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Matthews: Media will destroy Palin if she wins in the primaries
HOTAIR.COM ^ | 07 JULY 2010 | ED MORRISSEY

Posted on 07/07/2010 2:32:33 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

This isn’t intended as a criticism of Chris Matthews or his statement about Sarah Palin; in fact, he’s exactly correct in this analysis. If Palin decides to run for President and scores big in Iowa, survives in New Hampshire, and can go big in South Carolina, she will have a strong lead for the Republican nomination. Actually, that’s not exactly news, since that’s also the strategy for Mike Huckabee and Tim Pawlenty (who is spending three days in Iowa), and anyone else seeking the Republican nomination. Matthews is also not wrong about what will happen if Palin manages to do it (emphasis mine, courtesy of Greg Hengler):

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; 2012electionbias; dnc4romney; dncbrownshirts; du4romney; getpalin; msm4romney; palinbashing; pda; pravdamedia; romney; staterunmedia; yellowjournalism
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Someone explain to me how, exactly the media will destroy Palin. Everything they have thrown at her have completely EPIC FAILED. She is still standing and still has star-power and is consistently in the top of polling.

Matthews is desperate and scared, and it shows.

1 posted on 07/07/2010 2:32:36 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

She will only win the primary if she shows that she has what it takes.

No one is going to hand Palin the nomination, she is going to have to earn it like anyone else.


2 posted on 07/07/2010 2:34:14 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Sounds like a threat to me, Chrissy-poo.


3 posted on 07/07/2010 2:35:42 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I don't think it's failed, they've succeeded (for now) in framing how much of the public sees her.

However, she just refuses to go down, and is fighting back rather than rolling over. They're not used to that, particularly when they've fired all their ammunition.

4 posted on 07/07/2010 2:35:42 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Palin wins and little crissys head will explode.Its a toofer.


5 posted on 07/07/2010 2:37:16 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Chris Matthews Pictures, Images and Photos

In other words, they'll keep trying at what they've been doing the past couple years?

6 posted on 07/07/2010 2:37:16 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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Matthews: Media will destroy Palin if she wins in the primaries

Pffffftt. They'll try. ;)

7 posted on 07/07/2010 2:37:54 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The MSM thinks they’re bigger and badder than they really are. There aren’t any Uncle Walters or any other “star studded” anchorcommies with enough power to push Sarah out of the way. Grassroots have deeper roots this time around than ever.


8 posted on 07/07/2010 2:38:49 PM PDT by albie
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Bring it.


9 posted on 07/07/2010 2:39:07 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: TexasFreeper2009

You’re right, and we can debate all day long as to whether she will or not, only time will tell. But Matthew’s comment is ludicrous - it’s not as if they haven’t tried! He’s just hoping there will be more Couric type interviews that provide ammunition for the bloviators like himself, but he’s worried and it shows.

And if anyone has noticed, there have been weekly, if not daily gaffes by Joe Bite-Me Biden, and our Dear Leader has stepped in it on numerous occasions, but when is the last time Sarah Palin has been caught in a misstatement or gaffe? She may be getting some assistance, but she’s also picking her own venues and putting her message out her way, rather than playing defense to a hostile press. If she chooses to run she will have a whole different way of dealing with the media than the McCain Campaign forced her into.


10 posted on 07/07/2010 2:41:57 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I personally think he is correct. If they do not destroy her they will do their level best.


11 posted on 07/07/2010 2:41:57 PM PDT by Colvin (Proud Owner '66 Binder PU, '66 Binder Travelall,)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

What these fools fail to recognize is that there is a new Sheriff in town. It’s called an informed American electorate....


12 posted on 07/07/2010 2:42:10 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Here we go again, a CommieCrate trying to influence GOP nomination process. Sure he absolutely correct, but this is more a threat than a prediction. He trying to hand the other contenders ammunition with which to shoot her down. That’s because the Corporate Media has been unable to put a dent into her little red wagon, after spending millions of dollars, thousands of man-hours, and hundreds of airtime hours.

Go Sarah Go, and de-RINO the GOP in the process!


13 posted on 07/07/2010 2:42:18 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Since the outcome of that scenario is a given, we need to consider something for 2012. It isn't the nomination of Palin that I want people to mull over...

NOT A ONE OF THE MAJOR NEWS PUNDITS IS IMPARTIAL ENOUGH TO BE THE MODERATOR FOR THE DEBATES.

What, having a woman who had a pro-bama book slated to be released on January 20th wasn't obvious enough?

Whoever drives the questions of the debate (and possibly forwards the questions to Hillary et al) decides the election.

