Skip to comments.Media Lies About Sarah Palin Korea Comments (Global Hit on Palin)
Posted on 11/25/2010 8:41:56 AM PST by kristinn
A hit piece by a liberal blogger about a slip of the tongue by Sarah Palin regarding the crisis on the Korean peninsula has become an international news story that is being spun to impugn Palin's credibility as a potential presidential candidate.
Palin has been dishonestly quoted out of context in dozens of articles and broadcast reports as saying on the Glenn Beck radio show on Wednesday, "We gotta stand with our North Korean allies."
Here, in context, is what Palin actually said (transcription by Kristinn):
Glen Beck: "Sarah you said, you said in the last few days that you are considering a run for president. And uh, polls show that you would probably win the Republican nomination. How would you handle a situation like just developed in, in North Korea?"
Palin: "Well, North Korea, this is stemming from I think a greater problem when we're all sittin' around asking, "Oh no, what are we gonna do?" and we're not having a lot of faith that the White House is gonna come out with a strong enough policy to, um, sanction what it is that North Korea is gonna do. So this speaks to a bigger picture here that certainly scares me in terms our national security policies. But obviously, gotta stand with our North Korean allies. We're bound to by, by treaty."
Beck: "South Korea."
Palin: "We're also bound by, yeah, we're also bound by prudence to stand with our, our South Korean allies. Yes. And, uh, you know to remind North Korea, well, we're not gonna reward bad behavior and we're not gonna walk away. And we do need to press China to do more to increase the pressure on North Korea."
The smear started with liberal blogger Oliver Willis who posted an entry with the title, AUDIO: Sarah Palin: "We Gotta Stand With Our North Korean Allies. The blog post did not transcribe Palin's interview with Beck, it just had a snarky comment, "Genius. Absolute genius. When Glenn Beck is correcting you on foreign policy, well genius."
Willis included the audio clip in his post which this transcription is based on. As can be seen, it was a simple slip of the tongue. But, because of how Willis disingenuously framed it, the slip has become "truth" to once again be used to smear Palin as ignorant of foreign affairs.
The hit piece was picked up by Mediaite, a site founded by former MSNBCer Dan Abrams, which titled their hit piece, Sarah Palin - North Korean Allies.
Mediaite also posted the audio clip. But even with the evidence that the comment was clearly a slip of the tongue, Mediaite smeared Palin as ignorant by quoting her out of context rather than publishing the entire exchange with Beck.
For good measure, Mediaite brought back a previous smear of Palin that claimed in 2008 when she was selected to be John McCain's running mate she did not know Korea was divided between North and South.
The Weekly Standard came to Palin's defense last night with a piece that chided her critics for the smear.
That did not stop the smear from going global, however. A Google News search shows nearly one hundred articles accusing Palin of not knowing that South Korea is our ally.
Wire services, broadcast networks and newspapers across America and the globe have gleefully picked up the smear.
The BBC piled on today with an article that said, "Her slip of the tongue over North Korea will provide more ammunition for critics who say she doesn't have sufficient knowledge or experience for high office."
The Times of India headlined their article, Sarah Palin's Latest Verbal Gaffe - North Korea an Ally.
It is a testament to Palin's global reach and influence that such a simple slip would garner worldwide headlines and be used by her enemies here and abroad to smear her.
However, the truth must be told and the media once more shamed for their duplicitious reporting.
i shall forward this out to all my friends in the 57 states...
And this is true in all 57 states!
So far, Sarah's the only potential presidential candidate who's had the guts to take them on.
Not to worry. The media will be on Barry Hussein’s â57 states.â and âMy Muslim faithâ slip-ups. Wait .....they weren’t slip-ups.
Face it....the ballot box can no longer save us.
And let’s not forget “...my Muslim faith.” Or,Austria’s language - Austrian!
That’s ok, this episode is ‘flushing out’ all the enemies of the Republic. Those that want to support the traitor in the White House and his destructive policies on our country.
They are all fools. They want to perpetuate a direction that will destroy what this country is all about. To me, that is a “traitor” in every sense of the word. No different than a Communist, a Fascist, a Socialist or a National Socialist.
I spit on them, and everything that they stand for.
No matter what they say, no matter what they do. Their plaints will fall on deaf ears. IF she declares she has my vote AND my money to its maximum legal extreme (bending the rules, even).
Just like with the terrorists. We have to be right 100% of the time.
Sheesh, she’s human.
It is easy to see how someone could think North Korea is an ally when you consider the amount of time Bill Richardson, Madame Halfbright and Jimmah Cahtah spend there sucking up to the North Koreans. North Korea is Bill Richardson’s second home. Without help from Richardson, Halfbright and Cahtah, the North Koreans wouldn’t have a nuclear weapons program.
