Yes, it’s another monumental wall of authentic wingnut gibberish, brought to you by half-governor Sarah Palin! This time I decided it makes much more sense to look at this as sort of impressionistic free verse. So imagine Sarah in a smoky hipster poetry slam, intoning these words with her usual random pitch variations and weird unpredictable emphasis:
A Sarah Palin joint
that a man’s word
can affect the course of history.
Certainly a man
with a microphone can.
Mainstream media lies.
their power can influence national debate,
and destroy a person’s good name.
All affecting history.
When one of their own
repeats a … lie?
for 12 years but is excused
with the help of the media’s herd mentality,
tragic distrust and despondency
blankets our land.
The veil is torn,
with the revelation
of exaggerated, self-centered falsehoods like NBC’s perpetual lie that belittled our soldiers and their truly courageous missions.
The face of that network’s news
lied about combat experiences
with false humility
accepted the title of “war hero”
while the press ignores,
and often destroys
the good name of our true war heroes.
To me, that’s like soiling sacred ground.
Brian Williams equated
with our honorable vets and troops in combat boots
with a made-up story
of his courage and victorious return
to the make-up chair
strolling in his Bruno Maglis back
to read his TelePrompTer’s twisted scripts,
and we were forced to swallow it all.
That was then.
This is now,
when we can thank
for new unconventional media that scatters the deceiving herd that would do this to America.
and their minions
tried for too long
to fundamentally transform
with their shared assumption we would fall in line and bend our backs as they rode us with reins to control our individual sovereignty.
truth in reporting
by shifting a market away from those refusing to give it.
adherence to our Constitution
by taking back our government from those refusing to do it.
the fundamental restoration of America
by refusing to bend to anyone dangerously transforming it.
Thank you for that!
[sound of finger snapping]