heat of the moment, she did not see Sarah Palin’s daughter as a women who had endured a physical assault; she saw her as a caricature worthy of mockery.
In an appearance on MSNBC on Thursday morning, Lewis joined a group of contrite Morning Joe hosts who conceded that they, too, initially covered the Palin “brawl” as a joke. “It did definitely have a humorous tone to it,” Brzezinski conceded. Lewis had shamed them into penitence.
“What happened to her is horrific, and I don’t think we should be joking about it,” Lewis said to the somber nods of his interlocutors.
Rothman runs through some clips of mainstream newscasters who found the Palin assault humorous and were shamefully derisive in covering the story.
Bristol Palin has now come out and expressed her side of what happened:
First, the media said Trig was not really my mom’s kid.
Then, they claimed my mom said “I can see Russia from my house.”
Recently, they said my parents are giving a divorce.
And now, they’re saying my family started a “drunken brawl.”
Most of the time, I let the lies pass. After all, the truth eventually comes out. But when people are selling “scoop,” photos, and false information… sometimes the truth just isn’t as profitable.
That’s why, after a month and a half of hearing rumors about myself and family, I’ve finally decided to comment about the situation. Instead of listening to all the people who weren’t there — people who claim they heard this from their cousin/brother/sister-in-law/step-daughter/long lost little brother – let me tell you what actually happened.
Read her story.