September 27, 2008
The Palin Smear Goes Viral:
"Viral attacks are where it's at in 2008!" -- Geekesque
Looks like Geekesque, Chuck and Ethan Winner, and whoever is paying them is going to have their way after all. The "Palin is a right wing secessionist" smear has gone viral. Seriously, this has got to be stopped. We need to find out who is behind this. Not some of the more recent amateurish copycat videos, but the original video and the subsequent astroturfing campaign.
This one is the worst of them all:
Palin's Secret Allegiance
They intentionally mislead the audience by using only partial quotes. Like the Ethan Winner video, they provide some radical quotes by party members. They then quote Palin addressing the Alaskan Independence Party as, "I share your party' vision..." in such a way as to make it sound like she agrees with those radical quotes.
But notice the dot dot dot [which you can actually see in the video above] meaning they're only quoting part of the sentence.
Actual quote: "I share your party's vision of upholding the Constitution of our great state."
If I was Andrew Sullivan, I'd say this was gobsmackingly vile.
Copycat of Winner video:
Sarah Palin Heartbeat Away Extended Version
Below is the original video of Sarah Palin addressing the Alasakan Independence Party which she refers to as "competition". I thought you "Obama is a secret Muslim" people were delusional freaks -- but at least I believe that you sincerely believe your insanity.
No one can possibly believe that Sarah Palin secretly harbors the notion that Alaska should be its own country. That makes those responsible worse than mere paranoid delusionals: it makes them liars.
UPDATE: Treacher chimes in with this reminder that what Palin actually said in the video makes clear she disagrees with the party.