Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Matt Lewis: Palin’s bus tour causes media bickering on Twitter

Set up, like a bowling pin...
The DC's Matt Lewis observes that Gov. Palin has some members of the media in a flame war on Twitter:
“I want them [the mainstream media] have to do a little bit of work on a tour like this,” Palin told CNN. This morning, she fooled some of them, leaving her bus behind as a decoy. Reporters have resorted to chasing her bus. All of this confusion seems to have gotten to the press who, understandably, are trying to get the story and do their jobs.

Now, some of the media frustration is playing out on Twitter.

Some journalists believe Palin is behaving like a celebrity, and that covering her may be beneath them.
Liberal scribes from three left wing publications -- Garance Franke-Ruta of The Atlantic and Politico’s Ben Smith, with The Washington Post's token "conservative" Jennifer Rubin predictably crossing the aisle to side with them against Sarah Palin -- seem to have taken that position, but CNN’s Peter Hamby, to his credit, is calling them on it.

Dave Burge, of Iowahawk fame, has a knack for boiling things down to one often deliciously sarcastic sentence, as he demonstrated by tweeting:
"Breaking: bus containing irrelevant laughing woman chased by angry camera-wielding zombie army of the undead"
Big Hollywood editor John Nolte added this tweet:
"What did you think, MSM? you could accuse Palin of mass murder, weaponize her kids against her & then get a ride on the bus?"
It is nothing short of hilarious watching some of the same DNC stenographers journalists who have thrashed Gov. Palin and her family for the better part of three years now making complete fools out of themselves. None more so than NY Times political blogger Michael Shear, who has his undies all tied up in knots.

Did she set them up? As the Grateful Dead used to sing, "like a bowling pin."

- JP

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