Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took to Facebook on Thursday to defend the embattled Duggar family and highlight the liberal media’s hypocrisy in covering the story.
Palin points to Lena Dunham, writer and star of the HBO series Girls, as evidence of liberal double standards. Dunham published her bestselling memoir Not That Kind of Girl last year, in which she describes “using anything a sexual predator might do” to get her six-year old younger sister to kiss her and perform sexual acts with her.
Unlike the Duggars, Dunham received no punishment for this revelation, while the Duggars’ show 19 Kids and Counting was pulled from the air by TLC, due to the actions of one of the members of their family, Josh, as a young teenager, years before there was a program.
Palin writes: “HEY LENA, WHY NOT LAUGH OFF EVERYONE’S SEXUAL “EXPERIMENTS” AS YOU HAUGHTILY ENJOY REWARDS FOR YOUR OWN PERVERSION? YOU PEDOPHILE, YOU”
The former governor continued: “I’m not an apologist for any sexual predator, but I’m sickened that the media gives their chosen ones a pass for any behavior as long as they share their left-wing politics. Case in point, they suggest Lena Dunham’s sexual assault on her sibling is cute, and she’s rewarded for it with fame and fortune. Meanwhile, they crucify another, along with an entire family.”
Sarah’s daughter, Bristol, blogged about the liberal media’s hypocrisy regarding the Duggars, as well.
She wrote that Dunham’s account of her acts of pedophilia made her “want to puke.”
“Dunham was praised for her ‘honest and witty’ book. The double standards make me sick. Josh Duggar touched a sleeping girls breast – a terrible thing to go. But now their ENTIRE family is punished and their hit show is canceled? He’s labeled as a pedophile? His family is crucified!” Bristol added.
Gov. Palin drew her thoughts to close by offering sympathy and an exhortation to the Duggars to not give in:
I hate for anyone to go through this game liberals are allowed to play, relentlessly attacking on an uneven playing field until a conservative’s career, relationships, and reputation are destroyed. To the media’s targets I encourage, “Rise above by never claiming ‘victim,’ tell the truth, and keep the faith!”