Earlier this month two Fox News hosts admitted they were scared to say mean things about their fellow Fox employee Sarah Palin. "I'll be honest," The Five co-host Bob Beckel said, "I've pulled my punches on her." What were they so afraid of? Greg Gutfeld said it'd be awkward to see her in the hallway; Beckel mentioned his paycheck. But, as Karl Rove saw today, there's another danger: the angry Palin blog post.
Three years ago DC pundits predicted with glee the demise of Sarah Palin's political career. This past weekend their tune changed, citing false information that she has made a decision and set a date regarding a future campaign. Any professional pundit claiming to have "inside information" regarding Governor Palin's personal decision is not only wrong but their comments are specifically intended to mislead the American public. These are the same tired establishment political games that fuel the 24 hour news cycle and that all Americans will hopefully reject in 2012, and this is more of the "politics-as-usual" that Sarah Palin has fought against throughout her career.
You know, the other thing that strikes me about Sarah Palin is how much the media, some in the media really do hate her. I mean, the commentary, Gloria Borger saying, "Okay, get on with it already and stop tweeting trying to tweet your way into relevance." I mean, there’ve been some really, really nasty comments about her...How do you get elected president--if she is running, and we still don't know--how do you get elected president with such hostility on the part of the lamestream media, as she calls us? ... I'm saying it's really hard to overcome dislike and intense hatred of that kind.