Palin has a point

I forgot to add in my last post that I do agree with Sarah Palin on one issue.

In her interview with conservative radio talk-show host and filmmaker John Ziegler, Palin complained about reports suggesting that Trig Palin was not her son and said she was “frustrated” by rampant rumors about her and her family.

While mainstream media stayed away from such rumors, they were fueled by bloggers and others online and the supermarket tabloids.

“I wasn’t believed that Trig was really my son,” she said. She called it a “sad state of affairs.”

“What is the double-standard here?” she asked. “Why would people choose to believe lies? What is it that drives people to believe the worst, perpetuate the worst?”

“When did we start accepting as hard news sources bloggers, anonymous bloggers especially?” she asked.

I couldn’t agree more. It’s a shame that so much of what thrives on the Internet are outright, vicious lies.

The mainstream media stayed away from such rumors because there was nothing to them. That’s the way it used to be when facts mattered, but now anyone can say anything and all kinds of people believe it. Conservatives and liberals are equally guilty of it. Never let the facts get in the way of a good yard is what they believe.

Let’s hope that one day we get back to where people base their decisions on the truth not just what they want to believe.

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3 Responses to Palin has a point

  1. John Levy says:

    I’m of the opinion that the blogsphere will the saving grace for our country, that is, unless our government has it’s way and manages to gain control of it.

    But one thing I can’t believe that I read, is this, “the mainstream media stayed away from such rumors because there was nothing to them. That’s the way it used to be when facts mattered, but now anyone can say anything and all kinds of people believe it.’

    I’ll give you the first part but with some major clarification. The mainstream media may stay away from rumors but if you believe that the facts are not twisted, and that the facts are not cherry-picked in order to further the media’s bias, then you certainly must live under the proverbial rock. That’s one thing but for you to say that “now anyone can say anything” is nothing short of amazing!

    I say hallelujah Lord, the people in our democracy (and throughout the world) now have a platform for our voices. Now we can be heard as never before!

    Give us, the people, credit for having the wisdom to continue following the advice of an unknown writer at The New York Times of August 1862, when referring to the enigmatical character of a dispatch by the British Foreign Secretary, Earl Russell, he wrote, the only resource we have is, as best we may, to “read between the lines.”

  2. Christopher Fee says:

    I honestly believe that we did not see the real Sarah Palin in the campaign . She was on MSNBC discussing energy and tax policies months prior to her selection as the Republican VP candidate. She seemed very well-versed on both topics. Her clarity seemed to evaporate when she hooked up with the ineffective McCain — maybe the worst in U.S. History.

    We ( America ) need to find better sources of information in general . People such as Coulter and Combs are clowns.

  3. Tree Hugger says:

    Here is a great video to show you the true Sarah Palin

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