Who needs any further sign that liberalism has been reduced to fringe status as a political philosophy than the pitiful fact that Dana Milbank can't even persuade his fellow Palin-hatin' progressives at the Washington Post to join him in his boycott of writing about the former governor and Republican vice presidential candidate?
Just two days ago, Milbank's Post colleague and extreme leftist comrade Jonathan Capehart wrote in his own column that he has no intention of joining in any moratorium on viciously attacking Gov. Palin. Today Chris Cillizza made it clear in his column that he and his fellow Fixers were likewise not interested in joining Milbanks' botched-before-it-begins boycott. It's somewhat appropriate then, that Cillizza's column is titled "The Fix," as we predicted Saturday, they can't kick their HaterAde habit:
They are so addicted to "the politics of personal destruction" that they can't stop themselves from sticking the needle in their arms for another dose of hate-smack. Like some hapless character in one of their Hollyweird propaganda films -- call this one "Brokeback Boycott" -- they just can't quit her.Milbank backfired so loudly, it seems, it was even heard all the way across the Atlantic Ocean, where The Telegraph's Tony Harnden rejected it out of hand, preferring the novel (for times like these) approach of balanced reporting instead:
Rather than sneering fascination or a haughty boycott, how about a middle way in which what she does and what she says is reported on and analysed on its merits?Pouring salt in Milbank's wounds, a number of conservative bloggers have declared February "Reagan/Palin Appreciation Month":
To this end, Telegraph Blogs has declared February “Sarah Palin Month”. Our US correspondents will cover the former Alaska governor throughout February in the fashion she deserves – and, moreover, other bloggers will make sure that Mrs Palin is mentioned every day, favourably or otherwise.
During February, as we celebrate President Reagan’s legacy and Governor Palin’s accomplishments, the Palin-friendly blogs that participate in Reagan/Palin Appreciation Month will be ramping up their coverage of all things Sarah Palin in a show of support for Governor Palin. We are asking all Sarah Palin supporters to sign the Reagan/Palin Appreciation Month Proclamation. Palin-friendly blogs that want to participate in this celebration can request to be added as sponsors of the Proclamation by using the Contact Petition Sponsor button on the petition website after signing the Proclamation.Activist website Organize 4 Palin has also ramped up its efforts to get the boots on the ground in motion:
Two weeks ago the Un-Holy alliance between the Lame Stream Media and Team Obama led an all out assault on Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, and you.Lest one get the impression that the post-Tuscon attacks on Gov. Palin and "Milbank's Folly" have only ignited the Palin-specific blogging community into action, think again. Irreverent conservative blog iOwnTheWorld recently announced its own initiative in response to Milbank's grandstanding:
The majority of regular Americans were gleefully and devilishly called Murderers in a futile attempt to: Stop the Message and destroy the Messenger.
We won’t be stopped. We won’t be silenced. We are united, and we are silent no more.
This is 2008 all over again. Anyone who thinks the Lame Stream Dinosaur Media is not going to do anything, say anything, pervert anything to get Obama re-elected is either naive or lying.
Going into 2012 let’s be on offense...
In response to Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank’s suggestion of a moratorium on media Palin stories for the month of February, we came up with a little idea of our own!As for ourselves, we want to take a moment to thank Dana Milbank and his hive-minded fellow PDS-inflicted Palinoics. It is they, after all, who made all this possible.
“All Palin February”
We here at iOTW will have at least one Sarah Palin item a day throughout the entire month of February, but we need your help. So, send in your favorite Palin stories, quotes, pictures, poems, etc., so that we can fight the main stream media bias against former Governor Palin and all conservatives.
We are also asking that all bloggers, writers, commenters, talk show hosts, conservative journalists and fair minded people stand up to the biased reporting and Palin bashing by the main stream media! Please join iOTW as we celebrate “All Palin February”!