The Bryan Fischer award is given to those who display a staggering lack of self-awareness, accusing their opponents of displaying their own worst traits. Here’s Sarah Palin in an interview with Newsbusters talking about the Martin Bashir situation:
NEWSBUSTERS: Moving away from the book for a moment, I have to ask you about something truly disgusting that happened involving you last month: Martin Bashir’s awful comments about you. First off, were you aware that NewsBusters was the first to expose his remarks doing so roughly 45 minutes after he uttered them?
PALIN: Yes, NewsBusters is always the first to report these things! I don’t think you guys sleep! I’m in awe of how fast you are to spot things and spread the word. What would we do without you guys? Thank you so much for all you do to defend conservatives and insist on fairness and accuracy in media.
NEWSBUSTERS: As this happened at 5PM on a Friday, it’s conceivable that had we not published that piece, no one would have known what he said given how terrible his ratings were. Would you have preferred we hadn’t have published it, or are you pleased this came to light? Why?PALIN: I’m always glad you hold the media accountable. For me, this would be easier to talk about if I weren’t the subject because I never see myself as a “victim.” I’m used to the attacks. It’s important to call out the double standards and utter lack of professionalism in journalism though.
No one sees themselves as more of a victim than Sarah Palin. She is a professional victim, always suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous criticism. As for the double standards, how about Palin demanding that Bashir be fired while claiming that duck dynasty douchebag is having his First Amendment rights violated? Oh, I’m sorry. I’ve just victimized Sarah Palin by pointing out her hypocrisy. Boo hoo.