Ablaze or Abusive?

I’ve seen some pretty low-brow things come from some of the folks at the Blaze, or associated with it. I’ve also seen some underhanded tactics used by their writers but what has bothered me most is their animosity toward most all things associated with Governor Palin.  As you will know, Governor Palin was asked by the folks at the Daily Beast to write a story about life with a special needs child at roughly the time Rick Santorum’s child Bella, also with special needs, took ill on the eve of the Florida primary.  Governor Palin wrote a touching article that expresses the love of a mother for her son against all the particular struggles he faces as a special needs child, and how much joy he adds to their family.

This didn’t sit well with one Blaze writer, Eddie Scarry, who launched an assault on Palin based upon the faulty premise that she was writing this article as some sort of opportunism on her part, completely ignoring the fact that the article had been requested by the publication in question.  From there, Conservatives4Palin writer Stacy Drake did what she does so often, and so well, which is to correct the record about Governor Palin, and place the idiocy of Mr. Scarry in its proper perspective.

In so doing, Drake ran afoul of the Beck media mafia, and when she voiced her incredulity with the write-up by Scarry, and she dared to tweet about it, Scarry called Drake a “whore” via twitter. The tweet has been deleted subsequently, but Breitbart has preserved it for posterity while also taking Scarry to task for his remarks. That tweet is captured here:

This sort of thing is part of the reason that The Blaze has come under fire before.  The Blaze has some excellent writers, but it also apparently employs some people who are juvenile jack-asses.  Mr. Scarry is one of these, judging by both his article, and his response to the obviously valid criticisms of it.  More, Stacy Drake is a fine writer, and a fine human being, and to respond to her in this way makes it clear that Scarry is merely trying to shift the focus from his own inane article to Ms. Drake and her person, rather than her fact-based criticism of it.

When I see this sort of re-direction and smearing going on, I know I am dealing with child-like minds, and when it happens on multiple occasions, one can identify a trend and realize that there’s something else at work here.  For me, the first was when The Blaze gave coverage to the ridiculous smear-heap by Joe McGinnis, and the second was when GBTV, a related Glenn Beck operation, also ran the ‘comedian’ Brian Sack mocking the Palins based on garbage allegations in that same book.

To me, and for my part, it has begun to look like a trend, and some of you will have noticed that I once had a link to The Blaze on my page, but it’s gone away, simply because I came to realize that Governor Palin is not being treated fairly on that site.  I also think I understand why:  Palin has kept this primary season alive, and that seems to run counter to the clear slant on The Blaze and in any Beck-owned media in favor of Mitt Romney, and staunchly hammering Newt Gingrich. Beck claimed to be for Bachmann, and then Santorum, but he seems also to be a stealthy advocate for Romney more frequently.

In any case, I encourage you to surf on by Conservatives4Palin and ready Stacy’s article.  She shines the light of truth on the ridiculous writing of Eddie Scarry at the Blaze.  Such garbage really doesn’t deserve a platform, never mind one so prominent as The Blaze, but Beck hires who he wants to write the sorts of stories he wants. Suffice  it to say that I stand with Stacy Drake, and as I have watched her defend Sarah Palin over the years against similarly scurrilous attacks, I’ve grown to appreciate her talent, her skills and devotion, and for Eddie Scarry to say this about her is to announce to the world that he’s not worth a damn.  Not only does he write poorly researched articles in pursuit of a political agenda, but he also reacts against criticism by personal attack.  It’s garbage, and nobody should mistake it for anything else.

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