“The liberal media attacked Sarah Palin because she did not abort her Down syndrome baby,.... "They wanted her to kill that child. ... I'm talking about my media colleagues with whom I've worked for 35 years.”Evidently, conservative 'intellectuals' eat this stuff up, but actual intellectuals, not so much. The room "erupted in angry boos" and an embarrassed Barone later claimed he was making a joke.
One of the GOPs problems is that they actually subscribe to such bizarre beliefs and shape election strategy around them.