Why Does Sarah Palin Get So Much Media Attention?
By: Jim Byrd
The Left, since the release of Sarah Palin’s book, Going Rogue, and its million plus sales in a matter of weeks, have been wandering the streets in a benighted stupor, tugging at their unkempt hair, and shrieking at whomever will listen with their question of “why”? “Why is she popular, why is she on television, why is she on magazine covers, why, why, why?” “This is Sarah Palin, not Barack Obama, why?”
Despite the equitably challenged mainstream media’s shilling Barack Obama like snake-oil out the back of a mountebank’s wagon, and the very same media’s non-stop offensive on Sarah Palin, the latest Rasmussen poll finds that 51% have a favorable view of Sarah Palin while 43% have an unfavorable view, vis a vis Obama’s 49% favorable and 51% unfavorable. How accurate are these numbers in actuality, when almost the entirety of the media– print and television– dominate their coverage with fawning accolades about Obama, and when Sarah Palin is mentioned, she is an uneducated and unsavory hick? Why are Obama’s numbers dropping like the blood pressure of a Buddhist Monk in meditation, and Palin’s numbers rising faster than Nancy Pelosi’s botoxed eyebrows? If the 2008 presidential election were held today, Obama would lose to any unnamed Republican opponent. A Rasmussen survey finds that only 45% of adults would be a least somewhat likely to vote for Obama if he was up for re-election right now, while 4% would not vote for him, without naming an opponent. This is why Sarah Palin gets so much media attention. Sarah Palin B+, Barack Obama, F.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, the mainstream media continually characterized Sarah Palin as lacking intelligence, but without a modicum of evidence to support their accusation other than she just is. The media are still singing that same old song about her lack of intelligence, despite a run-away bestselling book and her single handedly forcing the removal of the “death panels” from the congressional health care reform bill in August. She has taken to the media and editorial pages of newspapers, and is holding her own against the over-inflated intelligentsia of the Left. Barack Obamaâ€™s intelligence, conversely, during the election, was hyper-inflated to the level of genius, without a trace of evidential support, only because he just is. The media is still inflating his intelligence, and Obama, one year into his term, has yet to display any signs of genius above a pedestrian community college graduate with an associate’s degree in physical education. Sarah Palin is looking like the smart one that got away, and Obama, the mediocre one that has, after one year, overstayed his visit. This is why Sarah Palin gets so much media attention. Sarah Palin, B+, Barack Obama, F.
Despite whatever Sarah Palin pens, she is accused of not writing her opinion pieces, without evidence. Not because it is she that is writing them, but because they are too well written for her alleged doltishness. Barack Obama, however, has demonstrated that when he does write his own speeches, he is as incoherent as a sorority sister after two bottles of Boone’s Farm wine and a moon pie. This is why Sarah Palin gets so much media attention. Sarah Palin, B+, Barack Obama, F.
Palin was described as being ignorant on issues, but what specific issues and what she was ignorant about were never mentioned. Being a former mayor and a current Governor of Alaska during the campaign, she possessed the knowledge of international issues as could only be expected of one in her position, which would be true of any other governor who has run for president. But Obama, since becoming president, has put all assumptions aside about his knowledge of the issues. He has demonstrated that he is multi-faceted regarding his ignorance. He, for example, is agonizingly ignorant regarding the United States Constitution, foreign policy, who has the power to ratify international treaties, American, world, Christian, and Muslim history, American contract law, American bankruptcy law, and he is fantastically illiterate in economics. This is why Sarah Palin gets so much media attention. Sarah Palin, B+, Barack Obama, F.
Sarah Palin’s book, Going Rogue, was fact checked by 11 reporters from the uber-liberal “news” agency AP. The AP dispatched only 2 reporters to fact check Obama’s health care bills. Total pages for Obama’s health care bills: 4064. Total pages for Palin’s book: 432. That breaks down to 2,032 pages per Obama health care reporter, and 39.3 pages per Palin reporter. Palin’s book outsold Obama’s by a margin of 11-1 in each booksâ€™ first week of sales. That is news. This is why Sarah Palin gets so much media attention. Sarah Palin, B+, Barack Obama, F.
Sarah Palin has been accused of not being able form a coherent sentence. Barack Obama, on the other hand, has uttered these nuggets of coherency:
â€¢ “From the discussions we had, it’s clear that we are on the precipice [sic] of an achievement that’s eluded Congresses and presidents for generations.â€
â€¢ “It’s like â€” it was like Special Olympics, or something.”
â€¢ â€œIn case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died â€” an entire town destroyed.â€ The actual death toll was 12.
â€¢ â€œIâ€™ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go.â€
â€¢ “Because of Selma, they got together (his parents), and Barack Obama Jr. was born.” ;Obama was born in 1961. The Selma march took place in 1965
â€¢ “I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any sÃ©ances.â€
Sarah Palin’s sentences sure do seem to be coherent as of late, Obama, not so much. This is why Sarah Palin gets so much media attention. Sarah Palin, B+, Barack Obama, F.
Sarah Palin is what she is. There are no shadowy areas of her life. It is all discoverable for the world to see. Like her, love her, hate her, despise her, there is no mystery as to what you are getting with Sarah Palin. But who is Barack Obama? Was Obama handpicked? His myth was created by the media. Did William Ayers write his book? Was he or was he not close friends with William Ayers? What was the unknown part of his relationship with Tony Rezko? Did he really not know, after 10 years, what Jeremiah Wright thought of America and Israel? Is he only a marionette of the radical Left? Is he a Muslim? Is he a Christian? And if so, why would he lie about it?
Sarah Palin gets media attention because, currently, she is very relevant. She is popular. She has a voice. The Left’s obsessive fascination with Sarah Palin is also a contributing factor for her media attention. When one is as hated, despised, and feared as Sarah Palin is by the Left, and driven into a frenzy by jealousy, one could expect to be front-paged every day. So B+ for Sarah Palin.
**I would like to give special thanks to Larisa Alexandrovna at www.atlargely.com for the motivation to write this piece. Because without the abject ignorance, fascist propaganda, venom, and hatred for America vomited from her and her site–especially her article about why does Sarah Palin get so much media attention, I would have never written about Sarah Palinâ€™s dominance in the media, putting her again in the media for just being in the media.
Jim Byrd's website is A Skewed View.