Skip to comments.Dear Palin and Trump: Stop Whining. Thank You.
Posted on 04/20/2011 10:46:08 AM PDT by Michael van der Galien
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, believes Donald Trump is being treated unfairly by the mainstream media. Politico reports that she especially takes issue with the MSMs obsession with the birther issue.
Palin, whos been trading kind words with Trump in recent days, said on Fox News that the real estate mogul isnt pushing the birther issue and would talk about more substantial issues if only the press would let him. Reporters, she said, are hammering [Trump] about the one issue that he has brought up and not been shy about thats the birth certificate. Hes answering reporters questions about his view on the birth certificate. And reporters turn that around and say thats all hes got.
Although Palin is obviously right that the media love to focus on this kind of thing, not they but Trump himself is to blame for the coverage he receives. If Trump is half as smart as he seems to believe, hed simply start talking about other subjects, no matter the actual question asked.
Lets imagine a reporter asks: Tell us about the birth certificate. Instead of giving the reporter what he wants, Trump could say: Oh, Id rather talk about the deficit. You see, Obamas running this country into the ground etc. yada yada yada. Its not that difficult to do. Heck, professional politicians do it all the time.
I understand it that Palin, Trump and other Republicans believe the media are biased (because, well, they are), but its time for them to stop nagging about it. Yes mainstream reporters support progressive politicians. And yes, theyll do everything in their power to hurt a conservative candidates chances.
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Michael, it appears that you are the one doing the whining.
Dear Michael van der Galien,
Yes mainstream reporters support progressive politicians.
And look at what they gave us and yet they still pimp idiot ideas.So much for reporter school education,next time try the school of logic it works.
He has done that, but what actually gets reported for the most part, are his statements about the BC stuff. Are you paying attention at all?
IMO, your complaints are shallow and unneeded. If you want to make yourself useful, why not take a bite out of Wonkette and their treatment of Trig Palin?
Hey Michael, stop carrying Obama’s water and start acting like an independent journalist.
You want Palin and Trump to quit discussing the birth certificate issue but that is the topic of your post. Ironic isn't it?
I’m a New Media guy. I’m not a fan of the MSM. Heck, I became a (fulltime) blogger because the traditional media aren’t doing their job.
BUT: that doesn’t mean we should whine day in, day out. I’ve got nothing against Palin, and only a bit against Trump (because of his opportunism), but come.on. Don’t nag, define yourself, take charge and fight back. That’s all you have to do.
Trump is a trojan horse sabotuer or a very very very recent (like this year) convert to conservatism.
Palin is about the last person in the world to whine, and different as he is from her, I can’t imagine Trump whining either.
Um. The gov doesn’t whine. The gov has handled worse than this with far more grace than I know I for one would have.
Get lost pimp!
Palin/Trump / Trump/Palin 2012!
I’m on record as being a “are you [bleeping] kidding me?” vote on The Donald, but I agree, he’s not a whiner.
All the whining about the whining is coming from the Left. To now join the Left in this tactic says more about the critics of Republicans than the Republicans themselves. There are some judgements the people can actually make for themselves without inspiration from some frustrated columnist. We can actually recognize the difference between candidates whining about their treatment, and simply stating the obvious.
Besides, this is fall out time. You have many disillusioned falling out of the democrat ranks who are giving us conservatives a look. They need to be reminded, by these candidates, from whence they came—a world of unfair media bias and attack on any Republican who deigns to open his mouth. Call it continuing education.
Obviously, Obama is the Whiner-in-Chief. But that doesn’t mean it’s perfectly alright when we’ve got our own whiners on the right side of the aisle or, more importantly, that whining works. It doesn’t; not in the long run, anyway.
We have to define the opponent and ourselves instead of nagging about how they’re defining us.
You DO have a way with words!
Trump and Palin aren’t whining, pimptroll. Get lost.
Yes I am paying attention, it’d be wonderful if you did so as well. The point is that they can’t report about it if he doesn’t say anything about it. In his next interview, he should just talk about other things; not even mention the certificate. Before he knows he’ll see that they’d cover other issues as well.
BTW about Trump: this is the man who said just a few years ago that Bush should be impeached because he “lied” about the Iraq War. This is also the man who blasted Republicans for being fiscally conservative. And now he’s suddenly a Tea Partier?
Give me a break.
Palin is for real, Trump is an opportunist.
Oh, wonderful response. I’m guessing you’re the national debate champ aren’t you?
Bias of the LameStream Media is worth repeating, as are many other facts out there. Some people need to hear it several times for it to sink in.
Oh poor you.
Yeah it’s a dead issue, and that is why you are talking about it. LOL! Moreover, why are you so upset about it? Don’t you realize you just contradicted your entire point Furthermore, if it’s such a dead issue, then why is Trump on top or close to the top in most polls? Don’t pee on me and tell me it’s raining!
