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Foreign Press Slams Sexist Media Bias Against Palin

Posted by iusbvision on September 4, 2008

As the press starts to claim that they are not biased at all against Palin, the evidence on this blog proves otherwise. I was gratified when I ran across this story from Brit Hume:

A column in London’s Daily Telegraph says, “Like Margaret Thatcher before her, Mrs. Palin is coming in for both barrels of left-wing contempt: misogyny and snobbery.”

A column in the Sydney Morning Herald says that what Palin has faced “just goes to show that establishment feminists are only champions of women who subscribe to a narrow set of left-wing positions.”

An editorial in The Australian newspaper took aim at the reporting of Bristol Palin’s pregnancy, saying, “Newspapers forgot their progressive embrace of different lifestyles and resorted to reactionary intolerance.”

A new Rasmussen poll indicates that a majority of Americans agree. Fifty-one percent think that reporters are trying to hurt Palin with their news coverage. Just five percent say the media are actually trying to help the Alaska governor.,2933,417081,00.html

UPDATE: But Wait There is MORE (actually there is a ton more than I could ever hope to link to):

Times of London

Sarah Palin: it’s go west, towards the future of conservatism

Her thrilling convention speech showed that the Governor of Alaska is a force to reckoned with. But she might be more than that.

Gerard Baker,  September 5, 2008

The best line I heard about Sarah Palin during the frenzied orgy of chauvinist condescension and gutter-crawling journalistic intrusion that greeted her nomination for vice-president a week ago came from a correspondent who knows a thing or two about Alaska.

“What’s the difference between Sarah Palin and Barack Obama?”

“One is a well turned-out, good-looking, and let’s be honest, pretty sexy piece of eye-candy.

“The other kills her own food.”

Now we know, thanks to her triumphant debut at the Republican convention on Wednesday, that Mrs Palin not only slaughters her prey. She impales its head on a stick and parades it around for her followers to jeer at. For half an hour she eviscerated Mr Obama in that hall and did it all without dropping her sweet schoolmarm smile, as if she were handing out chocolates at the end of a history lesson.

UPDATE II: OK This One Is Fun! – The Sun UK

Palin Shows Us How It’s Done!

in St Paul, Minnesota

Published: 05 Sep 2008

WHY, why, why can’t WE have a Sarah Palin?

That was the question churning in my mind as I witnessed this astonishing American presidential race.

A week ago few in Britain had heard of Palin.

Today, the moose-huntin’ mom is the most talked-about woman in the world. And with good reason.

Her sensational performance at the Republican convention may turn out to be the moment the White House slipped from Barack Obama’s grasp.

She was an electrifying mix of passion, energy, optimism and plain speaking. The exact opposite of the slippery, two-faced, depressing bunch of third-raters who parade on our Westminster stage.

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