As if there is a need to better understand why Sarah Palin was treated differently by the media than Joe Biden, Phys.org reports on a scientific study analyzing the different treatment that Sarah Palin received by the media as compared to the treatment of Joe Biden. The “science” behind the report simply involved an analysis of the number of news stories about Palin and Biden. The “study” revealed that coverage of Palin was more likely to include references to her family, physical appearance and social issues, particularly in newspapers and by political blogs, while coverage of Biden dealt more with foreign policy and the economy. Well, the only thing I can say about this study is that the wheel is still turning, but the hamster is DEAD!
From the moment we were introduced at the RNC to Sarah Palin, she was winking,
and flaunting her children.
Joe Biden didn’t make a joke about lipstick, or carry a baby under his arm. Biden hasn’t appeared on stage wearing leopard shoes
and he surely hasn’t been seen flicking his tongue at people.
Joe didn’t appear in a swim suit at the Mr. Scranton pageant, and he hasn’t appeared on any reality shows about big hair.
It is “studies” like this one, and candidates like Palin, that hurt the image of women in politics. It has nothing to do with gender, and everything to do with stupidity. It has nothing to do with competent professional women, and everything to do with manipulative, deceptive, abusive women. Palin should have been treated differently than Joe Biden because he was an experienced, intelligent, educated politician; and she was just an inexperienced, unintelligent, uneducated pit bull. Biden earned our respect. Palin earned our scorn. Biden is a statesman. Palin is a rogue. Joe is married to Jill
who has a Phd. and is a professor of English. Sarah is married to Todd who is a pimp, he doesn’t have a college degree, and the only thing he teaches is how to coerce police and Secret Service personnel.