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NY Daily News Awards Sarah Palin One of the Year’s Worst Celebrity Parents
Newsbusters ^ | 12/23/2009 | Rusty Weiss

Posted on 12/23/2009 7:21:25 PM PST by SeekAndFind

The New York Daily News is demonstrating that PDA's (Palin Derangement Awards) just never go out of style - celebrating yet another triumph in liberal media condescension by judging Sarah Palin to be one of 2009's worst celebrity parents. Palin shares the limelight with the selfless and humble parents of the balloon boy, David Hasselhoff, the Pez dispenser emulating Octomom, and Courtney Love.

Having recently secured Politifact's ‘Lie of the Year', in which one is seemingly bestowed the honor of liar simply for pointing out obvious questions involving a so-called ‘death panel' known as the Independent Medicare Advisory Board - (In other words, ‘Lie of the Year' translates to ‘Questions We'd Rather You Didn't Ask') - Palin finds herself with little time to celebrate.

So, in a quick turnaround from the high that is winning a prestigious award from a non-fact-checking fact-checking Web site, Palin finds herself having to hastily accept the honor of Worst Celebrity Parent.

And what does the New York Daily News base this label on? A quote from the attention deprived Levi Johnston, who once claimed in a Vanity Fair interview that Palin referred to her baby Trig as being ‘the retarded baby'.

The Daily News recalls Johnston's remarks...

"Sarah would call Trig 'my little Down's baby ...,'" Johnston said. "She would come over and sometimes say, playing around, 'No, I don't want the retarded baby - I want the other one,' and pick up Tripp [Bristol and Johnston's son]."

Palin denied the claim, saying, "We ... are appalled at the inflammatory statements being made or implied."

Ignore for a moment the credibility factor covered by the Anchorage Daily News.

Ignore for a moment that Maggie Rodriguez, who's CBS Early Show had a month's long fascination with Johnston this past fall, found herself very skeptical of these claims. In her interview (emphasis mine), she asked him if he can ‘understand why that's really hard to believe that a mother would say that?'

Ignore for a moment her co-host Harry Smith asking, "Because you've met him, you've interviewed him. Does he seem like - seem credible to you?" To which Rodriguez simply replied, "I don't know. How could I possibly answer that?"

Okay, on second thought, don't ignore those at all...

What is difficult to ignore from the Vanity Fair article are some statements from Johnston which are, shall we say, lies of the year.

In the aforementioned Daily News excerpt, there is mention that the Palin's didn't do much in the way of cooking.

"Johnston also claimed that neither Palin nor her husband, Todd, did much cooking, and that the kids cooked, cleaned and did the laundry."

Levi had apparently forgotten an Esquire article in which he receives a marinating lesson from Palin:

Sarah "pulls a roast out of the refrigerator and calls Levi over and starts showing him how to marinate it. "Now, Levi, look, I'm gonna put this stuff in here..."

And

Sarah turns and looks back over her shoulder at Levi, who's peering uncertainly into the oven. "Is it cooking, Levi?" she asks.

Not to mention the interview with Greta Van Susteren which aired nationally, showing Palin's penchant for cooking.

Daniel Terrapin of the Web site Conservatives4Palin has a fantastic piece debunking several of the tall tales coming from the gaping black hole of misinformation known as Levi Johnston's mouth. Among the Levi lies uncovered are:

* An alleged scheme in which Palin made statements about potentially adopting Bristol's baby. * An interview with Larry King in which he claims to have voted for Sarah Palin, but was never registered in time. * Claims that Sarah Plain isn't the outdoorswoman she'd like people to believe, accompanied by several pictures and videos of the former Alaska governor hunting and fishing.

There's much more to dissect in the Terrapin article.

So what we have here is Ricky Hollywood, model for Playgirl, begging for a few extra minutes of fame like a desperate reality TV star, and fabricating blatant lies about Sarah Palin at every turn. All of which was apparently enough for the Daily News to smear Palin with another PDA.

Oh, and by the way, Levi is a parent.

Worst celebrity parent indeed. The Daily News just happened to pick the wrong one.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2009review; celebrityparent; dailynews; liberalmedia; manoftheyear; pds; sarahpalin; worst

1 posted on 12/23/2009 7:21:26 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The idiocy of the lamestream media never ceases to amaze me. They know Obama is finished, that is why they are in full attack mode


2 posted on 12/23/2009 7:25:20 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind

As if Levi has one ounce of credibility. Larry Sinclair has more credibility.


