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Refudiating Palinís critics
The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | July 31, 2010 | Don Surber

Posted on 07/31/2010 12:58:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

One of the delights about the Internet is watching new people use a new technology to make the same old mistakes.

Consider the admissions by Politico and Greg Sargent that they regularly run items on Sarah Palin simply to drive traffic.

From Politico: “More traffic comes from an item on Sarah Palin’s ‘refudiation’ faux pas than from our hundreds of stories on the complexities of health care reform or Wall Street regulation.”

Perhaps if Politico were as vigilant in its coverage of health care reform and Wall Street regulation as it is every slip by Sarah Palin readers would be interested.

Come on, we should not have to wait 4 months after its passage to learn that by Obamacare means any business transaction of $600 or more must be reported to the IRS; just what that has to do with health care is beyond me. If Politico had reported that in March in as entertaining a manner as it covers Sarah Palin, maybe it would not have to go around sliming Sarah Palin just to get hits.

Then there is this from Greg Sargent: “Frivolous items about Sarah Palin do degrade our discourse, but we need to do them, because the simple fact is that people click on them in droves.”

Sellout.

Seriously, if it is all about hits then just run photos of Miley Cyrus — or Britney Spears nude.

That’s what Perez Hilton does, right?

No, Greg Sargent and Politico waste a lot of time mocking Sarah Palin because that is what they like to do — and they blame readers for it. Once again, a liberal refuses to take personal responsibility. What degrades our discourse is a lack of candor.

One more thing, is it not telling that 2 years after she burst on the world scene, people still cannot get enough of Sarah Palin? I don’t seem to recall John Edwards, Joe Lieberman or Jack Kemp working up that much excitement 2 years after their failed VP candidacies.


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Me either.
1 posted on 07/31/2010 12:58:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Geez. Who doesn’t like a good, old fashioned “refudiation?”


2 posted on 07/31/2010 1:00:06 PM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: gundog

Strategerally speaking, it’s a solid plan of attack...


3 posted on 07/31/2010 1:01:11 PM PDT by jessduntno (I wonder...how will third Manassas turn out?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Politico waste a lot of time mocking Sarah Palin because that is what they like to do — and they blame readers for it.

This is why I unsubscribed to their crap. I thought they would have something worthy to read. Wrong again.

4 posted on 07/31/2010 1:04:04 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like Reagan, Sarah is teflon because she is self deprecating. The self centered, self aggrandizing Obama is teflon because of the kneepad media. If the media treated Obama like they treat Palin he would not have even thought of running for president.


5 posted on 07/31/2010 1:07:40 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: HerrBlucher

If Obama had been scrutinized in the same way Sarah Palin was, he wouldn’t have made it out of the primaries. If the media treated Obama NOW like they have treated Sarah for the past two years, his approval rating would be at cockroach level


6 posted on 07/31/2010 1:11:18 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: HerrBlucher; Sarah Barracuda

They fear her:

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20100731/OPINION02/7310325


7 posted on 07/31/2010 1:14:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try. ~Master Yoda)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I just call them
8 posted on 07/31/2010 1:20:31 PM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey thingy workin for ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

57 states, my muslim religion, corpse and all the other commie comments/words are not allowed to be addressed if they want to keep their job/career.

So they NEED to make their career off of conservatives - sorry, no dice. Liberal sites should be banned here, IMHO.


9 posted on 07/31/2010 1:43:37 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Don Surber at The Charleston Daily Mail is a conservative and is merely reporting on WaPo and the Politico. BTW, Greg Sargent was a Journolist member, as if that’s a surprise.


10 posted on 07/31/2010 1:48:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try. ~Master Yoda)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don’t seem to recall John Edwards, Joe Lieberman or Jack Kemp working up that much excitement 2 years after their failed VP candidacies.

Yes, but the Geraldine Ferraro "pro-choice" diet pepsi ads ran about two years after, and all the people who couldn't stand her still couldn't stand her.
11 posted on 07/31/2010 1:49:24 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (Who has never paid more than $1800 for a car. And will never own a vessel at all.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry, didn’t make it clear enough. I didn’t mean the site from the article you posted but the sites he was referring to - WaPo and the Politico..


12 posted on 07/31/2010 1:57:05 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ping


13 posted on 07/31/2010 2:00:37 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Refudiate the tyranny of the Democrat Party!

Refudiate Obama-Pelosi-Reid!


14 posted on 07/31/2010 2:01:39 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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