Palin says in a new documentary that the media set out to destroy her.(CNN) — The mainstream media made it a mission to destroy the vice presidential candidacy of Sarah Palin, the Alaska governor says in a new documentary released Monday.
In an interview taped last month for conservative John Zeigler's new film "Media Malpractice," Palin said it is "very frightening, I think, what the media was able to get away with, this go-around.”
"’We are going to seek and we are going to destroy this candidacy of Sarah Palin’s because of what it is that she represents,’" the former vice presidential candidate described as the attitude members of the press adopted.
The movie, available on DVD for the first time Monday, chronicles press coverage of both Democratic primary campaign and the general election, and concludes the media was clearly biased in favor of Barack Obama.
“This is for the sake of our democracy that there is fairness in this other branch of government, if you will, called the media,” Palin also says in the interview filmed in January. “It is foreign to me the way some in the mainstream media are thinking.”
How is the mainstream media doing? Not very well.
The Christian Science Monitor has ceased its print editions. The liberal Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News have applied for bankruptcy protection. The New York Times and the Washington Post are hemorrhaging subscribers and ad revenues. Viewership for the nightly news on ABC, CBS, and NBC has been in steady decline for years. CNN and MSNBC are in an electronic food fight for the (small) left-wing audience that exists after FOX's dominance of the (much larger) center-right audience.
Yes, the media clearly hates Sarah Palin, the quintessence of normal, patriotic, hard-working Americanism. But the question is how much longer the MSM will be alive to spew their hostility to Sarah and the Palin family. Fair minded people increasingly look at the once-dominant media, including such former staples as "The View," "The Oprah Winfrey Show," and "David Letterman," with revulsion. That's very good news for those with even faint remembrances of times past when the MSM not only preached objectivity, but also occasionally practiced it.
Tomorrow (Wednesday), I'll talk about how Sarah and her Supporters can accelerate the decline of the MSM . . . and help turn American culture away from extreme secularism, materialism, and moral degradation. Hope you'll return!