3 posted on 12/23/2009 7:26:53 PM PST by Always Right
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To: SeekAndFind

Attacking her as a parent, is attacking her kids again.

I am so fluckin fed up!!

With the media and Obama and his bully thugocracy.


4 posted on 12/23/2009 7:27:29 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Still, a question, don’t the gay guys and gals who run the New York Daily News rent their children from NYC social services?


5 posted on 12/23/2009 7:29:11 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Not sure..but they all suck on Obama’s nuts that’s for sure


6 posted on 12/23/2009 7:29:39 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Freddd

They will never let up. Its like Bernie Goldberg said many months ago, by this time in 2012, all Obama will have left is the media


7 posted on 12/23/2009 7:30:23 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind

Who gives a flying (*%$ what they think. Just more infantile gibberish from the enlightened tollerant crowd.


8 posted on 12/23/2009 7:32:06 PM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The Daily News has been loosing circulation, sales and profits for years. Without Mort Zuckerman’s philanthropy, the Daily News would be out of busininess. They are so far left, their subscribers have been fleeing for years, even in liberal New York. They'd better hope Zuckerman continues to be in good mood next year.
9 posted on 12/23/2009 7:38:22 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: SeekAndFind

I vote for Obamsky and the linebacker he married. They have a Christmas tree that features a likeness of a mass murderer of 54 million men, women and children. Worst parents EVER would be about right.


10 posted on 12/23/2009 7:38:53 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: SeekAndFind

NY Daily News: FOAD! :-)

It had to be said...

Palin 2012!


11 posted on 12/23/2009 7:41:21 PM PST by PreciousLiberty (In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they're not.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I find it difficult to believe a guy who is out getting naked for a magazine shoot, while his baby son sits at home saying, “Where Daddy?”


12 posted on 12/23/2009 7:44:07 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (Jim Thompson boycotts CPAC, so *I* boycott CPAC.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They are afraid. They are very, very afraid.


13 posted on 12/23/2009 7:44:09 PM PST by Exit148 (Loose Change Founder. A little goes a long way!)
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To: Always Right

Since the media is fair and balanced I guess they will be devoting a full week of interviews with Larry Sinclare. I won’t hold my breath.


14 posted on 12/23/2009 7:54:54 PM PST by peeps36 (Democrats Don't Need No Stinking Input From You Little People)
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To: SeekAndFind
The mainstream media is angry because Sarah did not abort her baby. A good mother in the view of the NY Daily is one that promotes pedophilia and homosexuality, and that a good mother aborts her child if there is something wrong with it. A perfect liberal/progressive mother will give birth to a transgendered child. For the MSM a child that is confused about its sexuality is better than Jesus. Real mothers, according to the liberals, is one that is high on drugs most of the day and hates religion.
15 posted on 12/23/2009 7:57:05 PM PST by Nosterrex
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16 posted on 12/23/2009 8:01:53 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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She’s raised five kids and the oldest serves in the military.

Why don’t you flakes go in a corner and chew on your toenails for a while?


17 posted on 12/23/2009 8:08:01 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sarah sure scares these morons....love it!!


18 posted on 12/23/2009 8:09:08 PM PST by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: SeekAndFind

Happiness is an unemployed journalist.


19 posted on 12/23/2009 8:17:09 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: Nosterrex

Yep.. if she aborted her baby, divorced Todd, had Bristol pose nude and her son was gay then she would be a ‘beloved progressive’.


20 posted on 12/23/2009 8:35:34 PM PST by tflabo
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To: tflabo
Yep.. if she aborted her baby, divorced Todd, had Bristol pose nude and her son was gay then she would be a ‘beloved progressive’.

Not enough. She has to switch to becoming a Democrat. Only then can she be "beloved".
21 posted on 12/23/2009 8:58:12 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
The talentless, hateful perverts in the QueerMedia despise the STILL dominant mode of relationships in the US, that of monogamous heterosexuality.

Along with the undeniable fact that Sarah and Todd Palin are exemplary representatives of the traditional nuclear family, is Sarah's unparalleled charisma. A catalyst that will motivate the dominant conservative base, which still makes up the majority of the American population

22 posted on 12/23/2009 9:07:01 PM PST by EyeGuy
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