12/14/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Sticks Up For Bloggers, Pajamas

Last night, on her eponymous show on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow took up the cause for a nation of bloggers who are tired of being stereotyped in the sad, stupid, and tired way that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin did whilst shooting her moosemeat infomercial with Fox's Greta Van Susteren: "...sitting there in their parent's basement wearing their pajamas." Le sigh! Suffice it to say, I know bloggers who have written books, bloggers who wear body armor in war zones, bloggers who are immersed in scholarship, and bloggers who can take their experience of driving a taxicab and turn it into a transporting read. I also know a bunch of bloggers who can cook WAY BETTER than Sarah Palin! But more to the point: what the heck is wrong with wearing pajamas? Especially footie pajamas! Especially footie pajamas that you buy yourself, with your own money, instead of the RNC's! This is Rachel Maddow's cause.


MADDOW: If your TV machine works, you know that in the past few days, Governor Sarah Palin has been consuming TV time like it was oxygen and she's halfway up Mount Everest. Ironically, the media is also her biggest target. Here's what she told Greta Van Susteren.

PALIN: Early on, there are a tremendous number of examples we can give about my record and things that could have, should have so easily been corrected if the media would take it one step further and investigate it a little bit and not just gone on some blogger -- probably sitting there in their parent's basement wearing their pajamas blogging some kind of gossip or a lie.

MADDOW: You know, what is this myth about being able to tell the real media from the bloggers because the media is in suits and the bloggers are in pajamas. Where did that come from, anyway.