Barone: Media mad that Palin didn't have an abortion

"The liberal media attacked Sarah Palin because she did not abort her Down syndrome baby," Michael Barone said Tuesday.



Alex Koppelman
November 12, 2008 11:05PM (UTC)

Political analyst Michael Barone has an interesting explanation for the media's coverage of Sarah Palin. In a talk he gave Tuesday, Barone said:

The liberal media attacked Sarah Palin because she did not abort her Down syndrome baby. They wanted her to kill that child. ... I'm talking about my media colleagues with whom I've worked for 35 years.

Barone has apologized for his remarks, which had prompted some attendees to head for the exits. In an e-mail to Politico, Barone said he "was attempting to be humorous and ... went over the line."

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Alex Koppelman

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