Sarah Palin can’t win when it comes to the media

By Tom Quiner

Sarah Palin was sucked into the tragic Arizona mass murder story by the mainstream media (MSM) the instant the news hit.

Sarah Palin

If you were accused of being somewhat culpable for such a horrific loss of life, would you feel a need to defend yourself? Of course you would. Ms. Palin did just that:

“Journalists and pundits … should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn.”

She went on to say:

“Acts of monstrous criminality stand on their own. They begin and end with the criminals who commit them, not collectively with all the citizens of a state, not with those who listen to talk radio, not with maps of swing districts used by both sides of the aisle, not with law-abiding citizens who respectfully exercise their First Amendment rights at campaign rallies, not with those who proudly voted in the last election.”

The media’s reaction? NBC’s Amy Walter and Michael Falcone chastised her for her remarks:

“Sarah Palin, once again, has found a way to become part of the story. And she may well face further criticism for the timing and scope of her remarks. She is already taking heat for her use of the term “blood libel.”

The media made the story about Ms. Palin, not the other way around. You know the old saying: “damned if you do, damned if you don’t?” It applies to Ms. Palin when it comes to her treatment by the MSM.

They’re out to get her.

The real story is the victims of a deranged killer. I drove by a church today with their flags at half-mast. Let us come together and pray for the people whose lives have been turned upside down by a lone gunman.