Thursday, July 22, 2010

McCain Picked Palin, How About We All Call Her A Right Wing Know Nothing Hick? Sound Fair?

Being a professional reporter is really hard, especially when on one has told you what to write. Jeez, it's not like they're just bloggers who actually write what they think on their own. Only a rookie with no skin in the game would do something stupid like that.

When McCain picked Palin, liberal journalists coordinated the best line of attack

Chris Hayes of the Nation wrote in with words of encouragement, and to ask for more talking points. “Keep the ideas coming! Have to go on TV to talk about this in a few min and need all the help I can get,” Hayes wrote.

Suzanne Nossel, chief of operations for Human Rights Watch, added a novel take: “I think it is and can be spun as a profoundly sexist pick. Women should feel umbrage at the idea that their votes can be attracted just by putting a woman, any woman, on the ticket no matter her qualifications or views.”

Mother Jones’s Stein loved the idea. “That’s excellent! If enough people – people on this list? – write that the pick is sexist, you’ll have the networks debating it for days. And that negates the SINGLE thing Palin brings to the ticket,” he wrote.

Another writer from Mother Jones, Nick Baumann, had this idea: “Say it with me: ‘Classic GOP Tokenism’.”

Journolist’s founder Ezra Klein, now a blogger at the Washington Post, reached an entirely different conclusion: “I see no reason to attack Palin. I think you accurately describe Palin and attack McCain.” Klein linked to an article he had written for the American Prospect that calmly described Palin’s thin resume.

Time’s Joe Klein then linked to his own piece, parts of which he acknowledged came from strategy sessions on Journolist. “Here’s my attempt to incorporate the accumulated wisdom of this august list-serve community,” he wrote. And indeed Klein’s article contained arguments developed by his fellow Journolisters. Klein praised Palin personally, calling her “fresh” and “delightful,” but questioned her “militant” ideology. He noted Palin had endorsed parts of Obama’s energy proposal.

That was all on the day of the announcement.

Journolist was made up of a bunch of desperate whining wanna-be sumptin important nobodies. The journalists that wrote about and were supposed to accurately report on the election of the most powerful person in the world thought the electorate a bunch of "f*cking NASCAR retards" that they could conspire to lie to so as to fix the election.

Now, who are the retards?