Skip to comments.Charles Krauthammer Rips Liberal Media for Being Obsessed with Sarah Palin
Posted on 11/27/2010 8:52:51 AM PST by Def Conservative
Charles Krauthammer on Friday tore into the liberal media for being obsessed with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
After Krauthammer scolded the "editorial judgment" of the producers of PBS's "Inside Washington" for week after week prominently displaying her as the "only representative of conservatism of any importance" in this nation, the Washington Post's Colby King proved his point (video follows with transcript and commentary):
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
The amount of Palin posts, even here, seems to have reached DefCon 5. Palinmania is peaking.
Please supply all the details using the handy form above.
The key here is that the Democrats know that thirty percent of Republicans will not vote for Palin under any circumstance (similar to the same group who would not vote for McCain under any circumstance). The entire 2012 election campaign for Obama is dependent on Palin being the candidate...and thus easily beaten. Krauthammer is correct in that they really are focused on getting her name out. Take a look at the Washington Post over the past four months...almost weekly reports on Palin. Go over to NBC, CBS and ABC...they still report at least once a week on Palin. Go over to MSNBC, and it’s hour by hour that they report on Palin. They know who they want in November of 2012.
We need to keep pushing our representatives to defund PBS/NPR. I’m tired of funding progressive causes.
“Palinmania is peaking.”
I think you’re right. Sarah is over exposed. I hate the phrase but she is damaging her brand.
The MSM vs Palin has taken a new turn with her attacks on the lame stream media. She’s stinging them.
I hope Haley Barbour runs. He’s got the right stuff.
What about the 90% of Republicans who would never vote for ROMNEY?
I'd get banned for posting what I'm thinking.
EXACTLY, media is doing all they can to make Palin the nominee against dumbo. For the life of me I can’t understand the attraction people have to Palin.
The media is manipulating the nation. How did Juan McCain come from way back and almost broke, sure to drop out to become the nominee in about 3 short weeks? Why did Romney suddenly drop out?
Why have we not heard reports about how relatively vacant the airports were this holiday. Family accounts are that the airports were sparsely populated. All the media has reported is that “things went smoothly”. I saw none of the traditional reports of crushing crowds of holiday travelers. Did any of you?
So you think Duncan Hunter has a better chance of winning in 2012 since his brand is NOT overexposed?
Seriously, which conservative specifically has a better overall chance of winning in 2012 than Sarah in your opinion?
She is over exposed because she is the only conservative who will say what she means and mean what she says. Whens the last time these metrosexual conservatives have ever said anything provokitive? The liberal media is obcessed with palin and if they can’t bad mouth her they pick on her kids what a couragous bunch of people.
Common all you other conservative politicians step up to the plate so we can see who you are or does Sarah have to show you how to be a man?
Almost weekly reports? I can't remember the last time I looked at the Washington Post or New York Times and not found some reference to Sarah Palin. They are obsessed with her. She is everything they abhor in a woman.
“They know who they want in November of 2012.”
Really. If she is so easy to beat, why not hold your fire until she is safely nominated and then unload on her (which is exactly what they intend to do to Mittens and Huckster and Newt in the event they are nominated)?
the Fact is they have fired all their ordinance at her, and she is still the likely GOP nominee.
She’ll be easy to beat, you say? Which McCain states from 2008 will she lose to Obama? How is Obama looking in Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Indiana, all states he carried in 2008 but which are out of his reach now, based upnon the polls and the 2010 midterms.
The elitist Krauthammer, former Fritz Mondale spechwriter and Jimmy Carter staffer, is embarrassed by Palin. I heard him yesterday on Bret Baier advising the GOP and the Tea Party to shelve the social issues in 2012, exactly the opposite strategy that Regan employed and advocated as far back as his 1977 speech to CPAC. Palin is not going to shelve the social issues. And she is a woman who is more powerful and gets more attention than any man. Neither of these realities is tolerable to Krauthammer.
She gets attention because she commands attention.
Yah, just like Sarah Palin was going to go into obscurity when she resigned from AK governor. LOL! The pathetic PDS crowd never learns. Then again, they cannot think clearly over their absolute hatred for Palin, even if clear thinking and a calm reasoned approach would put Sarah back into obscurity. They are insanely driven to bash her regardless of their best interests and that keeps her in the limelight and then she grows stronger when she responds back and ridicules them.
