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Bristol Palin's wedding is off: Should the media stop giving the Palin family so much attention?

  • As a Republican, we can't afford the Palin family.

    While I don't necessarily hate any of the Palins, I'm definitely not a fan. There is genius within our party and we should be exemplifying that rather than putting forth people who are badly spoken and, well, not particularly intelligent. We should be putting our best for forward and showing the world that the Republican party has immensely talented and intelligent people within it rather than people who become point of mockery who only manage to deface and discredit the party. Seriously, we can do better.

  • They gotta stop

    As much as I don't like Democrats more than Republicans, I can't STAND Sarah Palin. I'm a Christian and people like her and Michelle Bachmann need to stop with the madness. Besides, what qualifications Sarah Palin have to be president? None. I never liked Sarah Palin, never trusted her. SMH.

  • They should stop

    It's off they shouldn't be giving them such a hard time. It's time for the press to go find something else to gossip about it's getting old ( id rather have the press not gossip at all but I know that's all they can do to get people to read their papers.)

  • They should stop

    It's off they shouldn't be giving them such a hard time. It's time for the press to go find something else to gossip about it's getting old ( id rather have the press not gossip at all but I know that's all they can do to get people to read their papers.)

  • Media should give Palin family privacy

    Ever since Sarah Palin entered the spotlight in 2008, the former Vice Presidential candidate and her family have gained media attention. A majority of the attention has been given to Palin's oldest daughter Bristol. From her struggles as a teen mom, to her feud with her baby daddy, to her tenure on Dancing with the Stars, Bristol's life has been out there for the public to see. With news that she called off her engagement, the media is quick to jump on the topic and speculate on what went wrong. The Palins, like all public figures deserve their privacy. The media needs to stop prying into their personal lives and just let Bristol, Sarah, and the rest of The Palins move on.

  • Media should stop giving the Palin family attention.

    The Palin family needs to be forgotten by the media. They are an embarrassment to this country and a stark reminder of how close we were to having an absolutely insane and incompetent person one old man's heart attack away from being president. They are nothing more than reality celebrities and our political system deserves better representation than they provide.

  • The Palin's 15 inutes are over. Let Bristol and her kin be forgotten.

    No one could make a legitimate case that the Palin's are erudite or worthy of media attention. This real life version of the inbred dueling hill-folk have worn out their media welcome. Bristol Palin apparently called off a wedding and the only response given to these people should be a resounding, "who cares?"

  • Yes, the media should stop hovering over the Palins.

    Without a doubt the media should stop reporting on every move the Palin family makes but of course, as with every other celebrity or publicly known individual, it is inherently more interesting to us when these individuals experience any event in their lives than it is if the same event happened to an unknown.

  • They absolutely should.

    The media has made a complete mockery of American politics via their treatment of the Palin family. No other losing vice presidential candidate has received so much publicity post-election. It's absurd. And now we care that her daughter's wedding was cancelled? Why, exactly? I wish we would just let them disappear.

  • Why not? Gossip has entertainment value.

    Lots of people like to read stories like these. Like the porn industry, the gossip media wouldn't exist if people didn't like the content. The media shouldn't stop generating entertaining content.

    I strongly suspect that the people opining in the left column are simply appealing to snobbery because indulging in gossip is generally viewed as unbecoming conduct. No person in the left column has provided any compelling reason for their position. They argue that gossip is bad; that the Palins deserve privacy; that the Palins are an embarrassment to America; etc. But none of these arguments are compelling. Gossip stories are good because they provide entertainment. The Palins have privacy and that right isn't violated by this type of reporting. Public conduct and matters of public record are not private. The gossip media generally plays by the rules and only reports on what is fair game. The Palins are not an embarrassment to America. Everyone knows that every village has its idiot. No reasonable person is going to judge America based on the conduct of the Palins.


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