Pathetic Obsession: Palin's Hometown Paper Notes National Media Intere

May 31st, 2010 11:21 PM
With all the major news stories and developments out there, the editorial board at the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman in Wasilla, Alaska, Sarah Palin's hometown, is bemused, bewildered, and somewhat befuddled at the national media's interest in a privacy fence (HT Michelle Malkin) on residential property. The just-built fence is on Palin's property. Its purpose is to frustrate the prying eyes of…

Time's Crowley: McGinniss Deals Blow to Journalism, Plays Into Palin's

May 28th, 2010 12:08 PM
Time's Michael Crowley, late of the liberal publication The New Republic, took to his new magazine's Swampland blog with a salutatory post yesterday. After the obligatory kind words about how excited he was to be on board "another great [journalistic] institution," Crowley laid out his case about why author Joe McGinniss was foolish for renting a house right next door to the Palin family's…

Newsweek's Alter: Palin is GOP 'Icon' Despite Her 'Fibs' & 'Absurditie

July 27th, 2009 11:51 PM
On Monday's Countdown show, substitute hosted by liberal MSNBC political analyst Lawrence O'Donnell, during a segment with Newsweek's Jonathan Alter about former Governor Sarah Palin's resignation speech from the weekend, Alter referred to what he called Palin's "fibs" and "absurdities" as he reminded viewers that she is very popular in the Republican party despite the flaws Alter and his ilk see…

CBS Mocks Palin: ‘Resign from Office? You Betcha

July 4th, 2009 1:17 PM
On the Saturday Early Show on the morning of July 4, CBS anchor Priya David mocked Sarah Palin’s famous phrase, "You betcha," as she introduced a report by correspondent Nancy Cordes on the Alaska governor’s decision to resign from office. David: "Resign from office? You betcha. Alaska Governor Sarah Palin dropped a political bombshell Friday, announcing that she's leaving her post, but her…

Palin Haters Livid at Juneau Tourism, Outraged Over Little Piper's Lem

May 11th, 2009 6:29 AM
Tourism has recently been up a little in Juneau, Alaska. More folks than ever have been interested in taking bus tours through Alaska's capital city with a major attraction being the Alaska State House where Governor Sarah Palin goes about her daily work. In fact, the tours have been gaining in popularity since before John McCain asked the governor along for his run for the White House -- Palin…

Barnicle: Blogging's Not Journalism—It's Therapy

January 14th, 2009 8:05 AM
My therapist told me to take two shots at Chris Matthews and call him in the morning . . . Mike Barnicle is back to looking down his nose at bloggers.  After Mika Brzezinski claimed on today's Morning Joe that "blogging isn't journalism," the former Boston Globe columnist declared that "95%, 99% of blogging isn't journalism. It's therapy for the blogger."The predicate was a provocative one. …

Anchorage Daily News Claims Own Anti-Palin Story Wasn't Paper's Fault

January 10th, 2009 4:18 AM
Remember when you were a kid and you and your best friend got caught doing something you two weren't supposed to be doing? Remember the first words blurted from your mouth was, "Well, it's HIS fault?" It's a common reaction for a kid trying to avoid the wrath of Mom that he knows is coming after getting caught for doing what he knew was wrong in the first place. Well in essence, this is what the…

New Scientist Names Liberal Wingnut a ‘Science Hero’ of

December 22nd, 2008 11:17 AM
It would seem New Scientist magazine recently decided to sacrifice credibility in the field of research.  Journalistic research, anyway.  In their recent article titled, "Science heroes and villains of 2008," New Scientist has taken the liberty of naming some noteworthy individuals in the field.  As their opening salvo states (emphasis mine):  The collective brain of New Scientist has come up…

AP Reporter Takes Gratuitous Shot at Sarah Palin's Church in Wake of

December 14th, 2008 8:24 AM
There was a fire Friday at Wasilla Bible Church, where GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family are members. The fire did $1 million in damage. The photo at the right is among three that are in a slide show at Wasilla's local paper, the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, whose story is here.The Washington Post has a short AP story at Page A02 (more on that shortly). The New York Times…

Palin, Jesus and Witches

October 29th, 2008 6:16 PM
Seven days before America elects a new leadership team, Newsweek is making a last-ditch attempt to portray GOP vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin as a religious nut.In her article "Jesus and Witches," Newsweek Religion Editor Lisa Miller suggests Palin believes in witchcraft, thinks the world is coming to a fiery end in her lifetime, and may have a "special sense of destiny" fueled by her "…

AP Prober Chides Palin for Accepting 'Awesome Facial

September 29th, 2008 9:10 AM

AP Attacks Palin for Not Being in Alaska During Campaign

September 26th, 2008 7:20 AM
The AP is suddenly alarmed that no one is "running Alaska" while Palin is out on the stump with John McCain, so much so that they've published a piece wondering if Alaska is about to sink into the icy grip of the Alaskan tundra, or something, because Palin isn't there. One wonders if the AP is all upset that no one is in Congress representing certain districts of Illinois or Delaware with Obama…

AP Writer Spins on Troopergate; Ignores Obvious Bias in Legislative Pr

September 23rd, 2008 2:51 AM

NYT Editors: Palin 'Petty,' McCain Guilty of 'Demonstrable Falsehoods

September 22nd, 2008 9:16 PM
New York Times Public Editor Clark Hoyt evaluated two tough political stories in the Sunday Week in Review, one anti-McCain, the other anti-Palin. While he found the McCain piece fair, he faulted the anti-Palin piece. In both cases, Times reporters and editors rallied to the defense of the pieces, finding McCain guilty of "demonstrable falsehoods" and Palin of "sometimes petty, peremptory"…