Friday, November 20, 2009

Palin right, HuffPost wrong ~ By Joseph Farah

Commentary from WorldNetDaily
By Joseph Farah Posted: November 20, 2009 ~ 1:00 am Eastern © 2009 Sarah Palin haters will stoop to just about anything to malign the woman they most fear – including lying. That's what Huffington Puffington Post columnist Max Blumenthal did Sunday when he claimed the former vice presidential candidate cited an "urban legend" in a speech when she said the Treasury Department had moved the phrase "In God We Trust" from presidential coins. Blumenthal and his pseudo-news organization characterized Palin's statement as a "rumor" that "most likely originated with a 2006 story on the far-right website WorldNetDaily." Actually, it wasn't "a rumor." It was, what we call in the news business, a fact. A year later, Congress, alerted to the plan by the original WND story, stopped the plan dead in its tracks, as WND also reported. That doesn't constitute an "urban legend." That constitutes reporting that led to a policy change. It doesn't change the fact that the U.S. Mint formulated a plan to do exactly what Sarah Palin said it had done. It just means that once the whistle was blown on a plan that would offend the sensibilities of about 90 percent of Americans, Congress acted in line with the will of the people. Blumenthal suggests Palin was believing and spreading an urban legend. Instead, she was stating a fact. "Palin did not hesitate to take up this 'controversy,' however false, since it conveniently pits a tyrannical, God-destroying, secular big government against humble God-fearing folk," Blumenthal writes. "In doing so, of course, she presented herself as this nation's leading defender of the faith." This is how the Huffington Puffington Post begins a column that is supposed to persuade America that Palin is, in Blumenthal's words, "a cancer on the GOP." Do you believe that Blumenthal and the Huffington Puffington Post are really afraid Palin is going to destroy the Republican Party? Do you think they lie awake at night fretting that the GOP is going to self-destruct? It is their fondest wish. It is their dream come true. [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE]
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