Media Selectively Outraged by Campaign 'Hate'
The mainstream media scream and shout that the McCain campaign and its supporters have been running a racist and negative campaign. They've made much ado about "angry" individuals at McCain campaign rallies and McCain referring to Obama as "that one" in last week's debate, yet they ignore real ugliness being displayed by the left. Why? The word "inconvenient" comes readily to mind. So does the phrase "double standard."
Sarah Palin was in Philadelphia over the weekend to ceremonially drop the puck at a hockey game. Who was there to greet her? Plenty of Obama supporters, sporting shirts that you wouldn't want to wear in front of your mother, grandmother, or anyone with a sense of decency. Gateway Pundit has the photos of shirts calling Palin a word that normally would have feminist types clamoring for blood. But as Palin is a conservative, all bets -- and common decency -- are off. (Nasty language alert if you click on the link above.) And you can bet the following comments won't be nitpicked to death by the self-anointed media elite:
Outside on Broad Street, waiting for Palin to leave, one man was heard saying: "Let's stone her, old school."
Another protester shouted at someone entering the hotel, "Wait till your daughter wants an abortion, you hypocrite."
But it's only the right that's angry, you betcha.
Michelle Malkin has chronicled some other very disturbing anti-Palin cartoons and comments that have surfaced over the past six weeks, including Sandra Bernhard's, er, "tasteful" onstage threat that if Palin were to set foot into Manhattan, she'd be gang-raped by black men -- in a performance that was amazingly given a positive spin by both the Washington Post and Washington Examiner.