Do you believe in “media malpractice?” Do you believe the press had anything to do with who got elected for president in 2008, not just using facts but employing “media malpractice?”
“The Blue Chronicle” carries a You Tube presentation of Sarah Palin being interviewed for a documentary.
Now let’s get it out of the way that this is a conservative publication and that I am a conservative Bible student because it doesn’t matter when you are willing to admit the truth which fewer and fewer people are willing to do in this country.
Let’s look at just a few examples and angles of Palin’s coverage.
The press got Obama huffy when they claimed his wife wasn’t the American she ought to be. It motivated him to confront the press and say they should target him, after all he was candidate. They, for the most part, complied.
Not so with Palin’s children. It wasn’t even her spouse who was an adult no, it was children made fun of by people on television and played with delight by those ignorant biddies on “The View.” I didn’t see Whoopi and the girls making fun of Michele let alone the two little daughters.
Not only did Katie Couric criticize Palin in general but she went to that bastion of political knowledge, David Letterman, he who threatened McCain for not showing up, and whined that Palin wouldn’t answer one of her questions.
Perhaps pound for pound Oprah Winfrey committed the greatest act of media malpractice by simply “gagging” Palin and not allowing her on her show.
Unfortunately the “dissing” of Sarah Palin didn’t stop with the Presidential Campaign. Even though Caroline Kennedy ultimately wasn’t elected, anybody with a brain knows she was treated by the press better than Palin.
I know first-hand about media malpractice.
Years ago when I owned a small business I was called into question about the amount of insurance I had on my business. I had followed municipal laws. The local paper did a massive write-up about how we took no responsibility for our business.
Later, it came to light that the city messed up by not notifying our firm so there was no way we could have known.
I requested a retraction. I was told by the reporter I had two choices. I could either write a letter to the editor refuting the article or I could sue the paper; right.
If you don’t believe in “media malpractice,” you just haven’t lived long enough. You never know when it might invade your life.