Recently, Palin focused her attention on the liberal media and their complete unwillingness to hold this president to any of the standards to which they had previously held presidents.
On her Facebook page, Palin issued a challenge to The Washington Post whose reporting helped bring down Richard Nixon.
Including two photos of 1970’s-era Washington Post editions, Palin wrote,
To reclaim your credibility (and the mainstream media’s, at large), I challenge you to engage in the same aggressive investigative journalism you courageously employed 42 years ago covering President Nixon. The public knows of our current president’s incompetence, denials, and cover-ups, but would be well served if we could count on your resources to dig deep for truth in all matters pertaining to Team Obama.
One example: your reporters kept tracking an obscure break-in story and that led to revealing a grave problem in the White House. The Washington Post’s reputation soared as the model of good journalism. Today, you’ve fallen like a lead balloon. Whereas you once doggedly covered the 18.5 minute gap in Nixon’s White House communications, you’ve virtually ignored the Obama Administration’s 1.2 million minutes of deleted communications by just one of the agencies under Obama’s executive branch. I’m speaking of the Lois Lerner IRS harassment-of-conservatives scandal wherein Lerner “lost” pertinent email communications. You’ve allowed Obama to skate with his proclamation that absolutely no wrongdoing occurred at the IRS, “not even a smidgen.”
The list of Obama abuses and impeachable offenses is long. I challenge you to lift a finger and help protect democracy, allow justice for all, and ensure domestic tranquility by doing your job reporting current corrupt events fairly. If not, you prove yourselves incompetent and in bed with Obama, not caring one iota about media integrity.
Those running the Washington Post’s show now, compared to those during the Nixon era, are too afraid of being uninvited to the permanent political class’ cocktail parties and petty gossip fests, making you all a bunch of wusses. I challenge you to get to work.
Seldom have I seen such a public and forceful condemnation of the liberal media’s complicity in this president’s tyranny. The Obama Administration operates with reckless disregard for the Constitution and the fundamental principles upon which this great nation was founded and yet, the very media institutions that once sought the truth about Nixon’s illegal dealings is now contented with press packets and wrapped-up media narratives offered by this shameful administration.
Good for Sarah Palin for speaking up and shame on the media for their complicity in this outrage.