Sarah Palin lashes out at media “double standard” for Duggars and Lena Dunham

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Sarah Palin has come out swinging against what she calls a double standard in media coverage of the ongoing Josh Duggar molestation scandal. Palin compares coverage of the Duggars unfavorably in light of what she calls the “light” treatment that Girls star Lena Dunham received after Dunham admitted abusing her younger sister.

In a Facebook post, Sarah Palin took dead aim at one of her favorite targers–the “radical liberal” media:



Radical liberals in media who have total control over public narratives are disgusting hypocrites, so says my daughter….I’m glad someone’s got the guts to call out these perverts.

The intolerant left’s destructive personal intrusions and narrow-mindedness applied to their chosen targets are bad enough, but their double standards are beyond the pale.

I’m not defending the Duggar boy’s obvious wrongdoing over a decade ago. The main victim in any story like this isn’t the perpetrator, it’s the innocent ones so harmfully affected. I’m not an apologist for any sexual predator, but I’m sickened that the media gives their chosen ones a pass for any behavior as long as they share their leftwing politics. Case in point, they suggest Lena Dunham’s sexual assault on her sibling is cute, and she’s rewarded for it with fame and fortune. Meanwhile, they crucify another, along with an entire family.


(The entire post is considerably longer; you can read it in its entirety on Palin’s Facebook page.)

Lena Dunham received critical headlines last autumn, following the publication of her memoir Not That Kind of Girl. In the memoir, Dunham describes a graphic encounter she had with her one-year-old sister Grace when Lena Dunham was seven:


One day, as I sat in our driveway in Long Island playing with blocks and buckets, my curiosity got the best of me. Grace was sitting up, babbling and smiling, and I leaned down between her legs and carefully spread open her vagina. She didn’t resist and when I saw what was inside I shrieked.

My mother came running. “Mama, Mama! Grace has something in there!”

My mother didn’t bother asking why I had opened Grace’s vagina. This was within the spectrum of things I did. She just on her knees and looked for herself. It quickly became apparent that Grace had stuffed six or seven pebbles in there. My mother removed them patiently while Grace cackled, thrilled that her prank had been a success.


Supporters of Dunham, including some child psychologists, have alleged that what Dunham describes is more in line with “standard sexual exploration,” and not deliberate abuse. If nothing else, it would appear that the two different stories highlight ome potentially uncomfortable distinctions between the two.


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