Lars Larson on Palin and Biden

Why doesn’t the mainstream media hold Joe Biden to as tough a test as Sarah Palin?

I don’t think the mainstream media are Joe Biden to the test as hard as they are Governor Sarah Palin from Alaska. Let me give you a couple of examples. To my knowledge, Governor Palin has never embellished a story. Yet, take a look at what Joe Biden has done.

Twenty years ago he ran for president and got into all kinds of trouble because he told a story that he had lifted, plagiarized, out of somebody else’s speech.

Then more recently, we find out that he’s telling stories about going to Afghanistan. How his helicopter was forced down on the superhighway of terror. He doesn’t mention the fact that it was just snow that forced him down.

Then, he makes a stupid gaff about President FDR in 1929 standing up in television. Well, FCR wasn’t president in ’29 and there weren’t any televisions in the homes of Americans. Yet, somehow, the mainstream media gives him a complete pass.

Can you imagine what they’d say if Governor Palin had talked about FDR on TV in 1929?

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  • Rupert in Springfield

    Mainstream Press Pat answered, Playbook 1, Play Routine 3A

    Perhaps we do scrutinize Palin more carefully than Biden. But isn’t this valid? Palin is an untested politician and people have lots of questions about her experience level. We look at her very closely precisely because she is untested, whereas Biden is a politician most accept as tested and proven. Therefore there really isn’t wrong with close scrutiny of her.

    Most peoples response to this BS

    “Um, that kind of sounds a little bit like a double standard to me. Is Palin more untested than Obama? If she is deserving of such scrutiny because she is an unknown, then why the lowered standard of scrutiny of Obama”

    Mainstream Press Response, Liberal Playbook 1, Play One, Section A

    Racist, this is about an election looking forward, the American people aren’t interested in what Obama did prior to becoming a Senator. They are interested in what he is going to do.

    Most peoples response to this

    “Then why is it ok to look back to Bush’s record and somehow that’s about McCain, why aren’t you simply interested in what McCain says he wants to do, and not at what he has done in the past”

    Mainstream Press Response, Covert Field Manual

    Because this is not how we do things in the Ministry of Truth. We especially don’t like these sorts of questions outside room 103.

    How many fingers am I holding up? When you can truly see three, then you will have your mind right. Think of it as the future, a boot, endlessly crushing down on the head of the individual for all eternity.

  • dean

    First…Biden did say that his helicopter was forced down due to weather, not enemy fire. I heard him say it.

    Second, are conservatives ever going to stop whining about their mistreatment in the “mainstream media?” Go buy your own newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations. Oh…wait…you already have. National Review, American Spectator, Reason, Weekly Standard, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, the Wall Street Journal, Lars Larson, the Washington Times, and so forth. Get over your self pity. You get plenty of air time and print space. Its your ideas and governance of the nation that have failed, and your problem is with those who report on your failures. Grow up.

    And Sarah is a big girl. If she can’t deal with the heat down south, then she can go back north.

  • Carla Axtman

    Lars is unaware of embellishments made by Governor Palin? Allow me to bring you up to date, Lars.

    Palin claimed during Thursday’s debate that she’d fought to protest atrocities in Sudan by dropping assets tied to the country’s regime from the Alaska’s investment fund. Public records and testimony from individuals involved (D’s and R’s) at the legislative level had a bill for such divestment, but pressure from Palin’s office helped to kill the bill.

    http://www.abcnews.go.com/Blotter/Story?id=5948944&page=1

    Palin claimed during the GOP convention that as Mayor of Wasilla, she’d fought earmark spending by Congress as well as the “Bridge to Nowhere.” In fact, she only killed the project after it was already on its last gasp–and kept the money for other road projects in Alaska.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/vcCandidateFeed7/idUSN3125537020080901

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/2008/09/politifact_mccain_exaggerates.html

    On Sept 15, Palin told an audience at a Colorado rally that her job has been to oversee nearly 20 percent of the U.S. domestic supply of oil and gas. In fact, Alaska is the ninth-largest energy supplier in the United States, at about a 3.5 percent share of the nation’s total energy production. Further, oil production has slipped under Palin’s regime, from 18% to 13% of the U.S. total production.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/16/AR2008091603406.html

    There’s likely more, but you get the idea.

