What's Up with All the Journo-List Bashing, Anyway?
0 comment Thursday, June 5, 2014 |
Come on, people. When it came to Trig, they showed great restraint.
As Cornell law professor William Jacobson writes,While it was clear that just days after her nomination Sarah Palin was widely hated by those on the Journolist, at least those who wrote emails had not yet exhibited full blown Palin Derangement Syndrome. Rather, the focus was on whether to jump on the bandwagon promoted by Andrew Sullivan and many others that Trig was Sarah's grandchild not child, and that Bristol Palin was the real mother. As documented here before, this was a very widespread point of attack immediately after Sarah was nominated, and by no means limited to Andrew Sullivan. Some of the comments, to be fair, were benign and even protective. For example, Mark Kleiman of the Reality Based Community [sic] was all in favor of attacking Sarah on numerous points, but warned others "But leave the kid alone." Ezra Klein, founder of the Journolist, wrote: "By all accounts she�s a wonderful mother, and devoted to her fifth son [sic]. Leave this be."A common point throughout the e-mails was that it was better to leave the issue of parentage alone because it could backfire politically.What more do you want?

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