Monday, September 08, 2008

"Deference" from the MSM?

From the Associated Press:

"McCain campaign manager Rick Davis earlier complained that the media has focused too much on 44-year-old Palin's personal life. Many of those stories came after McCain's campaign announced that Palin's unwed 17-year-old daughter was pregnant. "Why would we want to throw Sarah Palin into a cycle of piranhas called the news media that have nothing better to ask questions about than her personal life and her children?" Davis said on Fox television. "So until at which point in time we feel like the news media is going to treat her with some level of respect and deference, I think it would be foolhardy to put her out into that kind of environment."

Someone tell me why Davis thinks the MSM ought to defer to Palin? Wouldn't that be more of the sexism to which the GOP is claiming she's already been subjected, albeit in a different form? If the media is blunt, direct, and intrusive toward McCain, Obama, and Biden - but are expected to show deference to Palin - then why are the Republicans insisting that her gender and personal life be considered irrelevant to her campaign? They STILL want to have this both ways! It's absurd.