What is it with MSNBC and Sarah Palin?

Why do the folks at MSNBC keep jabbing themselves in the eye with the Sarah Palin stick?

Are they mental?

Or, are they just so utterly and completely drunk with group-think expressed as hatred that they are verging on the non-functional?

In just the past few weeks, one of their commenters, Martin Bashir, has had to resign because of public outcry over an attack on Governor Palin. This particular rant was a deeply offensive mix of pornography, misogyny and just plain revolting vileness. Here’s the link, if you have the stomach for it.

If that was the only Governor Palin attack piece, it would be enough to discredit this news network as a legitimate journalistic body. Resignation or not, they put this on the air.

But Mr Bashir’s vicious speech was only the cherry on top of what amounts to an on-going Sarah Palin hate troupe passing for a news organization.

The latest salvo (that I know about) first came to my attention by way of a post from fellow Patheosi, Bristol Palin. The attack comes from a reporter named Joy Reid. This particular anti-Palin blast moves the news organization from the vicious and pornographic to the laughable and absurd.

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Ms Reid’s comments about the Governor appear to be primarily a side-step into a rather snotty attack on her faith. I don’t agree with many of Governor Palin’s political ideas. But I do agree with her about her faith.

Governor Palin is a Christian. I am also a Christian. If you want to know what I believe, look at the Apostle’s Creed.

While I have never seen a specific outline of the particulars of Governor Palin’s personal understanding of Christianity, I tend to think it aligns with the Apostles Creed that I believe. So, the Governor and I have our faith in common. We are also both women. More than that, we are women who have held elective office.

That gives me a lot in common with Governor Sarah Palin. I don’t, as I said, agree with all her political positions. But if you attack her as a woman, or if you attack her as a Christian, I am going to stand with her.

I think these constant attacks on her — which are totally unprofessional from a journalistic standpoint — are driven by a couple of things. First, she’s a woman who got close to the center of power in our country. Every time that happens, whether the woman in question is conservative Governor Palin or liberal Senator Clinton, the MSNBC misogyny team cranks up their attacks.

Does anyone besides me remember the 2008 presidential campaign? President Obama — President Abortion — used misogyny to get himself elected. One of his number-one spokesmen for the misogynist attacks against Senator Clinton in the nomination fight and then Governor Palin in the presidential election was MSNBC, in particular Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann. For instance, guess who made the legs crossing comment Katie Couric refers to in the video below?

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I think that the continued attacks on Governor Palin are partly due to the overt misogyny of that news organization.

I think the second motivator in MSNBC’s obsession with Governor Palin is that she is a traditional Christian. Notice the way Ms Reid turns this attack on the governor’s family Christmas reminiscences into an attack on her faith. Notice also the last line challenging what Ms Reid seems to assume is the Governor’s belief that there is “one meaning to Christmas.”

That’s pretty ignorant. It is, after all, Christ – mas, as in Christ Mass. It is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. That’s the meaning and reason for Christmas.

There is no law in this country and never has been forcing anyone to believe that. I have never seen a Christian try to deny those who don’t believe it their enjoyment in the tinsel, great food and presents of Christmas.

But those who don’t believe it seem hell bent (I meant that literally) on forcing Christians to stop talking about the birth of Christ. They even go so far as to make fools of themselves attacking Christians the way Ms Reid does in this video.

This is not the only time Ms Reid has exhibited an anti-Christian bias. In the video below she discusses the “homo-erotic appearance” of Jesus’ relationship with the 12 Apostles with — get this — a professor at Georgetown University. Georgetown University claims to be a Catholic school, run by Jesuits. Notice that the reason for this drubbing is that “bigoted” Christians support traditional marriage as it has been practiced for the past 2,000 years.

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Even a casual watch of these videos should raise the question as to what is going on at MSNBC.

More specifically, what is it with MSNBC and Governor Sarah Palin in particular and Christians in general?

Are they mental? Or are they just so full of hate that they don’t care about how shoddy and cheap they make themselves and their news organization look?

 

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  • Sus_1

    I think it scared people that someone that appeared to be unqualified was on the ticket for Vice President. The fear brings out the viciousness.

    While I rarely agree with her, I do have admiration. I couldn’t continue to put myself out there with the attacks she gets.

    • George.a.da.Jungle

      Ha ha ha ha … someone unqualified scared them … ha ha ha ha …

      Gov. Palin wasn’t the only “unqualified” candidate in that election …

      • Fabio Paolo Barbieri

        She was a Hell of a lot more qualified than Obama, and in order to say otherwise people had to outright lie. For instance, as governor of Alaska she was the c-in-c of the Alaska National Guard, and she had taken a great interest in this part of her responsibilities. The local NG chief officer said a lot of good things about her as a boss – which the media punctually refused to publish. Now, the NG is the shadow of the US armed forces, and it so happens that the Alaskan NG has special responsibilities as it looks straight to Russia. The media paid no attention to this, but they actually pretended that Tina Fey’s “I can see Russia from my window” were an actual quote. This is to me one of the most disgraceful instances of the whole sorry saga, because it could not help but be deliberate fraud.

