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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Palin Slams Formerly Mainstream NBC for Not Airing Her Side

By Rick Pearcey • June 2, 2010, 07:31 AM

Newsmax reports:

Sarah Palin slammed NBC Tuesday over a "Today" show interview segment with Joe McGinniss, the author of a forthcoming biography on Palin, because the network didn’t include a statement from her it promised to air.

McGinniss has stirred up much attention for moving in the house next door to Palin’s home. She’s responded by putting a huge fence to block his view and likening his tactics to those of a stalker.

Palin wrote on Facebook that the NBC segment offered the "most recent illustration of the untrustworthiness of America's mainstream media,” according to Yahoo! News.

This is well and good, but let us who care about a free and responsible journalism advance the ball strategically.

What Sarah Palin and Co. may want to incorporate into their critique is the realization that "America's 'mainstream' media" are better described as "America's formerly mainstream media," for the true center of the American mainstream is set not by current passions but by the Declaration and U.S. Constitution, grounded in historical fact and rooted in a real Creator, all of which the closed-down secularism of liberal media elites reject.

For this reason journalism suffers (as "lamestream"), individuals such as members of the Palin family suffer (loss of privacy), and America suffers (loss of identity).

The solution? A journalism of conviction rooted in truth about the real world. That's what fired the Declaration and U.S. Constitution in the first place. May it do so again, if the U.S. is to emerge from the 21st century strong and free.