Jim Treacher has been on fire lately. Here’s his latest post, on the press and the new Sarah Palin meme to come from the left:
Here’s today’s talking point at a blog comment thread near you:
“Sarah Palin’s scared of the press! What’s she hiding? Why isn’t she letting them do her a favor by interviewing her?”
Not that anybody with a bit of common sense can’t figure it out, but I’ll explain it to everybody else: Because the press hasn’t earned it yet. She was in the national spotlight for all of three days before once-legitimate newspapers started running with demented Internet rumors that she’d faked her pregnancy. Why would she now assume they’re acting in good faith? The only people who are screaming to see her interviewed are the ones who are desperate for ammunition to use against her. Why give it to them?
Charles Martin has done us the great favor of collecting all the stories being tossed around about Palin and her family, both on highly influential left-wing blogs and in the media (via Robert McCain). He’s also added a few little factoids of his own. The number is up to 66 and is still climbing. I figure he’ll hit a hundred by the end of the month.
The MSM has acted shamefully this past few days and it’s deserved being put, as Treacher put it, in a time out for a little while. It’s not like they’re going to give Palin any more bad press. What are they going to do that they haven’t already done? Is she risking being put in the Comfy Chair? It might even teach them a little bit of humility.
I doubt it, but it never hurts to be hopeful, right?