Skip to comments.Sarah Palin and the Media: Who’s Laughing Now?
Posted on 06/01/2011 11:11:57 AM PDT by TheConservativeCitizen
THE MEDIA HATES COVERING PALIN AND SHE LOVES EVERY MINUTE OF IT - Remember Katie Courics gotcha interview with Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign? Its a safe bet that more than a few of the liberal media loons (I know, thats mostly redundant) were howling at their TV sets as they watched then-Governor Palin squirm as she attempted to answer questions that were obviously designed to trip her up.
What a difference a few years makes.
Sarah Palin may not have grown any more intelligent, (shes much smarter than the loons will ever admit anyway), but she sure has grown wiser. Shes obviously discovered that she can treat the sock puppets of the Obama Media Group any way she wants to. And better yet theres not a damn thing they can do about it. To add insult to injury, theyre forced to cover her whether they want to or not. To this end, Pallin got the last laugh and shes milking it with all the in-your-face gusto she can muster.
Whether or not Sarah Palin ultimately runs for president much less wins her partys nomination and goes on to beat Barack Obama in 2012 is beside the point Palin is forcing the mainstream media (as well as conservative and liberal politicians alike) to play by her terms this time and she loves it.
A first grader can see that Palin clearly loves the attention. That same first grader can also see that she hasnt forgotten the way she was treated by the press in 2008, (and every day since), and that she has a bit of a chip on her shoulder as a result which is fine by me.
While reporters for The New York Times, The Washington Post and Time magazine were left guessing when or where she might appear next Fox News host Greta Van Susteren announced Monday morning that she had secured an exclusive interview with Palin aboard the One Nation bus. Any doubt that she stiffed them on purpose? Nope.
In contrast, the CNN Express bus filled with reporters, camera operators, and producers sat in Gettysburg for hours Monday, not even sure she was coming. What a shame that they couldnt be joined by the MSNBC bus that is, if they can afford one.
So, do reporters who are being forced to follow Palin around feel used and manipulated?
Ya think? said an NBC producer who was among those who waited for hours at Mount Vernon. When the bus tour finally stopped there, Palin slipped away without making an appearance. Used and manipulated, huh? Welcome to the club, pal.
Times Jay Newton-Small, who has covered Sarah Palin for several years, has a different take on the goings-on:
Congratulations, Sarah Palin, you have turned the Washington press corps into a bunch of paparazzi stalking your every move.
As for Palins take on the whole thing, she believes that many in the press will twist her words and portray her in a negative light anyway, so as far as shes concerned, why should she help them do it?
In a recent interview, Palin explained her strategy:
I think to start with, we ignore some of these reporters and their requests for us to comment and be interviewed. We know going in what they are going to do to us to as conservatives so why participate in their game?
Message to left-wing loons: Is this not eerily reminiscent of the White Houses refusal to allow the Boston Herald access to Obama recently, because of the papers unfair coverage of the president? Just because your president has a problem with hypocrisy doesnt mean that you must have one too be honest with yourself, youll feel better.
As I was writing this article, I was reminded of Ronald Reagan. The Gipper had a unique ability to speak directly to the American people over and around the mainstream media. He did it because he knew that the most effective way to make sure his message got to the American people- uncut, unbiased, and un-analyzed was to deliver it personally.
While Sarah Palin understandably has a bone to pick with the mainstream media for the way they have treated her and her family as well she has learned her lesson:
Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.
To paraphrase The Who, she wont get fooled again. Not by the Obama Media Group anyway.
Palin has shown there are significant benefits when you ignore the mainstream media and just do things your own way.
Here’s hoping many will follow her lead.
The hissy fit the media is throwing is quite funny. Sarah has them eating out of her hand. Better get used to it media. Actions have consequenses, bash her for years and then exepct her to give you stories on a platter is irrational.
In the clip linked below she goes over to the local press and answers a few questions (including one on the Dream Act) while signing a book for a fan. And teaches Piper a lesson in politeness by making her apologize for her actions blocking a reporter yesterday (see the flowers given to two reporters).
Instead, she should schedule some event similar to this "One Nation Tour."
Let them have their dumb little "debates." Sarah has better things to share with the American People who will elect her President in 2012.
Facebook and Twitter are a big help in this regard which prior pols never had the luxury of using. With those two she can reach many unfiltered by the nattering nabobs.
I agree with working only with local media, but I still wouldn’t give even them an itinerary. If they get lucky, they get the scoop. Period.
Oh and add her youtube channel to the mix as well.
This is just hilarious!
The MSM made their own bed. Now they can fight for what little scraps Palin allows them to have! Probably the most galling aspect to the MSM is that Palin gets to speak to the people without the MSM filters & translators! Absolutely fantastic!
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