I’ve had a number of conversations with people about “The Undefeated,” Steve Bannon’s documentary about Sarah Palin’s record as Alaska’s governor. While most of Governor Palin’s supporters are committed to seeing the movie, the two oft-repeated excuses from those who don’t intend to watch it are: A) This movie is targeted at Palin supporters. I don’t support her so it would be a total waste of my time to see it; B) What’s the point? She’s not running anyway. Now if she announced, that would be a different story.
I beg to differ. I believe that even if you don’t support her or don’t think she’ll run, you should still go see it.
For close to three years now, Americans have been subjected to hours and hours of reporting about Governor Palin. More often than not, those reports distorted her record, misquoted her remarks and ridiculed her family. While most Americans have heard the media’s spin about Governor Palin, hardly any have had the opportunity to hear her side of the story.
Whether Governor Palin runs for president or not, when history is written and the story of Governor Palin is told to future generations, every fair-minded person will want to be able to tell their children: “I heard both sides of the story.” It makes no difference whether after watching the movie you end up supporting her or whether you accept what you see. When your children ask you whether you just went along with what the media told you or whether you did your own homework, you’ll want to be in a position to respond: “I did my own research; I gave her a fair hearing and I reached my own educated conclusion.”
Researching Governor Palin’s record can be a demanding task, especially with so many fabricated and negative stories about her. Bannon condensed her record into a two-hour documentary. He did the work for you. All he asks for in return is two hours of your time and $10 for his trouble.
After watching almost three years of biased reporting, every fair-minded American should find two hours of his time to give Governor Palin the chance to tell her side of the story. If nothing else, you should see it just to feel better about yourself for being truly open-minded, hearing out the other side and not just going with the flow.
Sheya is an editor for the website Conservatives4Palin.com and the founder of PalinTV.com. He blogs on his website Sheya.com. You can follow Sheya on Twitter @Sheya.