Posted by: Dark Defender | October 20, 2008

Palin spends more time taking questions from the press than, Biden, Obama or McCain.

Bring it on!

Sarah to the press: Bring it on!

Remember like a week and a half ago when the MSM was constantly pushing the “OMG Sarah hasn’t even given a press conference, proof shes semi retarded and not fit to be VP”? It shouldn’t be that hard to recall seeing how Slate ran an article today calling on the media to stop covering her until she talks to them.

Well…she has been talking to the press and obviously the press knows it, from CBS today:

It was less than two weeks ago when Sarah Palin astonished her traveling press corps by lifting the curtain (literally) and journeying to the back of her campaign plane to answer reporters’ questions for the first time after 40 days on the campaign trail. But the candidate who has been criticized for having a bunker mentality when it came to the national media can now lay legitimate claim to being more accessible than either Joe Biden or Barack Obama.

In the past two days alone, Palin has answered questions from her national press corps on three separate occasions. On Saturday, she held another plane availability, and on Sunday, she offered an impromptu press conference on the tarmac upon landing in Colorado Springs. A few minutes later, she answered even more questions from reporters during an off-the-record stop at a local ice cream shop.

By contrast, Biden hasn’t held a press conference in more than a month, and Obama hasn’t taken questions from his full traveling press corps since the end of September. John McCain—who spent most of the primary season holding what seemed like one, never-ending media availability—hasn’t done one since Sept. 23.

So this continuing MSM narrative is wrong, Sarah has by CBS’s own admission taken more questions from the press in the last three weeks than Obama, Biden and McCain combined. 

Wow?! Have you heard this? Is the media leading with this story or inserting it snidely into every report on Sarah like they did with the “She wont talk to us whaaa” narrative they had been building? Have theybeen playing round the clock clips like they did of her responses to gotcha questions in her earlier interviews?

If they have I haven’t seen it, if they were so hungry to talk to her, why are they ignoring her now that she is talking to them? Maybe this will change, perhaps tomorrow this will be the lead story and the press will report the narrative they created is wrong. 

But I wouldn’t bet on it, the MSM seems much more interested in continuing this factually wrong narrative and suppressing or ignoring evidence to the contrary.

In fact even CBS who is responsible for this story, seems to be hiding it.  As of the time I wrote this post (about 6pm PST), you can’t find the article using the search function on CBS News’s website.  If it wasn’t for Drudge I would never have known about this. 

As a long time media watcher, I think its obvious the press is almost always biased in favor of democrat candidates.  But I have never seen it this bad, its moved from bias in the MSM to outright advocacy. 

Journalists like to pat themselves on the back and talk about how they are the People’s eyes and ears, that their profession is vital to a functioning democracy.  If that’s the case, we are in big big trouble.

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  1. Dark Defender,

    This is Crush from Unite the Blogs. I am leading an effort to bring the new media together so that we can protect ourselves from those who would silence us, and to protect the information for future use from those who seek to erase any articles that are harmful to their cause.

    I would like to talk to you about joining forces with Unite the Blogs (unitetheblogs.wordpress.com). There is no commitment. Let’s work together to protect and defend the truth. United we stand, divided we fall.

    Best,
    Crush
    crushnik@yahoo.com


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