11/18/2009

The media hates Palin

The Associated Press devotes 11 Reporters to Palin Book 'Fact Check," but didn't devote any reporters to do the same to Obama's books. But "the Associated Press' treatment of Palin's book seems an unprecedented move at the wire service." The claimed few errors in her book were also difficult to accept.

The organization did not review for accuracy recent books by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, then-Sen. Joe Biden, either book by Barack Obama released before he was president or autobiographies by Bill or Hillary Clinton. . . . AP didn't fact-check recent political tomes by Republicans Rudy Giuliani or Newt Gingrich. . . . .


What other politician would have Newsweek or Time run this type of cover picture on? There are a lot of covers to check on with Time running one every other month on Obama.

What on earth was Sarah Palin thinking when she posed in a pair of teeny-tiny gym shorts for a photograph that ended up on the cover of Newsweek -- a cover she has called "sexist"? Perhaps she was thinking that her image would only appear in the magazine she was posing for, Runner's World, and nowhere else, at least not for months and months. If so, she had good reason -- since, as DailyFinance has learned, the photographer who shot the picture violated his contract by reselling them to Newsweek. . . .


Why would all these media publications try to get this picture of Palin?

A source with knowledge of the situation says multiple outlets, including Time, approached Runner's World after the photos first appeared on its website in July to inquire about obtaining the reuse rights. . . . .


On her Facebook page, Palin writes:

The choice of photo for the cover of this week's Newsweek is unfortunate. When it comes to Sarah Palin, this "news" magazine has relished focusing on the irrelevant rather than the relevant. The Runner's World magazine one-page profile for which this photo was taken was all about health and fitness - a subject to which I am devoted and which is critically important to this nation. The out-of-context Newsweek approach is sexist and oh-so-expected by now. If anyone can learn anything from it: it shows why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, gender, or color of skin. The media will do anything to draw attention - even if out of context.

Labels: ,

2 Comments:

Blogger Chas said...

Markie Marxist sez: "Our approach to dealing with Palin is to claim that she can't be taken seriously. That's because she scares the hell out of us. People like her!"

11/19/2009 6:31 AM  
Blogger BillBill said...

She has my vote. She can shoot and has legs like that!!!

11/19/2009 3:04 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home