Monday, June 6, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 298

"Behind The Mask" Edition

Mark Judge, at The Daily Caller:
“Eunuchs of the fourth estate... When did the media become a bunch of girly men? The latest dispatch from Sarah Palin’s Magical Mystery Tour reveals that our tough media are a bunch of pansies who get the vapors when a bus goes ten miles over the speed limit... Journalists, reports Politico, describe the experience as ‘harrowing.’... Over the last few decades, there has been a slow sea change in the media. In the old days of Hemingway, Mencken, Halberstam and Hunter Thompson, journalists were people who risked their lives... Indeed, the Politico charge against Palin is so ludicrous, so pathetically unmanly, so downright feeble, that I’m tempted to think it’s a joke. But maybe not. Watergate changed journalism — since then, upper-class, Ivy League graduates have flocked to the profession. Increasingly, the job became filled by people who, to quote the immortal Marine R. Lee Ermey, couldn’t sound off like they had a pair... Sarah Palin has torn the mask off of the media. The terrible, fearless press pack is filled with babies.”
Scott Whitlock, at NewsBusters:
“According to Chris Matthews, Sarah Palin is the most divisive figure since Abraham Lincoln ‘caused’ the Civil War.”
Derek Hunter, at
“After nearly 3 years of dishonest attacks and innuendo against her, her husband, her beliefs and her children by the media, it’s ironic to see the MSM complain that SHE is treating THEM poorly. They’re like an abusive husband who thinks his wife should be grateful that he took off his rings when he hit her this time. Palin would have none of it, she was a class-act throughout, and was greeted by surprised adoring fans everywhere she went. That, more than anything else, is the real root of the MSM’s vitriol. Despite their best efforts to destroy her, she is exposing just how irrelevant they are.”
Kevin L. Martin, at Big Journalism:
“It can be said that Palin has learned how to play the press...”
Ed Farnan, at Irish Central:
“In spite of the concerted savage attacks by the established leftist main stream media, she is having a resurgence in popularity... Those of lesser character and strength would have wilted under the continued hateful attacks aimed at knocking her out of politics. But Sarah Palin seems to grow stronger as she finds an inner strength that inspires her onward and inspires Americans at the same time. She has a disdain for the media that has repeatedly tried to undermine her at every turn, sent investigative reporters to her elementary school to dig up dirt on her and practiced the art of character assassination on her at every level, public and private. It brings a great truth to mind when you see the indomitable Sarah plow forward: ‘What does not kill you, will make you stronger’. It makes one speculate if that same media would have probed Obama's past with the same zeal they have gone after Sarah Palin, before the 08 election, if he would have been elected President?”
Doug Ross, at Director Blue:
“Remember: Krauthammer worked for Walter-Freaking-Mondale in 1980. George Will endorsed Howard Baker in 1980. Both of these guys completely missed the Reagan revolution.”
Jeff Poor, at The Daily Caller:
“As potential 2012 presidential candidate and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made her way up the U.S. eastern seaboard last week, the so-called mainstream media struggled to keep up since Palin made it known she wouldn’t be playing by their rules — which included giving them an itinerary of her journey. Did this turn the media coverage somewhat hostile against Palin and her bus tour? For Politico, perhaps... But was Politico predisposed to criticize Palin, regardless of how she handled her bus tour? When comparing Politico’s coverage of Palin to CNN’s coverage, which is hardly a right-of-center outlet, one might draw that conclusion.”
justrand, at Be John Galt:
“It’s interesting while so-called ‘conservative’ pundits... like Krathammer, Rove, Will and [their ilk]... always dismiss Sarah Palin as a ‘lightweight,’ ‘unschooled’ and a sure loser, former Democratic Chairman Howard Dean fears that Palin could beat Obama.”
Matt Latimer, Establishment Republican, at The Daily Beast:
“You'll never guess who's winning the war. Judge for yourselves: On one side, the news business continues its dreary decline. Papers have folded. Reporters face mass layoffs. Even Palin's 2008 nemesis, Katie Couric, has abandoned her once coveted anchor desk to again show viewers how to jazz up their sex life, wear figure-flattering swimsuits, and make the world's yummiest blueberry pie. Meanwhile the Alaska governor has become rich, relevant, ravenously read, widely watched and, at least in terms of consideration as a presidential candidate, dangerously close to respectable... Members of the press, that queasy feeling you have begun to experience is the knowledge that Sarah Palin has become a media genius. And she owes it all to you. Keep it up, and this once unthinkable transformation just might propel her to the White House.”
Noel Sheppard, at NewsBusters:
“The liberal media are in a full-scale panic over the thought that the former governor of Alaska might eventually enter and challenge their beloved president in November 2012.”
Elena Ives, at Thinklets:
“Wonkette, in case you aren't aware, is a far left blog that somehow manages to keep afloat despite the fact that their vile, diseased vendetta against Palin has scared off virtually all of their sponsors... It's not like Wonkette is a publication renowned for their honesty, accuracy, and mature thoughtful analysis. And Wonkette Junior's hysterical response to a statement Palin made recently about Paul Revere's midnight ride fits right in with the narrative... It took me about two indolent minutes on Wikipedia to verify Palin's statement. But to be fair, maybe schoolyard bullies don't get access to the Internet during 5th grade detention... Oh, and by the way, if Wonkette Junior had paid more attention in third grade history he/she would have known, like most Americans, that the purpose of Paul Revere's ride was to protect the militia's weapons stash in Concord… which is clearly what Palin was referring to... It's amazing what you can learn when not blinded by obsessive hatred.”
Shane Vander Hart, at Caffeinated Thoughts:
“This isn’t the first time that Palin has demonstrated a better grasp on history than the media. Probably won’t the be the last either.”
Chris Cassidy, at the Boston Herald:
“Sarah Palin yesterday insisted her claim at the Old North Church last week that Paul Revere ‘warned the British’ during his famed 1775 ride — remarks that Democrats and the media roundly ridiculed — is actually historically accurate. And local historians are backing her up... In fact, Revere’s own account of the ride in a 1798 letter seems to back up Palin’s claim.”
Andrew Malcolm, at Top of the Ticket:
“You know how Sarah Palin said Paul Revere warned the British? Well, he did. Now, who looks stupid?”
Ed Morrissey, at Hot Air:
“The first to dispute Palin’s critics was … Paul Revere himself. In his own account of the ride, written twenty-three years later, Revere recounts how the British captured him, and how he attempted to dissuade the British from advancing. Revere warned that he had roused the local militias and that there would soon be 500 or more armed citizens coming together to repel the British... Frankly, I had forgotten much of the history of Revere’s ride until this incident, and I had to look it up for myself to recall what Palin meant by her response. Tom Burnam covered it succinctly and accurately in his indispensable Dictionary of Misinformation, a book I have had on my shelf for more than 30 years. If all people know of Revere is Longfellow’s poem, which is what the reaction to Palin’s remarks seem to show, then they know far less than they think.”
- JP

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