Skip to comments.The real story behind Kathleen Parker's bizarre Palin boast
Posted on 11/14/2010 10:15:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
You know it is a slow news week when something which happens on CNNs dreadful Parker & Spitzer show makes news, but that is what happened when I appeared on the not-long-for-this-world program last Thursday. The full story behind the appearance may be even more interesting than why it was deemed by many to be buzz worthy.
The reason I was asked on the show was that my latest documentary film, Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted, is in the process of being re-released nationwide in a truly unprecedented fashion (a major development that is being missed by most of the media) via mainstream stores and virtually every Video On Demand provider in the country.
The only reason anyone cared that I went on the show was that, for some inexplicable reason, I was apparently the first person to ever confront Kathleen Parker, who is billed as a conservative on the show, about how and why she could have possibly endorsed Barack Obama for president while also allowing herself to be used by the left-wing media to help destroy the VP candidacy of Sarah Palin. This in itself is truly stunning to me and an indication that conservatives do an incredibly lousy job of enforcing even a meager amount of accountability on those who betray the cause for no substantive reason and with the obvious motive of augmenting their elite television and dinner party invitations.
Frankly, the only reason I agreed to even do the appearance was to get the chance to finally confront Parker about her obvious sell out. Nothing else about the show appealed to me. The timing was all wrong; they wanted me to go from Los Angeles to New York (my schedule required me to take a red eye flight), and the show is taped in such a bizarre way that I had no trust that what I said wouldnt be edited in a nefarious fashion. I would later find out (while in the make-up chair right next to Arianna Huffington) that there is no way to even know what day the taped segment would air, if at all.
In fact, I was told when I arrived at the studio that the segment would not air the night of the taping (last Thursday) and this convinced me that I had made a mistake even coming to New York. After all, knowing I was in the lions den of CNNs obvious liberalism, I would have to be edit myself just to make sure that anything I said had a legitimate chance of airing (I decided telling Parker & Spitzer that they were a perfect team because one was a John and the other was a whore probably wouldnt make the cut).
So instead I decided to throttle back to about a 5 on my 10 scale of outrage and still plenty of fireworks ensued. Most of the focus has been on Parker responding to my attempts to get her to admit the treason she committed in 2008 by going in the other direction (in what I perceived at the time as a knee-jerk fight or flight response) and actually bragging that she led the assassination of Sarah Palin 1.0 (which is a term I have used to describe Palins pre-Fox News persona, which I see as fundamentally different than the one she was forced to create due to the medias unfair targeting of her).
Apparently sensing that something had happened that people might actually find somewhat interesting, the moment I got off the set I was immediately told by CNN producers that the interview would be cut into two segments and would lead that nights show.
While Parkers admission about leading the assassination of Palin (1.0) was both bizarre and shocking (and elicited a rather perfect tweet from Palin herself), almost totally lost in that skirmish is that Parker blatantly lied when she denied ever endorsing Obama as a presidential candidate. A simple look at Charles Krauthammers evisceration of Parkers Obama folly reveals that this was really the most remarkable revelation of my appearance.
As for the larger issue of media bias which was allegedly the primary topic of my appearance, the big picture of what transpired here proves the case of my film as well as any of the hours of facts and details I spent over a year compiling for my film and its DVD special features. Here I was, a conservative (immediately identified as such, unlike most liberals on TV) having to bend over backwards and self-censor in order be on a show on the allegedly non-partisan cable channel, hosted by a disgraced Democrat (when was the last time a scandal-ridden conservative got a prime-time show of any kind?) and a sometimes conservative willing to sell out in a heartbeat. Then, the next day the show decides to follow up on my episode (now calling me ultra-conservative) by examining the issue of Palin bias by inviting on wait for it a liberal commentator most well-known for having hosted a show on MSNBC. Shockingly, the verdict was that there is no anti-Palin bias, but without even once going beyond the most superficial analysis that, We all know Palin is stupid and so the negative coverage is warranted.
