Sunday, August 15, 2010

NewsBusters: Ultraliberal NY Times columnist defends Gov. Palin

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Surprise! New York Times überliberal columnist Charles Blow actually came to Sarah Palin's defense after the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate was the target of death wish attacks by two New Hampshire Democrats. NewsBusters associate editor Noel Sheppard reports:
In case you missed it, on Tuesday Keith Halloran, a Democrat candidate for the New Hampshire House, posted in a Facebook thread about the plane crash that killed former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, "Just wish Sarah and Levy [sic] were on board."

New Hampshire State Representative Timothy Horrigan replied Wednesday, "Well a dead Palin wd [sic] be even more dangerous than a live one ... she is all about her myth & if she was dead she cldn' t [sic] commit any more gaffes."

Rather surprisingly, Blow took issue with this Saturday:
Then there's the Democratic state representative, Timothy Horrigan, from New Hampshire. After Ted Stevens, the former Alaska senator, was killed in a plane crash this week, Keith David Halloran, a New Hampshire Democrat, posted this message on his Facebook page: "Just wish Sarah and Levy were on board," clearly referring to Sarah Palin and Levi Johnston.

To that, Horrigan responded: "Well a dead Palin wd be even more dangerous than a live one ... she is all about her myth & if she was dead she cldn't commit any more gaffes."

Seriously guys? I'm the first to say that I want to keep Palin as close to Russia and as far away from Washington as humanly possible, but debating the merits of her demise in a plane crash is heinous. Horrigan has since resigned.
In reality, Blow was being surprisingly bipartisan in this column mocking the behavior of both Republicans and Democrats...
Noel Sheppard's full NewsBusters op-ed is here.

- JP

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