In my opinion, Sarah Palin will never go to the mainstream media to rebut anything. She has set a plan in motion that other tea partiers seem to be following(my interpretation):
- Stay away from the “lame stream media” at all costs.
- Only go on “tea party” friendly news programs
- Lie to your heart’s content, our followers don’t care and the others don’t matter.
- Stay away from press events that include the “lame stream media”.
That’s just a few. I’m sure there are more de facto rules for Tea Party candidates.
If you noticed, Rand Paul, Sharron Angle, Jan Brewer and others of their ilk have all followed those rules in some form or other. This should be called The Palin Doctrine: “Just say no to the lame stream media!”
Just a few days after media coward Sarah Palin whined that Obama should get tougher questions from NBC, she took to Sean Hannity’s radio show (where she was assured of nothing but sympathetic air time) to complain about a scathing article about her in Vanity Fair. Did Palin rebut any of the allegations in the article? Not that I heard. Instead, she came up with new insults about the media, calling them “Impotent, limp and gutless.” Yet who’s running from whom?
It’s Palin who demands pre-approved questions, who won’t allow the media to record her for more than three minutes and can only use the footage as B-roll and it’s Palin who won’t do any interview except with a friendly outfit while tossing Facebook bombs from the safety of knowing that no follow-up questions will ensue.
If she’s really half as tough as she likes to present herself as, she’d be clamoring to go mano-a-mano with such impotent losers.
So, Sarah, why aren’t you?
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