Palin: Beck’s Unhinged ‘Chalkboard Technique,’ is ‘Changing Our Country’ Oh Really?
April 26, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Sarah Palin landed in the liberal enclave of Eugen Oregon on Friday, to speak at the Lane County Republican’s Lincoln Dinner, where she took paranoid swipes at the media, she says is controlled by the left-wing. And she declared that Fox News’ conspiracy-theorist-in-chief, Glenn Beck was changing the world, with his chalkboard rants. Really?
The former half-term Governor of Alaska and Fox News contributor also accused the “lame-stream” media of “making things up” about the tea party movement. “The left, well, they had to grab hold of something to discredit,” she said. “The press then just started making things up. I’ve had to deal with that for quite some time now.”
She called for the repeal of “Obamacare” and derided environmentalists as “hypocritical,” because they oppose drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. “So environmentalists are kind of hypocritical on this one,” she said. “I don’t know how environmentalists can sleep at night.”
Her praise of Beck’s nation-changing chalkboard, came during the question and answer session, in which pre-screened questions were asked by Eugene City Councilwoman Jennifer Solomon. She said Beck with “his chalkboard technique, he’s changing our country.”
Palin also said she was proud to be a member of a “fair and balanced” news network, like Fox News.
According to KVAL.com, media access to the event was limited:
“Journalists who covered Friday’s speech were subject to strict restrictions from the Palin camp. No cameras or recording devices of any kind were allowed and reporters were only allowed to watch the speech on a video feed in an adjacent room. Speech organizers provided one photo of the event taken by a hired photographer.”
And the 800-seat facility hosting Palin’s speech was sold out:
“Attendees paid $250 each to see Palin speak. The banquet hall at the Hilton seats about 800 people and was sold out. On top of that, many people paid $100 a head to watch a live video feed of Palin from a nearby room. Seventy people paid $1,000 each for a meet and greet photo op with the former Alaska governor. That price also included a signed copy of Palin’s book, “Going Rogue.”‘
How Beck’s unhinged misspelled scribbles on a chalkboard are “changing our country,” remains unclear, but it’s certainly not for the better.
h/t Think Progress
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Watch a SNL spoof of Beck’s chalkboard: