Coppergate! Us Magazine Hypes Palin Buying Tanning Bed

Will they call it Coppergate? Us Magazine, the home of incredible pro-Obama bias, has a new Palin scandal scoop:

Self-proclaimed "hockey mom" Sarah Palin had a private tanning bed installed in the Governor's Mansion in Juneau, Alaska, Usmagazine.com confirmed on Monday. "She did. She paid for it with her own money," Roger Wetherell, chief communications officer of Alaska's Department of Transportation and Public Facilities told Us.

They're already talking it up on MSNBC. But here's where Us truly falls off the tanning bed:

Tanning beds can cost up to $35,000 to install in a home - not including the cost of parts, Color Me Tan manager Erin Weise told the Narco News."I don't think it's normal for people to have a tanning bed in their house, " Wiese, who is based in Fairbanks said. "It's expensive."

Ridiculous. It takes two clicks online to find tanning beds for two grand. It's not beyond reach for the average working-class American with a taste for an easy bake.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis