Politico's Palin Headline Betrays 'Cross Hairs' Condemnation
Only Politico would title a story about Sarah Palin guest-hosting for the "Today" show -- the same week that Katie Couric guest hosts on GMA -- as "Shots Fired."
SHOTS FIRED: With Katie Couric guest-hosting on ABC’s “Good Morning America” all week starting tomorrow, NBC’s “Today” books SARAH PALIN. Promo during “Meet the Press”: “Tuesday on ‘Today’: a special guest co-host -- SARAH PALIN … She’ll reveal a side you haven’t seen before. Plus, what she REALLY thinks about GOP politics and the president.”
Last week Big Journalism had the exclusive from Palin on the "Today" gig:
"I see this as a good opportunity to bring an independent, common-sense conservative perspective to NBC. We’re 'going rogue' and infiltrating some turf for a day,” Palin told Breitbart News.
It's interesting that Politico would use such terminology to describe Palin and Couric on competing networks, especially when the tone of their copy during media's Tucson witch hunt of conservatives suggested otherwise:
Palin and Couric will be squaring off, in a sense, for the first time since their controversial interview on the 2008 campaign trail.
When Breitbart News asked for a comment about the fact that she will be competing with Couric, Gov. Palin responded simply: "Game on."
An aide to Sarah Palin said images of cross-hairs were never meant to evoke violence, in the Palin camp's first extended comment on yesterday's attack.
The images on the map do bear a resemblance to a surveyor's symbol, but Palin herself referred to it as a "'bullseye' icon" immediately after the election.
“It would not have been my style to put the cross hairs on there,” he said Tuesday on “Good Morning America,” referring to a map like the one posted last year on SarahPAC’s website showing gun sights on the congressional districts represented by Giffords and a select group of lawmakers who supported health care reform.
And who can forget:
With a long list of enemies, a taste for incendiary rhetoric and responsibility for a campaign website graphic that placed gun-sight logos on a map of targeted congressional districts, it didn’t take long for Sarah Palin to get pulled into the orbit of Saturday’s massacre in Tucson, Ariz.
Remember, according to the MSM and, apparently, Politico, Sarah Palin not only invented cross-hairs and bulls-eyes, but she's also equipped with a particular set of magical powers that automatically affects an area if she places such a mark upon it. The DCCC did similarly months prior, but that was irrelevant when I pointed it out over a year ago, because Democrats excused themselves.
I also realize that media outlets, while reporting on issues such as equality for women in the workplace, et al., love nothing more than a good, objectifying cat fight--especially if it involves a conservative woman. The incongruity of Politico's reporting and practice is interesting, but isn't it always so when it involves a story about Sarah Palin?