If someone dares to make someone in your party look bad, demonize and/or discredit them. That’s one of the most popular techiques as American speeds into the 21st century where the mix of journalism, commentary and the ease of the Internet publishing mean that trench partisan trench warefare can be started on the web and be literally shoved into the mainstream media due to a raging controversy or a new, sensational, uncovered fact.
And so, boys and girls, here we go with another installment is Get That Person Who Dares To See Things Differently and discredit them so people won’t pay attention to the original idea or perspective that made someone on your side look bad.
In this case: the someone made Sarah Palin look not exactly like a politicowho seeks to expand her constituency but who, rather, disdains an entire profession (teachers). Read about it, and the effort to discredit her kiddies, RIGHT HERE.
And some comment on the latter HERE.
It’s clear it was a PR debacle. For instance, read the take from Newsweek, particularly the last paragraph.