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Airing Anti-Palin Bilge at NBC
Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2011 | Brent Bozell

Posted on 09/21/2011 4:43:56 AM PDT by Kaslin

Twenty years ago, NBC's "Today" devoted three days of interviews to the insufferable Kitty Kelley, who unspooled baseless allegations against Nancy Reagan, like her supposed love affair with Frank Sinatra. That kind of tabloid bilge belched back up the garbage disposal on Sept. 16, when "Today" promoted the new Palin-bashing book "The Rogue," by leftist author Joe McGinniss.

NBC doesn't have an evidence standard when its conservatives are being gored. With liberals, it's a different story. NBC didn't give a second to McGinniss after liberals roundly condemned him in 1993 for his Ted Kennedy book "The Last Brother." In 1996, after the Clinton White House complained, "Dateline NBC" canceled an interview with author and former Secret Service agent Gary Aldrich on his anti-Clinton book "Unlimited Access."

This time, McGinniss was out to destroy Sarah Palin, and NBC reporter Savannah Guthrie rolled out the red carpet. McGinniss called Palin "An utter fraud. An absolute and utter fraud." Guthrie added: "You called her a tenth-grade mean girl." McGinniss insisted "those are kind words compared to a lot of what you would hear in Wasilla...the people who know her best like her least."

Who are "the people"? When the target is a conservative, NBC's "news" programs clearly don't find it necessary to prove damaging personal charges from anonymous character assassins before spreading them. Guthrie enabled McGinniss as the personal attacks mounted. "He accuses the famed hockey mom of using her children as props and reports she was not much of a mother at all." She was "virtually nonexistent as a mother," insisted McGinniss. Guthrie also forwards that Todd and Sarah Palin were "fighting incessantly and threatening divorce."

The Palins also used cocaine, according to the NBC manure-spreaders. Guthrie touted: "Another bombshell, McGinniss writes that both Todd and Sarah have used cocaine in the past, a claim that has not been verified. How do you substantiate something like that?"

Better question: If it isn't verified, why the hell did you report it?

McGinniss replied: "Well, you talk to somebody who snorted it with her, and you talk to many of Todd's friends who describe him as having been on the end of the straw frequently in his youth. I'm not saying that Todd and Sarah Palin today abuse cocaine or even use it. But there's no question that they both did at one point in their lives."

Who are these "many friends"? How about naming just...one?

How are liberals treated when the story deals with drugs? On Dec. 14, 2007, this same NBC program put on the shame-shame faces when one of Hillary Clinton's campaign co-chairmen resigned after suggesting "Republicans could attack Obama for using drugs." His source?

That would be Obama's 1995 memoir "Dreams from My Father," page 93, about his high school years and cocaine: "Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it."

Still Hillary Clinton was scolded and had to apologize. In an Andrea Mitchell report, NBC replayed a clip of a 2004 interview when Tom Brokaw asked Obama if Republicans could exploit it, and Obama dismissed it: "They already have." Mitchell said the American people didn't like these stories: "Clinton allies have been openly frustrated that people are not paying more attention to Obama's teenage drug use. And their problem now is that that is exactly the kind of politics that Iowans say they don't like."

But that "kind of politics" is fair game for the GOP -- even when Sarah Palin isn't currently running for anything.

After Mitchell's report on Clinton's apology, the late Tim Russert even mourned the lack of journalistic ethics: "But the difference is, there used to be more of a filter. Now with so many media outlets, this explosion of the information spectrum with cable and radio and the Internet, little things like this suddenly explode because, they're, quote, 'in play.' And we're talking about it this morning." This line is a sick joke when you look at the network promotion of hatchet-job authors like Kelley and McGinniss.

NBC's Guthrie also helped champion McGinniss' claim that Palin slept with a pro-basketball star: "McGinniss also quotes friends who speak of a sexual encounter Palin had with basketball star Glen Rice in 1987, while she was a sports reporter for a local Anchorage station, prior to her marriage." Who needs proof of Palin's romances at 23?

Then Guthrie wrapped up: "McGinniss portrays Palin as hands off when it came to governing Alaska, but a ruthless political opportunist who crushed her enemies and rarely lived up to the fiscal conservative image she championed." He said "At best, she's a hypocrite...At worst, she's a vindictive hypocrite."

