When video of Ray Rice punching and then dragging his fiancé around on the floor was released, CNN’s Carol Costello justifiably called it “disturbing” and “insane.” But when Costello played the audio of a different woman recounting a similar horrifying experience of being assaulted and dragged around by a man, she told her audience: “Sit back and enjoy.”
The difference? The woman in question happened to be the daughter of favorite liberal hate object and former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
On Wednesday, Costello even teased the audio on her twitter feed at 9:45am: “This is quite possibly the best minute and half of audio we’ve come across in a long long time.” #PalinBrawl.
And after several rounds of criticism, Costello finally offered a weak pseudo-apology in the subjunctive tense, “I would like to apologize,” she said.
A rational person might wonder, why is the left wing still so obsessed with Sarah Palin so many years later? Why does it even matter.
It matters, because the left wants to make an example of Sarah Palin as a warning to any other conservative Republican woman who might seek high office in the future. It’s a warning, “If you don’t mind your place, missy, we will destroy you and attack your family for years to come.”
That’s why they keep doing it.