Media Pan Bristol Palin's New Book, Laud Meghan McCain's Memoir

Ebrown | June 30, 2011
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The media’s character assassination of Sarah Palin knows no bounds, as she’s been smeared as everything from “evil” to “unintelligent.” But “Palin Derangement Syndrome” is a hereditary disease, and the media have continued their multigenerational malice toward Bristol Palin in reviews of her new memoir, “Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far.”

One newspaper columnist called the book “trailer trash,” calling the Palins, “the Wal-Mart Waltons.” The thought of reading Bristol Palin’s account of being a single mom in the spotlight made one writer want to “spew out” his coffee. Another called the book a “vent for her fury.”

By contrast, liberal Republican blogger Meghan McCain got much kinder treatment, during the release of her book, with network anchors praising her book as “terrific” and “fun.”