Sarah Palin showed the world her “mama grizzly bear” side last week when she called out CNN anchor Carol Costello for ridiculing daughter Bristol Palin.
Costello aired an audio recording of Bristol Palin explaining a Sept. 6 drunken brawl involving the Palin family. In the recording, Palin detailed the tussle outside of an Anchorage home, during which she allegedly pummeled a man she accused of pushing her sister Willow Palin to the ground.
Costello described the recording as “quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across.”
Sarah Palin took umbrage with that description.
“What happened on the night in question wasn’t funny,” Sarah Palin wrote on Facebook. “It was humiliating and frightening. My kids aren’t proud of what happened, nor are they seeking sympathy by playing the victim card — that’s why they haven’t commented on this for weeks.”
Costello later apologized for what she said via Politico. Sarah Palin questioned why Costello didn’t apologize to her audience on CNN
Bristol Palin broke her silence concerning the incident on Oct. 22, when she took to her faith-and-motherhood blog to damn the media for once again spreading what she called “rumors” about her family and to explain what really happened on the evening in question.
“I’ve finally decided to comment about the situation. Instead of listening to all the people who weren’t there — people who claim they heard this from their cousin/brother/sister-in-law/step-daughter/long lost little brother — let me tell you what actually happened,” she wrote.
According to Bristol Palin’s account, the fracas was intentionally begun by a young man who wanted to “get famous” by mixing it up with Alaska’s highest-profile family act. She acknowledged taking some swings at a man who pinned her to the ground after calling her a slut and a c**t.
But Palin went on to say that she couldn’t have hit the man very hard because a manicure she’d received earlier in the day remained intact throughout the ordeal.
She dismissed the coverage of her behavior as the latest example of liberal media bias.
“Here’s the thing. Violence against women is never okay … Even if that violence occurs against conservative women. Imagine for a second the outrage that would happen if Chelsea Clinton had gotten pushed by some guy. Had she tried to defend herself, the liberal media would’ve held her up as some feminist hero.
But it wasn’t Chelsea.
It wasn’t Hillary.
It wasn’t someone they liked or someone they agreed with.
It was a conservative.”
No charges were filed in connection with the incident. You can read the entire blog post here, but you’ll have to scroll down a few items to find it.
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