Palin: STILL not Panicking, but NYT in Complete Meltdown!
The NYT shows its usual level of fairness with not 1, but FOUR attack pieces on the VICE-PRESIDENTIAL candidate:
By Noel Sheppard
September 14, 2008 - 12:20 ET
The New York Times is clearly in full meltdown mode concerning the popularity of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, and is having a hard time covering up its obvious state of panic.
In its popular Sunday edition, the Gray Lady published four hit pieces about the Alaska Governor: a 3,100-word article prominently placed on the front page; two scathing columns by Frank Rich and Maureen Dowd, and; an article questioning Palin's husband's role in their state's government.
That's over 6,000 words about the vice presidential nominee, most of them quite hostile as evidenced by the following from Dowd's piece (emphasis added):
(TM - You can read it by clicking the link. I'm not giving Dowd any more press space than she deserves)
How pleasant. But there was more, for next up was Frank Rich who disgracefully made the case that Palin's experience or lack thereof is vital because John McCain "is too weak to serve as America’s chief executive"
Wow. Talk about hateful stuff.
Having nicely attacked Mrs. Palin -- lest we not forget the 3,100-word hit piece on Sarah prominently placed on the front page as previously analyzed by NewsBusters -- the Times set its sights on her husband.
(TM - Whatever,...)
Add it up, and the Times devoted over 6,000 words to attacking anything called Palin in Sunday's edition.
By contrast, the name Obama was scarcely visible. I guess his brand of change is something you can believe in only if not discussed too much.
As a result, the good folks at the Times must feel the only way Obama can win is if they tear down his opponent who, at this time anyway, they seem to feel is Palin and not McCain.
On the flipside, the utter state of panic at the Times -- and in the media at large -- is so encompassing that it is making journalists go against their own best interests.
After all, every day a press member spends talking about Palin and NOT Obama is a victory for McCain. As such, the Arizona Senator and his campaign staff are loving every minute of this.
Keep it up, folks.
The TrekMedic adds:
A quote from Mike Huckabee:
"The reporting of the past few days have proven tackier than a costume change at a Madonna concert."
The former presidential hopeful used his speech at the RNC as an opportunity to slam Madonna, whose tour visual effects offended his party's nominee.