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.