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Media complains that Palin caravan puts reporters at risk
Hot Air ^ | May 31, 2011 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/31/2011 3:07:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Of all the complaints about Sarah Palin and her bus tour, this one’s easily the strangest. CBS reports that the media has begun to grumble that Palin’s decision to keep them out of the loop on the tour’s stops have created a dangerous working environment for reporters: Since Palin and her team won’t share where the potential candidate is headed, reporters and producers have little choice but to simply stay close to Palin’s bus. This has resulted in scenes of the Palin bus tooling down the highway followed by a caravan of 10 or 15 vehicles – including a massive CNN bus – all trying to make sure they don’t lose sight of the Palin bus.

It adds up to a dangerous situation, says CBS News Producer Ryan Corsaro.

“I just hope to God that one of these young producers with a camera whose bosses are making them follow Sarah Palin as a potential Republican candidate don’t get in a car crash, because this is dangerous,” he said.

Corsaro asked a member of Palin’s team if he thought it was dangerous to have reporters forced to chase her from stop to stop. “You’re the ones that are trailing us,” he replied.

Here’s your first option: stop chasing her. If it truly presents a danger to journalists to drive behind the bus and attempt to keep up, then don’t bother doing it. Palin probably won’t provide much breaking news on this bus tour anyway. The only reason the media’s “chasing” her is because she’s good for their ratings and page views.

But is it really that difficult to follow a caravan on the highway? Unless the Palin bus is driving at warp speed, the answer is pretty obviously no. The most dangerous aspect of following a bus of that size is to keep from getting so anxious that you pass it without checking the lane change first — unless the journalists in question don’t know how to drive on a highway at all, which wouldn’t be Palin’s fault anyway.

This sounds like a whiny, pouting response to Palin’s decision not to cooperate with the media. That decision is certainly debatable, but not on the basis of public safety. And frankly, on the basis of sheer entertainment value, the decision’s looking brilliant at the moment.


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1 posted on 05/31/2011 3:07:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh.my.gawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwd!ROFL! Isn’t it hilarious? These dregs having to follow her around like a puppy just so they can find something to smear her with. It’s just too freaking hilarious! I bet she’s having a great time!


2 posted on 05/31/2011 3:12:30 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Palin camp is wise to keep the Newsies uninformed. There's still no reason any of them should be excluded for investigation for burning down her former church in Wasilla.

The danger comes from them, not from Sarah.

3 posted on 05/31/2011 3:13:09 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why do the news hounds have to follow Sarah 24/7?

Sarah is a private citizen, just traveling where she wants to go.

If Sarah wants to make any announcements, she will do so.

These reporters are being like the papparazzi (sp?) who follow celebrities around. It’s their choice and their decision that they want to follow her around. Sarah has no control over the MSM, or the news hounds deciding that she must be followed in case anything happens.


4 posted on 05/31/2011 3:13:26 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And it was Princess Diana’s fault that the papparazzi chased her to death.


5 posted on 05/31/2011 3:13:29 PM PDT by MeganC (NO WAR FOR OIL! ........except when a Democrat's in charge.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Add this nonsense to yesterday’s moonbat article about SP endangering her young child by allowing her on a motorcycle...

Hope SP’s people are keeping all these ready to roll back over these idiots in campaign commercials. I am SOOOOOO looking forward to her devouring the MSM/left during campaign season ;)


6 posted on 05/31/2011 3:13:37 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: RowdyFFC

I think we should try to caravan with her and block them even more...find out what state she is in and have Tea Partiers or Freepers follow her around the areas.


7 posted on 05/31/2011 3:15:03 PM PDT by Babsig
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess that between the article decrying Todd teaching his 10 year old daughter something dangerous (riding on the back of a motorcycle) and this lament it is obvious that when j-school students graduate they take a vow to be real pu$$ies.


8 posted on 05/31/2011 3:15:41 PM PDT by texmexis best
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To: RowdyFFC

Love the media. They blame her for freaking everything, including the things they are choosing to do.


9 posted on 05/31/2011 3:16:07 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Media sissies complainin’ about safety? How about this: STOP THE STALKING!


10 posted on 05/31/2011 3:16:17 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She should leave in the middle of the night and leave them wondering where she will be next. Fuggem. They are following her for no other reason that to write venomous garbage about her.