        • dmac8889

          Of course. The Media omitted truth and Lied to the American people about Palin and about Obama. Palin did not lose votes for McCain, she actually drew votes in for him. They were actually up in the polls until the Financial Collapse. Once that came, she was never able to get her story out why she was the most popular Governor in the country. McCain’s people quit on the race, and Palin was left with egg on her face, as the Washington Professionals (all non-Conservative) turned on her.

      • pagansister

        No, she wasn’t the only unqualified candidate. McCain was the other. :-)

        • FW Ken

          Cute, PS. Personally, I disagree with a lot of Sen. McCain’s politics, but of the 4, he’s the only one I would have liked to see in the Oval Office.

          • pagansister

            As much as I respect and respected his military service which included being a POW, I couldn’t have voted for him. I also think that the selection of Palin as his VP worked against him. Age wise, if he had been elected and died in office ( VP is literally a heart beat away) Palin would have become president. I just couldn’t imagine her running this country. She didn’t even finish her term as governor of Alaska.

            • FW Ken

              She didn’t finish her term in office because she was being sued by all the corrupt politicians, including her own party, she was going after. Apparently, Alaska law forbids her to take contributions to pay her legal defenses, so she had to make money. By the way, I think getting out onto the national scene was bad for her. It fed her ego beyond her abilities.

              McCain caught my attention in a debate when the other Republicans were huffing and puffing about immigration. Soto voce, he commented that whatever the solution was, it would come through demagoguery. That impressed me.

              • pagansister

                “It fed her ego beyond her abilities”. I agree.

  • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

    I don’t know why Liberals tune into MSNBC. Look, Fox News is biased to the right and CNN is biased to the left. Both are credible news outfits. MSNBC is our pure vulgar demogogory. Liberals should abandon MSNBC and flock over to CNN and give that station a fighting chance.

    • Fabio Paolo Barbieri

      “I don’t know why Liberals tune into MSNBC…. MSNBC is our pure vulgar demogogory.”

      You answered yourself, I think. The vulgarian always has the advantage. Oh – sorry – pedantry corner: that last word is spelled demagog-u-e-r-y.

      • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

        You’re right, both on your point and spelling. I can’t spell.

    • dmac8889

      Problems for liberals. 40% of Americans identify themselves as Conservatives, only 20% identify themselves as Liberals. Liberals have to hide everything they do. Conservatives don’t.

  • Guest

    Government is running the media for a game of divide and conquer. We don’t need the government using the media to discredit the media, MSNBC does a good job of discrediting itself. They don’t need any help.

    To the hundred plus followers there’s been an revision to the leak last month. It appears that the letters MA combined is part of a code for MAsons or possibly MArxists.

    A search online of “Sarah Palin’s dirty little secret” leaks a story about the “rich jerk” Mark Cuban. Billionaire MArk Cuban (who changed his last name to CUBAN) owns the Dallas MAvericks and was under investigation for insider trading of a search engine company called MAmMA. He also owns a movie company called MAgnolia Pictures.

    Millions of people now know the truth about MAverick Sarah Palin the MAma grizzly and where the labels came from..

    The 2008 election was decided when Sarah Palin was planted as McCain’s running mate. Why? Basically, because high ranking Communists in every branch and division within our government had an alliance to wealthy elitists. Sarah Palin was planted to flush out those aligned with the election of Obama.

    If you think Communism is bad, it’s nothing compared to military tyranny. Prior to the election of Obama in 2008 the military already declared (by themselves) martial law. The signing of NDAA only publicly confirmed it. Now the government is running the media and the conversation on DISQUS for a public brainwashing and educational lesson on Socialism.

    Familiar with MArxist revolutionary CHE Guevara? There are traitors within our government who want to create a soCIAlist system referred to as Super Capitalism/Communism enslaving us to their totalitarian police state.

    RICHard CHEney made about $80,000,000 off his Halliburton stock options from the war with Iraq which were drawn up prior to 9/11 (much like the Patriot Act)

    ObaMA ran his 2008 campaign on the promise of Hope and CHEange.

    Born in Hope Arkansas, Ex-President Bill Clinton is the founder of the Clinton Global Initiative. His daughter’s name is CHElsea.

    Ex CIA director and former President George Herbert Walker Bush is the father of George Walker Bush. President G.W.Bush was a CHEerleader. Vice President Ex-Haliburton CEO RICHard CHEney was an ELECTriCIAn. (Obama is likely a CIA fabrication)

    Federal agencies are trying to create the illusion that the CIA/NWO/AL-Q/Freemasons (call them what you will) have taken control of the government and the media.

