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Posts Tagged ‘dana milbank’

Ignore Sarah Palin Month Doesn’t Last a Day

Posted by Adrienne Ross on February 2, 2011

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

As many already know, some in the lamestream media anointed February Ignore Sarah Palin Month. Let’s not even talk about how pathetically sad it is to have to come face to face with your obsession and the need to get it under control.

When I first heard about it, I wished them well in their recovery and hoped they’d be seeking intensive therapy in the interim. Dana Milbank of The Washington Post–is in need a whole lot of help. He recently confessed:

Though it is embarrassing to admit this in public, I can no longer hide the truth. I have a Sarah Palin problem.

[…]

I feel powerless to control my obsession, even though it cheapens and demeans me.

But today is the first day of the rest of my life. And so, I hereby pledge that, beginning on Feb. 1, 2011, I will not mention Sarah Palin — in print, online or on television — for one month. Furthermore, I call on others in the news media to join me in this pledge of a Palin-free February.

Today is only February 2nd, so how did our friend, Dana, do yesterday on Day 1? Andy Barr wrote an article published in Politico today which highlights Milbank’s struggle to remain silent even on the first day of his self-imposed moratorium. Barr writes:

Dana Milbank is orchestrating a high-profile “moratorium” on covering Palin, kicking off his month-long fast yesterday by doing an interview all about it on ABC’s “Top Line” – and Sarah’s supporters are not amused.

“Do you hate clicks? Do you hate reading your stories?” ABC’s Rick Klein asked the Washington Post columnist, who declared he has “sworn off clicks and readership for the entire month of February, but I’m working about an extended opus about she who will not be named for March 1st.”

Milbank highlighted his lack of commentary by posting on the paper’s website a link of his interview – rife with allusions to and jokes about the former Alaska governor.

Palin’s supporters weren’t happy.

“Milbank couldn’t even get through the first day of his bogus boycott,” wrote a blogger for Texas for Palin, one of a network of Palin-defending sites that dinged the columnist. “This afternoon on the Post Partisan blog, Milbank wrote: ‘I survived Day One of my February Sarah Palin moratorium…’ Sorry, Skippy, but you weren’t even going to mention her name, remember?”

PalinTV – a site set up by Palin supporters to show the governor’s comments in full without the media filter – also smacked Milbank with a sarcastic tweet. “Dana Milbank on ABC today talking for 5 minutes about how he’s not talking about Palin,” it read.

While Dana Milbank can’t find the strength to honor his own Ignore Sarah Palin Month for a day, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC might want to get on board and give it a try. She embarrassed herself greatly yesterday as she reported as fact a satirical story about Governor Palin encouraging an attack on Egypt. One of the side effects of Palin Derangement Syndrome is jumping all over stories about her with no commitment to discovering facts. Another side of effect is not taking responsibility afterwards but blaming others for your ridiculous errors.

Josh of Texas4Palin covered the story. He writes:

We posted Tuesday about how MSPDS host Rachel Maddow, whom the left touts as “brilliant” (like Bill Clinton, she’s a Rhodes scholar), fell hook, line and sinker Monday for an internet spoof by a satirical website that Gov. Sarah Palin was advocating an attack on Egypt.

Maddow took 24 hours to come up with an excuse, and, as Noel Sheppard reports, on Tuesday’s program explained that it was all conservatives’ fault, in particular that diabolical Glenn Beck:

And that was Maddow’s explanation for getting duped by a satirical website: in her view, conservatives – especially Glenn Beck – are saying all kinds of crazy things. As a result, it’s become difficult for her to know what’s real and what’s a spoof.

If this is the case, then maybe she should stop reporting on what conservatives are saying.

If she can no longer discern between fact and fiction, serious commentary and satire, she can’t possibly be trusted or taken seriously about anything, for who knows what her next source will be and whether or not it’s actually legitimate.

Maybe more importantly, how can anyone on television – Rhodes scholar or not! – be deserving of the public’s trust if she blames her own mistakes on others not at all involved in her program?

Sadly, this is par for the course on MSNBC as well as other liberal media outlets.

These are the same people that disgustingly blamed conservatives for the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) last month. They’re used to pointing fingers at others without merit.

I will conclude today by wishing the lamestream media well in their Get Off Sarah Palin’s Back Month Ignore Sarah Palin Month and hoping MSNBC MSPDS will shut up long enough to fact-check their stories.

Just for the fun of it, take a look at how giddy Maddow is as she reports as fact this internet spoof. If it weren’t so pathetic, it might be hilarious. Okay, it is hilarious.

