Sarah Palin can’t get over the mainstream media paying more attention to revelations regarding seasoned news anchor Brian Williams’ account of combat activities in Iraq and potentially regarding hurricane Katrina. On Facebook, mama bear decided that she should air her frustrations out on Facebook.
From Sarah Palin’s Facebook:
It’s said that a man’s word can affect the course of history. Certainly a man with a microphone can. Mainstream media lies. Without accountability their power can influence national debate, shift momentum, and destroy a person’s good name. All affecting history.
When one of their own repeats a lie for 12 years but is excused with the help of the media’s herd mentality, tragic distrust and despondency blankets our land. The veil is torn, however, the revelation of exaggerated, self-centered falsehoods like NBC’s perpetual lie that belittled our soldier’s and their truly courageous missions. The face of that network’s news lied about combat experiences in Iraq and then with false humility accepted the title of “war hero” while the press ignores, disrespects, and often destroys the good name of our true war heroes. To me, that’s like soiling sacred ground.
But really, all the talk of “soiling sacred ground” that Palin so eager to throw in Brian Williams’ face is just an opportunity for her to entrench herself as the lone survivor of the mainstream media’s blitzkrieg.
What does the falter of William’s mean to Palin? Nothing short of a sea change and the rise of the marginalized media.
Be encouraged though, America! The demise of old media is a result of us saying, “No more.” It shows you what you can accomplish as a free and exceptional nation! We demand truth in reporting by shifting a market away from those refusing to give it. We demand adherence to our Constitution by taking back our government from those refusing to do it. We demand the fundamental restoration of America by refusing to bend to anyone dangerously transforming it.
That seems like an awful lot of importance to put on the shoulders of one anchor, to me.