You may have heard that there is a new book coming out tomorrow. Shouldn’t be an event that is very newsworthy. After all, there are around 250,000 books published annually in the United States( including re-releases) and the vast majority are like 95% of the Screen Actors Guild membership. They get very little notice. It is estimated that the average paper back sells about 15,ooo copies while such numbers are hard, if not impossible to find for hardcovers. Interesting as to why, but not really important. Suffice to say that most books are published with little acclaim.
However, a book is coming out that has already been widely cussed, discussed, analyzed, fact-checked and perhaps even read. It is Going Rogue by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. If the adage holds that any publicity is good as long as one’s name is spelled correctly, this book will be a whopper. By the way, Rush will interview Ms Palin tomorrow. She has spoke with Oprah already and I believe Barbara Walters is due. There have been several folks talking about the book as well.
First, the Associated Press, who used a total of 11 people to fact check the book. They found a total of 6 errors which figures out to about 2 people per error. Wonder if they fact checked either of the President’s books. Nah, already know that answer.
Anyway, here we go. So called conservative David Brooks says you can’t taker her seriously and she is a joke. CBS elder statesman Bob Schieffer called her an amusement with no political future. Good old MSNBC guy, Joe Scarborough said comparing her to Howard Dean is an insult to Dean’s intelligence. Former Vermont gov, DNC chair, Howard the screamer, one and the same. Sure are talking a lot about someone who doesn’t matter, huh?
First the him, Rush Limbaugh. Second is a bit more involved and might take a lot longer to write than I would want. We could say the Democrat Party and that would be accurate but not necessarily new. What we are seeing is an open, orchestrated campaign by a sitting President to demonize or destroy(or pick a word of your choice) a member of the media.
Playing open and obvious roles are the president himself, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and assorted advisers and Democrat pooh bahs which include James Carville, David Axelrod, Paul Begala, Stanley Greenberg,etc. Various and sundry talk shows including Chris Matthews, David Schuster of MSNBC among others are trying to get Republican politicians to denounce El Rushbo. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Secretary Clinton gets involved since her husband has been taking a few shots at Rush already.
Those with a little age and/or political perspective are probably aware that Nixon had an enemies list that contained numerous names but wasn’t quite this public. Seems Obama has a one person enemies list. But beware of Democrat denizens, lying in the weeds, so to speak are such luminaries as Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Rodger Hedgecock et al. Let the games begin!
Oh, by the way, there is a little thing called freedom of the press, first amendment, U S Constitution, that sort of thing.
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