I never thought I would find a more liberal "journalist" than Keith Olbermann (no link provided as I don't wish to promote his form of politics), but tonight, on the popular MSNBC program Countdown with Keith Olbermann, the show was guest hosted by Rachel Maddow (again, no link, again for the same reason). She has taken over from Keith Olbermann in my mind as the most liberal among the mainstream media's flunkies.
Tonight, after calling many of the remarks during John McCain's acceptance speech Thursday evening "lies" -- and blatantly calling Senator McCain a "liar" -- she turned the tables on Governor Sarah Palin and attempted to call her a liar, as well. She opened the show with a comment that Governor Palin lied about selling the private jet that belonged to the state of Alaska on eBay. She let the teaser hang for nearly the entire hour before elaborating on her "definition" of the word lie.Maddow claims that Governor Palin, in her speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, claimed to have sold Alaska's private jet on eBay. She went on to claim that it was, in fact, untrue, because the jet did not sell on eBay. She explained that the Governor did indeed list the jet on eBay three times -- each with no sale -- before finally selling it to a broker of some sort for $2.1M. She then went on to say that Alaska paid $2.7M for the jet, and therefore Governor Palin's sale of the private jet actually cost Alaskan taxpayers money.
Now, let's get real and put aside the liberal smear politics for a moment, shall we? First, when was the last time you purchased any type of vehicle, used it for a while, and sold it at a profit? Used cars are rarely sold for a profit, and I would expect the same of airliners. The fact that Governor Palin recovered 78% of the purchase price of the unneeded private jet for the state of Alaska is significant. That's $2.1M added back into the state budget while at the same time eliminating fuel and maintenance costs on an airplane that was not needed.
Second, if you read the full text of Governor Palin's speech, or view the video (embedded below -- start watching at the 20 minute mark) of the speech, you will see that Governor Palin never claimed to have sold the jet on eBay. What the Governor said was:
While I was at it, I got rid of a few things in the governor’s office that I didn’t believe our citizens should have to pay for.
That luxury jet was over the top. I put it on eBay. [emphasis added]
That statement, in fact, is true. In fact, by the liberal Maddow's own admission, Governor Palin "put" the jet on eBay three times. More importantly, when the jet failed to sell on eBay, rather than give up, she found a buyer to take the unneeded property off the state books.
It is thoroughly disgusting that of the mainstream media, only one news network seems to be able to report without any bias slant -- to report the news, the truth, and the facts. The other news networks can't seem to report on the news without first spinning it to support their favored candidate. With so many Americans casting their votes based upon not what they know, but rather what they hear in the media, it should be a crime for the media to falsify their news reports in such a manner as to intentionally mislead the American people.
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