Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Shallow and false

A good piece from Martin Samuel in the Times, pointing out how awful Sarah Palin is and asking why the US media haven't taken her apart. Anyone who has seen her t.v. interviews will know what he means:
Tina Fey is at least attempting to do the job of nailing Palin's shallowness, her falseness, her studied populism and the way the standards and expectations of public debate have been lowered to accommodate her. Yet if there truly were this liberal media elite to which Palin makes constant reference, it would have bounced her out of the building by now. Anyone who thinks Palin's performances since her catastrophic CBS interview have been adequate must also believe the American public are stupid. By any normal yardstick of political discourse - substance, accuracy, coherence - she is a bust.

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