The liberal media and, of course, many of their cohorts on the left, are engaging in yet another round of PDS, this time over a video showing a reported “confrontation” between Palin and a woman in Homer, Alaska holding a “worst governor ever” sign.
If you read the transcript of the exchange, which Patterico has here, you’ll note that Palin actually made the best of the situation with the “critic.” In fact, according to The Politico (sorry, I’ve not watched the video), Palin actually walked up to the woman herself to strike up the conversation. So there was no attempt at avoidance; rather, there was an attempt by the former Governor to engage a critic – something her, well, critics claim she refuses to do.
In fact, the exchange – which is somewhat confrontational early on, ends up being so pleasant towards the end that the best the left (and Politico and Newsweek) can do is to accuse Palin of “rolling her eyes” when the critic tells her that she is a teacher (a questionable claim, according to Gateway Pundit). It would be interesting if she had “rolled her eyes” at the “teacher” … considering Palin is from a family full of teachers:
While filming the Alaska documentary in Homer, I had a brief discussion with a local lady who, in typical Alaska style, decided to give me her two cents worth about my political leanings, American politics in general, and much else besides. It’s what makes our politics so uniquely democratic: two people discussing the things they care about, even though they respectfully disagree about just about everything (you can watch a brief video of the encounter here).
The LSM has now decided to use this brief encounter for another one of their spin operations. They claim I – wait for it – “appear to roll my eyes” when the lady tells me she’s a teacher. Yes, it’s come to this: the media is now trying to turn my eyebrow movements into story lines. (Maybe that’s why Botox is all the rage – if you can’t move your eyebrows, your “eye rolling” can’t be misinterpreted!) If they had checked their facts first, they would have known that I come from a family of teachers; my grandparents were teachers, my father was a teacher, my brother is a teacher, my sister works in Special Needs classrooms, my aunt is a school nurse, my mom worked as a school secretary for much of her professional life, we all volunteer in classrooms, etc., etc., etc. Given that family history, how likely is it that I would “roll my eyes” at someone telling me that they too work in that honorable profession? Stay classy, LSM.
Slow news day? Not really. Just another day at the PDS office.