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American media have been swooping down on Sarah Palin for weeks.
As soon as John Mccain picked her as his running-mate, the media started to investigate. To investigate on her, her past, her family, her husband, her daughters, her baby, etc...
From the beginning, they have been busy trying to find anything to use against Sarah Palin.
They wanted something, anything, to use against her. Whether or not the dirt was on her personally, or only on one of the members of her family, did not matter. Dirt was the goal.
They have tried several things, from her opposition to abortion which made her accept to have a baby although she knew he would not be a normal child, to the pregnancy of her daughter.
But unfortunately for them, they did not manage to make her fall in polls.
SO they tried to portray her as a “gaffe machine” and it started to work.
But she did well in the vice-presidential debate, so they were disappointed.
So they tried something else. They continued to search...
And they eventually found it.
They called it “Troopergate”...
An Alaska state legislative investigator found Friday that Gov. Sarah Palin abused her executive power when she and her husband engaged in a campaign to oust her former brother-in-law from the state police force.
In a lengthy report released in Anchorage, Stephen Branchflower found that Palin also improperly allowed her husband, Todd, to use the governor's office to pursue a personal vendetta against the trooper.
"Governor Palin knowingly permitted a situation to continue where impermissible pressure was placed on several subordinates in order to advance a personal agenda, to wit: To get Trooper Michael Wooten fired," said the report released by a bipartisan legislative committee.
So now they are happy, they are satisfied. And they justify themselves saying : “The public has the right to know.”
But, what about Obama ?
Doesn’t the public have the right to know ?
Why have the media shown no interest in Obama’s past, relationships with shady characters, possible ineligibility, links with the ACORN organization, and responsibility in the current financial crisis ?
This constant double standard, which was also the rule during the primaries between Hillary and Obama is a shame.
America has a tradition of investigative journalism, which has been a model for the rest of the world for years.
But today, this investigative journalism refuses to investigate on a man who is perhaps going to become the most powerful man in the world, simply because he is the media’s darling.
Will this double standard stop before it is too late ?