As you know, I’m not a fan of Politico’s news operation. Today’s feature article, Mission for anti-Palin movement: Expose her, is a prime example of how the MSM will go after Republican candidates or potential candidates.
Under the guise of reporting on the anti-Palin movement, Politico manages to dredge up almost every crank accusation against Palin. The fourth word in the first sentence of the article just happens to be “promiscuous.” How nice.
In the course of the article, Politico manages to compare Palin to Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Hitler, and Father Coughlin, but only because such people were controversial and celebrities, of course. And Politico did not make the connection itself, it merely quoted someone making the connection, that’s how real reporters do it, right?
Politico even refers to Rebecca Mansour, an aide to Palin who helps with SarahPAC, as an “attack dog,” with an embeded link in Mansour’s name in the Politico article to the viciously anti-Palin Palingates website. This is beyond contemptible even for Politico.
And no article about Palin and Trig-trutherism would be complete without noting that prying into the minutiae of Palin’s personal life is just as ridiculous as prying into the constitutional qualification of the President of the United States.
We have our work cut out for us in 2012, folks, regardless of whether Palin is the nominee or even runs.
Update: Perhaps I have been too harsh on Politico, after all, at least they did not quote Wonkette.