While the public may like or reject the answers from a conservative on the issues, we CANNOT let the media DEFINE the important issues (you'll see more on global warming and less on the problems caused by illegal immigration for example).

14 posted on 07/07/2010 2:42:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

They think their ratings are bad now.. wait till they start in again on that shit.


15 posted on 07/07/2010 2:44:31 PM PDT by Track9 (Liberals are cruel hateful people who think they pass as respectable citizens.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
The old media will try a lot of stuff. With most of them being crackheads and dopers it should be fairly easy to assemble a team to compromise them ~ kind of like the way Acorn was busted.

The MSM are no smarter than the retired hookers and released felons in that group. They'll go down.

16 posted on 07/07/2010 2:46:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

no offense chrissy, but the media has tried and failed.....


17 posted on 07/07/2010 2:46:34 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: a fool in paradise

They still can find a person that would be ‘moderate’ enough for being a moderator. The problem with 2008 was the McCain campaign didn’t seem to try.


18 posted on 07/07/2010 2:46:41 PM PDT by paudio (Mr. 0bama, focus on Gulf, not Golf.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
No one is going to hand Palin the nomination, she is going to have to earn it like anyone else.

...and with the method that a little pi$$ ant state like New Hampshire and then a couple of million in Iowa have such an impact on the nomination process.. McCain wouldn't have had a snowball's chance if our nomination process wasn't so tilted to the favor the east coast (beltway) influence.

19 posted on 07/07/2010 2:47:53 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

He had his worts, but Tim Russert must be rolling over in his grave to see what a piece of Merde his NBC and CNBC has become....


20 posted on 07/07/2010 2:48:59 PM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Just WHEN will we, the people, start demanding to know the personal info on the msm? Who is sleeping with who; who is gay; who is cheating on their wife/husband; who had abortions and how many; who is has what in their past; who is a muslin/atheist/sciencitologist/witch THEY ARE exactly what Jesus was talking about when he said “Judge not”
21 posted on 07/07/2010 2:50:04 PM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"The media will try to destroy her, of course."

And of course they'll do that to the democratic nominee too, huh Chrissy.

22 posted on 07/07/2010 2:50:10 PM PDT by MissTed (Never buy products from ACME.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Matthews: Media will destroy Palin if she wins in the primaries

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Well, so much for the falsehood of an unbiased media.

They won’t even try to pretend anymore. Typical hypocrites.


23 posted on 07/07/2010 2:50:52 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Colvin
If they do not destroy her they will do their UN-level best. There, fixed it!
24 posted on 07/07/2010 2:51:03 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go home!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Media will destroy Palin if she wins in the primaries

The MSM will attempt to destroy ANY republican who wins in the primaries..........

25 posted on 07/07/2010 2:52:31 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Correct. The slimers gave Palin their best shot, volley after volley, and they came up empty. Palin is Tom Bombadil--free of the reach of the evil of Sauron.
26 posted on 07/07/2010 2:52:57 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: taildragger

Tim Russert had TWO personas, depending on who he was talking to......I’ve seen him be as awful as Spittin” Chrissy.


27 posted on 07/07/2010 2:53:25 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: bigbob

Does this mean that Matthews is longing for a continuation of the disaster known as the Obamanation?


28 posted on 07/07/2010 2:56:25 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The so-called news media is 100 percent predictable. What it does isn’t important. What’s important is what the public does to stop and reverse this socialist government.


29 posted on 07/07/2010 2:59:44 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Sounds like a threat to me, Chrissy-poo.

Exactly. He's not making a prediction. He's speaking as an arrogant insider who knows the game plan. Unfortunately for him, for every person who hears his annoying voice on MSNBC, there are 100 people who get their information from other sources.

30 posted on 07/07/2010 3:00:03 PM PDT by giotto
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Someone explain to me how, exactly the media will destroy Palin.

They will print slimy, unprovable (and unrefutable) innuendos.

They will print outright lies.

They print unflattering pictures of her.

They will refuse to print what she herself has to say.

They will extensively print what her enemies have to say.

They will print their own negative opinions of her under the guise of what "some critics" say.

For starters ...

31 posted on 07/07/2010 3:03:45 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver
What these fools fail to recognize is that there is a new Sheriff in town. It’s called an informed American electorate....

The informed electorate is hard right or hard left. There is still too many floating around in the middle who will follow which way the wind blows. Hopefully enough will wake up and turn right...
32 posted on 07/07/2010 3:04:44 PM PDT by GQuagmire ( We are no longer Massholes)
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To: ArrogantBustard
And since we know what they will do, we must begin now planning to counter it.
33 posted on 07/07/2010 3:05:32 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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Someone explain to me how, exactly the media will destroy Palin.

