The Persecution of Sarah Palin: How the Elite Media Tried to Bring Down a Rising Star

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"Sarah Palin spent more than a decade making her town and her state better - she slashed government spending and corruption and encouraged economic growth. In 2008, she took to the national stage to bring her successful vision to the entire country. America quickly embraced her message, and Palin became the hottest rising star the country had seen in years." "Palin was a strong and popular conservative with traditional values - work, family, and religion - and Washington Democrats and their allies in the so-called mainstream media decided she had ...

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Overview

"Sarah Palin spent more than a decade making her town and her state better - she slashed government spending and corruption and encouraged economic growth. In 2008, she took to the national stage to bring her successful vision to the entire country. America quickly embraced her message, and Palin became the hottest rising star the country had seen in years." "Palin was a strong and popular conservative with traditional values - work, family, and religion - and Washington Democrats and their allies in the so-called mainstream media decided she had to be destroyed. These elite liberals attacked everything from Palm's clothing to her parenting style to her church." "In addition to spreading lies and distortions, the media treated Palin with such insulting condescension that it frequently lapsed into mockery. Palin was routinely ridiculed and vilified - and so was her family." The liberal media did succeed in one way: It was able to give the election to Barack Obama, a man with dangerous and radical ideas. However, despite the media's disdain, Palin persevered, and remains one of the most important figures in the Republican Party.

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What People Are Saying

Karl Rove
"Matthew Continetti has written a tough, revealing look at how the bias or habits of liberals in the media led them to assault a political figure who shared neither their values nor background. Whether you like Sarah Palin or not, this well-researched and meticulous volume strips the bark off influential players in journalism."--(Karl Rove, Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush)
Brit Hume
"A compelling account of journalistic malpractice on a grand scale. Those called out in this book should not be allowed to forget what they did."--(Brit Hume, senior political analyst, Fox News)
Byron York
"What set off the media feeding frenzy over Sarah Palin's place on the 2008 Republican presidential ticket? Was there something wrong with Palin? Or something wrong with the media? Matthew Continetti finds the answer--and exposes the media's worst excesses."--(Byron York, chief political correspondent, The Washington Examiner)
John Ziegler
"If every member of the anti-Palin media was simply forced to read and understand just the first page of this book, what is left of journalism in this country would be greatly improved. If every voter had done so prior to the election, we might have a different President right now."--(John Ziegler, creator of the film Media Malpractice)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616847593
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/12/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Continetti is the associate editor of the Weekly Standard and a contributing editor to National Affairs. Continetti was a 2008 Phillips Foundation journalism fellow, and his articles and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. A graduate of Columbia University, he lives in Arlington, Virginia. Visit www.matthewcontinetti.net.

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Table of Contents

Prologue The Palin Myth: From Hero to Harpy in Eight Short Weeks 1

Ch. 1 The Golden Ticket: When John Met Sarah 9

Ch. 2 The Feral Beast: The Media Go Wild 37

Ch. 3 The Village and the City: There's No Place Like Home 63

Ch. 4 The Ties That Bind: The Blistering Assault on Palin's Family 77

Ch. 5 Amazing Disgrace: How the Press Went After Palin's Faith 115

Ch. 6 Sex and Sarah Palin: The Furious Battle over the Governor's Gender 143

Ch. 7 The Classless Media: The Elite's Condescending Attitude Toward Ordinary Americans 167

Ch. 8 Sarah's Choice: What's Next for Palin and Her Party? 201

Acknowledgments 227

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