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The Hideous Glee the Media Takes in a Palin Being Assaulted

The CNN video is sick. Just sick. Good for Matt Lewis for pointing this out.

Matt Lewis shames the press for laughing at Bristol Palin’s physical assault Apparently, the usual sober and fraught political commentary that often accompanies episodes of physical violence directed toward women disappears when the subject of that violence is a Palin. The political press had a hearty chuckle at the expense of the Palins when it first broke that the former first family of Alaska was involved in an alcohol-fueled brawl. The “thrilla in Wasilla,” some called it. One might, however, have expected the laughter to die down after local police released audio of Bristol Palin who described through hysterical tears how she had been assaulted, dragged through the grass, and robbed of her affects. It did not.
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tuleesh said...

A Tweet by @jeffneufeld from October 24 pretty much sums it up:
“Lesson: violence against women is wrong. Unless you don't like them. Then point and laugh.”

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