We’ve grown accustomed to the anti-Palin, pro-Obama slant of the media, both news and entertainment…
…and of course David Letterman has commented on Palin’s “slutty flight attendant” look and joked about A-Rod knocking up her daughter — and Chris Matthews once stopped humping Obama’s leg long enough to suggest that Palin is illiterate, but I don’t think I’ve heard Sarah Palin called a “broad” before by a mainstream newspaper.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner has issued the following apology to Sarah Palin:
Today I must apologize to Mrs. Palin personally and on behalf of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner for the choice of words used on the bottom of WednesdayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s front page regarding her speaking engagement in Hong Kong this week to a group of global investors.
We used offensive language Ã¢â‚¬â€ Ã¢â‚¬Å“A broad in AsiaÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€ above a small photograph of the former governor to direct readers inside the newspaper to a full story of her Hong Kong appearance.
There can be no argument that our use of the word Ã¢â‚¬Å“broadÃ¢â‚¬Â is anything but offensive. To use this word to describe someone of the stature of the former governor Ã¢â‚¬â€ who is also the former vice presidential nominee of the Republican Party Ã¢â‚¬â€ only adds to the anger that many people appropriately feel.
The full apology is here.
Many in the media have called Sarah Palin — not to mention her family — much worse than a “broad,” that’s for sure. I’m not even positive that Sarah would be offended at being called a broad anyway — and maybe she shouldn’t be. I like “broads.” I like hanging around with “broads.” I’d vote for a “broad” over a conniving theorist who’s never spent a day of his or her life in the real world any day of the week.