CNN: Conjured News Network

This comes from NewsBusters. Every time I think the left can’t get any more desperate, they surprise me.

Sarah Palin With Her Troops In Kuwait

Sarah Palin With Her Troops In Kuwait

Did you know that Sarah Palin has never been to Mongolia? Yeah, and despite the fact she never claimed to have visited there, we are making a big deal about it because of the impression she left only in our fervid imaginations that she did indeed visit Mongolia.

Think that was ridiculous? Well, guess what? That is exactly what CNN is doing with a manufactured scandal that Sarah Palin never visited Iraq. The problem for CNN is that Palin never claimed to have visited Iraq. Here is her answer in the recent ABC interview with Charles Gibson about her foreign travel:

Canada. Mexico. And then, yeah, that trip that was a trip of a lifetime, to visit our troops in Kuwait and stop and visit our injured soldiers in Germany. That was a trip of a lifetime and it changed my life.

So where was Iraq in her answer about foreign travel? Nowhere. However, that hasn’t stopped CNN from acting outraged about the fact that Palin never visited Iraq despite the fact that she never claimed to have visited there:

CNN) — Sarah Palin did not visit troops in Iraq, a spokesperson for the Republican vice presidential nominee confirmed Saturday, as new details emerged about the extent of the Alaska governor’s foreign travel.

All CNN had to do was listen to Palin’s answer to the question about her foreign travel to find out she never claimed to have visited Iraq.  However, CNN is somehow making this out to be a some sort of big scandal as you can see:

In July of last year, Palin left North America for the first time to visit Alaskan troops stationed in Kuwait. Palin officials originally said her itinerary included U.S. military installations or outposts in Germany and Kuwait, and that she had visited Ireland.

Right. No Iraq. Got it, CNN? However, they just can’t let go:

A Palin aide in Alaska said Iraq was also one of the stops on that trip.

Oh, I see. A nameless Palin aid in Alaska mistakenly said Iraq was one of her stops. Stop the election! Bring out the special prosecutor! This scandal must not go uninvestigated! Meanwhile CNN continues to sniff for a scandal that doesn’t exist:

The Boston Globe reported Saturday that Palin visited the Iraqi side of a border crossing — but never journeyed past the checkpoint. Earlier, campaign aides confirmed reports that Palin’s time in Ireland on that trip had actually been a refueling stop.

And Palin didn’t include Ireland as part of her foreign travel in her answer to Gibson. Keep looking, CNN. Perhaps you will find out that Sarah Palin once visited Colonel Lee’s Mongolian BBQ. You can also make that a scandal even though Palin never claimed to have visited Mongolia. Of course, the Obama campaign, sinking in the polls, is so desperate for any bit of dirt they can manufacture about Palin jumped on this “scandal” like a starving piranha on red meat:

The Obama campaign — which has increasingly accused the McCain campaign of deliberately lying in ads and on the stump — was quick to highlight that story, along with a news report that explored whether the McCain campaign has been sending out wildly inflated crowd estimates.

Yes, yes. Maybe we can find that the McCain campaign estimated one of its crowds at 10,000 people when reliable sources put it at no higher than 9900. Bring on the investigators! With “scandal” stories such as these, you just know that Obama and his MSM allies are really grasping at straws. However, their pathetic desperation to turn absolutely anything, even if doesn’t exist, into a scandal does provide for a lot of laughs.

Psst! MSM…check to see if Sarah Palin ever illegally ripped a tag off her mattress in the past. There could be a major scandal there.

—P.J. Gladnick is a freelance writer and creator of the DUmmie FUnnies blog.

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11 Responses

  1. I blogged this article myself as well.

  2. ROFL! How lame is that!

  3. krissmith777, it should be brought to the attention of as mny people as possible. The liberal media are now bordering on criminal.

    Hey Swamps, I guess that’s a good example of why they call it the Lamestream Media…….

  4. I think is is comming out.

    Most people now know of a bias in the media. I blogged on it:

    http://freevoiceonline.wordpress.com/2008/09/11/poll-50-say-the-media-is-trying-to-get-obama-elected/

    50% now know, according to a Rasmussen poll the media wants Obama

  5. One thing that is wrong in our country is the hate-mongers who continue to divide and destroy our country from within and it’s working. Nothing gets done because one group is pitted against the other. Another thing that I would like to point out Bob, is the misnomer that we have a “liberal press” in this country. I think the correct term would be corporate media…check out who owns most all the radio and tv stations. Also, Scott McClellon, a former white house press secretary for President Bush, told how the White House would call Fox News and tell them what talking points to put out on the news to slant the news “their way.”

  6. Liberal or corporate, they still vote democrat
    And as for Scott McClellen, well I wouldn’t believe very much that comes out of his mouth.

  7. Ms. Palin has to be vetted by the press just like the rest of the politicians. You can’t run for any office in this country without your personal life being on display 24/7 and it’s not just poor little Sarah who is suddenly being singled out. It may seem like it because she is the new kid on the block.

  8. Mary, that’s bullshit. Obama has been given a tongue bath by the press and hasn’t answered any difficult questions. Perhaps they know that he’s incapable of forming a coherent answer without a teleprompter.

  9. So you know, I’ve added your blog to my blogroll. 🙂

  10. Thank you krissmith. I’ve added you to mine. Top billing, how’s that!

  11. Ummm, I don’t guess you watch Fox News…fair and balanced?

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