Palin Hating UK Guardian Attributes Bachmann Gaffe to Palin

For nearly two years we have documented the media bias towards Governor Palin.  With the email dump on Friday, this bias is increasingly becoming transparent. William A. Jacobson has compiled a list of some of the initial media bias and we will have more of this in the coming days.

Other C4P contributors and editors are currently going through the emails and in the coming days we will be posting the e-mails the media conveniently chose to ignore. Read this post to find out how you can help. In the meantime, Kelsey is doing a great job covering this story on twitter. You can follow Kelsey here and encourage others to follow her too.

In any event, recently we have noted how the media has nothing left to throw at Governor Palin and have now reverted to just making stuff up. The UK Guardian, known for it’s lies and hate of anything conservative, Just recently flatly made up a story about Governor Palin and Thatcher. But in a post that should have been titled “I hate Sarah Palin,” they go about recycling some made up trash. However, the Guardian has now stooped to a new level by attributing things to the Governor that she never said:

Only two weeks ago she placed Concord and Lexington in the state of New Hampshire rather than Massachusetts. (Every American schoolchild learns about those towns as the battlefield where the revolution began and where we ran your lot out of here. It’s as egregiously shocking an error as one of your MPs placing Nottingham in Ireland.) Or consider her rendering of Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride mustering the colonial army: “He who warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms by ringing those bells and, um, making sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that, uh, we were going to be secure and we were going to be free.” It’s almost beside the point that she’s often dead wrong about the facts. I just want to take that so-called sentence, wrap it in a soft little shroud and give it a quick, proper burial.

On both accounts in this paragraph, the Guardian has gotten it wrong. As the Guardian itself reported, it was Michelle Bachmann who made the Concord and Lexington gaffe, NOT Governor Palin. It’s safe to say that the paper’s writers are so aware of its low journalistic standards that they don’t even bother reading the paper they write for.

As for the Governor’s remarks about Paul Revere, even supposedly centrist news organizations such as NPR and the Boston Herald have backed up the Governor’s account. We have addressed it  here and here. Perhaps the writer ought to do their on research on history before going into pointless dribble against someone she knows nothing about.

I’ll conclude by borrowing a sentence off the writer:

It’s almost beside the point that she’s always dead wrong about the facts. I just want to take that article, wrap it in a soft little shroud and give it a quick, proper burial.


Update: John Phelan writing for The Commentator takes Williams to task. It’s a great read:

There was a fresh outbreak of PDS recently after a two year campaign finally brought the release of 24,000 pages of emails sent by Palin while Governor of Alaska. Journalists from all over the world descended on Juneau (the state capital) eager to find the proof they were sure existed that Palin was… well, they didn’t seem too sure of that. But they were sure they would find something.

And… they didn’t. The Guardian spent money it could ill afford sending two correspondents to Alsaka and was reduced to asking its readers to trawl through the emails and let them know if they found anything interesting. It also felt compelled to run a pitiful piece by Patricia Williams of Columbia University who claimed the emails revealed Palin’s “banality, hypocrisy, provincialism and smugness”.

Yes, you read that right, an op-ed writer for the Guardian accusing somebody else of smugness.

The evidence for Williams’ charges was slender to say the least. “Palin’s emails show a politician who didn’t have time to follow the news,” Williams thundered pathetically, ignoring the obvious retort that that’s because Palin was busy running the state of Alaska, exactly the job Alaskans elected her to do.

Williams charged that Palin “relied on others to write her speeches”. Well, so does every other politician on the planet with the exception of Hugo Chavez, and anyone who’s sat through upwards of five hours of ‘Aló Presidente’ can tell you what a mistake that is.

Read the entire piece here

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