Saturday night, I had a conversation with a pretty well-informed friend which helped me see just how biased our media are.
This Democrat knew about Sarah Palin’s inquiry twelve years ago into removing books from the Wasilla Public Library (though he did not express it that way), but didn’t know about her success in pushing through a “gas pipeline project to bring new supply and price relief to the lower 48.” Indeed, he didn’t know much about her various (successful) battles against entrenched interests in her own party. Nor do most people who seem dumbfounded by my defenses of the Alaska Governor’s qualifications.
And some of these people read the Los Angeles Times on a regular basis.Â For others it’s its Big Apple counterpart.
Here is a woman who even before her election as Governor caused her state party’s chairman to resign from the Alaska Oil and Gas Commission and also exposed the state Attorney General, also from her own party, forcing him to resign as well. As Governor, she held the line on spending and fought attempts by big oil companies “to block development of the state’s resources.”
Save for those of us who read the conservative media, it seems more people know about teenage daughter’s pregnancy, her husband’s drunk driving conviction (22 years ago), her inquiry into banning books and her alleged membership in the Alaska Independence Party (AIP) (she wasn’t her husband was) than know of her reform record.
Yet, much as we know about such insignificant details of her life and even fabrications about that life (based on shoddy reporting), we know even less about Barack Obama and Joe Biden. While some assume (falsely) Palin joined the AIP, most remain ignorant of Obama’s involvement in the socialist “New Party” in the 1990s.
We read much in the media on how Palin’s supposed hypocrisy for highlighting her opposition to earmarks since she once sought them, yet little on the failure of her rival for the Vice Presidency to disclose the earmarks he requested during his 35 years in the Senate, including the $342 million he requested this year alone.
While the MSM scour the dumpsters of Alaska for any incriminating evidence on Sarah Palin (even if it’s a fabrication), they’re steering clear of easily obtainable records in Chicago and Wilmington (Delaware) while failing to prod either man on the Democratic ticket to be more forthcoming about his past, including his record in office.