MSNBC and Martin Bashir yet again waged an hour-long war on former Alaska
Gov. Sarah Palin by accusing Palin
of “bragging” about being “checked out” by a fired secret service agent.
Bashir said the terminated federal employee made Palin “relevant for a day” while ridiculing Palin for saying that
the Secret Service scandal should not be brushed aside as another instance
of “boys being boys.”
Yet it was Bashir's contemporaries in the mainstream
media who again
sensationalized a minor story about Palin, which would have gone unnoticed and
unreported if it had been about any other female politician, in order to denigrate Palin. Of course, while
the mainstream media says Palin is irrelevant, they know she is anything but
and and that she gives shows, even ones like Bashir’s which hardly anyone watches, a bump in the
First, some background.
Last Thursday, Palin wanted to talk about President Barack Obama’s failures on
the economy. But right before her scheduled appearance on FOX News’s “On
the Record,” the media was abuzz with a story about a Secret Service agent -- who
was fired for his actions in Colombia where Secret Service agents were caught
soliciting prostitutes -- who had once worked on Palin’s security detail. In 2008,
while working to protect Palin, the agent had written on his Facebook page that he had been “checking out” Palin.
Because the story was dominating the mainstream media, Greta Van Susteren,
host of “On the Record,” had to ask Palin for a comment.
Palin responded by saying the agent was “kind of ridiculous” by posting those
comments and hoped that his wife would “kick his okol’e [Hawaiian for ‘butt’]” and
send him to the doghouse. Palin then pivoted and discussed how these were
symptoms of the broader systemic failures of leadership.
This was hardly bragging or even bringing more attention to an unfortunate 2008
incident that involved her and went conveniently unreported until now.
But not to misogynists like Bashir and MSNBC.
Bashir commented, “So Mr. Chaney [the fired secret service agent], a thank you
to you for opening our president up to blackmail at the hands of a Colombian
prostitute, and for putting a stain on the reputation of the secret service, and, for
at least a day, making Sarah Palin relevant.”
Bashir also said on this show that he thought Palin “barked up with a comment
in regard to the Secret Service issue, where she also bragged about being 'checked
And, not to outdo even himself, Bashir said that liberal Karen Finney, who has repeatedly
and shamelessly played the race card to slander Republicans, had to see his
psychiatrist because she agreed with Palin that the Secret Service scandal could
not be dismissed as just an incident of “boys being boys.”
It is worth noting that Bashir conceded to having a psychiatrist. And with
his recent segments on Palin, one can assume Bashir needs to make more
appointments with his shrink.
But it is important to recognize what the mainstream media and liberals like
Bashir and MSNBC are doing to Palin.
By incessantly talking about the Secret Service agent’s Facebook comments, the
media is objectifying Palin as a “caribou Barbie” figure under the guise of false
sanctimony and outrage in order to reduce her to a piece of meat.
They do this because they are threatened by her ideas and the fact that she, unlike
them, is not for sale and plays by her own rules without kowtowing to convention. She embodies the antithesis of the corrupt Democrat media industrial complex and the
culture of crony capitalism she has fought and dismantled in her political career.
But make no mistake, the incessant stories about the Facebook comments about
Palin are a concession by the legacy media of not only how relevant Palin is but
also how threatened they are by her.
And in the case of Bashir and MSNBC, it is another example of their war on