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Michael van der Galien

Obama Declares War on Palin, MSM Silent

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Posted on May 24 2010 9:00 am
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.

Let’s pretend you’re a member of the mainstream media. Let’s also pretend you’re actually objective and willing to do your job to the best of your ability. Finally, let’s pretend that the White House has declared war on a woman who was governor of Alaska, but who’s currently nothing more than a TV commentator and FaceBook columnist. All she has to do to get their attention is to criticize them on national television, and before you know it they show true, sexist, face.

What would you do?

Well, the answer is, or should be, obvious: You ask the White House why they’re arguing so much with this former governor and you explain to your readers that, from the looks of it, she has the president and his advisers scared to death.

Luckily for President Obama and his friends, however, the American MSM is far from objective. They don’t care about reporting and about explaining to the audience – most of whom are also eligible to vote, let us not forget – that, whether you like it or not (and I’m neutral), Palin has become a force to be reckoned with.

Not so with your wonderful mainstream media, however. The New York Times, the Washington Post and CNN, all produce nothing but the sound of silence.

Can you imagine what they would’ve done if Palin had been a progressive and Obama a conservative president? They wouldn’t stop talking about her and her impact. But because she’s not, they’re giving her the usual (Alinsky) treatment: they ignore her as much as they can get away with and, when forced to spend some time and attention to her, they ridicule her as much as they possibly can.

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