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Does Vanity Fair count as MSM?

If so then I think we can safely lay to rest the meme that the MSM lets Palin off the hook.

They've just published a zinger, and it's causing mayhem in the Palin pit.

Conservatives for Palin has been scrubbed clean in the last couple of hours of all the vileness that normally resides there quite happily.

Link to the article entitled

'Sarah Palin, the Sound and the Fury'

I'd love to copy the whole thing, it's a scorcher, but the rules don't allow.

The intensity of Palin’s temper was first described to me in such extreme terms that I couldn’t help but wonder if it might be exaggerated, until I heard corroborating tales of outbursts dating back to her days as mayor of Wasilla and before. One friend of the Palins’ remembers an argument between Sarah and Todd: "They took all the canned goods out of the pantry, then proceeded to throw them at each other. By the time they got done, the stainless-steel fridge looked like it had got shot up with a shotgun. Todd said, ‘I don’t know why I even waste my time trying to get nice things for you if you’re just going to ruin them.’ " This friend adds, "As soon as she enters her property and the door closes, even the insects in that house cringe. She has a horrible temper, but she has gotten away with it because she is a pretty woman." (The friend elaborated on this last point: "Once, while Sarah was preparing for a city-council meeting, she said, ‘I’m gonna put on one of my push-up bras so I can get what I want tonight.’ That’s how she rolls.") When Palin was mayor, she made life for one low-level municipal employee so miserable that the woman quit her job, sought psychiatric counseling, and then left the state altogether to escape Palin’s sphere of influence—this according to one person with firsthand knowledge of the situation. The woman did not want to be found. When I finally tracked her down, her husband, who answered the phone, at first pretended that I had dialed the wrong number and that the word "Wasilla" had no meaning to him. Palin’s former personal assistants all refused to comment on the record for this story, some citing a fear of reprisal. Others who have worked with Palin recall that, when she feels threatened, she does not hesitate to wield some version of a signature threat: "I have the power to ruin you."


the article lays bare the people in Palin's inner circle, including the original founder of Conservatives4Palin, Rebecca A. Mansour, widely believed to be the voice behind Palin's Facebook tirades.

Palin’s most unconventional hire is a novice media consultant, Rebecca Mansour, a 36-year-old Los Angeles resident who has been identified in news stories as a screenwriter. Mansour has said that she volunteered for Obama early in the 2008 campaign and then became disillusioned. Not long after the election, with Joseph Russo, a then 23-year-old college student from New Jersey, who would also go to work for Palin, she co-founded the most popular pro-Palin blog, Conservatives4Palin, known informally as C4P (and not to be confused with the "adult swingers" Web site of that name). C4P functions as a hybrid news service, discussion board, and field headquarters for a virtual army of Palin supporters, who pride themselves on brute devotion. "Who We Are and What We Stand For," a post written by Mansour, declares, "We’re ordinary barbarians here. No one controls us. We’re a horde." A prominent C4P contributor, Nicole Coulter, told this summer, "We would literally walk across hot broken glass for this woman... She’s our family, and you protect your family; it’s like the mafia."


seems even the kids are confused by Palin.

Sometimes the children rebelled. A campaign aide remembers that one of the Palin children found her mother’s public displays of piety especially grating. Though Palin prayed and read the Bible every night, aides never saw the family join her for devotionals. "You’re just putting on a show. You’re so fake," one of the children said when Palin made a point of praying in front of other people. "This is not who you are. Why are you pretending to be something you’re not?"

That's as much as I'm allowed to print from the article, however there is a lot of well researched information.

The bloggers at Palingates, are furious that the C4P site has been scrubbed.

OMG C4creeps HAS BEEN CLEANED UP! The usual language they employ against the President has been edited out and corrected in the last couple of hours!

Bekki Mansour obviously doesn't want intelligent people going there and seeing the kind of puerile rubbish they usually write!! :-))

I suppose she's praying to her wooden idol that any visitors from the VF article don't read the comments ....

Karma, Bekki ....

I'm sure Patrick and others (EOY) have some screenshots saved that show the puerile rubbish they write.

The VF article is fantastic. I hope it goes viral.

I'm sure they have too. I know on some of my past diaries and comments I have copied and pasted quite a few.

Here's one from today, a little more careful than usual....

Finally, Lipstick, I think your remarks last night were right on. I couldn't agree more. As this site increases its visibility, and particularly with Gov. Palin's name on it, we MUST maintain a civil tone that would always reflect positively on her. I've been guilty of being less than gracious on occasion and need to be more careful. We ARE better than the scum sucking weasels who trash Gov. Palin (hmm, does that qualify as less than gracious?) and we should strive to take the high road whenever appropriate.


Thanks for the tips and recs everyone. I think we can safely say that R.A. Mansour is not amused.


@jmartpolitico they like to see if they can outdo themselves with the lies each year in an unsourced piece full of such garbage.
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.@habibahamid proud Lebanese American to be precise. Nothing else in that article is true.
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.@GoldenGate415 getting paid for one's work is not a crime, you Marxist loon.
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Update 2

Jeebus! Those Palinbots don't get irony. Their latest post in response to the VF article (one of many)

By Ian Lazaran

I have a challenge for Ben Smith, Dave Weigel, Kirsten Powers, race-baiter Charles Blow, Amanda Coyne, Monika Bauerlein, and Shakesville. All of you are very liberal and all of you have denounced in some manner today's Vanity Fair hit piece. However, you have denounced the hit piece in limited mediums such as twitter and blog posts. The questions that you have raised about the piece are being ignored by your extreme left-wing friends. I challenge each of you to go on MSNBC or any left-wing network and raise the same issues you have on twitter and blog posts. If you want to prove that you aren't a total far-left hack, you would take up this challenge and show that you are willing to deviate from left-wing orthodoxy in a substantive manner. It's too easy to claim you are "reasonable" by putting something up on twitter or a blog post. If you really want to prove that you are reasonable, go on MSNBC and defend Palin the same way you did today


Well Ian,

I double dog dare Sarah Palin to come out from behind twitter and Facebook and do a live, hard hitting interview.


Thought not.

Originally posted to AnnetteK on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 06:48 AM PDT.


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