Skip to comments.Sarah Palin at RightOnline Conference on Matt Drudge
Posted on 06/17/2012 1:01:45 PM PDT by iowamark
"The new media rose up precisely because the old media failed to tell the truth. That very first new media breakthrough was about 15 years ago when this lowly little store clerk in a lowly little apartment equipped with his computer and a modem broke one of the biggest stories of the decade. His name was Matt Drudge and the rest is history.
And in hindsight, we see that the story he broke was more than just a president having an affair. To me it was much, much more than that. It was about a major old media publication that had spiked the story eleven times. And they knew all about it. Eleven times! Not just once to check their facts. Not twice just to double-check. Eleven times they spiked the story. Why? Because as charter members of that Democrat Media Complex they were protecting their guy.
So, when a fellow with a modem and a website found out about this, he decided to tell the truth they refused to tell. And oh how that old media cried foul and they howled. They denounced Drudge as irresponsible and unprofessional and even dangerous and anti-everything from motherhood to apple pie. How dare that nobody from nowhere without a degree or a pedigree try to influence the national discourse. But the real reason they feared him was because he wasn't beholden to the old media's machine and the Thought Police. Unshackled, he was free.
And a few months later, Drudge got to speak at the National Press Club in DC. He predicted the future in his speech there. He said, "We have entered an era vibrating with the din of small voices. Every citizen can be a reporter, can take on the powers that be....I envision a future where there'll be 300 million reporters, where anyone from anywhere can report for any reason. It's freedom of participation absolutely realized."
Thus the birth of citizen journalism, and you are the future he predicted!"
Sarah is giving quite a few speeches, ranging from good to excellent. I just hope and pray that she will have more impact in this role than in the role I wanted for her.
I watched the whole video (from another thread). It is worth the look. She covers a lot of good points. She also lauds the appearance of Matt Drudge via the Monica Lewinsky scandal. (I said this a decade ago-Drudge showing this spiked story was a watershed event for the new media). She also said in so many words that the DNC is the enemy but the main stream media is actually the target.
She looks hotter than ever in that video.
It’s good to review this history.
Yes, Drudge broke the Lewinsky story. After the fact, we learned that the Washington Post and Newsweek magazine had the story, but were sitting on it.
This part of the story is not publicized very often, but it bears repeating, that the MSM had the Lewinsky story, but decided not to publish it.
Just ask ourselves — if a scandal such as the Lewinsky story were happening to a Republican politician, would the MSM have shown such restraint????
Heck, remember the N.Y. Times did a series of front page stories speculating about the parentage of Sarah Palin’s baby. Their sources for this story? Internet blogs. Would the esteemed gray lady of journalism have gone with a story about any major Democrat’s baby, based on source documents being internet blog crapola?????
Beautiful faces in designer rims won’t save this nation. It’s over. The interest on the debt cannot be serviced. Alpha Centauri is closer in light years. They won. We are a pauper nation.
Every other Sarah Palin video on the same page is negative. Is this automatic for You Tube?
yes she does, the sun tan suits her well
(Posting on behalf of Onyx, who's away for a bit .. ;)
Yep, ole Matt is a regular Butterfly Effect.
Everything can change in a blink of an eye. When it comes—it will come fast. mark my words.
Maybe, just Maybe, after Romney crashes and burns this time around (and if the country survives intact) than we will have enough clout with the GOP to get Sarah nominated. If we don't have enough clout than its time to kick them into the ash heap next to the Whig Party and we Nominate Sarah anyway!
Go Sarah, Go!
And she does look even better with that Tan!
I'm down for that!
Drudge is not a favorite but I’ve watched this video five times now. Now I suppose I need to go to confession. Don’t know that I’ve ever seen her look better. Smokin’ !!!!
BTTT! Sarah Palin delivers for the conservative cause once more!!