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Thursday, November 11, 2010
NewsBusters Upset By Accurate Description of Palin, Rally
Topic: NewsBusters

A Nov. 11 NewsBusters post carries the headline "CBS: 'Polarizing' Palin Speaks At 'Anti-Abortion Rights Rally.'" This indicates that Drennen opposes both terms, and indeed he does:

On Thursday's CBS Early Show, news reader Erica Hill used loaded liberal terms to describe a Texas pro-life event that Sarah Palin attended on Wednesday: "Palin shared the stage in an anti-abortion rights rally with Texas Governor Rick Perry."

Hill touted how despite making no announcement to make a 2012 presidential run, Palin "was looking an awful lot like a candidate," adding that the appearance with Governor Perry represented "a dream ticket for some tea party supporters." However, after playing a brief clip of Palin, Hill noted how "A just-released Associated Press poll finds of all the potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates, Sarah Palin is the most polarizing."

How can  "anti-abortion rights" be a "loaded liberal term" when that's exactly what the event was about? Pro-lifers do, in fact, oppose abortion rights.

And "polarizing" is exactly what Palin is. As the AP reported:

Forty-six percent of people questioned in the poll, which was released Wednesday, say they have a favorable opinion of the former Alaska governor, with 49 percent saying they have an unfavorable view of the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee. Only five percent say they don't know enough about Palin to form an opinion, a percentage much lower than registered by any other possible White House candidate tested in the survey.

That is the very definition of "polarizing." But Drennen has decided he doesn't like the word

NewsBusters and the MRC just hate it when things are accurately described.

Posted by Terry K. at 2:41 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, November 11, 2010 2:46 PM EST

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