Sarah Palin says Hank Williams Jr. is the victim of the media’s double standard.
“Hank Williams and what he is going through now, I think it’s a very clear illustration of a greater societal problem and that is the hypocrisy on the left — the liberals who can throw these stones at a conservative and they knowing that they’re not going to be held accountable,” Palin said on Sean Hannity’s radio show Thursday.
And what does that have to do with Mike Tyson?
“It’s a one way street and we’re always walking on eggshells, aren’t we?” she said. [...] “What about mike Tyson and the [Las Vegas radio] station that recently came out talking very crudely and some sick comments made? I don’t care that it was about me but some sick comments made and no apology there, no uh, no nothing,” she said. “The hypocrisy shines very bright in what it is that we deal with everyday, doesn’t it, Sean?”
Yeah, ESPN totally should have fired Mike Tyson for the disgusting comments he made about Sarah Palin. Except she's not the president and he's not an employee of ESPN.
As tempting as it might be to dismiss Sarah Palin's sense of victimhood as an example of a pathetic and failed national figure, she's actually expressing a fairly mainstream sentiment on the American right: many if not most conservatives really do believe they are an oppressed minority—just ask Lindsey Graham.