America's founding fathers thought freedom of the press was pretty important. So important, in fact, that they made it the first amendment of the Constitution. As Americans, we have the right to criticize our government openly and without fear of legal repercussions.
But the Duggars are another story — at least as far as Sarah Palin's interpretation of the Constitution is concerned.
The former governor of Alaska went off on the public for having "double standards" when it comes to the Duggars. In particular, she's upset that Lena Dunham's admission of looking at her sister's genitalia when they were both little kids did not elicit the same public outcry as Josh Duggar repeatedly molesting his much younger sisters when he was a teenager.
In a Facebook post, the one-time vice presidential candidate calls Dunham a pedophile and accuses the "intolerant left" of letting her off the hook.
"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," she writes.
It takes her four paragraphs to get to the "I'm not defending what Josh Duggar did" part of the statement. Oh right, that! Then she proceeds with a list of two things the media needs to focus on instead. Objective No. 1: A witch hunt for the "politically motivated law enforcement official" who leaked the documents in the first place.
"Media - time to go after her or him for illegalities and for destroying the public's trust in law enforcement," Palin wrote. (Because THAT'S what's eroding people's trust in the police: Too many information leaks! By that logic, those Ferguson and Baltimore protests were all about child molesters' right to privacy.)
Objective No. 2 is to stop criticizing the entire Duggar family for the actions of one family member, "while giving a total pass to perverted actions of someone like Lena Dunham - or any other leftwinger celeb caught doing awful things."
One might quibble that people are going after the Duggar *parents* for covering it up and failing to get counseling for their predator son or keep him away from their other kids, but that would be because one is a LIBERAL WITCH HUNTER who hates the Constitution and also doesn't support the troops who DIED for your rights.
"Such obvious double standards applied to equally relevant stories underestimate the wisdom of the public, discredit the press, and spit on the graves of every American who fought and died for the press's freedom," Palin writes.
You hear that? If you think Josh Duggar is disgusting and his parents facilitated his molestation, you hate the troops. They died for your right to freedom of speech, and you're using that speech in a way Sarah Palin disagrees with, so YOU'RE the true hypocrite.
Not that she's defending the Duggars or anything.
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