. . . just change them.
I call to your attention a very smarmy article on The Huffington Post today by Joanne Bamberger, Angry Liberal. It’s full of the typical anti-Palin stuff, with a particular emphasis on “hey, what are you going to do for me?” thinly disguised as concern for working mothers. You get the feeling that Ms. Bamberger has resentment issues due to the fact that Sarah Palin is a successful working mother. Oh, and that her family supports her. That’s a big cause of angst for Bamberger.
Smarminess aside, Ms. Bamberger creatively (dishonestly? deliberately?) misquotes Gov. Palin in her fourth disingenuous question. Bamberger writes: “Recently, one story said that you are ‘unable to say at this time what [your] position is on federal policies relating to job protections and benefits for working mothers.'” Actually, that is completely untrue; the Governor never said such a thing. If you follow Ms. Bamberger’s own reference to the MSNBC article, you’ll see it says this: “A spokeswoman for the McCain-Palin campaign said she was unable to say at this time what Palin’s position is on federal policies relating to job protections and benefits for working mothers.” Changes the meaning completely. Bamberger even added the [your] to the quote to make Gov. Palin look ignorant on this issue, when, in fact, it was an unnamed campaign spokeswoman who was not in the know. Liberal journalism at it’s finest — when the facts don’t agree with you, just change ’em.
Joanne Bamberger gets the Decidedly Wrong Award for Blatant Dishonesty and Willful Mispresentation of the Facts. Along with her award, Ms. Bamberger will receive a lifetime supply of Midol to help ease her raging case of PMS.