More On Double Standards Held By The Left

It isn’t just the wardrobe. It’s everything. Gov. Sarah Palin has been dragged through the slime by the leftist MSM. But, can you imagine if others were held to the same standard as Gov. Palin is held to simply because she is a woman?

Pat Buchanan looks at some of this in his latest column. From Real Clear Politics:

Contrasting McCain with his hero, Joe [Biden] declared a few weeks back, “When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and … said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.'”

Nice historical reference. Except when the market crashed in 1929, Hoover was president, and there was no television.

Can one imagine what the press would have done to Sarah Palin had she exhibited such ignorance of history. Or Dan Quayle?

Joe gets a pass because everybody likes Joe.

Saturday, the New York Times did a takeout on Cindy McCain that delved back into her problem with prescription pills. Yet when Hillary’s campaign manager, Mark Penn, brought up Obama’s cocaine use on “Hardball,” he was savaged by folks for whom the Times is the gold standard.

The people apparently had a “right to know” of Bush’s old DUI arrest a week before the 2000 election, but no right to know about how and when Obama was engaged in the criminal use of cocaine.

The media cannot get enough of the “Saturday Night Live” impersonations of Palin as a bubblehead. News shows pick up the Tina Fey clips and run them and run them to the merriment of all.

Can one imagine “Saturday Night Live” doing weekly send-ups of Michelle Obama and her “I’ve never been proud” of my country, this “just downright mean” America, using a black comedienne to mimic and mock her voice and accent?

“Saturday Night Live” would be facing hate crime charges.

Sexism reigns supreme on the left.

Is there anyone out there who still believes that the MSM is fair and objective?

I don’t.

You can access the complete column on-line here:

Camp Followers
Patrick Buchanan
Real Clear Politics
October 24, 2008

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