In the promo fluff for its future flop, CNN calls Kathleen Parker a "conservative" commentator. So what's a "conservative" in CNN's book? Someone who, when accused of taking part in the media "assassination" of Sarah Palin, brags that she didn't merely take part—she "led it."
Supposed conservative Kathleen Parker made her bizarre boast on this evening's Parker Spitzer. It came in the course of her interview of John Ziegler, creator of the documentary "Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted.” While denying she had been "duped" by Obama, Parker admitted that during the campaign she "bought into the Obama moderation myth." Then came her "assassination" boast. Video after the jump.
Here's CNN's idea of a "conservative."
JOHN ZIEGLER: So you didn't buy into the Obama moderation myth?
KATHLEEN PARKER: I did.
ZIEGLER: You were duped by the media --
PARKER: I was one of those people who thought this is a guy who is talking about not a red, not a blue America, and who's going to bring the country together.
ZIEGLER: So you were duped.
PARKER: I was at that 2004 Democratic convention.
ZIEGER: Were you duped?
PARKER: No, I'm not going to say I was duped, I'm saying --
ZIEGLER: So you stand by that.
PARKER: Listen to you: I'm the interviewer here. [Nervous laughter] This is fun; this is fun. But I wrote critical things of him, and I still write critical things of him.
ZIEGLER: You endorsed him. You endorsed him before the election. And you took pride --
PARKER: I did not endorse. I did not endorse.
ZIEGLER: You took part in the targeting of Sarah Palin. You essentially took part in the assassination of Sarah Palin 1.0. That person is dead; she doesn't exist any more.
PARKER: No, no, no. Actually, I did not take part in it: I led it. Let's be clear. Let's get our facts straight.