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Why They Hate Her II

From this morning's New York Times:

In the press galleries at the [Republican] convention, journalists wrinkled their noses in disgust when Piper, Ms. Palin’s youngest daughter, was filmed kitty-licking her baby brother’s hair into place. But to many Americans — including some I talked to in the convention hall — that looked like family church on Sunday, evidence of good breeding and sibling regard.

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You can't possibly be serious..

"[J]ournalists wrinkled their noses in disgust." Yes, that's what they did. It's similar to what social conservatives do when you mention pornography to them. For the Left, children behaving as children is obscene.

In my Midwestern family's home, that scene provoked tears and knowing/loving laughter. And my family has a lot more voters than Andrea Mitchell's does...

I used to hate it when Mom would spit-wash my face. It was disgusting for a five year old.

That moment when Piper swiped her entire hand across her tongue and wiped the baby's head with it was simply priceless. Those kinds of moments -- the real moments that no one is expecting, it just happens -- are the most genuine and endearing. I even got choked up when it happened, but I'm kinda sentimental like that...

Obama's goose is cooked. The only thing he ever had going for him was the fact that he seemed to have the media under his spell. Palin has pretty much single-handedly broken the spell. The change in coverage since the Republican convention has been remarkable. Even George Stephanopoulos called Obama on some of his statements during an interview. MSNBC has shaken up their coverage, demoting Olbermann and Matthews.

Palin's rebuke of the media worked because it was true, and even the members of the media knew it (even if they didn't all admit it). This is where the real culture war is, and Palin has scored a huge blow for the side of truth. I think it's going to have a ripple effect that will result in Obama sliding into ignominy after his landslide defeat in November. Maybe I'm too much of an optimist, but that's how it feels to me at the moment.

Until the Taliban came along I always felt the American media to be the bacteria at the bottom of the planet's barrel. It's still close.
Odd indeed that such accursed and misshapen things should evidence disgust at anyone, though a wrinkled nose is an improvement over other expressive forms they have tried.

How the world has turned that such as these know not a hint of shame.

MSNBC has shaken up their coverage, demoting Olbermann and Matthews.

Tell me more, John. I hadn't heard this.


Here's a quick link to a brief article on it. http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/people/story/677938.html
Olbermann and Matthews will not be anchoring MSNBC's election coverage, but will instead be serving as commentators. It appears that their bias was too much even for NBC!

Heh, I read this entry right after reading William Luse's first comment in the "Why They Hate Her" entry. He mentioned this very incident (Piper kitty-licking Trig's hair). He was responding to a comment Osama Von McIntyre who insisted that all the fanatical liberal hate for Palin and her family is all in our heads - that it was all really just an expression of curiosity about someone who is new on the scene.

So, I can only assume that David Carr misjudged the situation, and those journalists were actually wrinkling their noses in curiosity rather than disgust.

Tom Smith's comments on this point are great:


Maybe there are two Americas: one likes kids, the other doesn't. Maybe it's just that simple.

Check out the "noses wrinkled in disgust" in this Instapundit link. You can see the little Palin giving her baby brother a kitty lick to fix his hair. Is that cute enuff for ya? But apparently, NY Times reporters reacted with a collective ick, according to another Times reporter, no less. Yes, they are from a different planet.

I'm not sure how this came about or what to do about it, but I believe it may be true. Some people like kids. I do, for example, especially my own. They are cute, for several years of their life span they think you are some sort of hero, and after the phase passes they can at least be disciplined into remaining silent about the fact. When small you can snuggle with them, and they make the perfect companions for watching TV with. It is true they can be noisy and smelly, and they are quite astonishingly expensive. Still, all and all, most kid lovers, such as myself, would be quite happy to see the NY Times, the Met, all decent NYC restaurants and the entire fashion industry fall into a wormhole rather than give up one of the good hours with one of our kids. We are cool with kids, and we don't care that much about all the big city stuff.

On the other side are people who don't like kids. Don't ask me why. They like blackberries and sometimes little rat dogs. The noise and smell associated with kids disgust them. Some of them probably have meticulously organized closets. They probably worry about relationships. I don't have any relationships. I'm married and I have a few friends, and my kids of course. And careers. I suppose careers must fill up a lot of the space left by not liking kids.

I don't know. This is a gap so wide I can't even see across it. I can't even imagine what it would be like to think a little girl taking care of her baby brother is not cute. I honestly don't know who these people are.

But I'll tell you one thing. I don't want them running our country.

Everything in that last post after the link was supposed to be in a blockquote.

I suppose I could add an observation about how liberal white Europe is committing suicide with a birth rate that is below replacement level while Muslim immigrants and Roma have large families. People who value their own personal freedom to live whatever "lifestyle" they choose are certainly more likely to view children as a curse rather than as a blessing.

The press hates Gov Palin. Why should any of us be surprised when that hate of theirs is transferred to her children--

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