Many of you will be travelling to your family's home today and tonight. There you may participate in the traditional night-before-Thanksgiving-get-togethers including, but not limited to, high school reunions, football games, obligatory yearly "how've you been" meetups at local pubs and other treasures of twenty-first century American awkwardness.
We here at Patrol want you to have a fun, safe and, above all, morally sound holiday weekend, so, with that in mind, we offer you this friendly reminder from the folks at the Encounter Generation Conference. And, oh yes, it's real. Mother Jones looked into it.
Happy Thanksgiving everybody.
We defy you not to watch this at least 25 times.
I refrain from taking cheap shots at Carrie Prejean because at this point, it's way too easy. But I do have a question that even people rooting for Prejean and her views should ask: if conservative women are serious about being taken seriously and communicating their views to a wider audience, why do they seem scared of the mainstream media?
A look at Prejean’s recent interviews, along with Sarah Palin’s recent public appearance, shows that conservative women seem to have a double standard: they'll tell us everything we want to know as long as it isn't a liberal asking the questions.
By now, you’ve all seen the clip of Prejean telling Larry King that the media has a “double standard” where conservative women are concerned and that it believes they are “fair game to be attacked.” She then threatened to storm out of a Larry King interview after he asked her why she settled her lawsuit with Miss California USA pageant. In case you haven’t seen it:
Blonde, curvaceous girls have enough trouble getting the world to take them seriously. Carrie Prejean’s new book and incoherent press tour to promote the same is doing nothing to help their cause. The former beauty pageant contestant, infamous for her dithering endorsement of “opposite marriage,” took her contested pair of mammaries on the talk show circuit to discuss her memoir, Still Standing: The Untold Story of My Fight Against Gossip, Hate, and Political Attacks, and dodge questions about a newly surfaced sex tape (which, she claims breathlessly, is not really a sex tape, but a private token of love and naked affection.)
That Carrie Prejean is even a public figure has been laughable from the start: fame-whore blogger asks beauty queen incendiary sociopolitical question; beauty queen stammers out a vague position not to the fame whore’s liking; conservatives and liberals rally behind the beauty queen and the fame whore, respectively; salacious photos surface, prompting pageant officials to fire beauty queen and sue her for the cost of her boob job; beauty queen sues the organization right back for “libeling” her due to her “religious beliefs.” Then … beauty queen writes memoir to “Give Americans, just, hope” in the survival of free speech against the biased media? Sounds to me like the beauty queen and the fame-whore have more in common than they realize.
After the jump, Prejean's false claims of victimhood and media bias.
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