(h/t Josh Painter)

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Doh! Dana Milbank breaks own moratorium on day one

Posted by joshpainter on February 2, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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How about a nice cup of EPIC FAIL?

When he declared that February would be a “Palin-free month” on January 21, Washington Post op-ed columnist Dana Milbank wrote:

“…I hereby pledge that, beginning on Feb. 1, 2011, I will not mention Sarah Palin — in print, online or on television — for one month.”

How’s he doing so far? Not too good. Milbank couldn’t even get through the first day of his bogus boycott. This afternoon on the Post Partisan blog, Milbank wrote:

“I survived Day One of my February Sarah Palin moratorium…”

Sorry, Skippy, but you weren’t even going to mention her name, remember?

EPIC FAIL

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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Dana Milbank FAIL: Sarah Palin OWNS February

Posted by joshpainter on January 28, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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Who needs any further sign that liberalism has been reduced to fringe status as a political philosophy than the pitiful fact that Dana Milbank can’t even persuade his fellow Palin-hatin’ progressives at the Washington Post to join him in his boycott of writing about the former governor and Republican vice presidential candidate?

Just two days ago, Milbank’s Post colleague and extreme leftist comrade Jonathan Capehart wrote in his own column that he has no intention of joining in any moratorium on viciously attacking Gov. Palin. Today Chris Cillizza made it clear in his column that he and his fellow Fixers were likewise not interested in joining Milbanks’ botched-before-it-begins boycott. It’s somewhat appropriate then, that Cillizza’s column is titled “The Fix,” as we predicted Saturday, they can’t kick their HaterAde habit:

They are so addicted to “the politics of personal destruction” that they can’t stop themselves from sticking the needle in their arms for another dose of hate-smack. Like some hapless character in one of their Hollyweird propaganda films — call this one “Brokeback Boycott” — they just can’t quit her.

Milbank backfired so loudly, it seems, it was even heard all the way across the Atlantic Ocean, where The Telegraph’s Tony Harnden rejected it out of hand, preferring the novel (for times like these) approach of balanced reporting instead:

Rather than sneering fascination or a haughty boycott, how about a middle way in which what she does and what she says is reported on and analysed on its merits?

To this end, Telegraph Blogs has declared February “Sarah Palin Month”. Our US correspondents will cover the former Alaska governor throughout February in the fashion she deserves – and, moreover, other bloggers will make sure that Mrs Palin is mentioned every day, favourably or otherwise.

Pouring salt in Milbank’s wounds, a number of conservative bloggers have declared February “Reagan/Palin Appreciation Month”:

During February, as we celebrate President Reagan’s legacy and Governor Palin’s accomplishments, the Palin-friendly blogs that participate in Reagan/Palin Appreciation Month will be ramping up their coverage of all things Sarah Palin in a show of support for Governor Palin. We are asking all Sarah Palin supporters to sign the Reagan/Palin Appreciation Month Proclamation. Palin-friendly blogs that want to participate in this celebration can request to be added as sponsors of the Proclamation by using the Contact Petition Sponsor button on the petition website after signing the Proclamation.

Activist website Organize 4 Palin has also ramped up its efforts to get the boots on the ground in motion:

Two weeks ago the Un-Holy alliance between the Lame Stream Media and Team Obama led an all out assault on Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, and you.

The majority of regular Americans were gleefully and devilishly called Murderers in a futile attempt to: Stop the Message and destroy the Messenger.

We won’t be stopped. We won’t be silenced. We are united, and we are silent no more.

This is 2008 all over again. Anyone who thinks the Lame Stream Dinosaur Media is not going to do anything, say anything, pervert anything to get Obama re-elected is either naive or lying.

Going into 2012 let’s be on offense…

Lest one get the impression that the post-Tuscon attacks on Gov. Palin and “Milbank’s Folly” have only ignited the Palin-specific blogging community into action, think again. Irreverent conservative blog iOwnTheWorld recently announced its own initiative in response to Milbank’s grandstanding:

In response to Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank’s suggestion of a moratorium on media Palin stories for the month of February, we came up with a little idea of our own!

“All Palin February”
We here at iOTW will have at least one Sarah Palin item a day throughout the entire month of February, but we need your help. So, send in your favorite Palin stories, quotes, pictures, poems, etc., so that we can fight the main stream media bias against former Governor Palin and all conservatives.

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We are also asking that all bloggers, writers, commenters, talk show hosts, conservative journalists and fair minded people stand up to the biased reporting and Palin bashing by the main stream media! Please join iOTW as we celebrate “All Palin February”!

As for ourselves, we want to take a moment to thank Dana Milbank and his hive-minded fellow PDS-inflicted Palinoics. It is they, after all, who made all this possible.

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Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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