The Lame Stream Media does it again. Here they go twisting what Governor Palin said to suit their own interests. The Obama administration has acted irresponsibly--and slowly--to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Why such a slow response to BP?
The Governor, in her interview today with Chris Wallace, discussed the fact that President Obama received a huge chunk of contributions from BP. As Sheya at C4P reported in his article, "Listen Up! It's About BP!" she said:
I don't know why the question isn't asked by the mainstream media and by others if there's any connection with the contributions made to President Obama and his administration and the support by the oil companies to the administration.
If there's any connection there to President Obama taking so doggone long to get in there, to dive in there, and grasp the complexity and the potential tragedy that we are seeing here in the Gulf of Mexico —
Now, if this was President Bush or if this were a Republican in office who hadn't received as much support even as President Obama has from B.P. and other oil companies, you know the mainstream media would be all over his case in terms of asking questions why the administration didn't get in there, didn't get in there and make sure that the regulatory agencies were doing what they were doing with the oversight to make sure that things like this don't happen.
It's a fair point--one that needed to be raised. But who else but Governor Palin has the nerve to throw it on the table? Notice, however, the inability--once again--to correctly report what she said. Instead of posing her question to the Obama administration, the response is to prove that Republicans have received more money from the oil and gas industries than Obama.
But that isn't the issue, is it? Of course not, and they would know that isn't the issue--if they would listen.
Sheya sets the record straight:
Governor Palin didn’t dispute the fact that McCain received more from the oil and gas industries in the whole than did Obama. This disaster was not caused by the oil and gas industries, but by BP and BP alone, and it is from BP alone that Obama received the biggest chunk of all their political contributions. It is reasonable to demand questions be asked about the coziness of the Obama administration to BP.
Read the full article here.
In addition, Governor Palin tweeted about this twice today, and she was quite clear as she tried to assist the needy Robert Gibbs who needs more help than the Governor will ever have time to give:
Mr. Gibbs, Obama is the top recipient of BP PAC & individual money over the past 20 years. http://u.nu/5vpia Dispute these facts.
Mr. Gibbs, BP gave over $3.5mill to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with with the largest amount going to Obama http://u.nu/5vpia
I offer the same advice that I offered in my post earlier today:
My advice to the media: be responsible, listen carefully, take notes, and tell the truth.
This video posted by Sheya sums it up well.
(H/T Sheya at C4P)