It's been a busy week for the hit squads attempting to destroy Sarah Palin. In the past seven days, no less than four bogus Palin-centered "scandals" have been manufactured by the nutroots Left and promoted by the state-run media. Three of these have been cataloged on one post on Free Republic:
During a speech Gov. Palin delivered in Calgary, she mentioned that as a 6-year-old child, her family crossed the border to seek medical care for her brother in Canada.
The media and the lefty bloggers claim that Sarah Palin is a hypocrite, as if a six-year-old made the decision to seek emergency care for her brother to treat a burned foot.
Though some media outlets later correct the story and put it context, the leftists are still howling about it on their websites.
Say anything and C4P are getting the truth out.
Gossip sites falsely report that Palin is pitching a proposed docu-drama series about Alaska to the networks. Sarah Palin and members of her family would allegedly be portrayed in various locations around Alaska.
Reuters and other statist media outlets pick it up and run with it. By now, the docu-drama has become a "reality" show, and numerous sites such as Mediaite hysterically claim that Gov. Palin wants to promote herself and her children using a lowbrow television series.
To their credit, some media outlets report the truth. The former governor, Mark Burnett and Robert Barnett were in L.A. meeting with network heads pitching a documentary about Alaska. A source close to the governor states that the proposes series is not a reality show, nor will it be about her or her family. It is rather about the people, geography, wildlife and wonders of Alaska. The source says the focus of series would be on Alaska, and it will be similar to a nature series on the Discovery Channel:
"It will not be focused on the Palin family, Alaska is going to be the star," the source said. "It will be more ‘Planet Earth’ than 'The Osbournes go North.'"
A Swarm of Locusts:
This one apparently started when an E-online gossip reporter claimed that Gov. Palin and her entourage descended upon an Oscar gift suite "like locusts," Greedily plundering swag, making unreasonable demands on everyone and generally behaving badly.
Other gossip sites latch onto the false story. Huffington Post and other liberal blogs spread it across the Leftosphere, and the state-run media also runs with it without bothering to do any fact-checking.
But at least a couple of entertainment reporters report correctly that Gov. Palin made a $1,700 donation to the Red Cross and donated all of the swag (save one item) she had been given to charity. Silver Spoon co-owner Melissa Lemer released a statement detailing the true story of Governor Palin's visit.
Mediaite, citing a dKos contributor and purveyor of an anti-Palin book as a source, claims that during Sarah Palin's appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC sound technicians played canned laughter soundtracks to give the impression that she was being well-received by the audience. The source says that she didn't go over well on the show.
The usual leftist blogging suspects spread the claims like wildfire, many of them headlining their posts to claim that Gov. Palin was "a flop" on Leno's show. As usual, the statist Big Media simply took the rantings from the leftist websites and spread them around the world.
But others who were in the audience that night dispute the claim, saying that the audience laughed at Gov. Palin's jokes and applauded in all the right places. Further, NBC issues a statement denying that any audio enhancement were made for her appearance. And the ratings for Leno's show that night are high, proving that Sarah Palin was anything but a flop.
Are we the only ones who detect a pattern here? Big Media is taking bogus reports right off of gossip columns and leftist blogs and reporting them as news. Everytime you think the once-honorable Fourth Estate couldn't become more corrupt, it sinks even lower into the septic tank.