Gee, no liberal slant here at all!
The funniest thing about all of this to me is that how easy it is to rock the stogy, inbred world of cable news television. All I did was politely confront someone who should have been questioned about her obvious transgressions two years ago. But the culture of television news guesting seems to be: Gee, isnt this awesome that us nerds are all on TV?! Why would any of us be the slightest bit perturbed or dare to jeopardize future invites by possibly irritating the wrong person? After all, the truth is not nearly as important as augmenting our speaking fees!
I had an incredibly dim view of cable news television before I went on Parker & Spitzer. Somehow it got even darker.
John Ziegler is currently a documentary filmmaker who most recently released a movie on the 2008 election called, Media Malpractice
How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted. He has also been in radio talk show host in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Louisville and Nashville. Ziegler has written two books and has appeared live on numerous national television shows including the Today Show, The View, Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC.
Got that right. The list long and storied.
LOL, It looks like CNN done themselves proud again ;^)
Go on a show with two disreputable whores and whaddya expect ?
That's it! That's the reason why they all sound the same! All those liberals on all those "news" shows are just one big incestuous bunch! No wonder they want progress on stem cell research and cloning. They desperately need to expand the gene pool!
There's nothing weird or nefarious about taping a segment and not using it that night. If it was so weird and bizarre, why'd he do it? To promote his video. Now, I would like to see this movie, but what exactly is so "truly unprecedented" and "a major development that is being missed by most of the media" about releasing a movie on DVD?
Anyone surprised by Parker being a Palin basher hasn't read anything of hers in the last two years.
So it comes down to his accepting an offer from CNN, going on the air and talking about the host's hate for Palin. OK, that's fine, but the whole "inside scoop" of this "baffling" turn of events seems to be much ado about nothing.
Long history of PDS.
(When can we have another bug-zapper thread?)
He said why, they can edit it up and make one look bad.
Parker is a stupid whore who is calling Palin unqualified in an attempt to boost ratings for the pathetic CNN TV show she does with that degenerate Spitzer.
She is a freaking Spanish Lit major from FSU, wow is Parker ever SMART, she must really have all kinds GRAVITAS.
If you're talking about me, I guess it's "PDS" if one openly was not convinced of Palin's being perfect, even while I've been saying for, oh, two years that she was my choice for president in 2012. Then I gradually came around, and as the thread originator can verify, I've been nothing but a fan of hers recently.
The stupid labelling of anyone who does anything but praise every single word Palin says as a sufferer of "PDS" shows the utter fear of those who can't stand people THINKING about Palin.
Even when, in my case, all that thinking has me supporting her completely. Not enough for those who would rather spout 'PDS!' than actually engage on the subject of the thread.
BTW, the commentator is a trouble-maker who is still whining about a completely different subject. But labelling someone “PDS” instead of discussing the subject at hand is par for the course with this one.
So he didn't know of the existence of editing before he went in?
Kind of bizarre for a filmmaker.
She was doing that before the show...now maybe yes she did it in order to get the show, or to get the elite dinner invitations.
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
Kathleen Parker: "[I]t is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem." "Parker ... says something publicly that many of us have thought privately
but lacked the courage to say out loud - Palin should step down:"
"Parker: Romney raised bar on freedoms"
Kathleen Parker: "If Kennedy's speech was an important landmark in American political history,
Romney's was surpassing. With heartfelt humility and poetic eloquence,
he tracked the nation's struggle with and for freedom."
Does anyone actually watch Parker/Spitzer? Has anyone seen the Nielsen numbers for this show?
The Left is certainly terrified of Sarah Palin. They’re doing everything they possibly can to nullify her effect. She’s obviously doing plenty that’s right to pose such a threat to them. They’re like vampires raging against a crucifix.
Not I. I couldn't even manage to read the article.
I don’t have a clue what you are referring to about the poster, “not quite *sniff*, but this article by John Ziegler
sounds like the rant of a flaming Queen in high dudgeon over some perceived outrage.
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