Sarah Palin, on a book tour to promote her new book, “Going Rogue”, continues to be scrutinized and attacked by the left. Many believe Sarah Palin is preparing for a presidential bid in 2012. Governor Palin states that she cares about this country and will go wherever she is led by God. To many, Sarah Palin represents honest, harding working, patriotic Americans and American Values.
The Examiner, in an article dated November 22, 2009, reveals the level of scrutiny Sarah Palin is receiving as compared to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
“Smearing Sarah: Palin’s book dissected by army of fact checkers”
“While the Sarah Palin whirlwind book tour continues and her poll numbers are rising, according to Fox News Channel’s Steve Doocy on Friday morning, newspapers, magazines and broadcast journalists are dissecting her bestselling book Going Rogue.
For example, the Associated Press allegedly assigned 11 reporters to fact checking Palin’s book. Unfortunately, the number of reporters fact checking President Barack Obama’s memoir is unknown.
In the words of a veteran New York City police detective, “These reporters are trying to put stink on her book tour, her political aspirations and her conservatism.”
This is not surprising to many observers who’ve noted that, since her nomination in 2008 as the GOP’s vice presidential candidate, the campaign to devalue and marginalize her has become a passion of many journalists and the left.
The denizens of this nation’s newsrooms pride themselves on being our watchdogs within the political realm, however it appeared that in the last presidential election cycle, they were MIA (missing in action).
First and foremost, we have the political mystery man, Barack Hussein Obama. The news media — men and women — behaved like star-struck teenyboppers at the mere mention of his name. To say Obama got a pass on anything that could be construed as negative is the epitome of understatement.
According to one of Florida’s top talk hosts, Matt Bruce (News/Talk WSRQ) there is a laundry list of facts that were either unreported, underreported or dismissed as being irrelevant:
When Obama wrote a book and said he was mentored as a youth by Frank, (Frank Marshall Davis) an avowed Communist. The media said it didn’t matter and failed to report it.
When it was discovered that his grandparents, were strong socialists, sent Obama’s mother to a socialist school, introduced Frank Marshall Davis to young Obama, the media said it didn’t matter and didn’t report it.
When people found out that he was enrolled as a Muslim child in school and his father and step father were both Muslims, the media said it didn’t matter and it was anti-Islamic to mention it.
When he wrote in another book he authored “I will stand with them (Muslims) should the political winds shift in an ugly direction”. The media said it didn’t matter and totally ignored it.
When he admitted in his own book that he chose Marxist friends and professors in college, the media said it didn’t matter and went as far as labeling him a political moderate.
When he traveled to Pakistan after college on an unknown national passport, the media said it didn’t matter.
When he sought the endorsement of the Marxist party in 1996 as he ran for the Illinois Senate, the media said it doesn’t matter.”
“These are the same media elites who are now delving into every aspect of Sarah Palin’s life in an obvious effort to destroy her politically so that she will not be a threat to the Empty Suit Barack Obama in 2012.”