    It’s no secret that actors, actresses and reporters use stage names. I doubt any of these people even know how their names were decided. For example;

    miCHElle MAlkin
    raCHElle MAddow
    Twice that’s “CHE” and “MA” much like miCHElle obaMA

    In addition to all the false flags, government is orchestrating every single national story such as Bradley Manning who wanted to change his name to CHElsea MAnning. Still seem far fetched? Not long ago 2 stories were created in the same week;
    1. the knocking of Sarah Palin by MArtin Bashir.
    2. the knocking of Sarah Palin by CHEr.

    As for the false flags such as; Sandy Hook, the Aurora theater shooting, the Boston MArathon bombing, many of these were orchestrated to try and ram gun control legislation down our throats. This is how the government gets public support. They use our tax dollars to waste out time, destroy our freedoms, and fund their agendas (mainly lining their pockets). In retrospect, I also find it interesting that Clinton was first to sign an anti-terrorism bill and increase federal agency budgets following the Federal building bombing in OklahoMA. I wonder which agencies got funding following the beltway sniper attacks in MAryland by Lee Boyd MAlvo in his CHEvrolet Caprice.

    In addition to creating a police state, many of these secret society Communists plan on getting rich by destroying the current system (something the Trade Towers symbolized). Look at the housing crisis. Don’t think it wasn’t orchestrated? Ask NEWt gingRICH for his take on Freddie MAc and Fannie MAe.

    Our government doesn’t care about freedom or our Constitution, just CONTROL. Much like the rigging of the 2008 election, the 2010 midterms, the 2012 presidential reelection, the 2014 midterms have already been decided in addition to the 2016 Presidential election. Don’t expect anyone to hang though. Murder and treason are acceptable as long as you’re rich. Like most people, you would probably be happy to see half of the Senate and Congress disappear, this isn’t the problem. The problem is who’s picked to replace them and who’s agenda they’ll be serving..

    Self appointed officials are using the office of presidency for an illegal covert war. This war is designed so that Obama publicly fails at everything while alphabet soup agencies target those who come to his defense. This is all being done at EVERY expense to us. When you break it down the only thing the government has actually accomplished during this illegal war over the last 5 years is raising our taxes.

    9/11 was a Coup. Why didn’t anyone lose their job over 9/11? MA; Mission Accomplished that’s why. It was planed and executed so that corrupt politicians and wealthy elitists could get richer and more powerful enslaving all of us. We didn’t go into Iraq days after 9/11 because no one would have believed the official 9/11 narrative. Instead, government began it’s war on terror (liberty) in Afghanistan with operation ENDurING FREEDOM.

    For the whole story the State controlled media will not be reporting on search “Sarah Palin’s dirty little secret” before the truth disappears forever.

  • dmac8889

    There is so much to say, but Rebecca you nailed it in your last sentence: “Are they mental? Or are they just so full of hate that they don’t care about how shoddy and cheap they make themselves and their news organization look?” Actually its both.

  • pagansister

    Knew there was more than one reason I never watch MSNBC . :-)

    • FW Ken

      NBC. They declared tonight that this well run on a year. I assure you, it will, unless they get something, on the next Republican front-runner.

      I don’t much care for any of the 24 hour news channels. No, I lie: I don’t care for any of them at all.

      • pagansister

        I don’t watch any of the 24 hour news channels either, FWKen. I get enough of the news on NPR and a 30 minute rundown each evening on TV.

  • FW Ken

    In more current media manipulation, the 2016 election it’s in full swing with Chris Christie implicated in “trafficgate”. I predict daily updates on Republican scandals until Hillary Clinton is elected.

  • Cincinnatus1775

    What’s going on at MSNBC? It’s simple, really — “This is the spirit of antichrist, of which you heard that it was coming, and now it is in the world already.” 1 Jn 4:3

  • Exodus2011

    I think the hate and misogyny directed toward Gov Sarah Palin is for two main reasons – the first is discussed here:

    DEO GRATIAS for the rugged Palin family who do not cower when the Leftist Bullies unleash. There are so many things about Gov Sarah Palin that trigger their irrational hatred … in fact, you would have to say that EVERYTHING about her drives them nearly crazy with anger, hatred ……. and FEAR

    It is a little known fact but Gov Palin’s appearance on the National Stage on Sep 3rd 2008, (she and her family, including her younger son Trig introduced to > 40M Americans) had a profound impact on the key cultural issue of abortion.

    If you track the bimonthly Gallup Poll numbers for pro-life/pro-choice through 2008, and look what happened at the sep/oct mark, then the trend since, you will see that the pro-life numbers exceeded pro-choice in America for the FIRST time, I think since Gallup has begun polling the issue.

