Fox News pundit and former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin exploded on Thursday at liberals who she said were "perverts" and "disgusting hypocrites" after Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar revealed to Fox News that they had failed to stop their son, Josh, from molesting young girls when he was 14 years old.
In a Facebook post the day after the Duggars spoke to Fox's Megyn Kelly, Palin lashed out at actress Lena Dunham, who wrote in her book That Kind of Girl that she was 7 years old when she had touched her sister's genitals.
"Radical liberals in media who have total control over public narratives are disgusting hypocrites, so says my daughter," Palin wrote, linking to a pro-Duggar column penned by her daughter, Bristol. "I'm glad someone's got the guts to call out these perverts... The intolerant left's destructive personal intrusions and narrow-mindedness applied to their chosen targets are bad enough, but their double standards are beyond the pale."
While Palin argued that she was not defended "the Duggar boy's obvious wrongdoing over a decade ago," she insisted that the "main victim in any story like this isn't the perpetrator, it's the innocent ones so harmfully affected."
"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 leftwing politics," Palin complained. "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."
According to Palin, the "wrongdoing" that the media should be discussing was the leak of Josh Duggar's records, and "the media's hell-bent mission to go after the entire Duggar family."
"Such obvious double standards applied to equally relevant stories underestimate the wisdom of the public, discredit the press, and spit on the graves of every American who fought and died for the press's freedom," she added.
For those who feel targeted by the media, Palin had some advice: "Rise above by never claiming 'victim', tell the truth, and keep the faith!"
"Welcome to my world; believe me - what doesn't kill you makes you stronger!"