Rabid animals are characterized by foaming at the mouth, violent movements, uncontrolled excitement, confusion, and loss of consciousness. Rabid animals are exceptionally aggressive, may attack without provocation, and exhibit otherwise uncharacteristic behavior. These are characteristics we have come to associate with Sarah Palin.
Like a rabid animal, without provocation, Sarah lodged an attack. Once again we are reminded of the reason she earned the name “barracuda.” Turmoil, vilification, and falsehoods, continue to shape the political climate in the United States. On Wednesday, the latest instance of “fake news” sparked a real online controversy, putting an innocent editor in the middle of an online firing squad.
It started when a Twitter video surfaced of what appeared to be a woman taking pictures of Rex Tillerson’s notes during his Senate confirmation hearing. Somebody on Twitter indicated that the woman in the video was Doris Truong. Ms. Truong, a homepage editor at The Washington Post who was not at the confirmation hearing on Wednesday, was accused of being the woman in the video. This conclusion was made only because Truong is both a woman, and of Asian descent. The story eventually made its way to right-wing websites like the Gateway Pundit, who was credited with the headline “Wow! Reporter Caught Sneaking Photos of Rex Tillerson’s Notes at Senate Hearing (Video).”
Sarah Palin, the baraccuda, the rabid dog, was quick to join in the attack.
She was quick to condemn the woman who wasn’t there. Palin said:
“Busted. Strikes me as creepy – reporter snooping & sneaking pics of Trump Cabinet nominee’s notes today during…” http://fb.me/1pOGfKpAK
Thus without verifying whether the reporter in question ever took these pictures, Palin was more than willing to attack. It’s fake news. This is exactly the type of “fake news” that Trump has railed against.
Today Sarah has 16 posts on her Facebook page, which is also available on Sarah Palin.com. One of the stories even includes the “fake news” story of Buzz feed.com. Yet not one word of apology to the editor who was wrongly accused was contained in Palin’s posts. It seems the least she could/should do is to admit the mistake and say sorry! However it’s like the Palin family brawl when Sarah asked “Do you know who I am?” We know who she is and we know she attacks without justification and never apologizes.