When Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke was viciously maligned by GOP boss Rush Limbaugh, for three days straight, those on Fox News didn't seem to care. In fact, they continued the defamation albeit in a much less sexual manner. But when former MSNBC host Martin Bashir articulated a crude response to Sarah Palin's extraordinarily stupid and offensive comparison of the national debt to slavery, those at Fox wanted his head on a platter. And now that he has resigned from MSNBC, Sarah Palin is flush with victory and where better to start the victory lap than on the curvy couch of Fox & Friends. She talked about the hurtfulness of Bashir's attack; but, interestingly, when Fluke was attacked by Rush Limbaugh, Palin was singing an entirely different tune.
This morning, Palin was all smiles as Steve Doocy introduced her. Elisabeth Hasslebeck spoke of Bashir's apology and departure from MSNBC. She quoted from Palin's war on Christmas tome: "If you live and love this world, you will be hurt." Awwwww. Without citing the context, Hasslebeck said Bashir's comments were "hurtful and wrong." Hasslebeck wanted to know if the resignation was "enough." (Oh, no, he should dress himself in sackcloth and appear before Palin, on his knees, whilst beating his breast?)
Palin said it was her "role" to accept his apology and "be humble enough to accept it an move on." (ROFLMAO, if she's over it, why the Fox appearance?) Launching into her patented word salad, she expressed hope that "unprovoked attacks like that don't result in people being hesitant to jump in the arena anyway to get out there and serve the public or, you know, start a business, or commit themselves to changing their family, their community, their world doing whatever they can despite the fact that in this world you are gonna be hurt and attacks will come your way." Awwwwww. (By the way, at no time was Palin's slavery comment mentioned.)
Let's stop right here. After Limbaugh's attack on Sandra Fluke, did Palin talk about unprovoked attack? Why no. She defended Limbaugh: "I think the definition of hypocrisy is for Rush Limbaugh to have been called out, forced to apologize and retract what it is that he said in exercising his First Amendment rights and never is that the same applied to the leftist radicals who say such horrible things about the handicapped, about women, about the defenseless." (And what about Bashir's "First Amendment rights"?)
Doocy railed about Bashir's attack having been "scripted." (As if the propaganda on Fox & Friends isn't?) Palin said it was "refreshing" that some, in the media, supported her and called for "higher standards" in the media. (Oh, the irony!) In a moment of Zen she noted that, in the past, she would have been hurt by this, now she sees it as "par for the course" and "hoping that doesn't make those who have not yet been under attack like that hesitate to get out there anyway and kinda change the world."
Doocy, who works for a network that maligned Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, US Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz andHillary Clinton (remember Hannity's "Clinton Chapters") whined about the "double standard" for conservative women. Palin responded "that's obvious." Palin blithered about how the "target of the attack" is "more significant" than the "articulated words." (Yeah, I know.)
Taking a page from Megyn Kelly who was also so outraged about this, Hasslebeck asked if Palin had heard from the National Organization for Women. Palin said that she hadn't. Nobody mentioned that NOW called out Bill Maher for his sexist comments about Palin. (Bashir's comments had nothing to do with Palin sex, as opposed to Limbaugh's comments which were straight out misogyny.) Hasslebeck snarked "I'm sure they're getting to it."
In a moment of utter irony, Palin took on the mantle of the defender of the underdog. She said that if Bashir or "anybody else comes out against somebody who cannot defend themselves...I'll go ballistic, if he picks on that person, gloves are off...I'll really say what I want to say." (Course if it's somebody that Rush picks on, fagetaboutit.)
Despite wanting to move on with her life, Palin managed to go on Fox for more of the patented right wing pity party that included the standard Fox/right wing trope about poor, persecuted conservative women. Talk about scripted. Talk about hypocrisy...
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The Fox “News” mouthpieces can discuss ‘Family Guy’ or any other Fox Television-related show, but if they push for the show’s cancellation, or demand an apology from the creator of those shows, they better be prepared to find another line of work.
Pssst…Ruthless likes ‘Family Guy.’
This useless wench was on this mindless show to promote her worthless book. We rather spend money feeding the homeless than waste money on this tripe.
That nut that hired Lizzy should resign from his position. What a bad decision to hire this dingy broad. Kirsten Powers would have been a better choice to replace that home wrecker.
NOTE TO PALIN
Next time bring a translator with you. We have a hard time understanding your native tongue, sister.
Oh, and it doesn’t help that she actually asked why women with leftist views deserve the support she got from them.