For Palin fans, this is really fun to watch and it will even get funner as those that hate her grow more insane.
“Why did Romney suddenly drop out?”
Because he is liberal scum sucking POS that was getting his a$$ kicked at the polls?
They won't tell you paulycy, they never tell you they just bitch about Palin. C’mon folks I am tired from reading all the reasons why Sarah can't win, who are you rooting for?
Your points about Romney and McCain in 2008 are valid reasons why it’s just a pointless waste of time and bandwidth to speculate about this crap now. Sarah Palin is a private citizen who’s engaging in that great American pastime of CAPITALISM! That’s about all that can be said with certainty.
Meanwhile. I like that Butthurt form, and now realize that anyone who disagrees is just a big mean poopy pants ;-)
Take a deep breath. I am pro Palin and defend her every time I get a chance.
I’m just saying she’s over exposed. If she has ambitions, she should dial it back some.
There are other conservative voices in the new Congress. Let them emerge.
“They won’t tell you paulycy, they never tell you they just bitch about Palin. Cmon folks I am tired from reading all the reasons why Sarah can’t win, who are you rooting for?”
Most of them can’t say. It is Mittens Romney and rooting for him on FR is verbotten, as it should be. His small “Amen chorus” is at rightospeak and Hot Air, and it is outnumbered even there..
Yes, FRiend, I realize this and it ticks me off something fierce. But I'll keep asking because it usually gets them to shut up and stop posting their bile for awhile.
If enough of us keep asking maybe enough of them will go away that we'll catch a bit of a break. It's all just troll behavior. And it is cowardice.
We need a Paul Ryan figure to run in 2012. Redistricting will benefit republicans. Add in the fact we now hold states that went for Obama in 2008, we can pretty much run anyone and we should win the presidency.
Palin should start with something like CPAC. She would help conservatism by doing what she is doing.
Deep breath, ahh. ;>) I hope they do emerge but we don’t have a lot of time the dem political machine is working hard and we need to get somebody out there and get ready to attack and fight back. Better? ;>)
What do you mean Palin should dial it back? Most of her exposure is due her enemies bashing her and then her response which nearly always makes them look ridiculous. And if you are saying she should not fight back, well, that is how we got into this mess to begin with, and its certainly not the life path of courage, integrity, and devotion to principles.
No, Sarah should do exactly what she IS doing, fighting like hell for the cause of conservatism while other conservatives sit around with their thumbs up their arses.
The milquetoast conservatives who trash Palin are rooting for Romney. And they’re cowards because they won’t even fess up for their support for Romney and RomneyCare. They’re cowards, just like Mitt.
I do believe that Charles is angry because the media aren’t bothering to attack the Mittster or even the Huckster.
[Dennis Hopper, R.I.P.]
“We need a Paul Ryan figure to run in 2012.”
Oh. You mean if Sarah Palin decides NOT to run. Because if she runs, no Paul Ryan figure or combination of Paul Ryan figures is going to stop her. And if you have one in mind that can beat her, I would like to know who it is. And exactly what his path the to the nomination would be. It is too late for the surprise candidate..
Paul Ryan will be duly considered for a cabinet post in Palin’s administration. He needs a little seasoning before he tries for the brass ring. His entire life experience has been as a staffer on Capitol Hill and a Congressman.
“There are other conservative voices in the new Congress. Let them emerge.”
The only thing stopping “Them” from emerging is THEM.
Sarah being in the public eye doesn’t stop them from opening up their mouths.
The rest are just a bunch of panty waistes that are playing it ‘safe’ so the public doesn’t get the ‘wrong impression’ of them.
It’s B.S. to think anyone is holding back any other ‘conservative’ from being out in the public.
All it takes is enough guts to put your face out there.
Blaming that on Sarah is nothing more then a cop out.
I cannot make your handy ButtHurt form work!
I don’t think she’s going into obscurity any time soon.
“The milquetoast conservatives who trash Palin are rooting for Romney. And theyre cowards because they wont even fess up for their support for Romney and RomneyCare.”
