Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Palin on Greta Van Sustern's Show
Cross-posted at Fourth Wave Feminist
Letting the cameras roll, Greta allowed us to watch and listen to long, unedited dialogues between herself and Governor Sarah Palin.
What a far different vision we got of this calm, intelligent, and engaging person than the cobbed-together-to-make-her-look-bad "interviews" offered by Gibson and Couric. Transcripts of the actual ABC and NBC interviews show how badly those "shots" were taken out of context, with the purpose of making her look foolish.
Anyone who used those bogus interviews as the basis of forming an opinion of Sarah Palin owes it to themselves to visit the Fox link above, and watch and see for themselves. You were had.
We must become more discerning, and give other women the benefit of the doubt, especially when it comes to what the mainstream media tells us or shows us.
Any representation of a woman that seems more like a caricature than a real person needs to be viewed with a jaded eye. It's probably bogus. This is how women are portrayed too often - to look confused, foolish, and uninformed. Don't buy it anymore, people. Don't let the media control how we experience other women. Do some research and decide for yourself!