I often find myself having to make it clear what is and isn’t satire when reporting on actual comments being made by many conservatives. It’s a joke I often use with those on the right who love to harp on continuously about the “liberally-biased mainstream media.” I like to prod these people by saying, “The media doesn’t have to have a liberal bias; the media just has to directly quote Republicans, no bias needed.”
That being said, I’m sure most of you have heard about the “Phil Robertson/Duck Dynasty” controversy from last week where he made several ignorant comments about homosexuality and African-Americans.
Well, Sarah Palin was one of the first high-profile conservative public figures to come to the reality television star’s defense, calling his suspension an attack on free speech. Which of course was completely hypocritical considering she had recently condemned the comments Martin Bashir had made about her a few weeks earlier. She even suggested that Bashir should have been punished for his comments.
But if you thought her blatant hypocrisy was the most ridiculous thing that might come from her on this issue, you’d be wrong.
She recently admitted that she never even read the comments made by Phil Robertson. Talk about idiocy. She’s one of the first to talk about people showing bias toward something, yet there she is blindly defending what Phil Robertson said without even reading what Phil Robertson said. She was basically defending him simply because he’s a vocal Christian who she happens to agree with.
While speaking with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News, Van Susteren pressed Palin about the specific language Robertson used about homosexuality. It was around that time Palin admitted she hadn’t read Phil Robertson’s comments:
“I haven’t read the article. I don’t know exactly how he said it.”
How exactly can someone pretend to be outraged over a supposed “violation of the First Amendment” (it wasn’t) when they’ve never even read the comments? What a joke.
I just found this both hilarious and completely pathetic. Funny because Sarah Palin tries so hard to be someone who matters, yet with nearly every comment she makes, the vast majority of Americans see her for the clueless individual that she is. Pathetic because it’s just another example where she tries to make herself nationally relevant but only ends up proving that she’s full of crap.
It’s like I’ve said quite a few times — I try to take conservatives seriously for the sake of showing respect to individuals I usually disagree with, but it’s stuff like this which makes it nearly impossible for me to do so.
And to think, tens of millions of conservatives actually take this woman seriously.