In a few short months, Mittens is going to have to dip his toe in the water; then they will come out of the closet. and they will have to defend his record of RomneyCare, $50 copay abortions, enabling gay marriage and the rest of his sorry legacy. Romney will wilt like a daisy under the withering fire he is going to receive.
Well she’s got a book AND a TV show out right now, so she’s peaking at the right time. By the time this campaign is through, it’ll be time for her to let us know her intentions for 2012. It’s going to be an interesting primary season.
Having watched what happened to Dan Quayle (I think he was a VP) I am not sure what the correct course is ...The media does not have the same power it had ...but it still has power.
Once a person has been Quayled it doesnt seem to go away
Mitt Romney will not come out of the closet until Karl Rove and his Gay Marriage mafia tell him it’s safe. Mitt is a coward, along with his enablers and supporters.
I just get a little exasperated at the talk that Palin can beat Obama. I’m pretty sure she could...BUT...I don’t think Obama will run. The question then becomes can Palin beat Hillary, and I don’t think so.
I’d like to see a fresh face, not someone who the “masses” have already formed an opinion about due to the media. Face it, most people have already made their minds up about Palin and nothing is going to change their minds, and I don’t think she has enough voters “on her side” to win, nor do I think she could sway enough voters to crossover and change their opinion of her and vote for her.
I’ll say this, she is getting better at interviews. The interview she did with Beck was very good. I found the whole “feminism” discussion interesting. But Glenn’s a friendly interviewer...most interviewers won’t give her a chance to make her point and thus change minds. It would be an uphill battle to overcome all the bad press, and they won’t lighten up. Of course they’ll dig up bad press on whomever runs, but with Palin, it’ll be new stuff and rehash.
Like I said, I’m for somebody “new” in the sense that not on the national Presidential scene in the past (no Romney, no Huckabee, etc.) seems to me to have a much better chance as the GOP candidate in the 2012 election.
It reminds me of how conservatives were pushing Obama due to fear of the Clintons.
Note to libs: be careful what you wish for.
Obama will be the candidate.
He has already unleashed his DOJ thugs on Hillary’s big money donors in New York and Connecticut as a message to her other potential supporters.
These “insider trading” investigations are being used to keep her big dollar Wall Street supporters on the sidelines for the next 2 years.
Obama will be the candidate and Sarah will beat him.
Quayle didn’t fight back like Sarah does, but he also didn’t have the new media to do it. However, I doubt if he would have been able to use the new media to his advantage. Sarah has not been Quayled, in fact, the reverse has happened. The attacks on her have made her stronger and a LOT more popular. Because of the attacks she is now one of the most influential and powerful private citizens in the U.S. and maybe the world. Quayle withered into oblivion never to return. There is absolutely NO comparison.
The country is much more leftist than it was in 1977.
I don’t disagree with you that it would be nice to have a “new” face of conservatism to run. The issue is that the MSM will do exactly the same thing to any new, emerging front runner as they did to Palin.
Recall the interviews before the 2008 election: Palin was basically on quiz shows in every interview, having to prove that she knew who the head of state of Morocco in the 14th century was. Obama would get asked “how does it feel?”, “what does Michele think?”. It’s sickening.
So, my mind’s not made up, but maybe it’s better to power through with Palin. They still attack her because they know she’s a threat.
Whoever we choose, we had better all get behind them. We have to get this country back on track.
you may be right but there are a lot of people who are trying to define her.
Sure Hope you are right
Imagine how much money she could make in a minute if everytime someone thought of her, she earned a penny. I’d bet it would be at least a million bucks and hour.
First Christine O’Donnell, now Guv Palin.
Methinks, Charles has an issue with women.
In 2008, we bitched and moaned because we believed the media and crossover liberal voters picked our candidate -- which left us with John McCain...and a case of nausea.
So, now, you propose to the let the media do the same: pick our candidate for us.
There is a reason why the enemy has spent so much time and effort demonizing Ms. Palin. It's because they're scared ____less of her. Note that little effort has been expended on Messrs. Romney, Huckabee, Pawlenty, et al.
Shouldn't that tell us something...???
Sarah hasn’t kissed Charles’ “Ring of the Beltway Media Elites” and asked for his blessing on bended knee. That’s why he doesn’t like the wall-to-wall coverage of her.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.