The systematic leftist smear campaign of Republican leaders is criminal and slanderous. And yet everyone on the right puts up with it in the spirit of what? - free speech? Vile pornographic slander is what it is.
They take our finest people and attempt to destroy them. IT HAS TO STOP. Absent of morality, we must live in a culture where stupidity, anti-Americanism, promiscuity, racism, betrayal, ridicule is heralded. Hollywood personalities, "cultural icons" are in and out of drug addiction centers and applauded for their courage. Music "icons" spew racist bile, degrade women, and denounce America. Debased Democrats defraud the people, perpetrate voter fraud, pay for play, disabuse voters and pat each other on the back - job well done!
They rob, cheat, steal and usurp our Constitution. Democrats with refrigerators full of cash get off scot-free. Presidential candidates cheat on their cancer stricken wives and father children out of wedlock, and the media ignores it while the left yawns. The engineers of the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac meltdown not only walk away but now oversee the subsequent "solution" - the greatest theft (and generational theft) of the American treasury in world history. Democrat leaders run gay prostitution rings out of their apartments and if we don't like it - we are homophobic.
The leftwing media - now indistinguishable from the Democrat party - call evil good and good evil. They bow to an unfit, unqualified, America hater in the White House - and vilify anyone who points out that the emperor has no clothes.
This is the most disgraceful act of any president in American history. Wahhabism is the most evil religion on earth, a religion of hate which the Saudi king spends billions promoting around the world. To bow to its principal proponent is submission to evil, an announcement of one's true beliefs.
No patriotic American can ever again, upon seeing this picture and understanding its meaning, consider this man to be the legitimate president of his country.
And the media never reported on it.
No one has suffered the libelous slings and arrows more than Sarah Palin. Simply because she represents greatness. Yes, greatness. The better the person, the more debased and vile the attacks. Palin represents the right's best hope. This is hatred of the good for being good. Smart, hardworking, accomplished, clear, rational - every attribute the leftopaths lack. She came up the hard way, married a delicious guy she is crazy about (and he her), and has a wonderful family. And this is what riles the left. They hate normal. Despise it - like Dracula hates the silver cross. Her daughter has suffered unmercifully all because she didn't get an abortion - that's what it's all about. The leftopaths are giving our five year olds sex ed in school, handing out condoms in the hundreds of thousands, and offering abortion without parental consent to underage girls, but Bristol Palin is a bad girl.
The Alinksy inspired leftists need to destroy our most effective leaders. Palin is presidential and I would support her candidacy in a heartbeat in 2012. No RINOs for me - not this time. Any future leader - Palin, Bobby Jindal, Allen West, Michele Bachmann, will be crucified in the press.
Basta! Enough is enough. We must stand up and fight, aggressively.
Over at Conservatives 4 Palin, they are doing something about it. And I intend to join them AND URGE YOU TO DO THE SAME. Go here now. (hat tip vid)
Regular readers here know that we frequently disagree with the slanted journalism at the Anchorage Daily News. The bias appears not only on their editorial page (where even the two "conservative" voices, Dan Fagan and Paul Jenkins, are virulent over-the-top Palin-bashers) but in their news articles. We have no problem calling them out on that regularly, or pointing out such stupidity as linking to Trig Truth blogs, or investigating Trig Palin's parentage themselves.
Obama1Fan wrote on 04/03/2009 05:19:44 PM:
Talk about WHITE TRASH.....LOL.
Yosarian wrote on 04/03/2009 05:35:15 PM:
Oh this is hilarious. Maybe Levi's mom could help her out, he he.
BunkerBuster wrote on 04/03/2009 05:47:47 PM: The Palin's are a joke a minute. Bristol already has a new boyfriend too. The Palins = The Beverly Hillbillies.
CrabbyPatty wrote on 04/03/2009 07:22:15 PM:
Goodness - does this mean that Palin is pallin' around with criminals? So, is the new Fox Reality Show going to be called "Palin Family Values"?
ajkrueger wrote on 04/03/2009 07:27:07 PM:
Probably needed some things for the trailer! You betcha!
martha12 wrote on 04/03/2009 07:27:36 PM:
Palins are a family of grifters!
Lelbo wrote on 04/03/2009 07:53:56 PM:
Yesterday Brystals baby's father admitted to Tyra Banks that Palin permitted two minors to stay in the same bedroom and breed. Did these underage sexual romps occur in the govenors mansion, or in Wasilla where she charged the state a perdiem for this "act of abstanence"
SissyHankshaw wrote on 04/03/2009 08:12:12 PM:
"And the reason for the theft ... one might infer that Todd's sister-in-law has a habit that needs supporting? Maybe?"
Ha! No doubt. I would imagine that ANYONE who found themselves married into that dysfunctional family would need a little pharmaceutical help to get them through the day! I rule Not guilty by reason of (imposed) insanity!
pmalaska wrote on 04/03/2009 08:46:14 PM: The Palins really are the modern version of Beverly Hillbillies. Trailor courts, drug dealing relatives, child pregnancy and drug busts, and now petty burglaries.
Ninette wrote on 04/03/2009 09:01:46 PM: ooooooooooweeeeeee! Cue the banjo song from Deliverance.
Ninette wrote on 04/03/2009 09:09:45 PM: Or, at what point will the state come in and take those kids away from such a dysfunctional environment where these kids are obviously neglegted by a dad who tinkers and a mom who is more interested in her own ambition?
ikeyboy wrote on 04/04/2009 10:36:13 AM: Yep, them Palin hillbillies are at it again. Every day is another story!