Truer words were never spoken...if they were applied to the news manufacturers at NBC.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: msdnc; nbc4obama; nbcservesdnc; notaxes4ge; palin; sarahpalin
NBC as in Nothing But Crap
1 posted on 09/21/2011 4:43:58 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Rational Thought; kara2008; Immerito; Students4Palin; Ladysmith; EnglishCon; thouworm; ...

(((((PING)))))


2 posted on 09/21/2011 4:46:24 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Kaslin
Nothing But Crap has been "too busy" with this kind of "news" to ever have mentioned Fast and Furious, a scandal that is worse than Watergate times IranContra.

They are just part of the MSM Pravda Press.


3 posted on 09/21/2011 4:47:26 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Kaslin

Bozell has a gift for metaphor.


4 posted on 09/21/2011 4:48:58 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Big Brother is not a person. Big Brother is the Federal Government.)
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To: Kaslin

Ok, let’s say it’s true Palin used coke and slept with a black guy and least she stopped unlike obama who has not.


5 posted on 09/21/2011 4:54:11 AM PDT by svcw (Do liberals get brain freeze if they eat ice cream to fast? (probably not, no brains))
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To: Travis McGee

I can never understand why anyone watches that channel


6 posted on 09/21/2011 4:56:50 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Where’s the story about obama’s drug use? Even today he looks like a former crackhead. National barak channel angry she is polling within 5. I don’t watch anything on NBC or it’s affiliates. It’s been a couple of years now. That’s the one network I go out of my way to boycott.


7 posted on 09/21/2011 4:57:15 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Kaslin; Jim Robinson
Sarah Louise Palin

Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Charles R Heath, born in ID
Sarah Sheeran, born in WI

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!

8 posted on 09/21/2011 4:57:21 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Kaslin

Yet people still criticize Sarah for delaying her announcement?


9 posted on 09/21/2011 4:59:51 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Kaslin

The liberal media is sickening and disgusting. They are an army of leftist out there doing propaganda for their side. Why do good people even watch the “nightly news”? I haven’t watched the SH*T for at least 10 years. It is 100% propaganda 100% of the time.

This story actually made me feel slightly ill, to think what they get away with on a routine basis and how disgusting and evil they are.


10 posted on 09/21/2011 5:04:27 AM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: Kaslin
NBC as in Nothing But Crap

Normally Bashing Conservatives.

11 posted on 09/21/2011 5:09:20 AM PDT by Campion ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies when they become fashions." -- GKC)
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this book will soon be in the bargain bin. didnt see the interview though.....were the vehement denials by todd and sarah brought up?


12 posted on 09/21/2011 5:12:46 AM PDT by raygunfan
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To: jersey117
I think that's the only broadly effective answer to slime merchants: don't patronize them. In my household, we refuse to watch any NBC programming, and MSNBC is blocked. We also refuse to buy any products made by (parent company) General Electric.

As for the Palins, I hope they sue McGinness for defamation and NBC for libel.

13 posted on 09/21/2011 5:18:43 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Kaslin

I sometimes see it in passing and watch for comic relief, but it hits my gag reflex pretty fast.


14 posted on 09/21/2011 5:31:57 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Kaslin

Does anybody expect more from GE TV?

Pray for America


15 posted on 09/21/2011 5:32:29 AM PDT by bray (Palin is hated by the establishment of both Parties. Winner!)
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To: Kaslin

God be merciful to me a sinner because I wish harm on all these folks that are attacking Sarah


16 posted on 09/21/2011 5:33:57 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (`SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: svcw
Ok, let’s say it’s true

But when there's no credible evidence, why even give the premise the time of day? Accepting the premise just gives credence to the whole package, just gives them permission to make up anything and offer it without proof and as long as there is some way to trivialize it we won't challenge it? No! Demand strict proof or treat it as false. No more free ride for the "death by a thousand small cuts" lie.

17 posted on 09/21/2011 5:34:38 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Kaslin
Then Guthrie wrapped up: "McGinniss portrays Palin as hands off when it came to governing Alaska, but a ruthless political opportunist who crushed her enemies and rarely lived up to the fiscal conservative image she championed." The trouble for Joe is that we have thousands of Sarah's emails that completely refute his portrayal.
18 posted on 09/21/2011 5:37:07 AM PDT by RightFighter (Now back to my war station.)
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To: Springfield Reformer

The claim about Glen Rice is based on racism, pure and simple, and McGinnis should be called out on it. Honestly, who cares? Only a racist would.


