It was a brilliant display of the power and integrity of new journalistic media over old journalistic media.
Governor Palin today highlighted via her Facebook page the inept and "tragic" reporting abilities of old liberal media outlets such as ABC, CBS, NBC, The Associated Press (AP) and The New York Times (NYT). In the process, she called on Americans to take action by using alternative sources to get the day’s news and analysis.
Citing an article at Townhall, written by private practice attorney and former Colorado State Representative Shawn Mitchell, Palin skewered the utterly shameful state of today’s crop of men and women who call themselves "journalists."
"Here’s a great article that pins these yahoo reporters to the mat. It could be considered funny, if it weren’t so tragic, watching these crackerjack ‘journalists’ still squirm around with their herd mentality to avoid the obvious. Their credibility is long gone. And they waste your time, America."
In his article, Mitchell takes aim at the liberal media with a breathtaking barrage of damning questions on a range of scandals, "non-scandals" and issues in Barack Obama’s last 5 years in office. The headline for his article: "A Few Questions for the Cheerleaders at ABC, NBC, CBS, AP, NYT, et al."
Hey, you shameless shills, why was “jobless recovery” a common media phrase under Reagan and Bush, but unspeakable under America’s King of Joblessness? Has it occurred to any of you crack reporters to investigate and explain to America how this administration has changed methodologies of counting the unemployed to hide America’s jobs disaster? Isn’t that something Americans would want to know about? Wouldn’t it make for sensational play on the evening news?
Will you ask the guy who brags about record production of American oil and gas why he tries to block or shut down all the domestic production he can? Will you ask why, if he supports energy development, he doesn’t just finally approve the Keystone Pipeline? Will you ask him to explain plainly what he could possibly have against it?
Will any of you Big Pens and Big Hairs ask the president of the United States this: If he’d lie to Americans about their insurance and health security—his signature legislation and legacy–then why should they believe a word he says about anything else that matters to them?
He reserves his most piercing observations and questions for the scandals involving the IRS and the Obama administration’s complicity in covering up the murders in Benghazi, Libya:
Can any of you news hounds explain how what happened in Watergate was worse than anything this president has done? Work with me, Media Stars…it’s a serious question. Nixon had an enemies list. Obama publicly declared his desire to punish enemies and reward friends…Obama has prosecuted more administration personnel and journalists for divulging his secrets than any president in history. Nixon tried to get the IRS to hound his enemies. Obama successfully invited the IRS to persecute his. Nixon covered up the political break-in of a hotel office. Obama covered up the facts of the slaughter of an ambassador and three other Americans to protect his campaign.
What did Nixon do that Obama didn’t do better and worse?
On the subject of non-scandals, will any brave truth speakers ask the president why he jumped to apologize for the abuses at the IRS if there is not a smidgeon of corruption there? Will you ask if he or his admin have inquired of Lois Lerner why she took the Fifth Amendment rather than testify truthfully to Congress about what happened at the IRS?
See, lots of us Americans are sick of your warm fuzzy stories for anything liberal or big government while you snarl and bark at anything Republican, limited government, or, heaven forbid, Tea Party or Libertarian. Before we despair and turn your channels off permanently, I’m curious. Is there one honest soul among you?
Mitchell also notes how media outlets the world over would do well to offer Gov. Palin an apology:
Will you all apologize to Sarah Palin for y’all mocking her when she suggested Obama’s weakness might encourage Putin to invade Ukraine? Ya, know, since she was so right and you all were embarrassingly wrong?
Will any of you sophisticates reflect an iota on how your world view could be so far off when the rubes you mock were right on? Or will you keep pretending to be serious, knowledgeable observers and commentators? Should we pretend to keep taking you seriously? Or maybe will you consider admitting that even back then, you knew Romney and Palin were right? But it didn’t matter, since your mission was to destroy threats to Obama’s reelection.
Read Shawn Mitchell’s full article here.
In a separate Facebook article, Gov. Palin praised Rush Limbaugh for shining the light on the old and new liberal media’s bias for pouncing on Matt Drudge, the new media entrepreneur of "The Drudge Report", when he tweeted that he was paying his first Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (aka "ObamaScare") taxes:
From one Dittohead to all you others, aren’t you thankful Rush defends truth, and as importantly, he defends those speaking truth! Rush is consistently loyal to the cause of justice, walking the walk as he does here in defense of Drudge calling out Obamascare. It’s not commonplace that someone as high profile as is humanly possible takes valuable time to defend others. Very admirable. Very. Let me know what you think!
Palin further cited an article at Breitbart, whose headline shamed the state of today’s old media: "Limbaugh Rips ‘Willfull Ignorance’ of ‘Obama Media’ in White House Attack of Drudge Over Obamacare Penalty."
As Rush explained on his radio program today:
"Just as their coverage of global warming shows that reporters have no knowledge about science, so does the Drudge story show that the media has literally NO understanding of economic and tax matters. I think the mainstream media is pig ignorant of practically every discipline except party discipline."
You can read the transcript of Rush Limbaugh’s segment here.
Mitchell ends his piece with this observation and warning for the old liberal media:
I think there were at least two. Mr. Tapper left ABC and is doing his best at CNN while Ms. Atkisson just announced her retirement from CBS. If the rest of you legacy trust fund reporters relegate us to nothing better than Fox, you’ll deserve whatever hell you inherit.