Poor Sarah Palin. Not only was she not invited to the Republican convention but now Fox News canceled on her, too. So she took to her Facebook page to pout.
As the Wall Street Journal reported, Palin said "all" her scheduled interviews had been canceled, though she never said how many that was. The Journal got something of an explanation from Fox's executive vice president of programming who claimed that the cancelation was due to the packed speaking agenda as a result of the schedule change. But that doesn't quite ring true given that Palin was on Fox last night giving her reaction to yesterday's speech. Which, I have to say, sounded like faint praise to me. You can watch it below.
Here's what Palin posted on her FB page (via WSJ)
I’m sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure wanted to take the opportunity on the air to highlight Senator John McCain’s positive contributions to America, to honor him, and to reflect on what a biased media unfairly put him through four years ago tonight. Granted, our honored and esteemed war hero has gone through much more than the liberal media can ever do to him in their efforts to harm this patriot. I look forward to hearing his words to his fellow Americans tonight more than any of the other convention speeches. God bless John McCain. Thank you for everything. And happy birthday, my friend.
Do you mean Sarah, that Karl Rove constitutes a “Media”?
Here is an example of one of Karl Rove’s questions: “If it was true that John McCain fathered an illegitimate child with a black woman, would you vote for him?”
Here’s what you didn’t hear (or, as Paul Harvey used to say, “Now, for the rest of the story….”):
“God bless John McCain (for delivering me to the public spotlight so I’d have the opportunity to be heard by more people than just the idiots in Alaska who elected me to office). Thank you for everything (and I’m almost glad you didn’t get elected since, as your Vice-President, no one would ever hear from me until you died, but this way, I can get all my annoying points heard by millions of people, especially a bunch of middle-aged and older white Republican men who finally had someone they could drool over without having to go to sleazy strip clubs).”
The poor, misguided Whore Of Babble-On.
Here’s a sample of the “liberal media[’s] efforts to harm this patriot”.
From the article, “Loving John McCain”, by Eric Alterman, in July 7, 2008 edition of The Nation:
. . . But even though we might be taken with McCain personally, we would like to think that we would resist the urge to offer the sort of spontaneous testimonials to his character that have gushed from the pens of so many MSM journalists. These would include calling McCain “a cool dude” (Jake Tapper, Salon); “an original, imaginative, and at times inspiring candidate” (Jacob Weisberg, Slate); “a man of unshakable character, willing to stand up for his convictions” (the late R.W. Apple Jr., New York Times); “a man of intelligence, honor and enormous personal and political courage” (Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek); “blunt, unyielding, deploying his principles…. What he does do is what he’s always done, play it as straight as possible…. The maverick candidate still” (Terry Moran, ABC News’s Nightline); “worldly-wise and witty, determined to follow the facts to the exclusion of ideology…willing to defy his own party and forge compromise…pragmatic in the service of the national interest…rises to passion when he believes that America’s best values are at stake” (Michael Hirsch, Newsweek); “kind of like a Martin Luther” (Chris Matthews, MSNBC’s Hardball); “the perfect candidate to deal with what challenges we face as a country” (Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC’s Morning Joe); “rises above the pack…eloquent, as only a prisoner of war can be” (David Nyhan, Boston Globe); “the bravest candidate in the presidential race” (Dana Milbank, Washington Post); “an affable man of zealous, unbending beliefs” and “the hero [who] still does things his own way” (Richard Cohen, Washington Post); and who, in “an age of deep cynicism about politicians of both parties…is the rare exception who is not assumed to be willing to sacrifice personal credibility to prevail in any contest” (David Broder, Washington Post).
Wow — McCain is “cool”, “witty”, “brave”, “the perfect candidate”.
You’re right, Sarah — how dare they!