Limp and impotent

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No, I’m not describing myself.

Sarah Palin was off and running, bashing the media for relying on anonymous sources and practicing yellow-tinted reporting. “Those who are impotent and limp and gutless and they go on their anonymous—sources that are anonymous—and impotent, limp and gutless reporters take anonymous sources and cite them as being factual references,” Palin said in her criticism of the press. “It just slays me because it’s so absolutely clear what the state of yellow journalism is today that they would take these anonymous sources as fact.”

Admittedly, Palin is an idiot. CNN questioned her sexually-sparked language, but I don’t—because she’s dumb. She’s been proven dumb 1,000 times, so to slam a dolt’s word choices seems silly (though I’ve certainly done it before). What bothers me here, to be honest, is Palin’s point. Is relying on anonymous sources the ideal way to go? Certainly not. But when politicians/public figures like Palin and Barack Obama and John McCain and Chris Dodd and on and on offer us nothing but spin and fluff and PR bullshit, what choice does the media have? We dig. We examine. We look for every usable piece of information that hasn’t been wahsed and lathered by some so-called “handler.”

Don’t like anonymous sources sullying your rep? Hell, be honest and forthright. Tell the truth. Don’t spin.

Problem solved.

2 thoughts on “Limp and impotent”

  1. i think the limp and impotent comment is more sexist than the putting lipstick on a pig one.

    but then again, in palins words, its all about WHO says it, and not the content (a la rush limbaugh v rahm emmanuel re: retard).

  2. I shrugged my shoulders at the “limp and impotent” comment being called gay-baiting on Palin’s part.

    What infuriates me (and was predictable) was the way that Sarah Palin would react to the article. It was a great article on Vanity Fair’s part, but it didn’t really offer anything we already knew about Palin. It’s just that, if you read Mediaite.com, a moderate news blog, it’s how the RIGHT denies absolutely everything that comes out against them (Palin, Beck, Limbaugh) as being ‘lamestream’ and hates on everything the left does. The true believers are so extreme Nobody trusts anybody and people just stubbornly stick to their sides.
    The Vanity Fair piece nailed that part with Palin’s people all feeling like they’re ‘good’ and everybody else is ‘evil’.

    What it comes down to is this: Americans, on both sides of the aisle, LOVE to be outraged.

    We realize that Sarah Palin’s a joke, history is going to judge her badly. Yes, she has a tremendous and powerful impact on politics in a negative way. But with all the hits she receives, Any time we refer to her or Glenn Beck, we should just say “S**** P****” and “G**** B***” so they don’t get many page hits as they’re both, more than anybody, in it because they’re narcissistic and out to shock people. They’re NOT trying to persuade anybody to their side who isn’t there already.

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