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Sarah Palin, Thomas Palin and the Missing American Press

In the United States of America, we’ve got freedom of the Press guaranteed in our Constitution, right there in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. And why do we have freedom of the Press in the USA? It’s for a very good reason: So that reporters can write freely about political candidates’ hair!

Irregular Times has spent a good amount of time over the last couple of weeks trying to alert American journalists to the serious threat of a theocratic conspiracy that claims a goal to “invade”, “infiltrate” and “penetrate” American secular government, taking it over in order to push a narrow, right wing religious agenda. That theocratic conspiracy comes through Sarah Palin, the political newcomer we know very little about, and we’re tipped off to it by Thomas Muthee, the favorite witch hunter of Palin’s home church.

It isn’t just that Thomas Muthee incites violent mobs, or gives supernatural protection to Sarah Palin from witchcraft. It’s that Thomas Muthee campaigned illegally for Sarah Palin in her own church, announcing that Palin would enter government in order to implement what that church thinks is the will of God. Palin’s church responded to that call to arms with enthusiasm, and then Sarah Palin came right out of the audience in order to pray with Muthee that the theocratic mission would be accomplished, “in Jesus’s name”.

Oh, but never mind that. That’s just details of the story that have to do with preserving the Constitution, and not going back to the religious vigilante churches of colonial times. What is that, when compared to Sarah Palin’s personal sense of style?

That’s the question I set out to answer this evening. I searched the Google News database for news stories about Sarah Palin and three keywords: Muthee, hair, and glasses. Here’s what I found:

Search for news articles about Palin and Muthee, and you get 48 results, and none of those are from major American newspapers.

Search for news articles about Palin and hair, however, and you get a whopping 3,978 results, with American reporters all over that story like, well, hair on a dog (which is not quite the same thing as lipstick on a pig).

Search for news articles about Palin and glasses, and you get even more results: 4,167. Dear me, but it seems that the fact that Sarah Palin wears glasses is a very, very important issue in this election. To that, I can only comment that I am so glad that nobody expects me to make a pass at Sarah Palin.

Women praying for the Ten Commandments in public schools do not turn me on.

Oooh, American journalists are really playing hardball with Palin, aren’t they?

12 thoughts on “Sarah Palin, Thomas Palin and the Missing American Press”

  1. Anonymous says:

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  2. F.G. Fitzer says:

    Note: The Associated Press is now, finally writing about this issue – though not in the detail that the story merits.

  3. DARK ENERGY says:

    F.G. Fitzer,

    The AP article is disappointing because it ignores the fact that Bishop Muthee, speaking in Dominionist language, essentially called for theocracy before Sarah Palin joins him on stage for incantations.


  4. Laura says:

    Last night it was, indeed, only showing up on 48 searches. I just checked this morning, and it looks likes it’s coming up in about 309 now.

    Slowly it might be coming out, but it still needs WAY more coverage.

  5. Jim says:

    I agree about the Associated Press article being disappointing. They seem only to be interested that Thomas Muthee said “witchcraft,” and wholly uninterested in the deeply theocratic statements of Thomas Muthee that Sarah Palin went on stage to pray for. ALSO a problem is the electioneering in a church, a violation of tax laws.

    AP just wrote to us asking for sourcing for the video (and we pointed them to the Wasilla Assemblies of God), but refers to it in e-mail as “Sarah Palin and the Pastor talking about witchcraft,” showing that they are really not understanding what the constitutional problem is here. When I wrote back, I made sure to mention that, but I’m not sure the message will get through.



    Make sure to send AP links to audio of Bishop Muthee’s sermons available the Kings Gate site… especially that one in which he advocates violence.



    Here is the YouTube video featuring audio of Bishop Muthee advocating violence…


    Well, this is funny and disturbing…

    Apparently, that idiot Bill Donohue, head of the Catholic League, believes that witchcraft causes scores of deaths.

    No, Mr. Donohue… witchcraft does not cause deaths in Africa, you tool. Witch hunts, instigated by zealots like radical cleric Thomas Muthee, are what cause deaths in Africa. Asshole.


  9. Laura says:

    I do think DE has it right (not that I really had serious doubts) — most U.S. journalists are just stupid. Or is it really a racism thing? I cannot believe it’s only just the economy issues going on now that are keeping this Muthee thing so muted.

    The few U.S. news websites that ARE finally showing this give the headline a low profile and the few paragraphs they give it mostly talk about the witchcraft aspect, not the Constitution.

    I mean, I found websites in the Netherlands and in Canada that are questioning why Obama was given so much more attention about his pastor than Palin is for this!

  10. hunting_caribou_barbie says:

    before you spend a lot of time railing about the AP’s reporting negative items about Palin (or lack of reporting as the case may be) you might want to consider who owns the AP.— Sun Young Moon.

    Don’t believe it? google it.

    What you read might just give you a better idea why Bush administration has gotten so many free passes on their gaffs, blunders and out right lies.

  11. Joni says:

    Yeah, darn “liberal media” keeping this story quiet!
    Let’s see, Barrack and his pastor or Palin and this nut job. Which do you think is more of a story?

  12. Jim says:

    That’s UPI.

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