Bristol Palin, on Thursday, responded to Carol Costello’s joking about her assault and subsequent apology. First up, the daughter of Sarah Palin, pointed out the obvious liberal media double-standard:
I’m not ever going to listen to the audio and relive those moments. But how can a reporter call this the best audio she’s ever come across? Literally imagine what they’d say about anyone but me. I can just picture if this had happened to a liberal woman – that guy would have been crucified in the media.
Palin then updated her blog after Costello apologized and said, “Though, I’ve been not been contacted by CNN or that anchor, this is a step in the right direction.”
In an earlier post, on Wednesday, Palin went into detail about the assault: “Why would anyone do this? Well, here’s a hint. The guy was on social media during this incident, tweeting, about to get famous.”
Palin also noted the media’s double-standard when it came to its treatment of family members of liberal politicians:
The incident was scary and infuriating. I had bruises all over me from being pushed down.
This is what I don’t understand. I have mostly stayed out of the public eye for the past few years. I clock in and out of work – yes I actually have a job – like most middle class Americans and chip away at making my son’s life just a little bit easier. So why does the media still choose to put the Palins into an entirely different category of people? This “story” is still running over a month and a half later. Rumors still run wild, unsubstantiated claims are printed as true, and random people who weren’t even there are considered “eye witnesses.”
In the meantime, did you even hear about Vice President Joe Biden’s adult son who kicked out of the Navy for cocaine? (That’s the real Vice President’s kid…) So pause for a moment and consider the hysteria over our stupid “incident”, compared to our actual Vice President’s son not even being able to hold on to a position in the Navy Reserve.
I’m sure you heard the happy news that Chelsea Clinton had a baby. But did you know her father-in-law and Clinton family pal Edward Mezvinsky is a convicted felon because of committing bank, wire, and mail fraud? Of course, you didn’t. Because the friends and family of the revered liberal elite are treated like delicate China. Don’t handle too roughly. They are precious. They are off limits. Don’t push on them too hard.
In the meantime, I was pushed and held down by some guy...and the media salivates like a dog that’s just been given a bone. Here’s the thing. Violence against women is never okay...Even if that violence occurs against conservative women. Imagine for a second the outrage that would happen if Chelsea Clinton had gotten pushed by some guy. Had she tried to defend herself, the liberal media would’ve held her up as some feminist hero.
But it wasn’t Chelsea.
It wasn’t Hillary.
It wasn’t someone they liked or someone they agreed with.
It was a conservative.
And once again, the hypocrisy of the media is laid bare.