Taking to her favorite method of communicating with the public, Sarah Palin used Facebook to address the drunken brawl her family was involved in after they crashed an acquaintance’s September birthday party.
After audio tape of interviews with participants in the multiple fights were released earlier this week, daughter Bristol Palin complained on her blog that she was being mocked by the media and gave her own version of the evening’s events, that were decidedly at odds with all other witness testimony provided to police.
Calling it an “attack on conservative women,” Bristol later complained after CNN’s Carol Costello called a portion of the audio, “.. quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across. Well, come across in a long time anyway.”
Facing criticism after conservative bloggers swarmed to Bristol’s defense — saying she was the victim of assault after she allegedly punched the homeowner repeatedly before he shoved her to the ground and then dragged her by her leg off of his property — Costello later apologized.
In her Facebook post, Sarah Palin attacked the media over their coverage, saying they have no “shame.”
Saying what happened the night of the fight was “ humiliating and frightening,” Palin explained that her family had remained silent assuming the truth would come out.
“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 all these weeks,’ she wrote. “Instead, they had to have faith that the truth would come out, despite those who did the cold-cocking actually using social media to brag, “’bout to get famous!” Screen shots of tweets captured their bold intentions, and they’ve certainly enjoyed the publicity.”
Palin equated media reporting of the event and playing the audio with the “war on women,” writing, “Looking at the reports, it strikes me as bitterly ironic that the same people who tell us there is a “war on women” have no problem laughing at the recording of my daughter crying as she tells police about being assaulted by a man. I’d like to say shame on the media and those on the left laughing at her or at any young woman in a similar situation, but I no longer think they have any shame. “
Palin did not address the question of why her daughter, described by police as “angry and intoxicated,” was drunk and crashing a late night party with her 5-year-old in tow.