Good fucking grief.
Matthew Iglesias observed on Strong's move today:
I’m mentioned in Jonathan Strong’s latest exposé on how liberal pundits have liberal views on politics, with today’s edition dedicated to revealing that liberals don’t like Sarah Palin.
From Iglesias' experience with Strong, it appears the latter is trying to do something similar at the end of the week to what Andrew Breitbart did at the beginning - selectively pick stuff out of context to deliver what would otherwise be an undeliverable far right meme. Breitbart's lie was that the NAACP is more racist than the Tea Party. It may have been coordinated with behind-the-scenes GOP ratfink ops. We may or may not get the Fox News JournoList stuff on that, but here's a timeline.
It didn't work very well, because it was a disgustingly racist lie.
Now, Strong, probably trying to get a better gig, is pushing another lie - that Palin was ambushed by organized Alinksy-worshipping nutcase leftists who violated the sacrosanct rules of journalistic integrity by communicating with each other. Nefariously. Ask Glenn Beck. He can diagram it on a blackboard.
I was intrigued enough by Strong's meme, that I went back through my e-mails from the first three days of the Palin candidacy announcement. I don't subscribe to many JournoList-type listserves or e-mail groups. I didn't subscribe to any back then.
What I've discovered from going through the e-mails is that I had the same reaction Shannyn Moore had to the announcement, when Palin called in to the Bob & Mark show to tell them she had been "chosen." Moore was in the radio studio.
Moore, quite rationally, asked Palin, "You accepted?"