  • Anonymous

    Carla what a hack you are.

    Palin=her job has been to oversee nearly 20 percent of the U.S. domestic supply of oil and gas.

    Your charge of lying=Alaska is the ninth-largest energy supplier in the United States, at about a 3.5 percent share of the nation’s total energy production.

    Yet you also valdiate what Palin said=
    Further, oil production has slipped under Palin’s regime, from 18% to 13% of the U.S. total production.

    So just as Palin said Alaska provides 20% of US domestic OIL AND GAS.

    Have you taken even the slightest look at the corrupted Obama?
    It’s all there by way of google and he makes Palin look like a saint.

  • Gienie

    Dean, this is the second time this year I actually agree with you. We all have the right to choose what we want to hear. Media included. And Gov. Palin knew what she was in for when she accepted the position to run. I think its insulting to think she can’t handle her own. Anyone defending her by attacking the media clearly believes what the left has been saying all along…”She can’t handle it because she’s too inexperienced.” Boooo on you guys! Sarah’s top in my book and is fully capable of defending herself if she chooses to even consider the attacks in the first place.

    • dean

      Hey Gienie…good to have you back. 2 agreements in one year could become a trend….be careful. And we still have 3 months left!

      I think you have quite the role model there in Governor Palin. Truth is, I don’t like her politics one bit, but admire her guts. She seems very capable of dishing it out as well as taking it. Hillary proved her toughness under fire, and I think Sarah will do the same.

      I just don’t want her in the White House. You understand.

  • Jerry

    Stand up Chuck!

  • Anonymous

    Hey dean,…good to have you back.

    I think you have quite the role model there in Senator Obama.
    He’s a sleazy rabid lefty. Truth is, I don’t like his radical politics one bit, and don’t admire anything about him.
    He seems very capable of advancing far left socialist policiies our country cannot afford.

    I just don’t want him or the radical liberal agenda in the White House. You understand.

    • Anonymous one vote me

      Thank you. I hear people all day long say the same thing. Thanks for having the honesty to say it.
      The one thing that irks me with the main topic here: Palin & Badin, is that Reagan was a one time Gov., when he was unanamously elected as our PRESIDENT! Correct me if I am wrong here, but isn’t Gov., Palin running for VICE-President?! I hear things like, “she scares me”, or “he is a Socialist in disguise”… Okay, Why does she scare you? Because she is only a Gov., and has only been one a short time… Again, Reagan was too! And he became our President!
      As far as Obama- well, personally, I think he is not a right choice for the heart of America, our heart needs McCain & Palin, not a Socialististic and Liberal attitude/ characteristics that has surrounded himself with people that tell him what he needs to do because he can not speak for himself. Why did he pick Biden? It was certainly not for votes! He only received, what- 2 or 3% when he ran. And yes, look at his scandals and rumors and the trouble he got into himself. Why would a Presidential Candidate pick Biden? Personally, I think that we need to get back to basics and vote McCain into office. Palin is the V.P., that’s it. Has she been in a scandal? Has McCain? No. Look at the controversy with Obama, now! What is it going to be like IF he gets into office? I wonder if it will be worse that the impeachment hearings we saw with Clinton? What ever starts in controversy ends in controversy! Do you see ANY of that with McCain or Palin? No! Another thing, We claim we won’t ever forget 911, okay, I agree, the most horrific event on American soil, Bush had that in his turn in the office, he did what he could, what he thought was best, financially we we all ruined, 1000’s lost 1/2 their retirement, others their lives, and he did what he had to, to take charge of our welfare and if it meant that our National debt increased then he did what he had to. He did not go into office with this plan to increase our debt! Each administration is dealt thier own cards the trick is to have the common sense and knowledge to figure out what is the right thing to do. Give McCain & Palin a chance.
      This election is for President and V.P. not V.P.’s!

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