    IMV, THIS statistic is at the root of the Leftists’ FEAR of Gov Sarah Palin and is why they respond with PDS whenever she becomes prominent in the Media. If the Palin family were to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, would American Culture continue to move in the current direction of degradation, or is there a chance there would be a cultural swing toward more traditional American values?

    the change, swing from pro-choice to pro-life was huge and marked, right at the sep/oct data point, 2008

    it is very hard to get that evidence back into circulation too …. I have been searching

    the website page I saved back at the end of 2008, showing the bimonthly breakdown of the data, was removed – “is no longer available” (I wonder why? … not .. .)

    the Ruling Class must be very fearful of this circulating, but you can see the crossover (late 2008) on this graphic where the annual numbers have been tracked

  • Exodus2011

    here is the second reason for PDS from the lefties and the rinos:

    Q.

    What do The Ruling Class (both sides) crave, yearn for … *above all else* wrt their DC machinations?

    A.

    …. that those who come to work on Capitol Hill will become as ‘one’ … become part of the Washington world (they are then so EASY to ‘deal’ with y’see .. pun intended **__**) …. or as Madame Steel Spine puts it “go along to get along”

    (Liz Cheney has used that exact phrase, btw)

    the Ruling Class want new members to climb into the Hot-Tub too ….. to blend in … to support their ‘betters’ in the Ruling Class (and then they too will acquire better opportunities to enrich themselves or become more powerful …)

    but alarm bells are now ringing in DC, rather loudly

    they first began ringing when Sarah Palin/Tea Party (with help from Michael Steele and the RNC) brought home the Conservative Landslide in 2010

    the alarm upped the volume when reknowned Researcher Peter Schweizer (and erstwhile employee of Sarah Palin) had his book ‘Throw Them All Out’ published toward the end of 2011

    all 5 alarm bells then began clanging raucously when the CruzMissile exploded on Capitol Hill, and have been ringing at the maximum volume ever since

    with the publication of the new book ‘Extortion’ by Schweizer and it’s accompanying 60 mins doco, there is even greater consternation in DC (right at the time the king of the lawless lying Corruptocrats is being totally exposed) … it isn’t possible to ring the alarm bells any louder …. that witch is draining our HOT TUB !!!!!!!!!! waaah! … waaaah! ….

    she said in January 2013, ‘we delight in those who underestimate us’ ….. ‘we have not yet begun to fight’ …… (!!!!!!!!!!! Tokyo Rove’s few sparse locks are standing on end **__**)

    and she keeps saying, in that threatening manner … ’2014 is just around the corner’

    Get out of the way of the Palin/Cruz JUGGERNAUT you Corruptocrat DC WEASELS lest U B STEAMROLLED into Ruling Class ROAD PIZZA!

    #BeClingers ————————-> #AmericaRISING

    #WAR ——————————> #CrushROVERandGROVER Patriots!

    **__**

  • exodus2012

    IMV the reasons for the hate and misogyny directed toward Gov. Sarah Palin are two-fold – the first being discussed here:

    DEO GRATIAS for the rugged Palin family who do not cower when the Leftist Bullies unleash. There are so many things about Gov Sarah Palin that trigger their irrational hatred … in fact, you would have to say that EVERYTHING about her drives them nearly crazy with anger, hatred ……. and FEAR

    It is a little known fact but Gov Palin’s appearance on the National Stage on Sep 3rd 2008, (she and her family, including her younger son Trig introduced to > 40M Americans) had a profound impact on the key cultural issue of abortion.

    If you track the bimonthly Gallup Poll numbers for pro-life/pro-choice through 2008, and look what happened at the sep/oct mark, then the trend since, you will see that the pro-life numbers exceeded pro-choice in America for the FIRST time, I think since Gallup has begun polling the issue.

    IMV, THIS statistic is at the root of the Leftists’ FEAR of Gov Sarah Palin and is why they respond with PDS whenever she becomes prominent in the Media. If the Palin family were to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, would American Culture continue to move in the current direction of degradation, or is there a chance there would be a cultural swing toward more traditional American values?

    the change, swing from pro-choice to pro-life was huge and marked, right at the sep/oct data point, 2008

    it is very hard to get that evidence back into circulation too …. I have been searching

    the website page I saved back at the end of 2008, showing the bimonthly breakdown of the data, was removed – “is no longer available” (I wonder why? … not .. .)

    the Ruling Class must be very fearful of this circulating, but you can see the crossover (late 2008) on this graphic where the annual numbers have been tracked

  • cheeriogirl

    Rebecca: I find it more than a bit ironic that as you wrote this post complaining about the way the press has treated Sarah Palin , you very pointedly referred to OUR President as “President Abortion”.

    As a Christian, I find that comment unseemly, and terribly offensive. And if you’re interested in facts, the number of abortions performed has actually gone down under President Obama’s administration, not up, as you falsely imply.

    It might behoove you to remember that bearing false witness is not the same as bearing fruit.


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