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AP Attacks Gov. Palin EVEN in Birth Announcement of Grandson
Publius' Forum ^ | 12/31/08 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 12/31/2008 6:52:20 AM PST by Mobile Vulgus

The Associated Press is classy, indeed. They can't even keep sniping at Sarah Palin out of a story announcing the blessed birth of her grandson. Ah, but wait, it gets even more annoying because not only did the AP snipe at Palin in its first birth announcement story, once called on it the AP went back twice to rearrange the piece rewriting history to make it seem as if they never sniped at her in the first place.

Initially, the AP attacked Palin in its very first paragraph saying that daughter Bristol's pregnancy was the thing that caused Palin's candidacy to "go downhill." At 7:20 PM the AP gave us this: (Bold my emphasis)

ANCHORAGE — The teenage daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, whose quest for the vice presidency began to go downhill the day she announced the pregnancy, has given birth to a son, a magazine reported Monday. Bristol Palin, 18, gave birth to Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston on Sunday, People magazine reported online. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Colleen Jones, the sister of Bristol's grandmother, told the magazine that "the baby is fine and Bristol is doing well."

Downhill? The AP is saying that the daughter's pregnancy is what caused everything to flop? Then, why did Palin's acceptance speech -- a speech that happened days after the pregnancy announcement -- get as many viewers on TV as Obama's historic acceptance speech? Sure it was a momentary controversy, but it had practically no affect on the candidacy.

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TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: assininepress; birthcertificate; lyingmedia; mediabias; sarahpalin
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To: mkjessup


21 posted on 12/31/2008 7:35:51 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: maggief
We've been the receivers of obamanoid ‘tamping down’. David Axelrod is a mater astroturfer, a propagandist in the style of Herr Goebbels. Deception has been the hallmark of the Obama campaigns in politics. It will only grow more insidious having reach the pinnacle of power.
22 posted on 12/31/2008 7:42:41 AM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: library user

Actually, I haven’t seen Sarah on TV since the new Senator from Georgia won his election. In fact, they didn’t even announce the birth of the grandson until days after his birth, and didn’t reveal any details of his birth. I don’t see this as a publicity play at all.

23 posted on 12/31/2008 7:44:36 AM PST by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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You hit the nail on the head!

24 posted on 12/31/2008 1:38:23 PM PST by techno
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To: murron
You're right. This wasn't a publicity play and we all know damn well if they never announced the birth we would have to endure four years of conspiracy theories about the baby never being born. Hell we may still have to endure that crap for a while.
25 posted on 12/31/2008 10:23:56 PM PST by redk
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To: TaxRelief

Or integrity!

With integrity, nothing else matters.
Without integrity, nothing else matters.
(Sorry - can’t name the author. It’s on my wall at work.)

26 posted on 01/01/2009 11:07:30 AM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: RebelTXRose

Integrity is the natural outgrowth of dignity and humility.

27 posted on 01/01/2009 1:34:57 PM PST by TaxRelief (Walmart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Don’t ever expect the MSM to rejoice in the birth of a child.

All they revel in is death by abortion.

28 posted on 01/01/2009 1:37:53 PM PST by Palladin (When will Bill Ayers start bombing buildings again?)
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