Posted by: Dave Wilson | September 5, 2008

The Media Mask is Off

Note to readers: The writer of this story requested to be anonymous because of his top-level position in government. But he knows of which he writes

It’s been a tough few days for the national media.

In a fit of rage they have torn off the mask. And like the phantom haunting the opera now wholly revealed, they know, we know, who they really are.

And it ain’t pretty.

It’s long been a delicate dance. Americans are a trusting lot and we want to believe in the reporters we invite into our homes via our televisions and internets. Folks like former CBS correspondent Bernard Goldberg, have been warning us for years about the bias – about out-of-control newsroom elites looking down on Middle-America.

But it took Sarah Palin to rock their world enough to rock ours.  Because in excoriating Sarah, Big Media showed Middle America once and for all what they really think about us.

The first thing we now know in a powerful way is really, only ONE woman counts. And her names are: Soledad and Campbell, Diane and Katie. Yes, they are more than one but they stand utterly united in their disgust and bewilderment for any woman who stands not for the sacred right of abortion. Watching their bitter coverage, it occurs to me that these women may never have encountered other breathing females who might consider any alternative to their pro-abortion mandate. After all, we certainly don’t see these women on their networks as a part of any kind of balanced reporting, so they’re always stunned and I think, a little sad, when they’re forced to breathe the same air.

We also now know because only ONE woman counts, it is perfectly acceptable for the Big Media to have two sets of questions: One for ONE woman; the other for conservative woman. It goes something like this:

Question to ONE woman:
How is it that you are so brave to balance both a family and a career and do both so well?

Question to Conservative woman:
What makes you think you can possibly juggle a home, kids, and a demanding career? And really, is it fair to try?

Question to ONE woman:
How do you rock those pantsuits everyday and still manage to stand up for reproductive rights and all women everywhere?

Question to Conservative woman:
So what’s up with the hairdo? Isn’t it true you neglected your prenatal vitamins and had your abnormal kid on a plane? Really, so how come your qualified?

I noticed over at CNN, Soledad O’Brien and Campbell Brown got particularly offended by the glare of the public spotlight turned back on them. Soledad was very insistent that newsmakers (because that’s what these reporters have become) need to ask these questions of Governor Palin and examine the record. Problem is, Soledad, you don’t feel compelled to ask the good senators on your team (that would be the Democratic ticket) the same riveting questions. To turn into CNN during the DNC was to see a network gushing with pride for its candidates done good. I don’t recall Soledad pondering the toll Obama’s time away from his daughters is taking on them and whether, really, he’s up for the task of balancing it all? Meredith, over at NBC, what do you think? Ever lob that bomb at the home team? Nah, didn’t think so. Just chucked it at the sister. So much for The View. But Joy is proud, no doubt.

All this brings me back to Sarah and us.

Big Media wants to destroy Sarah Palin for a number of reasons: she gets in the way ultimately of them controlling the election – and not us.

She stands for the old-fashioned values of patriotism, God, family, and life, that the media elites not only despise – they fear. It is human nature to fear and despise what you do not understand. It is also the opposite of so-called liberal open-mindedness.

They hate Sarah because she loves America. And frankly, most Americans love America. And America loves winning – whether it’s in Iraq or on the ice rink.

But the media always has and always will love a loser. And Sarah Palin may be a lot of things – but she’s certainly no loser.

Obama is an exciting figure at an exciting time, but like FDR’s devoted press corps who conspired with him to deny the American people the real story about his crippling disability (most Americans never knew FDR was in a wheelchair) Obama’s infatuated Big Media is avoiding Obama’s story while inventing story lines on Sarah Palin. That is not only dereliction of duty is reveals a deep distain for ordinary Americans and our judgment.

In the end, they hate Sarah because Sarah is us.

Now that the masks are off, it’s time to clear the air and either turn them off or demand more of us next to them. America will be better for it.


  1. I don’t know what you have been watching, but the view I got watching Good Morning America was that they were slanted towards Palin so much it made me sick.

  2. It’s time for middle America to stand tall and be proud for what is good and decent for this country.Enough of the pretty politics,let’s do what is good for America.Go Sarah,let’s wean the world out of our bank accounts,it’s time to fix America first then we will see what is left over…

  3. I have been amazed that so many liberal “news reporters” are still on the air. Their entertaining news shows keep America watching but their news stories are so slanted that I wonder how many folks actually believe everything they hear. FOX News has helped give us an alternative for fair and unbiased reporting.

  4. Can you point me to one real, documented example of anyone in the news media – not a blog, but an MSM media outlet – questioning whether Sarah Palin should be on the ticket because she’s a mother? One real, solid example. Just one. Also, let’s don’t forget that the media not only hasn’t asked The Alaska Maverick (TM) biased questions at all, because The Original Maverick (TM) and his handlers won’t let her anywhere near a microphone they don’t control.

  5. The difference in questions Palin faces vs what the others face sticks out like a sore thumb. The question isnt which ones are doing it, it’s shorter to name which ones aren’t.

    I’m still dumbfounded that they’re adamant about her lack of cred as a potential commander in chief but give a pass to the guy the other side is actually *running* for that role.

  6. There’s a gemisch on the left that on one hand is as our anon author has opined and on the other is so ovewhelmed in disgust that this uppity N-word has stolen Hillary’s opportuinty that should be hers by divine right that whatever it takes for the PUMAs to spite Barack Hussein Obama, Junior by helping elect John McCain, they will do it.

    Yes the media mask is off and questions that they would not dare ask of Ferraro, Feinstein, Pelosi, Tennenbaum or John Edwards are indeed asked of Sarah Palin.

  7. Still no takers are providing a single documented instance of a reporter questioning whether Palin should be disqualified because she’s a mother. This whole thing is a paranoid myth concocted by the right wing.

  8. John Roberts on CNN made this statement, “There’s also this issue that on April 18th, she gave birth to a baby with Down’s Syndrome…. Children with Down’s syndrome require an awful lot of attention. The role of Vice President, it seems to me, would take up an awful lot of her time, and it raises the issue of how much time will she have to dedicate to her newborn child?”

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