Skip to comments.Palin Dismisses the Media, but They Come Back for More
Posted on 05/31/2011 11:45:05 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
GETTYSBURG, Pa. Sarah Palin has apparently decided that she can treat the media any way she wants and they will be there regardless.
And she might not be wrong.
On Monday night, the media following the former Alaska governor were hot and sweaty, sitting in 100-degree weather at the Gettysburg battlefield, when they got the word: Ms. Palin was at the Courtyard by Marriott a few minutes away.
Within a half-hour, about a dozen reporters were lined up at the Courtyard counter, asking for rooms overlooking the hotels parking lot. As a reporter noted, one could keep an eye on Ms. Palins One Nation bus that way.
After playing a cat-and-mouse game with the press for more than two days, Ms. Palin and her pursuers were both holed up in the same hotel; Ms. Palin on the fourth floor, reporters above and below. Even as check-in continued, Ms. Palin, dressed in workout shorts and wearing sunglasses, slipped back in from a quick, late-afternoon run. She made a beeline for the elevators.
It was a surreal situation given the fact that Ms. Palin and her advisers had shown an almost complete contempt for the press corps and its usual rituals. But the grumbling among the press corps notwithstanding, reporters and camera crews continued to follow her across three states and hundreds of miles over the long holiday weekend. The CNN Express bus, filled with producers, camera operators and on-air talent, sat in Gettysburg for hours Monday, not even sure she was coming. The Times of London sent two reporters to cover Ms. Palins bus tour. Two reporters? It didnt take hardly any convincing, admitted one of them, waiting the hotel lobby for Ms. Palin to emerge....
(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...
This was posted, FRiend.
Shouldn't they be camped out in from of Mitt's house?
Poor Mittens..does any member of the press even report on him anymore LOL..he’s somewhere saying “Come on, please, look at me..I’ll give each of you 10 bucks just follow me”
My first thought is the media act like whores, and Sarah treats them that way. But that's unfair to whores, who generally don't pretend to be anything but whores.
LSM - Self-flagellating attention media whores.
Plus they actually provide a service, which the media cannot claim.
They probably also have higher morals and better hygiene than the press.
I would argue that Obama does this as well. But they love him.
TURN THE VANS AROUND, GANG!! John Huntsman is about to sit down with some Washington insiders on gotomeeting dot com! Stay tuned for the latest scoop. C’mon, Gang, you DO realize that HE is the guy that our beloved Punk has nightmares about, right? Okay, I’ll go by myself.... Bob
Very funny! Thanks! Bob
Damn....do they need some cheese with that whine?
Brilliant! I guess Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric won't be getting interviews anytime soon.
I love this she has them in her power! Going down the interstate with 16 to twenty media cars following and a CNN bus...
Sarah Palin has apparently decided that she can treat the media any way she wants and they will be there regardless.
Rewrite the 2nd sentence to read "The media suspects that they can treat Sarah Palin any way they want and she will be there regardless."
BTW, how's your wife?
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