They can all DIAF as far as I am concerned.


11 posted on 05/31/2011 3:19:08 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Their motive: to catch her in a moment to discredit her.


12 posted on 05/31/2011 3:19:20 PM PDT by lurk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“This sounds like a whiny, pouting response to Palin’s decision not to cooperate with the media.”
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Bunch of crybabies....They are just pissed that they can’t
tie her in a chair and throw darts at her.


13 posted on 05/31/2011 3:20:22 PM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah needs to start towing a loaded manure spreader behind her bus. Give ‘em back what they have been giving her.
14 posted on 05/31/2011 3:22:44 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Strange how we fully informed about Palin possible candidate, but not about Obama the sitting Prez.)
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Palin needs to get 2 or 3 busses, and a couple of motorcycles as well, just to REALLY screw with them... Which bus is she on? Or is she on a motorcycle? Or did she take that car? Or is she really in Alaska? Or AZ? Or...?!?!?!?!

The MSM's collective heads would explodes, and, to quote Martha Stewart, "That's a Good Thing (TM)."

Mark

15 posted on 05/31/2011 3:24:43 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: F.J. Mitchell

She already has 16 vehicles following her loaded with manure...


16 posted on 05/31/2011 3:25:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I really hope that someone on her bus had the sense to video the line of stalkers behind her going up the highway...

I just had another thought. Picture this commercial...

Commercial begins with a voiceover of how some are meant to lead (camera goes to Palin)...

Voiceover continues...

...and others were meant to follow...

(Camera goes to the line of MSM vehicles following her with labels for each news agency on each car)

Of course FOX might be the only one that would run it ;)


17 posted on 05/31/2011 3:26:06 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ROFLOL...go on with your bad self, Sarah! I wonder if Piper is keeping count of the vehicles trailing behind, LOL. What a bunch of whiney self-important ninnies. Where’s the joy of the hunt, reporters? C’mon!


18 posted on 05/31/2011 3:26:58 PM PDT by mancini
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To: Babsig

What a great idea! Dang if she comes through Texas, anybody game?


19 posted on 05/31/2011 3:27:26 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What kind of RV are they traveling in?


20 posted on 05/31/2011 3:27:46 PM PDT by FoxPro
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BELIEVE IT OR NOT

YOU ARE THERE !!!!!!!!

The PRESS ( = paleomedia ) sat in their buses and cars
texting each other and the White House.

Meanwhile, Gov. Palin (Madam President) met with the crowds.
The PRESS ( oh, how proud they are ) falsely reported she was
nowhere to be seen and fabricated that
she and Americans had created a "dangerous traffic situation
( their parlance for 'did not obey us').

The Press?
They hid in their vans awaiting orders from the DNC.
They faithfully (to the DNC) reported that they
were all now deathly "afraid" of Americans (see above smiling people)
who had at last realized that reporters were nothing more than traitors to America
and blatant liars and flacks for the state.

21 posted on 05/31/2011 3:28:13 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
CBS News Producer Ryan Corsaro...

asked a member of Palin’s team if he thought it was dangerous to have reporters forced to chase her from stop to stop.

The lame-ø MSM donks are just warming up for spring, 2013... "Palin's fault."

And Ryan, I bet YOUR boss is ripping out his hair right about now.

.

22 posted on 05/31/2011 3:28:37 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: mancini
Piper should play jourbalist bingo. "Look, Mommy, there's the losers from Politico." "Did you see Andrew Sullivan and his pink scooter?"
23 posted on 05/31/2011 3:29:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: NWFLConservative
She should leave in the middle of the night and leave them wondering where she will be next. Fuggem. They are following her for no other reason that to write venomous garbage about her.

Here's hoping that the Palin tour has arranged a bunch of identical decoy buses to merge with them in the next urban area, then all split off in different directions. The opportunities to mess with the DNCs Propaganda Arm ought to be endless for somebody who's resourceful and has a sense of humor.

A Palin Family (of doubles) could be seen at odd locations nearby, triggering a rash of false sightings for the MSM to chase after.

24 posted on 05/31/2011 3:29:30 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL! that’s a fact.


