On Wednesday evening, an article by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was posted on the website of the late conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart. Palin praised Breitbart for his criticisms of Barack Obama and blasted the media for its liberal bias.
She said Breitbart was fearless at a time when too many people are afraid and are retreating.
Breitbart was widely recognized as one of the most influential political commentators in the U.S. He is known for publishing the inappropriate messages and photos sent by former House Representative Anthony Weiner to young women in cyberspace, and for contributing to the demise of ACORN by staging and taping secret meetings with the organization, later found to have been heavily doctored and falsified during editing in court cases. He died unexpectedly outside his home at age 43.
Palin expressed sadness over his death and exhorted conservative readers to keep up the fight against liberal bias. The task may seem daunting, but a whole new generation of conservatives has been inspired, she said, noting that her daughter Bristol saw a video of Breitbart and thought he was cool.
The article spends plenty of verbiage criticizing the president. [The media] refused to vet Barack Obama, Palin wrote. With tingles up their legs, they shielded him. She accused Obama of being a liberal Community Organizer, adding that graft, cronyism, and quid pro quo are the methods of the Chicago political machine from which he emerged.
She also took the opportunity to decry media's treatment of her when John McCain unexpectedly chose her join his campaign.
During the '08 campaign, the same media that reported breathlessly about an old used tanning bed I purchased to get some sun during the dark Alaskan winter, couldn't be bothered to investigate Barack Obama's associations, statements or even his voting record as a state senator, she wrote. Suntans and what I wore on the campaign trail were more important than Obama's political background. Unbelievable.
She encouraged readers to use Twitter to engage in political discussions with liberals online.
When she's not writing commemorative articles, Palin serves as the front woman of SarahPAC, a political action committee that funds and supports conservative candidates across the U.S.