Palinoia And Palin-Induced Psychosis
November 20, 2009, 12:33 AM
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Liberal-ish libertarian blogger Megan McArdle doesn`t really like Sarah Palin but

"Y`all well know that I really don`t like Sarah Palin.   In fact, more than one of you has yelled at me about this.   And I find the whole schtick about how the media is just a bunch of elitist hooligans who are out to get her really grating.

That`s why I really wish the media wouldn`t act like, well, a bunch of elitist hooligans who are out to get her.   I`ve coined a new phrase to cover the situation: Palinoia.   It`s when you think people are out to get you, and then they do their best to justify your erroneous belief." [Palinoia]

It was never erroneous, of course. Megan makes a point we`ve made here:

"Then there`s the Associated Press, putting 11 reporters on the task of "fact checking" her book.   I put the words in quotes because the CJR notes that much of this herculean feat is not checking facts, but quibbling with interpretations or sentimental boilerplate about the hearts and minds of Alaskans.   But the deeper question is how come Palin`s book gets a team of fact checkers, when books by other politicians get the standard gloss?"

Steve Sailer is one still of the few pundits who`ve read Dreams From My Father, and he was condemned in the Washington Monthly for doing so. Megan says that "There seems to be an unhealthy obsession with tearing her down."

Which brings us straight to Andrew Sullivan.Michelle Malkin has the details on that case:It’s official: Atlantic magazine blogger suffers Palin-Induced Psychosis.