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More Right-Wing Whining Over Media's Coverage of Sarah Palin

Ho-hum, the poor misunderstood woman.

Why is Time being so mean to Sarah Palin?! Sure, they put her on the cover, and yeah they generously photographed her as a J. Crew cover girl look-alike. But just look at this lede! No wonder conservatives are so furious with how media elites are attacking poor Palin:

Sarah Palin is that most exotic of American creatures: an Alaska original, raised and ripened in an environment remote, extreme, unfamiliar — and free. A land of self-invention, where no one bats an eye at a mom-deckhand-governor-whatever-comes-next. Ever since John McCain introduced his running mate last year, Palin has been like a modern-day version of the captive specimens hauled back to Europe by explorers of old. Like Squanto in London, she speaks the language — if not always the idiom — of the audiences she fascinates. But she remains, on some level, unknowable.

Okay, that's not the best example, because that's actually a rather flattering take on Palin. 

But take a look here at how the Time writers swoop in for the kill:

 

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