Michael Crowley of Time took to his blog to complain that Joe McGinniss moving in next door to Palin only helps her and conservatives demonize the press.
Which leads to what really bothers me about McGinniss's gimmick. It is bad for journalism. It plays right into the hands of the many people—including Sarah Palin, who is shrewdly ridiculing McGinniss—with an interest in portraying reporters as creeps with no sense of decency. Journalism faces a credibility crisis, and reporters' motives are under attack by outlets like Fox News, Media Matters and a thousand merciless blogs.Is that funny or what?
How often have we spoken of merciless Alaska blogs and the piling on of frivolous ethics complaint after frivolous ethics complaint, each of course with an accompanying
The relationship between the media and Sarah Palin has been an abusive one. The media is like the bad husband who is obsessed with his wife but doesn't respect her, believe her or trust her. Instead he beats her and demeans her. After a while friends and neighbors come to the aid of the woman, but the woman is strong and the day comes where she gets her revenge against the bastard.
After over a year of being beaten and humiliated, the battered wife takes a chair and smashes it over the head of the "husband" who lays bleeding on the floor. And when the cops come, the husband points at her and says "she hit me, she was merciless."
Of course Sarah Palin is trying to undermine the media. What do you expect? They beat the poor woman to a pulp. They ruined her reputation, even today in some circles. They were totally unfair to her and her family.
Guess what, media? You didn't kill her. And because you didn't kill her, she is a grizzly that has reared herself up on her hind legs and she's coming for you. Do you know what happens if you anger a grizzly and you can't kill it? It kills you.
How sweet it is to watch my mantra, my rallying cry of "the media lies" being pounded home so effectively by the one for whom I cry it.