Friday, November 13, 2009

MSNBC Pulls Out Its Silly Stick (Again)

Via Memeorandum:

I say let the sniping begin but let’s face it, the sniping never stopped. Sarah Palin has started her media blitz ahead of the release of her book “Going Rouge” and the MSM is responding with its typical snark. MSBNC, drawing on the juvenile humor of David Letterman, came out with “Top 10 Reasons America is Obsessed with Sarah Palin.” Found on the list is the cutesy “She sticks to her guns.” Get it, her guns. Yes, well. Of course, the list wouldn’t be complete without mention of her family (#1) and her looks (#s 9, 5 and 4). All the usual tripe.

Personally, I say snipe away. If anyone has shown that they can handle it, it is Sarah Palin. But I can’t help noticing that most of the jabs have nothing to do with Palin’s policy positions. Liberals don’t want to talk about policy because to talk about it is to legitimize those policies. Instead, they subject Palin to silliness in order to have her policies be perceived as silly without having to deal with those policies directly. This only happens to conservatives.

So, as much as the silliness annoys me, I remind myself that the MSM is incapable of dealing with issues in a serious manner. Well, that, and in the case of MSNBC, nobody watches them anyway.

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