If the revelations of Journolisters conspiring against Palin weren’t proof enough of the media’s biases, this video adds even more proof.
So before Katie Couric ever interviewed Palin, Couric was already in the "I Hate Palin" camp. Again, we must sit and wonder at the bright lights in the McCain campaign who thought giving Couric an exclusive was a good idea.
Conservatives4Palin points out just how the network media worked to undermine Palin.
Conservatives4Palin: It’s not just what was said by Couric in her discussion of Governor Palin, but also the way CBS framed the narrative of Governor Palin’s life in their story. The script covers moose burgers, her kids, her being a former beauty queen and being on the cover of Vogue. Sarah Palin was a sitting governor, and at that time, before the Obama campaign and their allies in the press spent months relentlessly smearing her good name, she had the highest approval ratings of any governor in the country. She was also responsible for getting the largest energy project in North American history underway after several decades of interminable delays in Alaska. She was a courageous corruption-busting whistleblower who turned in the leader of her own party in Alaska for his corrupt practices. She was a fiscal conservative who made the largest veto cuts in Alaska history, reined in the reckless waste, cut her own expenses, sold the governor’s private jet, let the personal chef go, and put away billions of dollars in savings for Alaska for a rainy day. She was a tough CEO who went toe to toe with the Big Oil companies and fought to get the best deal for Alaskans, the resource owners she represented. And she did all of this as a woman from a modest background who was entirely self-made – without the benefit of a rich or influential father or husband.
But what in this impressive biography did CBS News and Couric choose to focus on? Moose burgers and beauty pageants.
By their choice of the framing of the story, it’s evident Couric and CBS had an agenda here: They wanted to diminish Governor Palin because her impressive record of accomplishments towered over the non-existent record of the guy at the top of Democrat ticket.
Oh so very true. Practically everyone I know who steadfastly believes that Palin is unqualified to be president, tends to be woefully ignorant of Palin’s administrative record and accomplishments. Instead, they are keenly knowledgeable of the cartoon narrative the media has created.
Thankfully the Journolist emails and this Couric video are now getting out and the media’s narrative can now be seriously questioned. Sarah Palin will no doubt use these examples of media bias to benefit should she chose to run in 2012.
Oh and regarding the names Palin chose for her children, are they any weirder than say “Whoopie" Goldberg? I wonder what old Katie Couric has to say about that one?