Friday, November 19, 2010

CBS 'surprised' when Gov. Palin slaps media for promoting Levi Johnston

NewsBuster Kyle Drennen reports
The Early Show on CBS (the network that touted made-up documents about George W. Bush's Air Guard service as "fake but accurate") had self-admitted liar Levi Johnson on as a guest half a dozen times, yet is surprised that Gov. Palin would criticize the lamestream media for promoting the crazy, mixed-up kid. Go figure:
On Friday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Nancy Cordes reported on leaked excerpts of Sarah Palin's new book, 'America By Heart,' claiming, "some of the topics she tackles may be surprising." One such topic was Palin's criticism of the media for promoting Levi Johnston: "It was disgusting to watch as his 15 minutes of fame were exploited by supposed adults taking advantage of a lost kid."

While Cordes found that comment "surprising," CBS, and the Early Show in particular, were chief among those who exploited Levi Johnston and his attacks on the Palin family. As has been detailed on NewsBusters, throughout 2009 and 2010, the CBS Early Show has featured six lengthy stories on Johnston, including three "exclusive" interviews.

At the end of her report, Cordes seemed disconcerted over Palin's criticism of the First Lady: "She even takes a swipe at Michelle Obama, dredging up that comment about being proud of her country for the first time when her husband started to win elections. This is going to be some pretty provocative stuff."

A New York Daily News columnist labeled it as more than just provocative, calling it "mudslinging." Because the left believes when a conservative directly quotes a liberal's own words, it's "mudslinging" or something...

Via Twitter Thursday, Gov. Palin made reference to the leaked excerpts:

"The publishing world is LEAKING out-of-context excerpts of my book w/out my permission? Isn't that illegal?MT @C4Palin"
- JP

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