When 2008 presidential candidate John McCain announced that Sarah Palin would be his vice president running mate, the media went into attack mode.
Palin was called stupid and unqualified, among many other things. Saturday Night Live wasted no time making spoofs on Palin’s infamous Katie Couric interview. Bloggers and columnists everywhere opined that McCain had lost his mind for partnering up with a complete dud.
Perhaps McCain didn’t put enough thought into his choice. Regardless of his reasoning, the election was two years ago, and I can’t help wondering why so many media outlets won’t shut up about Palin.
I wrote about this issue back in November 2009, when political blogs still wouldn’t give Palin a break.
Sure, she’s in the public eye, so she’s undeserving of a “break.” Even so, why does anyone find it necessary to continue bashing Sarah Palin’s every move? Is she the new George W. Bush?
Why does the Huffington Post have to pick apart Palin’s tweets and linguistic deficiencies to an obsessive, unhealthy degree? We get it: She invents words. This is newsworthy, how?
Film critic Roger Ebert spends his days tweeting about the absurd things that Palin says:
Palin is so malevolently wrong-headed here it’s like rabid trolling.
My reader @VampHag4Life: Of course Palin would use the word “shackles” when defending another idiot’s “right” to yell N.
Palin is already working with debate coaches to train her to never, never, ever use the word “quitter.”
I’m not here to defend Palin’s honor. As a political figure, it’s her duty to expect the flack from commentators, news stations, writers, and voters.
Palin opponents are trying to prevent her from running in the 2012 election. I can understand this completely, but I’d just like to see the media cover relevant issues rather than constantly batter Palin, who has become the nation’s punching bag.
Palin jokes have been boring and outdated since October 2008. Now, it’s just embarrassing that pundits and other media contributors continue to chew her, and this says so much about their utter lack of creativity.
Find somebody else to sick on. The nation could use some variety right now.