I would leave this to her Secretary of State-designate John Bolton to feed the press with.
It is a very touchy situation right now that is immensely complex and goes back 60 years. Woe to those who tread lightly without the appropriate deep study of the Korean Peninsula strategy.
The best way for Sarah Palin to get this stuff is to COME OUT HERE.
Put on a thick duty jacket with ear muffs, a cool $400 bincular set and peer into North Korea at the south end of the MDL. She is a good listener in the field, and one day on the ground with our troops in the ROK and our South Korean allies would have her come away with a much better grasp of the issue and would be mobbing her for authographs and photos. Consider former Governor Reagan. He used so much of 1978 and 1979 to visit overseas for international prep., prior to engaging full time in 1980 domestically for the election. NOW is the time for Sarah to come to Asia, Korean Peninsula, Japan, etc. on these important study trips and coutesy calls at the highest level of Asian government and politics.
Oh well, that’s the News Corpse for ya.
Yeah! Wish I could witness it. I used to work with a couple of insane liberals. One got laid off with me about two years ago, and is still looking for work. Her unemployment should finally be running out. Can't say I'm tearing up about it.
She probably doesn’t even know that our traslators in Iraq would have been better deployed in Afghanistan.
At least she wasn’t getting confused about her religion. Kinda hard to convince the American people that you are not a Muslim when you speak about your Muslim faith and have to be corrected by George Stepinafullstuff.
How about if President John Bolton assigned VP Palin to handle this?
At least she wouldn't need a teleprompter.
You just counter the lies at the watercooler and on facebook with the facts....
She got the relationship correct just 8 seconds and one sentence prior to the obvious misstatement.
Liberals are children living in a fantasy land of lies to deny their acceptance of evil...big govt. socialism.
Palin’s greatest asset, and ours as well, is that she is in the heads of so many people. Her best service to our cause is to continue as a commentator, and someone who will stand and say things that could not be said by a president of all the people, to speak poignant truths. But I would vote for her if she runs... personally, I think she wields more power from her position as a mom and stateswoman.
Yes, I’m sure Gov Palin knows that North Korea is not our ally. But leaders and potential leaders must try to stop and think before they speak, especially when we are talking about 2 countries on the brink of war.
I have stated previously that when it comes to International References Sarah might allude to she needs to be spot on as what is happening now is exactly what would occur. Media would run with it. She will not be given even an inch for common errors all other politicians make....they are out for her and it is obvious so now, even on the International Stage. It was said, "Whoever controls the media controls the world". And much truth to how they will always frame what's spoken to advance their cause....which is uniting Sovereign Countries under Global Governance. Sarah Palin is in the way of this agenda in their eyes. She is all about our Sovereignty...and so am I.
I am a huge Sarah fan. Having said that I cringed when she had this brain freeze on Beck and it is an indication that she has work to do. I do not know who is advising her but my advise would be, slow down, fully engage brain then engage mouth. Speed of response in not an indicator of thoughtfulness. Its pretty clear she hasnt thought about the Korean issue and her answer was incoherent.
If she learns to overcome her urge to to respond, then think, she will kick their butts all the way to the white house. if not, she will be easily marginalized.
There will always be people who think Sarah Palin is stupid.
That is only because they are not smart enough to understand what she says and what she is.
I heard that interview in its entirety and what impressed me most was that it was totally off the cuff, a real person speaking her mind and she was right on track on every topic they discussed.
The real issue is (or should be) that her response to a very specific question on an issue of global importance was sophomoric smoke and lacking any substance that would indicate a grasp of the long on-going situation.
"Stand by our allies" just doesn't cut it...not from somebody who says she could beat the incumbant.
ON the other hand, don’t we continually bring up his “57 states” quote, and his “muslim faith” quote, even though we know they were both gaffes?
It’s absurd for a major news outlet not to delve into the actual facts of a matter; but it would be silly to believe Palin’s critics won’t quote this for the next two years, just as we will quote Obama’s gaffes until he’s no longer President.
I see you are a real fan.
I am so impressed.
And thankful for you undying support.
Ahhh. The enemedia strikes again.
Don’t they know that the more they go after Sarah, the stronger she gets?
She still has time. But given the popular opinion of her, she needs to get on top of this, or she’ll never overcome the negatives.
Not a good idea to compare Palin to Obama. He’s so low on the scale of standards it brings her down. Most anyone could excell beyond Bo.
And lets not forget ...my Muslim faith. Or,Austrias language - Austrian!
The Press Corpse never repeats these things though.
