For Politico and others, “sorry” seems to be the hardest word.
Please see Mandy for more coverage of the crisis here.
Romney wasn’t the first Republican mocked for suggesting that Obama wasn’t ready or willing to stand up to Russia’s leader.
In 2008, vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin warned of Russian troops invading the Ukraine.
In October 2008, after Russia’s invasion of neighboring Georgia emerged as a foreign policy flashpoint in the homestretch of a heated campaign, Palin told an audience in Nevada, “After the Russian army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.”
Her prediction was derided by Foreign Policy magazine as “strange” and “extremely far-fetched,” but Palin, frequent media antagonist that she is, couldn’t resist crowing about how events have played out.
Gov. Palin is enjoying the vindication on Facebook.
Yes, I could see this one from Alaska. I’m usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did, despite my accurate prediction being derided as “an extremely far-fetched scenario” by the “high-brow” Foreign Policy magazine.
Twitchy (again) notes that the editor in question is digging deeper.
Earning himself an appropriate rebuke.
Speaking of the “Court Media,” here’s a line from the Washington Post’s endorsement of President Obama in 2008.
And we find no way to square his professed passion for America’s national security with his choice of a running mate who, no matter what her other strengths, is not prepared to be commander in chief.
I am still waiting for the comeuppance of the mainstream media. While they are losing readers and viewers, they still seem to set the political agenda. Their mindless shilling for Obama – in both foreign and domestic policy – should have damaged their credibility as unbiased observers beyond repair. It still hasn’t happened. Though I expect that stories like this bring that day closer.
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