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Palin has now been reduced to the ugliest, most vicious, most consistently rabid attack dog in the Fox News kennel, and they take her off her chain every time they need someone eviscerated in a way that the other dogs find distasteful.
Whatever "beauty" she may have once possessed has fallen away to be replaced by the snarling visage of a creature so consumed with jealousy and spitefulness that her every word drips with corrosive venom. In other words she is the PERFECT manifestation to the Right Wing after the 2012 election.
And today she is joined in those attacks by Greta who chimes in with the intensity of a jilted lover cattily discussing her ex-husband's many failings with yet another of his jilted ex-wives over a bottle of wine and some Mallomars.
Today's topic? Pretty much everything about that damn Obama that pisses them both off! Starting off with his defense of Susan Rice.
After all how DARE he win an election and then act like he won that election!
Greta: "There are some who think that Ambassador Susan Rice is not being criticized for her performance but for reasons rooted in sexism. Your thoughts?"
Sarah "So grateful that anybody cares what I think" Palin: " Oh I guess they reach very far for an argument like that saying this is...what in the heck does this have to do with gender? Or skin color? Or anything else? This has to do with competency and Susan Rice's handling of Libya has been part and parcel with the Obama administrations handling of Libya, which has been appalling.
It's been atrocious. And it's really indicative of a lack of competency and truthfulness, and certainly transparency in the entire Obama administration. It has nothing to do with her gender."
Greta then turns the tables on the Wasilla Wendigo by asserting that there IS sexism, but that the sexism has resulted in a Rice being held to a "lower standard" due to her gender which Van Susteren finds insulting. SHE wants Rice raked over the coals for daring to stick to the unclassified talking points rather than to commit treason by sharing unclassified information with the American people. The bitch!
And of course Elvira's homely sister agrees: "Yeah I agree, and still to this day, no apology, no clear explanation to the people of America as it pertains to what really happened there in Benghazi. And, again just a..the illustration, I think the prime example of the lack of transparency, and honesty, that is exemplified in the Obama administration. Very sad."
Okay let me interject here. The Obama administration HAS completely explained what happened in Benghazi, even going so far as to have Susan Rice meet with the Senators that are leading this obvious witch hunt, and they have STILL claimed that there is something being kept from them! If the Republicans and Fox News had a brain cell between them they would drop this Benghazi thing since pretty much everybody who is NOT a Fox News viewer knows full well this is simply a political hatchet job.
The "twisted sisters in vitriol" go on for several more minutes about Benghazi and their frustration that somehow all of the information, and explanations, shared by the Obama administration has not exposed the smoking gun they need to destroy the President, before Greta finally voices the thing that REALLY gets her granny panties in a twist.
Van "Sucks to be Palin's friend": "Well the dirty little secret in Washington, on both sides of the aisle is though that access...you know you will lose access if you are...you know..you have to use good judgement. I am not saying you have to sell your soul to the administration but some people have to...
The idea of journalistic ethics and restraint COMPLETELY pisses Palin off, and she interrupts before Greta can stop sputtering: "So what though? So what? So what if you lose access to Obama? You know why? You..do you know why people don't want to lose..I mean..I..the American people don't care if a reporter isn't going to have access TO the Obama administration, because of what's coming back as a result of HAVING that privileged powerful access is this lack of transparency, it's more confusion, more uncertainty, and it's LIES! So why in the world would a reporter be concerned about whether they were going to get more of that fed to them, those lies, the uncertainty, the...um...MURKY answers to so many question being asked? I wouldn't care about having that access when you know what the result is."
A couple of things. First exactly WHAT kind of degree did Palin claim to have received in college? Second, when it comes to "lies" and "murky answers" did she pay ANY attention to the Bush administration for eight years? And third, WHY in he hell does anybody ask this dipshit ANYTHING?
However this exchange fires Greta up, and she immediately cuts loose with HER current pet peeve about Fox not getting the same access to administration briefings and information that other, actual news organizations are getting.
Greta "No irony here" Van Susteren: "I'm with you. Look what's happened just with this Benghazi investigation. State Department did a conference call and conveniently left Fox news off when they wanted to brief them the day before their people went to Capital Hill. The CIA had a briefing and guess what news organization was left out? Fox News channel. Then a memo was released, which I think it was by..um..the intelligence DNI and who didn't get the memo? Fox News. And what they don't realize is that the other news organizations will eventually give it to us. So I mean that's the irony of it. but I mean they are trying to punish Fox because we dare to ask them questions, and all we are asking questions are wast are the facts on four murders? and the more you try to hide it the more...when 71 days, drags to 72 days, drags to 73 days and we're still not getting the answer, it's REASONABLE to be suspicious that you're trying to hide something. So tell us and that will end it." (Actually the administration knows full well that the other news organizations are going to share the information with Fox News. The point is not to deny them access, it is to send a message that they will ONLY get it second hand if they continue to attack the administration unfairly. Which is something a REAL journalist could probably piece together.)
You know I actually thought that the people at Fox must realize that they are working as an arm of the Republican party to attack the administration, and that they actually KNOW they are not practicing real journalism, but hearing Greta kind of makes me think that she has been brainwashed into believing that in fact Fox is the ONLY cable news outlet doing real investigative reporting and that all of the other news channels are simply working for the Obama administration. The cognitive dissonance in the above statement, is stunning and more than a little frightening to think that an entire cable station could be infected with that mindset, and that they have access to millions of Americans who truly believe they are watching news, and not propaganda, on their television sets.
There is more in this interview, including a truly ridiculous portion where Greta asks Palin (In all apparent seriousness) her opinion on the upcoming "fiscal cliff," which you are welcome to watch by clicking the link. If you are going to wade in I suggest that you have your rabies vaccination up to date and they you have a stress ball to squeeze or e3lse you might just put your coffee mug through your computer monitor. (I almost did.)
Update: Okay here is an interesting piece of information that I did not know, which was brought to my attention in the comments section by Kerry.
This courtesy of News Corpse:
Van Susteren fails to disclose that the State Department had previously explained why Fox was not included in previous briefings and press releases. It had nothing to do with punishment. The State Department distributed their information to news organizations that had reporters who were assigned to cover the department. Fox News has no such reporters so they didn’t get on the list. In fact, Fox has a shoe-string news operation that doesn’t concentrate on actual reporting. Most of their “news” assets are allocated to anchors, analysts, and pundits, who are not doing any bona fide journalism. In short, the State Department had no one to notify and they weren’t going to send notices to everyone with a Fox News email address.
The administration would, nevertheless, be justified in bypassing Fox even if they did assign a reporter to the beat. Contrary to Van Susteren’s kvetching, Fox has not been “looking for facts” about the Benghazi attacks. Rather, they have been wallowing in speculation and wild conspiracy theories. Fox anchors and guests have dispensed absurd declarations that President Obama had deliberately allowed Ambassador Stevens to be murdered; that he personally ordered rescuers to stand down; that he refused requests for additional security (actually it was congress who voted to cut funding for embassy security); and that he could be subject to impeachment for unspecified high crimes and misdemeanors.
Well that certainly provides some perspective.