On Thursday's CBS Early Show, news reader Erica Hill used loaded liberal terms to describe a Texas pro-life event that Sarah Palin attended on Wednesday: "Palin shared the stage in an anti-abortion rights rally with Texas Governor Rick Perry."
Hill touted how despite making no announcement to make a 2012 presidential run, Palin "was looking an awful lot like a candidate," adding that the appearance with Governor Perry represented "a dream ticket for some tea party supporters." However, after playing a brief clip of Palin, Hill noted how "A just-released Associated Press poll finds of all the potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates, Sarah Palin is the most polarizing."
Meanwhile, an Associated Press report on the event made Palin's criticism of President Obama the headline: "Palin calls Obama 'most pro-abortion president'" The article went on to declare: "Palin described Obama as 'the most pro-abortion president to occupy the White House' at the Dallas event, which was sponsored by a nonprofit organization that promotes an anti-abortion message."
Here is a full transcript of the November 11 Early Show news brief:
ERICA HILL: Taking a look now at politics and Sarah Palin, who, of course, has not said that she will run for president in 2012 but she was looking an awful lot like a candidate during an appearance in Texas yesterday. Palin shared the stage in an anti-abortion rights rally with Texas Governor Rick Perry. It's a dream ticket for some tea party supporters.
SARAH PALIN: So good to be back in the Lone Star State, always really, really good to get to be here with your governor. A man that I just dearly love and respect.
HILL: A just-released Associated Press poll finds of all the potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates, Sarah Palin is the most polarizing.
-Kyle Drennen is a news analyst at the Media Research Center. You can follow him on Twitter here.