Wednesday, October 6, 2010

NewsBusters: CBS Touts Todd Palin Email Leaked By Left-Wing Anti-Palin Website

In the wake of all this we just knew the lamestream media (LSM) would try to characterize a minor pique as a (gasp) major division in the ranks. The only question is which of the likely suspects in the police lineup of national media outlets would be the first to try to exploit it. That it was leftist See-BS should come as no surprise to anyone. Media Research Center news analyst Kyle Drennen reports at NewsBusters:
On Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith highlighted supposed division between Sarah Palin and Alaska senate candidate Joe Miller: "...a controversial e-mail, reportedly from Sarah Palin's husband, Todd, that is burning up the internet, it was leaked by a left-leaning website called The Mudflats and is causing quite a stir in political circles."

Smith explained that Todd Palin was upset that Miller had not endorsed Sarah Palin when asked about her possible 2012 candidacy in television interviews. Smith then quoted from the email in question: "Todd reportedly sent it to Republican senate nominee Joe Miller, who Sarah Palin endorsed, and it says, quote, 'Sarah put her blank [a**] on the line for Joe and yet he can't answer a simple question, is Sarah Palin qualified to be president? I don't know if she is. Joe, please explain how this endorsement stuff works. Is it to be completely one sided?'"

Turning to CBS political analyst and Republican strategist Dan Bartlett, Smith said of Miller, "he's gone on Fox a couple of times and he hasn't really been able to say how much, you know – profess his fealty to Sarah Palin." In response, Bartlett remarked that, "you can kind of feel for Todd Palin and what he's doing," but then added: "Sarah Palin and her camp are extremely thin-skinned and if she does plan to run for president, she's going to have to get used to people like this doing things that they don't appreciate." Smith replied: "A thicker hide in order, perhaps."

Neither Smith nor Bartlett raised the ethical issue of a private email being publicized or the fact that Palin had been a victim of email-hacking in the past.

As is its habit, rather than investigating the story and reporting the facts, See BS merely promoted a story from a left-wing website. The lines between the nutroots and the LSM have become increasingly blurred, as both are swimming in the same tank for the Obamunist DNC.

- JP

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