We are currently in one of those free viewing trials for HBO so Hub and I enjoyed the opportunity to watch Bill Mahr last night. We are also fans of the Daily Show when Jon Stewart can rise above some of his more sophomoric and profanity filled skits.
Why do we enjoy them? Because they tell the news the way it really is. Warts and all. Making it even better, they use video clips to prove their points.
That leads me to wonder why I have to watch shows such as these, that are less then mainstream, to see the truth behind the headlines. Where is the main stream media in the Palin saga. There is so much floating around the Internet with what would seem to be provable attribution, why is is not being reported? Did Palin really say while lunching with friends, "So Sambo beat the bitch" ? It's one of those stories making the rounds.
Other than her lightweight experience being shoved down our throats as more than adequet to lead our country, there is more to the woman than the glitz and it doesn't all appear to be good. There are two months to sort it out. I'm not concerned nearly as much about the fact she has five children and can shoot a rifle as I am about the character of a woman who would make such a comment, even in jest. Especially the Governor of a state.
Things that are considered off limits, like Campbell Brown asking McCain what instruction Palin had given the Alaskan National Guard qualified her to be commander-in-chief and being told that was out of bounds, is troublesome. Knowing that Russia was a close neighbor qualified as foreign policy experience.
Please! At least Mahr and Stewart have the good graces to raise a questioning eyebrow to go along with the shrug and smirk.
We know Alaska is dark a good part of the year. Has that phenomena crept south and invaded the minds of those in the media who are employed to keep us out of the dark?