You said Trump is stupid. How much did you make last year compared to Trump? Okay who is stupid now?
Upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States is the most conservative you can be. I don’t think you would recognize a conservative if you were bitch slapped and bulldozed by one.
We get it you are a Karl Rove hack, and you are VERY upset that Trump has guts unlike your spineless candidate. You are forgetting Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment. Even when a Republican I may not vote for (Newt Gingrich for instance), I still support them when they go after Obama. I don’t defend Obama, like you do, and attack the person going after Obama.
Thanks for showing everyone your true colors.
Where the hell have you been? Sort of clueless aren't you? Have to be to make a stupid statement like that which shows just how little you have been paying attention to Palin.
Another dope to add to the "New Media". At this rate the "New Media" will end up looking like the MSM in the near future.
“We get it you are a Karl Rove hack, and you are VERY upset that Trump has guts unlike your spineless candidate. You are forgetting Ronald Reagans 11th Commandment. Even when a Republican I may not vote for (Newt Gingrich for instance), I still support them when they go after Obama. I dont defend Obama, like you do, and attack the person going after Obama.”
LOL. OH yes, I’m a big, big defender of Obama. You’ve got me. My, my, you’re such a gifted analyst. Amazing.
Re 11th commandment: you’re talking about the guy who said on TV that Bush should be impeached. And you’re pretending all conservatives should forget about that and support / defend him? Excuse me but that’s ridiculous.
|GAME ON! FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!|
Then he'd sound like every other politician. One of his virtues is he gives straight answers.
The less attention paid to the mainstream press the better! It does nothing but bow and scrape to Communism. The Democratic Party has become the Communist Party, the Republican Party is to the left of JFK, and if people don’t know that by now, we deserve what we will get.
I agree that Trump is an opportunist. However, he’s been talking about a lot more than just the BC issue. Here, take a gander, see if you can find all he’s been talking about vs what the MSM have been harping one:
True, but then he shouldn’t whine that this is what they’re focusing on. You can’t have your cake and eat it too; that goes even for someone like Donald Trump.
The disagreement is fairly strong, you might want to take note of that. Firing back (as you have done) at those that disagree must be some kind of whining, yes?
Great advice. Stop whining about media whining and, whatever you do, stop all talk about the “birther” issue. /s
The MSM is an enemy of conservatives. Don’t take advice from your enemy.
You think Bush was a Conservative??? LMAO! Yeah and I have a beach front property in Kansas to sell you.
You just attacked people that are going after Obama. I am perplexed you have the audacity to say you are not doing this? Once again double speak!
It’s obvious you are a Karl Rove hack. Like I said before thank you for showing us you true colors.
Oh, he has been talking about other issues - certainly - but the thing is that he’s also talked about the certificate. If he’d just refuse to answer questions about that for a couple of days and talk about other subjects, the media would have to spend attention to those other issues. It’s not rocket science.
Well said! You nailed it!
Trump’s running interference so Palin is smart enough to tuck right in behind and hang onto the ball. I hope Trump actually announces and runs just so he can keep up the ghetto beatdown on Barry.
OBVIOUSLY I GOT YOUR PANTIES IN WAD...
You are just like the heavy left media that gets all upset when you Conservatives want to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States by asking for Obama’s birth certificate. We are either a nation of laws or we are not.
Yes, because Trump’s numbers are in the tank, as are Palin’s. /sarc
What they really should do is stay above the fray and not respond. After all, that worked so well for GW Bush. /double sarc
Congratulations. In #42, you have both admitted I was right AND that I was the one paying attention.
Well done, and thank you for changing your opinion and your tone.
Who else would attack patriots Palin and Trump
except for such ilk.
Really good advice, for the current occupant of the WH.
They aren’t whining. They are merely stating the facts and there are still many out there who are dull of hearing.
Michael van der Galien should put on his big-boy pants and stop letting his mom dress him in little girl panties! So the next time she asks him to step into those flowery panties, Michael van der Galien should just say, “actually, I’d rather wear those boxers...”
Now, as silly as that is, I have no idea if your mom still dresses you. Just like you *CLEARLY* have no idea if Palin has ever “whined” about anything. There may have been daft wankers like yourself who whined *for* her, but I doubt very seriously you could point to any instance where Palin “whined” about anything.
I see what you are trying to do — urge conservatives to take charge of the narrative — but your mistake was calling the two biggest non-whiners, whiners. Scrap that miserable, indefensible little bloglet and start over. Next time, use Boehner or Graham or one of those spineless jokers and you just might be able to defend your meme.
I haven't heard Trump whine about his press coverage. The article was about Palins comments concerning the medias coverage of Trump.
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