October 23, 2014

Morning Joe never fails to show both sides' perspective: the perspective of both the right and the far right. So he had on Matt Lewis from The Daily Caller to defend the much maligned Palin girls who were the real victims of assault at the Palin family brawl-extravaganza. In case you're not familiar with the Tucker Carlson founded website,

It’s a place for conservatives to read about the latest liberal scandal and the latest movements in the GOP presidential field.

Poor Bristol Palin! The innocent almost 24 year old woman was just trying to have fun with her {very inebriated} family, including her 5 year old son, while wearing a "thong dress" as she described her garb. Always claiming the GOP gets the brunt of negative press, she recently described the incident, leaving out most of the details.

"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.”

In case you didn't hear the audio, it's quite entertaining, and can be heard here and we covered it here.

Lewis' gripe was that Bristol, coming to the defense of her 14 year old, errr 20 year old sister, Willow, and was summarily dragged on the grass by her ankles. This is akin to a sexual assault and the media should be outraged that such a pure specimen as Bristol could be treated his way. This is the real story, not the spectacle that is the Palins. “Anyone who is concerned about a ‘war on women’ — but not disturbed by this report — is clearly biased,” Lewis wrote.

Somehow the entire Morning Joe segment omitted the details of the fight, the fact that Bristol and brother Track were beyond trashed, the corroborating stories of witnesses and the party host whom Bristol assaulted. He left out the best part where Track tries futilely to spell his name.

“Track,” he said. “T-R-Tango, Romeo, Alfa, Charlie, Kilo.” But when it came to spelling his last name, Track became a little more dodgy.“Papa, Alfa, Lima, India, Mike, Oscar,” Track Palin said, spelling P-A-L-I-M-O. “You know what that means? Like I mean –”
“Palimo?” the officer asked. “What?” Track said. “No. See he didn’t know what –” That’s when his father interrupted. “This is not a time to be joking,” Todd Palin said. “It’s Palin.”

Even HotAir writer Noah Rothman jumped on the concern troll bandwagon.

In an appearance on MSNBC on Thursday morning, Lewis joined a group of contrite Morning Joe hosts who conceded that they, too, initially covered the Palin “brawl” as a joke. “It did definitely have a humorous tone to it,” Brzezinski conceded. Lewis had shamed them into penitence.

Please spare us, you tools for the right-wing-both-sides-do-it-spin machine. We all know Bristol and her klan would have filed a lawsuit the very next day, if it wouldn't unearth even more unpleasantness than we already have seen. This stunt on Morning Joe smells of financial conflict, as Lewis is the author of a pro-Palin book. If this isn't a circle jerk, I don't know what is.

If you learned everything you knew about American politics from Matt Lewis, you'd be in pretty good shape. I should know, since I practically do.

―Tucker Carlson, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Caller

Way to present both sides MoJoe.


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