Skip to comments.Even CNN's Peter Hamby is Effectively Calling the Vanity Fair Hit Piece against Palin a Lie
Posted on 09/01/2010 8:03:50 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
It's not looking good for Vanity Fair when CNN's Peter Hamby has joined liberals such as Ben Smith, Dave Weigel, race-baiter Charles Blow, and Kirsten Powers in denouncing the Vanity Fair hit piece.
@benpolitico is right re: VF article. I was w/ Palin for entire VP bid. never got a hint that she "lashed out at the slightest provocation"
Maybe we should call it Vanity Foul or Vanity Unfair
Vainly Unfair LOL
I had a bowel movement today...ran out of NYT, WaPo, and Newsweek to wipe my arse, so used my reserve Vanity Fair issues.... =.=
Well, in all fairness it’s not like the Left could ever win by simply telling the truth...
I'd pass this guy's name on to BATF to see where he was when that church was burned in Alaska. If he'll lie about anger management questions he'll lie about anything.
This is the 4 or 5th hit piece done on Gov. Palin by Vanity Fair in the past two years
Vanity Fairy Tales more like it.
You had better keep the Preparation H handy.
Oh... So that’s why posting “Vanities” is frowned upon here.
Vanity Fair has always been bad, but recently it has been bad on steroids. But what else can you expect of a magazine that named itself after this passage from John Bunyan?
Then I saw in my dream, that, when they were got out of the wilderness, they presently saw a town before them, and the name of that town is Vanity; and at the town there is a fair kept, called Vanity Fair. It is kept all the year long...
Therefore at this fair are all such merchandise sold as houses, lands, trades, places, honors, preferments, titles, countries, kingdoms, lusts, pleasures, and delights of all sorts, as whores, bawds, wives, husbands, children, masters, servants, lives, blood, bodies, souls, silver, gold, pearls, precious stones, and what not.
And, moreover, at this fair there are at all times to be seen juggling, cheats, games, plays, fools, apes, knaves, and rogues, and that of every kind.
Here are to be seen, too, and that for nothing, thefts, murders, adulteries, false swearers, and that of a blood-red color.
John Bunyan, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Chapter 6
What was the “hit piece” about? Busy time at work so have not kept up on the PDS crowd.
The hit piece tried to make Palin out to be Hillary * fits of rage at staff members* throwing things*bad tipper*pretty much everything that Palin is not and more....etc
Bunyan's description aptly describes this rag to a tee. He didn't mince words, did he, LOL.
Ecclesiastes 1:14........"I have seen all the work done under the sun, and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit."
All the Generation X, Y and Z readers of Vanity Fair will be paying off Obama debt for generations. They have no idea that the left is setting them up for this burden by feeding them lies now to make them hate, hate so deeply that they do not see reality.
It looks like some see what direction the wind is blowing.
cnn is running scared and fading away.....
I have never seen such a concerted effort by the msm to destroy someone that was not Ronald Reagan or George Bush.
But hey, Sarah can take the heat.
Anyone reviewing the latest Vanity Fair article about Governor Palin should at least do so armed with an awareness of the words of Mary Hargrove, a former editor and investigative reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:
This, of course, is something which appears lost on Michael Joseph Gross, for it seems that he was too busy interviewing anonymous people who admire Governor Palin; anonymous Republican leaders who privately dismiss her; an anonymous bellman; anonymous maids; an anonymous onetime gubernatorial aide to Palin; various anonymous aides/close aides/ campaign aides; an anonymous close friend of Governor Palin; one anonymous person with firsthand knowledge of the situation; anonymous others who have worked with Palin; an anonymous leading member of Wasilla’s Church on the Rock; independent Democrat bloggers who have produced some of the most robust reporting about Governor Palin (like the stories they fabricated about a federal investigation and an impending divorce, their conspiracies about the parentage of two of the Palin children and their investigation into the shape of Trig Palin’s ears); anonymous strongest supporters; anonymous insiders; anonymous rumor-mongerers around town; one anonymous person who has been a frequent houseguest of the Palins; some anonymous people who say that Todd Palin is henpecked; anonymous general consensus in town; anonymous eavesdroppers; an anonymous high-school classmate; an anonymous source; and one anonymous woman in Wasilla.
Clearly, during his time in Alaska Mr Gross encountered a situation familiar to Joann Byrd, former editor of the Everett Herald in Washington state,"I think there are more anonymous sources per capita in Washington than there are anywhere else in the world. Nobody has a name in Washington."
For "Washington" read "Alaska".
Laughably, and here we see the true measure of Gross’ hackery, one person who is named in the article is someone called Sandra, whom Mr Gross feels able to quote despite never having met her.
Perhaps he ought to have been more thorough in that aspect, amongst others, for she is a person well known to the readers of C4P as the pseudonymous Sandrainoregon, or EclecticSandra, or SandraBuehler, or R2D2…… a retired, elderly, archetypal basement dwelling, pajama clad resident of Portman, Oregon, who, for reasons best known to herself, presumably, is devoting every day of her twilight years attempting to undermine Governor Palin by posting inflammatory and provocative comments at pro-Palin blogs.
She is known, for example, to be an active participant at the German blog Palingates, whose European contributors obsessively pursue abysmal conspiracies about Governor Palin, Todd Palin, Track Palin, Bristol Palin and Trig Palin.
Of course, readers will have noted that Mr Gross did interview one other anonymous person, a local Republican who delivered 90 minutes of praise for Palin… though not a word of that praise has been reported.
"Freedom of the press is integral to our democracy, but reporters must be held accountable because with power comes responsibility. A corrupt, deceptive, and manipulative media can ruin the lives of good people, disrupt families, destroy reputations, and ultimately hurt our country.
I’d like to believe that it’s not too late to demand integrity from our media." Sarah Palin
Lamestream is yellow journ0lism 24/7.
The threat is November! The sleeping giant has awakened...
Right! She’s done a lot of damage to the Marxist and his Marxist congress and his death panels with her candidates, speeches, and FaceBook. She’s been the target.
Do you have a legitimate link of reference for this headline? I don’t see one.
“an anonymous bellman;”
For the MSM,
ANONYMOUS=IMAGINARY! More than a few of these journolists ought to be on antipsychotics, IMO.
September 2008 NYC
One of the best books I ever read.
There must be a special course Gross took at some point tha tells how to write fiction and make it sound like nonfiction. There are a few sentences that seem to be factual, although unsubstantiated, but the rest is insinuation, hearsay, and conjecture.
He seems most annoyed by not being able to get access to any real information.
A nice bonus in the issue was a piece by Christopher Hitchens called “Unanswerable Prayers.” He is quite the man of the hour on the religious blogs, it seems, and there is even a special day designated to pray for him: September 20. The range of people praying for him runs from those who want him to suffer to those who think he’s not beyond redemption just as he is but are praying anyway—for healing of his terrible illness if nothing else.
That is a great picture. Lot of natural warmth in those eyes.
Palin should sue these people.
Anything goes! No sources needed They’re anonymous!
Let me tell you that I think Sarah Palin is the savior of all of us. Big shot Washington conservatives are waiting for the right time to say “she has a quiet resolve”, “she has a connection with people”. They are not quite ready to jump on because they are judged by the elites and not you and I. George Will will right a column in summer 2011 that talks about how she’s grown. O’Rielly will talk about how she has been attacked and survived.
I find it very telling that these journos are not only resisting playing along but are taking their lefty colleagues, this time VF, to task. Good for them.
They can tweet, etc, but these same folks need to speak up when they’re on the various news talk shows and they need to write columns in support of Sarah, taking the VF hit piece to task.
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