Sarah Palin: Hey, Obama Misspeaks, Too

She slams media for uneven mocking
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 26, 2010 1:02 PM CST
Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, holding her son Trig Palin, talks to a Tea Party supporter Oct. 22, 2010, in Phoenix.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(Newser) – Facing ridicule for her comment about “our North Korean allies,” Sarah Palin has accused the media of a double-standard: Why, she asked on Facebook, isn’t President Obama mocked for his gaffes? Remember when he said he’d been to all 57 states? Palin references that and a number of Obama’s other stumbles: “If you can’t remember hearing about them, that’s because for the most part the media didn’t consider them newsworthy.”

“If the media had bothered to actually listen to all of my remarks on Glenn Beck’s radio show, they would have noticed that I refer to South Korea as our ally throughout,” Palin notes. Her defense is pretty reasonable, writes Colby Hall for Mediaite, but she’s mistaken about the media on Obama: He’s taken to task both when he’s “deserving of derision”—as with the 57-state comment—“and sometimes when he isn’t.”

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