Sarah Palin scorched the media for making light of her family’s “frightening” brawl at a party in Anchorage in September.
Weeks after the incident was reported on fuzzy details — the Anchorage Police Department would not confirm the famous family was involved — Palin took to Facebook on Thursday to vent.
“What happened on the night in question wasn’t funny. It was humiliating and frightening,” Palin wrote in a long status update. “The broken ribs, black eyes, and messed up elbows and knees suffered by people in our party that night were no laughing matter. Neither were Bristol’s bruises on her arms and leg from being dragged by a man. 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.”
Palin’s account of the night comes after CNN anchor Carol Costello introduced Bristol Palin’s 911 call by joking that it is “the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across.”
Costello has since apologized, and Palin’s reality star of a daughter wrote a blog post detailing her side of the story.
“A guy in his late thirties or early forties got in my face. He was towering over me — probably at 6 foot something and over 200 pounds. He puffed his chest out and started yelling. ‘You c-nt!'” the former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant wrote. “But it got even worse when this guy started pushing me. He had his hands on me, pushing me down. That’s when I swung and hit his face.
An Alaskan political blogger named Amanda Coyne previously said otherwise after interviewing others at the party. Coyne noted that the oldest Palin daughter punched the owner of the home “about six more times, before he pushed her away, and she fell, and Todd appeared.”
Palin, much like her daughter, has scolded the media “and those on the left” for its hypocritical views on the fight, since the “war on women” is a popular issue, while the media led the NFL to kick Ray Rice out of the league for hitting his wife.
“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,” Palin wrote. “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.”