Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sarah's Joke

Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska and darling of conservative Republicans, appeared on the Jay Leno show this week. After an interview with Leno she did a brief stint as a stand up comedian. I was impressed that her delivery of the cute little joke she told.

More interesting, from my perspective, was the preliminary interview where Sarah and Jay engaged in easy-going banter. When asked about her continual confrontation with the mainstream media she pointed out that the media had a hard time separating the facts of the story from the reporter's biased opinion. "That is why I signed up with Fox," she said. That's the only media outlet that has a fair, and objective reporting of the news, she indicated.

The audience immediately burst into laughter. Obviously they thought she was telling a joke and only realized later that she was dead serious. Anyone who is watched even a small amount of Fox news can attest to the fact that there news anchors are unrepentantly biased in favor of conservative Republicans. In response to an accusation that he found only bad things to say about president Obama, one anchor recently stated, "I will say something good about Obama when he resigned!"

There is nothing fair or objective about the Fox news Channel and the fact that Sarah Palin has not s noticed that indicates something about the status of her intellectual capacity. Yet, she is taking conservative wing of the Republican Party by storm!

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