US Weekly has provided us a visual as to what the media's role is in this election cycle.
In reviewing the ridiculous coverage which translated to leftist hysteria over McCain's veep choice, Sarah Palin, our media "watchdogs" have revealed quite a bit about themselves. The Media Research Center documented quite a bit of the pro-Obama coverage, right down to Christ Matthews' getting a thrill up his leg when Obama speaks.
Shortly after the Palin VP choice was announced by the McCain campaign, what amounted to tabloid rumors began to hit the news wires. First, it was that Palin's Down syndrome child Trig was not Palin's child at all, and that he in fact was born to Palin's 17-year-old daughter. Along with this there followed speculation in terms of allegations that Palin didn't appear pregnant, and that Palin's daughter had been taken out of school due to mono.
After that hit the airwaves and was picked up by media pundits, there came an announcement from the McCain campaign that Palin's 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, in fact is pregnant now, and her intention is to keep the baby and marry the baby's father.
This unraveled the allegations that Sarah Palin had adopted her daughter's Down syndrome child as her own, but the allegations that Trig was not Sarah's were ridiculous even before the McCain campaign made their announcement. The likelihood of a Down syndrome child being born to a young mother like Bristol are statistically very slim, while the likelihood of a Down syndrome child increases with the mother's age.
Most people know this; I can remember learning this as a young child while walking through the grocery store with my mom; she'd point these mothers and their adult children out to me. It was part of her warning that I shouldn't wait to have children, that I should do it while I was young. In fact, my mother had me when she was just 21. Inevitably we would see the Down syndrome child was an adult, and the mother would be over 60. Having a Down syndrome child and keeping it is a tremendous commitment to make, and we should applaud Palin for having made that choice.
In the pictures at McCain Blogette, which is John McCain's daughter Meghan's website, there are pictures that show the McCains on the campaign trail, along with Sarah Palin and the Palin family. You can see clearly how the Palin family interacts with one another; they are a tight-knit, close family. All the recent issues that have come out have simply proven that they're like any other family in our nation today, they've had their troubles.