Monday, April 06, 2009

Palin Soap Opera and the Media

Levi Johnston really struck a nerve when he went on the "Tyra Show" and told the whole world that he believes that Governor Sarah Palin (R-Alaska), Senator John McCain's (R-Arizona) former vice presidential running mate knew that he and Bristol Palin were sexually intimate.

The reporters on MSNBC would have us believe she is defending her daughter's honor when in fact it is her own honor that is being questioned. If in fact she did know (and to be fair to Palin, Johnston's wording suggests he is merely speculating), then she is hypocrite for espousing "traditional family values" while letting Levi and Bristol off the hook.

And why are MSNBC anchors goading Palin to speak out against Iowa's gay marriage ruling? If, as they argue, she is defending her daughter's honor, wouldn't that be more important than, say courting the morally bankrupt religious right?

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