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And now, today’s reason we’re all supposed to hate Sarah Palin

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The other day, Vanity Fair published a 10,000-word hatchet job about how Sarah Palin is history’s greatest monster. It was so bad, so shoddy and error-filled, even Palin-haters are bashing it. Even Palin-haters who helped the VF writer with his story are bashing it!

Yesterday, Palin was on Sean Hannity’s radio show and said this about the story:

“Impotent, limp and gutless reporters take anonymous sources and cite them as being factual references. It just slays me because it’s so absolutely clear what the state of yellow journalism is today that they would take these anonymous sources as fact.”

Whoa. Criticize the media all you want, Sarah, but what’s with the gay-bashing? That’s right, I said gay-bashing. Just ask The Advocate:

Is Sarah Palin using code words to slam gay journalist Michael Joseph Gross, a frequent Advocate contributor who wrote the much-buzzed-about profile of the former vice presidential nominee in this month’s Vanity Fair?

Palin didn’t mention Gross by name while talking Thursday on Sean Hannity’s WABC radio show, but she seemed to be referring to the article — and pointedly used emasculating words that have long been used as euphemisms for homosexuality — when she called reporters who publish “rumors” about her “impotent,” “limp,” and “gutless.”

Now, everybody knows I love The Advocate (which I read for the articles), but if you’re gay and you think “impotent” and “limp” are words that people use to describe your sexual activity, well… maybe you guys aren’t having as much fun as we all thought.

P.S. Gross incompetence, at best.

Jim Treacher