Monday, December 29, 2008

Media Double Standard: Kennedy v. Palin


It is incredible to watch the liberal media slither away from the Caroline Kennedy bid for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat for New York state. It has become painfully clear over the last few days that Caroline Kennedy is nothing more than a sheltered aristocrat who is simply not equipped to represent any populace of any size merely because she not aware of the struggles of every day people.
If you need proof of this, watch this video to see if you hear any passion or vigor in her voice between her canned, cliched responses. In case you're wondering, yes, you will hear even more "you knows" and "ums" that other media has already pointed out.
So where is MSNBC or CNN on this? Curious that you would ask.
Roland Martin cites the U.S. Constitution to justify that Caroline Kennedy doesn't NEED qualifications in his commentary "If Clinton could do it, why not Kennedy?"
By the way, for all the Kennedy haters who are stuck on stupid when it comes to qualifications, go and read the U.S. Constitution. There are just three requirements as outlined by law for the seat:
"No person shall be a senator who shall not have attained to the age of 30 years, and been nine years a citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that state for which he shall be chosen."
That's it; end of conversation when it comes to the issue of qualifications. Anything beyond what the Constitution says is entirely subjective.

Funny that he didn't seem so forgiving about a certain Governor from Alaska, even though being a state governor is a pretty big deal compared to being yet another attorney from New York (yawn).

Domenico Montanaro from MSNBC
whines about Caroline's press coverage to date:
In reaction to Kennedy’s media rollout, the New York Daily News’ Goodwin takes out the sledgehammer. Under a headline that reads: “Say goodnight, Caroline: How JFK's daughter flubbed the audition to become the next Senator Kennedy,” the woefully unimpressed Goodwin writes, “That truth is that Kennedy is not ready for the job and doesn't deserve it. Somebody who loves her should tell her.”
He goes so far as to call her “quest” a “cringe-inducing experience” and that “her mini-campaign has proved she has little to offer New Yorkers except her name.”

Boo. Hoo. Reading that made me see comparisons between Montanaro and this guy...WARNING: LANGUAGE.
It goes without saying that it is quite amazing how two relatively inexperienced people can be portrayed so differently depending on what groups they represent.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Thank you for posting this! I was just listening to the guest host on Rush speak about Kennedy today. Such a double standard. What about the fairness doctrine?! ;)