Sarah Palin Backs Duggars, Goes After Lena Dunham

Bristol actually led the attack
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2015 7:13 PM CDT
Sarah Palin Backs Duggars, Goes After Lena Dunham
Sarah Palin speaks in Midland, Texas, Feb. 12, 2015.   (AP Photo/Odessa American, Courtney Sacco)

Sarah and Bristol Palin unloaded on Lena Dunham today in making the case that the Duggars are getting treated unfairly by the media. The all-caps headline on Sarah Palin's Facebook post will give you the gist: "HEY LENA, WHY NOT LAUGH OFF EVERYONE'S SEXUAL 'EXPERIMENTS' AS YOU HAUGHTILY ENJOY REWARDS FOR YOUR OWN PERVERSION? YOU PEDOPHILE, YOU." That was following up on a post from Bristol in which she writes, "I can't believe how crazy the media is going over the Duggar family compared to the big fat yawn they gave Lena Dunham when she wrote in her book that she sexually experimented with her sister."

They're referring to Dunham's memoir, in which she wrote about being 7 years old and trying to see her sister's genitals and bribing her with candy for kisses. "Anything a sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl I was trying," she wrote. Dunham later apologized for that joke in particular. The Palins think Dunham largely got a pass because she's liberal and the Duggars are being hounded because they're conservative and religious. Dunham hasn't responded to the posts, notes Time. (More Sarah Palin stories.)

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