Fox Pundit: Media Bashed Palin for Not Aborting Trig

Writer makes 'humorous dig' at liberal media for relentless Palin attacks
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2008 4:54 AM CST
Sarah Palin stands with her children, from left, daughter Willow, holding her brother Trig, dressed as an elephant, and Piper, dressed as a snow princess, Friday, Oct. 31, 2008.   (AP Photo/John Heller)
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(Newser) – Political analyst Michael Barone was booed by a crowd of academics after saying the media hated Sarah Palin for not aborting Trig, Politico reports."The liberal media attacked Sarah Palin because she did not abort her Down syndrome baby," the US News & World Report writer said, prompting some audience members to walk out. "They wanted her to kill that child."

"I'm talking about my media colleagues with whom I've worked for 35 years,” Barone told the audience at the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges meeting. Barone later apologized for his remarks, saying he had been humorously trying to focus attention on the media's hostility to Palin but had crossed the line.