Victimology Double Standard

WOW! The media double standard has reached a new high (or is that low?) by blaming Sarah Palin for the breakin to her Yahoo email account.

AP writer, Ted Bridis, says:

If Gov. Palin hadn’t been using a consumer-level Yahoo! account (more than one, actually) this crime wouldn’t have happened….

Wait. That can’t be right. Blame the victim? Hold people accountable for their actions and choices in life? Why Ted, you are starting to sound like a Conservative.

On the other hand, this could this be just one more knee-jerk reaction that results from a fluid definition of truth, integrity and morals? That must be it. Ted would never become a Conservative.

Michelle Malkin has a great article on this topic that includes an email exchange with Ted. AP reporter e-mails: Yeah, it’s all Palin’s fault.

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2 replies
  1. Pseudonym
    Pseudonym says:

    Let’s think critically about this entire situation. I know Sarah Palin is the current republican queen bee and is therefore exposed to additional and perhaps unreasonable scrutiny from leftward leaning journalists. That, friends, is simply the way of the world.

    However, so long as we are condemning knee-jerk reactions, let’s take a long look at the distinctly conservative bloggers who cry “bias” even when legitimate concerns about the character of a candidate have been raised.

    The reason this story deserves any attention isn’t because a geek on power trip cracked her yahoo account and read the gossip mail between her sewing circle. It deserves attention because it speaks to why Gov. Palin was using a Yahoo! email account for public business. Allegations have been made that the use of public domain email was an attempt to side-step the public disclosure rules set on her government emails.

    If this is true, it raises a couple issues. One is that Gov. Palin apparently didn’t feel it was necessary to disclose the content of her emails to critics which begs the question: what was she hiding? Secondly, consumer email accounts are extremley insecure and if Gov. Palin was including sensitive Government business in Yahoo! emails then either she isn’t intelligent enough to realize that they would probably be compromised or she’s too reckless to care. Either way, her behavior here was less than exemplary.

  2. Dr.Bruce
    Dr.Bruce says:

    Your reply is not without merit though it does refer to a number of matters unrelated to the primary point of my post.

    To blame Sarah Palin for the email break-in is to apply a standard of expected conduct and accountability that Liberals totally unwilling to apply to themselves. In large degree, their entire worldview and philosophy is built on just the opposite.

    That is a double standard and it is wrong.

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