As the Weekly Standard reports....this only MAKES HER CRITICS LOOK STUPID:
Some of Palin’s usual antagonists are going nuts over this slip of the tongue, but they don’t point out that she correctly identified North Korea as our enemy literally 8 seconds before the mix-up: “We’re not having a lot of faith the White House is going to come out with a strong enough policy to sanction what it is that North Korea is going to do.”
I'd let the 57 states thing go, if it were not for there being 57 muslim states in the world. Nope, too weird to let this one go like that.
Spot on, FRiend.
I’m a big Palin supporter, but she needs some brushing up.
Too bad the 10,000 people killed by a tornado in the city of Greensburg, Kansas (population 1574) won’t be able to read the refudiation. There weren’t enough corpsemen in the whole state to deal with a tragedy of that magnitude.
Different kind of gaffe as I see it, I've been given to understand that there are 57 states. Muslim states. And that ties into the belief that he is muslim
Do your friends include any corpse-men?
More evidence that the MSN is has above all things, a single political party strategy. Fascism was born from this idea and in today media it thrives.
It could not matter that ALL of 0bama’s records are hidden, any stupid thing he says (57 states, My Muslim faith, etc) are totally ignored - but when the leading Conservative figure makes a misstatement that she immediately revises they descend upon her like moths drawn to the white flame to impugn her with their utmost in insult.
And lets also NOT overlook the constant amount of completely stupid comments made by the Vice President and how the MSN continues to ignore ANY of that.
There is zero equity when to comes to such how the Press approaches misstatements.
“The real issue is (or should be) that her response to a very specific question on an issue of global importance was sophomoric smoke and lacking any substance that would indicate a grasp of the long on-going situation.
“Stand by our allies” just doesn’t cut it...not from somebody who says she could beat the incumbant.”
I read the transcript. It doesn’t seem to make much sense even without the slip.
“we do need to press China to do more to increase pressure on that arena. “
huh? If we can’t pressure NK directly then how will be able to pressure China to put pressure on them?
This is the kind of mistake that everyone makes and the polite thing to do is ignore it. Obama may have been thinking about the 57 Muslim states, but I'm positive he knows there are 50 U.S. states. I'll bet even you know that. While Obama’s Freudian slip about his “Muslim faith”, was hilarious, I know that he meant to lie (any real Christian can see he is no Christian) and say “Christian faith”.
Now Obama’s Austrian language statement was just sheer
ignorance, but I can understand how someone could make that mistake. I'm sure the press would understand how a hick like George W. Bush could make such a mistake (sarc), but the brilliant, Harvard Law Review genius not knowing they don't speak Austrian in Austria? How can this be? I mean if you just look at his grades and read his dissertations and other college papers you would realize ....... wait .... you can't do that can you. They are a big secret for some reason. Well, we can take his teleprompters word for it.
The Organization of Islamic States has no more, and no less, it has exactly 57 states as members. (it has a few other observer states, non-members):
Afghanistan 1969 Albania 1992 Algeria 1969 Azerbaijan 1991 Bahrain 1970 Bangladesh 1974 Benin 1982 Brunei Darussalam 1984 Burkina Faso 1975 Cameroon 1975 Chad 1969 Comoros 1976 Cote d'Ivoire 2001 Djibouti 1978 Egypt 1969 Gabon 1974 The Gambia 1974 Guinea 1969 Guinea-Bissau 1974 Guyana 1998 Indonesia 1969 Iran 1969 Iraq 1976 Jordan 1969 Kazakhstan 1995 Kuwait 1969 Kyrgyzstan 1992 Lebanon 1969 Libya 1969 Malaysia 1969 Maldives 1976 Mali 1969 Mauritania 1969 Morocco 1969 Mozambique 1994 Niger 1969 Nigeria 1986 Oman 1970 Pakistan 1969 Palestine State (proposed) 1969 Qatar 1970 Saudi Arabia 1969 Senegal 1969 Sierra Leone 1972 Somalia 1969 Sudan 1969 Surinam 1996 Syria 1970 Tajikistan 1992 Togo 1997 Tunisia 1969 Turkey 1969 Turkmenistan 1992 Uganda 1974 United Arab Emirates 1970 Uzbekistan 1995 Yemen 1969
OBAMA: Lets not play games. What I was suggesting youre absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. And youre absolutely right that that has not come
STEPHANOPOULOS: Christian faith.
OBAMA: my Christian faith. Well, what Im saying is that he hasnt suggested
STEPHANOPOULOS: Has connections, right.
OBAMA: that Im a Muslim. And I think that his campaigns upper echelons have not, either.