Alaskan4Ever wrote on 04/04/2009 01:50:58 PM: The Palin Family is an embarrassment to Alaska and Alaskans. GO AWAY SARAH! And take your crazy family with you!
This kind of behavior even spilled over into an article about the economic stimulus:
Doggonit wrote on 04/03/2009 10:18:57 PM:
How is allowing your young teen daughter's boyfriend to share her bedroom with her, practicing abstinence?
blueeyedgurly wrote on 04/03/2009 11:29:16 PM:
Shes listening but wont do anything. She could care less about Alaskas kids. She cant even take care of her own. High School drop outs
lived9lives wrote on 04/04/2009 11:28:14 AM:
Oh, sorry about my previous post. I now realize Sarah was busy listening to Levi and Bristol practicing abstinence in the bedroom of HER home. (See Levi's commments @ bedroom) Guess that's why she couldn't read the Stimulus Package.
(I should add that all of the above comments were "recommended" by dozens of other adn.com readers.)
Now, my question to Mr. Dougherty and Ms. Wright would be: How do these types of comments lead to "a relatively free flow of ideas in hopes of stimulating a vigorous conversation about happenings in our state"?
(I should note that that adn.com uses a particularly weaselly method of banning commenters. There is no notification, and to all appearances it seems that you can post comments as normal. However, the comments posted are invisible to all but the banned user. If you're wondering if you've been banned, log in to ADN and post a test comment. Then log out and refresh the page. If your comment isn't visible anymore, then you've been banned.)
So my message to Mr. Dougherty, Ms. Wright, and the rest of the ADN staff is this:
Your promises to clean up the poison at adn.com have turned out to be completely insincere. Enough is enough. No more invective about white trash, hillbillies, methamphetamine or crack cocaine use, or trailer parks. No more snarky comments about the purported sex lives of the Governor or her children, such as statements that the Governor was listening to her daughter "breeding" in her own home. No more insults towards special needs children, or speculation about the parenting skills of the Governor and her husband. No more assertions that the Governor is not the mother of her youngest child. These claims all appear on your website on a regular basis and are deeply offensive to all decent people.
Liberals understand protest and invective. When they're angry at you, they might write nasty letters or show up outside your offices with signs. Conservatives understand business and free enterprise, so we'll just target your Alaskan ad revenue.
Let me be clear about what we'll do. Every time one of the worst examples of these comments appears on adn.com, we won't flag it as offensive. We won't even contact you. Instead, we'll cache that webpage and make screen captures. Then we'll look at the Alaskan advertisers who have purchased space next to these vile comments, and pass the messages along to them with a query as to why they are financially supporting such toxic garbage.
Let's start with a few test cases, who I contacted today with the examples given above. I encourage our readers to do the same. We'll expand our database of advertisers as time goes on.
1. Alaska Communications Systems - externalaffairs@ACSalaska.com
2. Jack White/Vista Real Estate - email@example.com
3. Witzleben Legacy Funeral Home - firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Sixth Avenue Outfitters - email@example.com
5. Shred Alaska - firstname.lastname@example.org
I encourage you to take this seriously. This blog may still be relatively small fry in the blogosphere, though we've quadrupled our readership over the last couple months to several thousand readers per day. If I can motivate only 1% of this blog's readership to get involved, I can put dozens of complaints per day into the inbox of an Anchorage realtor or car dealership. And I won't limit myself to the resources of this site - I'll drag in whatever allies I can, from Team SarahFree Republic. And there are plenty of those people willing to get involved. When you consider that Team Sarah has almost 70,000 members, or that Governor Palin's Facebook page has over half a million followers, you don't want to face the impact if even a tiny percentage of those people get irate with your advertising clients.
Your lawyers and advertising people can explain until they're blue in the face that, due to fine print in your user agreement, the ADN is not legally responsible for slanderous user comments. But you, I, and everyone else knows that you are MORALLY responsible, because this toxic content appears under the banner of the Anchorage Daily News, and right next to space paid for by your advertisers.
A couple of political realities that you should refresh your knowledge on -- despite 7 months of unending savage criticism in the national media, Governor Palin still enjoys the solid approval of over 60% of Alaskans. And even those who disapprove of her are unlikely to be sympathetic to the evil personal attacks that you host on your website. I'd ask you to look even deeper into the subset of Alaskan small business owners who give you the majority of your advertising revenue - do you think they lean more Republican or Democrat? And do you think they like the idea of funding these toxic comments?
Oh, and I forgot to mention - we'll also continually remind the nice folks at McClatchy Corporate of what's going on at your paper. I'm starting with these folks, but hopefully we can expand our mailing list to include others in your corporate hierarchy, especially members of the Board of Directors. And each message will prominently mention, and link, that Pat Dougherty and Julie Wright promised to clean up this problem, but that they still inexplicably allow hate speech to appear under the banner of a McClatchy publication, next to space paid for by McClatchy clients.
We're asking that the ADN follow one of the following options -- either go to a fully-moderated format to ensure that none of this stuff ever appears on your website, or, if you can't do that, follow the example of the Juneau Empire and eliminate reader comments altogether. After all, you already have another discussion forum for readers to exercise their free speech rights.
Mr. Dougherty and Ms. Wright, keep your promises and clean up your website.
Or we'll do it for you.