...if I may paraphrase the great Justice Clarence Thomas. That's what the media is doing to Sarah Palin, and the Democrats are gleefully jumping in for a share of the fun.
George Korda catches the AP drooling:
There is language being used by some segments of the news media toward Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin that very likely wouldn’t be tolerated if she were not a Republican and a conservative.
For example, here is the lead of a Sept. 4, Associated Press story about Gov. Palin: “With a forceful speech that served as her introduction to millions of Americans on Wednesday, Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin seduced many on television who had spent days doubting her candidacy.”
The use of the word “seduced” is more than interesting. The first two definitions in the Encarta Dictionary of the word seduced are:
1. Encourage somebody to have sex.
2. Lead somebody astray.
Meanwhile, Obama distorts the record, while CNN says, "Who, us? Check out the Messiah's story? Blasphemy!"
Several opponents of Palin, as well as the non-partisan factcheck.org, have noted the claim she was against the bridge is not entirely accurate — the Alaska governor was for the bridge during her 2006 gubernatorial bid, and did not begin opposing it until it became clear the project was doomed on Capitol Hill.
Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton went even further Monday, calling the assertion a flat out "lie."
“Despite being discredited over and over again by numerous news organizations, the McCain campaign continues to repeat the lie that Sarah Palin stopped the Bridge to Nowhere," Burton said. "McCain and Palin will say or do anything to make people believe that they will change something besides the person sitting in the Oval Office."
And our noble Alaskan Democratic Party tries to help out the Community-Organizer- in-Chief by disappearing the evidence, contained on their own web site:
A web site paid for by the Alaska Democratic Party says unequivocally that the state of Alaska officially abandoned the Bridge to Nowhere project, and credits Governor Sarah Palin.
Or ... it used to say that, before the page mysteriously vanished some time during the past few days.
The truth, down the Democratic memory hole. Or maybe not so, if you follow some links, you can get back to the page, paid for by the Alaskan Democratic party, that states:
Gov. Palin recently cancelled the Gravina Island Bridge near Ketchikan that would have connected the Alaska mainland with Gravina Island (population: 50).
Get that, Obama? Gov. Palin recently cancelled....not with any of your help, mind you:
Sen. Biden and Sen. Obama voted for funding the Bridge, even when given a second chance by Sen. Tom Coburn, who proposed shifting earmark funds to Katrina relief.
But the truth doesn't matter at the AP, so they invent their own:
Barack Obama broadly accused his Republican rivals of dishonesty Monday, citing former lobbyists working for John McCain, Sarah Palin's shifting stance on the "Bridge to Nowhere" and their promise to change Washington.
The only stances shifting have been Obama's. And the media's.
Justice Thomas thought he knew what a high-tech lynching was back in 1991? Welcome to the 21st century, where a sadistic media and psychopathic political party have a little fun with their intended victim before stringing them up.
I feel sick.
If you want to join me as I pray before the porcelin god, read the roundup over at Instapundit...