Sunday, October 4, 2009

2008 flashback: Mark Shields says Sarah Palin is "callous for choosing ambition over her daughter"

Below is a McClatchy Watch post from September 3, 2008:

I watched a few minutes of the New Hours with Jim Lehrer tonite. When I turned the show on, Jim Lehrer was interviewing Mark Shields and David Brooks about Sarah Palin. The conversation quickly turned to Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter.

Mark Shields bashed Sarah Palin for accepting the VP nomination, knowing her pregnant daughter would get undue attention for being pregnant.

David Brooks tried to keep the conversation above board but Shields kept returning to his theme that Palin was abusing her daughter. I thought Shields was sickening.

Newsbusters, with partial transcript, here.

Do I need to point out nobody expects male politicians to drop out of sight when their kids get in trouble?

Sarah Palin is a loving, caring mother; the callous people during the 2008 election were bottom feeders like Mark Shields and most of his colleagues in the media, including McClatchy. I have more posts planned on how the media treated Sarah Palin during the election and after.


Anonymous said...

Palin's Revenge: Who's Laughing Now? (American Thinker)

Now correct me if I am wrong, but didn't I hear the Jurassic media bury the career of Sarah Palin just last July?

And weren't they joined in this mockery by the so-called conservative elites like David Brooks and Karl Rove and Joe Scarborough and so on?

Wasn't Mo Dowd just delirious in fact that the wicked witch (of her world) was dead?

You betcha.

Well, just who is looking out of touch and foolish now? Hint: It isn't the Killa from Wasilla. And yes, I think that is her Brinks Truck in fact. One of them anyway.

Anonymous said...

Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be liberals.

At least those that you decide to let live in the first place.

Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Liberals.

T. D. said...

Mark Shields is sexist and a hypocrite. Haven't heard Mark asking any male politician to withdraw because of the "needs" of his children.

Also, haven't heard Shields railing against out of wedlock sex. What was his position on Clinton?

Pregnancy out of wedlock is pretty common. More than a third of all births in the US are to unmarried mothers.

Our society promotes sexual freedom, and Shields certainly has not been a voice yelling, "Stop!"

Bristol's real problem was people like Shields who looked down on her out of political malice. Malice they have shown towards no other pregnant teenager in America.

Shame on Mark. And shame on the media for fueling malice against Bristol and her family.

That it hasn't worked to destroy the Palins, and that the media and public are panting for Palin news, statements and interviews is divine comeuppance.

Anonymous said...

Of course she's a good mother. She's a socialist. She'd be right at home in Sweden. All we do in Alaska is take the money out of the pockets of business and redistribute it to the people. The Marxist riffraff flock here for their $1,300 to $3,500 per year handouts. Bristol, like others in the "valley" as we call it, probably got pregnant to double her income.