Oh My! How dare this happen (via Fox):
Several reporters were caught on an open mike mocking Sarah Palin for delivering a “roller coaster”-type speech after she addressed California State University, Stanislaus on Friday.
As the former Alaska governor stepped off stage at the sold-out dinner fundraiser and the sound of applause faded away, voices identified as reporters in a viral video could be heard one after another cracking jokes about the speech.
Writing in the L.A. Times, former Bush aide Jimmy Orr has this to say:
Now, cries of media bias against conservatives will be supercharged with an….
… audio recording going viral that captured several reporters mocking a Sarah Palin speech that they were covering.
The yet-to-be-identified (and perhaps soon-to-be-fired) reporters were located in the “media overflow” room at Cal State Stanislaus, a California college where Palin was speaking on Friday.
Immediately after her speech concluded, the insults began in rapid-fire succession, with each reporter seeming to try to outdo each other.
Mocking a politician from a media overflow room is, of course, evidence of “media bias,” and perhaps even a firing offense — as long as the politician being mocked is a Republican. When reporters heckled Al Gore while watching him in a debate, nobody got fired — instead, they just continued lying about him in print and on the air. But reporters always seem to forget about that when they talk about media “bias.”
Which is very true, and as for evidence I present Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy. Here you have two conservative columnists who were heard on an open mic at MSNBC back during the 2008 election blasting Palin. For nostalgia purposes, here’s the video:
Now compare that to this incident:
The difference? Wingnuts weren’t calling for the heads of Murphy and Noonan. Instead they got a pass and never accused of “media bias”. Welcome to the right wing noise machine – alive and well after all these years.