Skip to comments.Matthews: Media will destroy Palin if she wins in the primaries
Posted on 07/07/2010 2:32:33 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
This isnt intended as a criticism of Chris Matthews or his statement about Sarah Palin; in fact, hes 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, thats not exactly news, since thats 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):
(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...
Matthews is desperate and scared, and it shows.
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.
Sounds like a threat to me, Chrissy-poo.
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.
Palin wins and little crissys head will explode.Its a toofer.
Pffffftt. They'll try. ;)
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.
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.
I personally think he is correct. If they do not destroy her they will do their level best.
What these fools fail to recognize is that there is a new Sheriff in town. It’s called an informed American electorate....
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!
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).
They think their ratings are bad now.. wait till they start in again on that shit.
The MSM are no smarter than the retired hookers and released felons in that group. They'll go down.
no offense chrissy, but the media has tried and failed.....
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.
...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.
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....
And of course they'll do that to the democratic nominee too, huh Chrissy.
Matthews: Media will destroy Palin if she wins in the primaries
Well, so much for the falsehood of an unbiased media.
They won’t even try to pretend anymore. Typical hypocrites.
The MSM will attempt to destroy ANY republican who wins in the primaries..........
Tim Russert had TWO personas, depending on who he was talking to......I’ve seen him be as awful as Spittin” Chrissy.
Does this mean that Matthews is longing for a continuation of the disaster known as the Obamanation?
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.
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.
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 ...
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.)
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!"
Right and anything that does not kill her will make her stronger.
Not going to happen because people in America have had it with the Obama White House and the old MSM.
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.
They’ve tried throwing everything including the kitchen sink, the stove and the refrigerator at her. What’s left? The toilets?
The left wants Palin to win ... no matter who wins , left or right , we the people lose . Sucks huh ?
The question is how to prevent media malfeasance from “killing her” in the eyes of the mushy middle.
"By any means necessary ..."
It's a disturbing thought. I'm glad she knows how to shoot.
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.
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.
In short, essentially, exactly what they’ve been doing for the last two years.
Good luck with that.
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.
Brit Hume is no longer with Fox and might hopefully be around to answer the call. Him I would trust.
I'm for the "Barracuda" any time she gets ready to roll.
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