HotAir's title is inaccurate. Chrissy said the media would "try" to destroy Palin not that they would destroy her. What strikes me is the blatant admission by Chrissy that media will be gunning for Sarah. (Not that it's a secret to us.)

34 posted on 07/07/2010 3:08:21 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Sounds like a threat to me, Chrissy-poo.

That's exactly what it is. I would love to see Sarah address this on FOX and call him out.

"Chris Matthews, are you not a big part of the MSM? Did you just threaten to destroy me? Bring it on TINGLES!"

35 posted on 07/07/2010 3:11:44 PM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Right and anything that does not kill her will make her stronger.


36 posted on 07/07/2010 3:11:58 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Not going to happen because people in America have had it with the Obama White House and the old MSM.


37 posted on 07/07/2010 3:14:32 PM PDT by Biggirl (AZ Is DOING THE JOB The Feds Should Be Doing, ENFORCING The Southern Border! =^..^=)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
So what Crissy really wants is for Sarah NOT to run because she will be destroyed. Good try Chris but it won't work. Run, Sarah, Run. This is what they are afraid of:


38 posted on 07/07/2010 3:15:35 PM PDT by shiva
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I know they will try, and fail. But I worry Sarah will have some worst things thrown her way if she is leading. The Libs in this country no longer hide their intentions... The Unions and Radicals “BLACK PANTHERS” will do what ever it takes to have Obama win again.. Remember the “Ends justify the means” to these people.


39 posted on 07/07/2010 3:15:35 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

They’ve tried throwing everything including the kitchen sink, the stove and the refrigerator at her. What’s left? The toilets?


40 posted on 07/07/2010 3:16:19 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

The left wants Palin to win ... no matter who wins , left or right , we the people lose . Sucks huh ?


41 posted on 07/07/2010 3:17:12 PM PDT by bajasurfer2
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To: ex-snook

The question is how to prevent media malfeasance from “killing her” in the eyes of the mushy middle.


42 posted on 07/07/2010 3:17:14 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: crazydad; ex-snook
Remember the “Ends justify the means” to these people.

"By any means necessary ..."

It's a disturbing thought. I'm glad she knows how to shoot.

43 posted on 07/07/2010 3:18:42 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Someone explain to me how, exactly the media will destroy Palin. Everything they have thrown at her have completely EPIC FAILED. She is still standing and still has star-power and is consistently in the top of polling.

If you and Palin honestly think that she's taken the worst that the media can dish out already, then all I can say is that you haven't seen anything yet. On everything from her quitting as governor through the ethics complaints and on to every position she's taken and every quote she's made, the attacks on Palin will be massive, vicious, and unrelenting. Everything from the Couric interview fiasco on through her latest gaff about where Reagan went to college will be dredged up and replayed. And that's just from her Republican opponents, the media will pile on as well.

44 posted on 07/07/2010 3:19:46 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Frankly, the press will try to destroy any Repub they see as a threat. They are going to try to destroy Palin regardless, and they are going to try to destroy any leading conservative coming out of the primaries.

They don’t like us. It isn’t just Palin, they don’t like any of us.

If you want a conservative that the press likes, you wind up with someone like (the execrable) McCain. Or (equally execrable) Lindsey Graham. So you can let the press choose your candidate, or you can choose someone you agree with and watch the press go into conniptions. I prefer watching them go into conniptions personally.


45 posted on 07/07/2010 3:22:01 PM PDT by marron
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To: RVN Airplane Driver
hat these fools fail to recognize is that there is a new Sheriff in town. It’s called an informed American electorate....

ROTFLMAO!!!!

46 posted on 07/07/2010 3:22:14 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: ArrogantBustard

In short, essentially, exactly what they’ve been doing for the last two years.

Good luck with that.


47 posted on 07/07/2010 3:22:27 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Pretty much, they just won’t cover Palin.
They will cover any weirdos or fringers, real or fake, that claim to support. If they can’t find any, they’ll make it up.


48 posted on 07/07/2010 3:26:04 PM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Brit Hume is no longer with Fox and might hopefully be around to answer the call. Him I would trust.


49 posted on 07/07/2010 3:41:17 PM PDT by katana (For what is an Irishman ? But a .......)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Bingo.Somuch rhetorical ordinance has been fired off at her and the target is unmarked.

I'm for the "Barracuda" any time she gets ready to roll.

50 posted on 07/07/2010 3:49:46 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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