19 posted on 09/21/2011 5:39:34 AM PDT by RightFighter (Now back to my war station.)
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To: Springfield Reformer

Ok, the rest of the statement should have made it clear I was being sarcastic.


20 posted on 09/21/2011 5:49:50 AM PDT by svcw (Do liberals get brain freeze if they eat ice cream to fast? (probably not, no brains))
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To: Kaslin

Propaganda.


21 posted on 09/21/2011 5:51:00 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Today, I will only post in one word answers.)
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To: Travis McGee

True!


22 posted on 09/21/2011 5:52:49 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Today, I will only post in one word answers.)
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To: Kaslin

The idiots are desperate and using the same outdated playbook from 2008. The idiots are also too blind to realize that they are following the same trash playbook that thoroughly inoculated Clinton and got him elected in 1992, and are now just adding fuel to the fire. A fire that will ultimately consume them and finally drive them out of office in 2012.


23 posted on 09/21/2011 5:59:10 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: Kaslin

When NBC put Michael Isikoff on the air, it exposed their left wing bone fides once and for all.


24 posted on 09/21/2011 6:00:22 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I want a Triple A president for our Triple A country)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
When NBC put Michael Isikoff on the air, it exposed their left wing bone fides once and for all.

Yep.. that same Michael Isikoff who knowingly falsified a story about American troops flushing korans down GITMO toilets. He is directly responsible for hundreds of deaths and additional risk to our troops in Afghanistan. That seditious bastard KNEW the muzzie baboons would go rabid over that story, and he pushed it anyway. NOBODY can EVER convince me the leftard loons don't seek the outright destruction of this country.

25 posted on 09/21/2011 6:11:46 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: svcw

“Ok, let’s say it’s true Palin used coke and slept with a black guy and least she stopped unlike obama who has not.”

So true...lol


26 posted on 09/21/2011 6:50:22 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Kaslin
AP/Reuters ~ NBC reporter Savannah Guthrie was seen having illicit relations with several inebriated Mongol gang members while noted author Joe McGinnis gave "lip service" to several others, friends of both are quoted as having watched in horror.

According to very reliable friends of both the shameless sex addicts, "It doesn't matter whether they're male or female, if there's two or twenty, or whether they ring the front doorbell or come in through the "garage," "Joe blow" and "Sassy Savvy" are always up for a party."

Joe reportedly started seeking the comfort of other men, preferably ethnic exotics, after his mother and grandmother used him for 'social experiments' up until his teen years.

People closest to her say that Guthrie has no explanation for her depravity other than, "Hey, if that's what lights up your party tree, right?"

In fact, it is this frequent refrain that has friends referring to her as "Savvy, the "burning bush.""

Wow. Who knew. Read it on the internet.

;^\

27 posted on 09/21/2011 7:07:01 AM PDT by Gargantua ("I'm only voting for Palin because I can't run for President..." (_8(|) Doh!!!)
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To: samtheman
Why do good people even watch the “nightly news”? I haven’t watched the SH*T for at least 10 years. It is 100% propaganda 100% of the time.

Got to know what the enemy is saying and thinking, otherwise you can't counter it. That means watching them actively and closely. Not passively sitting there and letting them lull you with stories and half truths, but really listening and looking for motive.

Of course, in this case the motive pretty much jumps out of the screen and rips your nose off ....

28 posted on 09/21/2011 7:17:08 AM PDT by EnglishCon
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To: Kaslin
This time, McGinniss was out to destroy Sarah Palin, and NBC reporter Savannah Guthrie rolled out the red carpet.

NBC is going to discover that it's easier to throw credibility away - than to get it back.

29 posted on 09/21/2011 12:20:14 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: Kaslin

Why Palin Resigned, A Choice Between Destruction and Progression
http://bit.ly/pzMSmz


30 posted on 09/21/2011 4:20:01 PM PDT by GlockLady (Ah Sarah! You make us SOBs proud.)
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To: Kaslin

Best way to treat this garbage is to ignore it, IMO.


31 posted on 09/21/2011 5:18:25 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Another Maryland girl for Palin in 2012)
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