Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Palin camp refudiates media's checkpoint mendacity

“Gov. Palin was never scheduled to go to Bethlehem.”
One of Gov. Palin's top aides has stated that she was not turned away at a checkpoint crossing into Bethlehem, as the lamestream media has widely reported:
SarahPAC Treasurer Tim Crawford told POLITICO on Tuesday that “Gov. Palin was never scheduled to go to Bethlehem.”

“They had always planned on viewing Bethlehem from the Separation Wall,” Crawford said of Palin’s visit to Israel with her husband, Todd. “They did that, then drove past the checkpoint on the way out.”

“Their guide is not licensed or insured for tours of Bethlehem,” he added.

The account relayed by Crawford contradicts stories from the British press, which widely reported that Palin had intended to visit Bethlehem before turning around at the checkpoint.
By "the British press," Andy Barr means The Guardian, which can be counted on to ignore facts and make things up to crank out a story which will fit the expectations of its "progressive" readers. The left wing rag wrote Monday that Gov. Palin “apparently had second thoughts about crossing an Israeli checkpoint.” The story was widely regurgitated on leftist blogs in the U.S.

Had any of these intellectually incurious "journalists" and bloggers bothered to read accounts of her visit in the Israeli press, they would could have learned the actual facts, as the Jerusalem Post reported Sunday:
"Palin expressed regret that she would not be able to visit Nazareth or Bethlehem during her brief stay in Israel, but promised that she would soon come back for longer."
But that's probably too much to ask of a group of people with access to the Web, a leftist agenda, and total disregard for the truth.

- JP

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