Palin ‘s biggest opponent: media bias


Augusta Chronicle Editorial


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Media bias is normally a subjective thing. In the case of The Media vs. Sarah Palin , bias is empirically observable.

Not just in the members of the media, but in the public at large, as well: Interviews of Barack Obama supporters on Election Day last year show them blindly assigning some of the campaign’s most embarrassing gaffes, quite mistakenly, to Palin — when, in fact, they came from Obama. Example: Who said he or she had visited all “57” states? Palin, of course!

Nope. That was our president. It looked for all the world to be a case of brainwashing.

That just illustrates the tall order the erstwhile Alaska governor, who turned over the reins of the office Sunday, faces if she has any ambitions to be president: She’ll not only be running against other Republicans, and most likely an incumbent president; she’ll also be running against a mainstream media that has shown near-open hostility to her.

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