You may have heard that Barbara Walters included Sarah Palin as one of the "Top 10 Most Fascinating People." And after the taping, Walters made condescending comments about Palin to Robin Roberts on Good Morning America after Palin had the grace to sit down with her. If I was Gov. Palin, I would add Walters to the list with Katie Couric. But that's just me.
Now Richard Wolffe, the MSNBC toady, I mean, analyst, has had some smack to say about Palin from that very interview. About what does he make fun of her for saying? That she reads C.S. Lewis.
You may recall back during the 2008 election, liberals were upset with Palin for her conservative faith. Heck, even the Washington Post was writing about her "pastor problem." Palin's pastor problem - because, well, you know, Obama didn't have one. Ahem (and the JournoListers made damn sure many people didn't know he had one).
Yes, Richard Wolffe made fun of Palin for saying she reads C.S. Lewis for "divine inspiration." Oh, yes he did:
[snip] Appearing on MSNBC’s “Hardball” with Chris Matthews, Wolffe expressed incredulity, noting that Lewis wrote “a series of kids’ books.”
Matthews interrupted Wolffe: “I wouldn’t put down C.S. Lewis.”
“I’m not putting him down,” Wollfe responded. “But you know divine inspiration? There are things she could’ve said to divine inspiration. Choosing C.S. Lewis is an interesting one.”
Aside from authoring popular children’s books like the “Chronicles of Narnia,” Lewis was known as a Christian apologist who authored a number of books on religion, like “Mere Christianity.” [snip] (Click here to read the rest.)
Okay, you know it is bad when even Tweety jumps in there at Wolffe's statement. But Matthews has a point. C.S. Lewis was a well-regarded scholar, erudite, intelligent, and a prolific writer of books on Christianity. One would think after criticizing her for being too conservative that her choice of this scholar, contemporary of, and friends with, J.R.R. Tolkien would have gotten her a bit of a break. But no.
Wolffe, in his PDS state can only make fun of her, apparently assuming she was referring to the "Chronicles of Narnia," the children's series. That is but one part of the numerous books Lewis wrote about Christianity. Perhaps, since Wolffe is apparently unfamiliar with the author, he doesn't even have to look it up. He can watch "Shadowlands" and learn all about the life and works of C.S. Lewis. That will only take him a couple of hours. Shoot, I bet he can stream it from NetFlix.
No, it is just so much more fun to put Palin down for ANYTHING she says. I swear to the goddess, if she lived during the time Jesus walked the earth, she could say she
sat down and talked with him for divine inspiration. No doubt, Wolffe would find a way to put her down for that. He might say something like she hung out with blue collar carpenter whose friends were a bunch of fishermen, and - GASP - women! What a joke!
This is the same crap they did to Hillary time and time again. It is so, so tiresome to see this "damned if she does, damned if she doesn't" mentality ever present with those in the media. I'm sick of it.
And I am sick of the constant "gotcha" mentality of the media toward Palin (and Clinton) ever present. Why did Palin even mention reading C.S. Lewis? Because Barbara Walters, a la Couric, asked her what she read. I kid you not. Oh, and she also said to Palin, "Many find the idea of you as president 'scary.'" Wow. I'm sorry, but that's just rude.
Unfortunately, I am sure this is far from over, especially as 2012 approaches. I mean, really - when reading C.S. Lewis becomes fodder for put downs, well, that says it all, doesn't it?