Palinoia, the Destroyer

What's behind the left's deranged hatred.

Professional jealousy and intellectual snobbery, however, only scratch the surface of the left's bizarre attitude toward Palin. They explain the intensity of the disdain, but not the outright hatred--not why some people whose grasp of reality is sufficient to function in society made the insane inference that she was to blame for a madman's attempt to murder Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Full Story »

Posted by Jon Mitchell - via Memeorandum, AllTop, Wall Street Journal (Most Emailed), Wall Street Journal (Opinion), Gian Antelles (t), Randy Benson (t)
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Subjects: Politics, Living, Media
Topics: Sarah Palin, Women
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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - Jan 19, 2011 - 12:22 PM PST
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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - Jan 20, 2011 - 9:41 AM PST

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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - Jan. 20, 2011

It's such a vague, airy, straw-man argument that there's nothing to grab onto at all. "They," "they," "they." "They say" this, "they say" that. And "we," too! This author has taken on responsibility for far too much of the American public in this column. In a lot of cases, this is the Royal We, referring only to the author (with total disregard for journalistic standards about such things), and in others, it refers to the "good guys," in his view. I'd keep going and be more specific, but this blathering column is very long.

This author is not doing Palin a service; he's treating her as the gender puppet show that Republicans have used all along to sell so many fundraising dinner plates.

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Patrick McGuire
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by Patrick McGuire - Jan. 20, 2011

This story starts out with a bias and never presents one argument why it just might be flawed. The quote from Jessica Faller is more on the mark. Women can be unmerciful to each other and are blinded by their biases. As an example take any office where women predominate and there is a deep distrust among many of them. For Taranto to become a cheerleader for Palin in unacceptable. As a public figure there is always the danger of both good and bad publicity. So, Taranto should get over it.

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Ben Waldron
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by Ben Waldron - Jan. 20, 2011

This op-ed begins with some informed bits of analysis. However, it eventually delves in to unrelated matters of sexual inequality and the modern role of feminism. Mr. Taranto does his best to defend Mrs. Palin, but ends up sounding more like one of the liberal ranters that he decries.

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