It was only a matter of time before people started throwing their two cents in on the recent scandal surrounding NBC news anchor Brian Williams. Sarah Palin took to her Facebook page Friay (Feb. 6) to weigh in on the news that Williams lied about being shot down in a helicopter in Iraq –and she managed to make the whole incident about herself.
The former Vice Presidential candidate tells her supporters in the post that the recent allegations against Williams aren’t surprising to her, as she feels he has falsely reported things about her on numerous occasions — that were met with disastrous results.
“My parents just reminded me that right after my acceptance speech at the RNC in 2008, Brian Williams repeated on national television a completely false story that I banned books while I served in office,” Palin says in her post. “Those lies — proclaimed on air as if Williams was merely reporting “the news” — were heard by many that night. Lies like that were like a gut punch to my parents that knocked down the foundation of trust they’ve lived their good lives upon, for they realized, defenselessly, the power of a corrupt press.”
Palin goes on to rant about the state of the news world today and unsurprisingly, she lists several examples of how she has been victimized by the evil world of the mainstream press. But just to be clear, she doesn’t want Williams fired — he should stay in his position solely to prove her point about the industry.
“Personally, I hope Williams keeps his job as the face of network news to remind America how this all works, and to justify our complete turning away from his ilk in mainstream media,” Palin says.