25 posted on 05/31/2011 3:29:34 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Strange how we fully informed about Palin possible candidate, but not about Obama the sitting Prez.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So a private citizen chooses to do what every other private citizen does — go where he/she wishes.

And the MSM thinks she has an obligation to check in with them?

Good for her! Mrs. Palin is several steps ahead on this one.


26 posted on 05/31/2011 3:30:32 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: lurk
Their motive: to catch her in a moment to discredit her.

Nope, it's to have one of their ilk get in a fender bender because of the bus and then sue the crap out of Sarah. Same kind of nonsense they were trying in Alaska.

Personally, I think it's funnier than hell. Crybabies. Go cover some real news... those criminals in Washington, fer instance.

27 posted on 05/31/2011 3:30:57 PM PDT by ozark hilljilly (It's not so much where, but to whom.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Good idea Norm, wish we could get word into her caravan to take pics...there are some of us who would make the vid free. lol


28 posted on 05/31/2011 3:31:30 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OMG! And think of the small rodents that will be run over by the media caravan.

And if the woman can’t be trusted to tell the media where she is going for the sake of the media’s safety well how can she......... blah, blah, blah.

I have got to hand it to Palin. She is absolutely destroying the media’s crafted myth she is a rube or dumb.

She is the pied piper and they are the rats.

Palin/West 2012


29 posted on 05/31/2011 3:33:27 PM PDT by A message
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To: RowdyFFC

I’ll be glad to do the soundtrack (wannabee musician ;)

I’d love to see the msmlib heads explode. ..I’d even offer to help with cleanup ;)


30 posted on 05/31/2011 3:34:32 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So instead, Palin should put herself and her family at risk by publicizing her itenerary so every crazy kook leftist out there can stalk them.

Riiiiight.


31 posted on 05/31/2011 3:35:13 PM PDT by Lorianne (o)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Think up some good music for it...I was thinking something like...'Lean on me ♫ When you're not strong ♫ I'll be your friend ♫ I'll help you carryyyyyyy onnnn♫ or maybe something really strong, maybe like some Indiana Jones music, lol ta ta taaaaaaaaa daaa ♫ ta ta daaaaaaa...♫
32 posted on 05/31/2011 3:39:09 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Riley

She already has a double, she showed up at CPAC before Sarah did and fooled quite a lot of people! Too funny!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-Xz0eml3PM


33 posted on 05/31/2011 3:39:18 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Maybe a few FReepers could use pay phones (maybe in police departments) to call in tips that the Palins will be in such and such place at a certain date and time. Just make up some place and call it in. Maybe two or three calling in the same “tip” to make it more believable, then sit at the spot you phoned in, video if the press arrives, and walk up and ask if Palin sent them.


34 posted on 05/31/2011 3:40:04 PM PDT by CH3CN
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To: MeganC

Well yes, it was Princess Diane’s fault for:

1) Allowing her driver to speed at a very high rate of speed.
2) Not wearing a seat belt.
3) Allowing her driver to drive drunk.

The fact that photographers were following does not enter into the equation.


35 posted on 05/31/2011 3:41:15 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Kewl beans, we could air it on YouTube if nowhere else...


36 posted on 05/31/2011 3:41:24 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is brilliant. I wonder if one of the chase cars is a union goon squad. I hope that the chase cars have been recorded, and verified.


37 posted on 05/31/2011 3:42:23 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: RowdyFFC

Actually, I was thinking ‘Ride of the Valkryes’ on the Palin shot (an apocalypse for liberalism...now ;) and ‘tiptoe through the Tulips’ or the Keystone Cops music on the MSM shot.

ANYTHING to reinforce what a cluster those fools are.


38 posted on 05/31/2011 3:43:08 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t like Palin, but I’ll be damned if I ain’t enjoying watching her screw with the media.


39 posted on 05/31/2011 3:45:32 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please, oh please, Sarah protect us from OURSELVES.


40 posted on 05/31/2011 3:51:29 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Very nice looking La Gloria Cubana in that pic!


41 posted on 05/31/2011 3:58:20 PM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

lmao...good plan!


42 posted on 05/31/2011 4:01:16 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: NWFLConservative

She should order a pizza and have it sent to their room. She should leave a flaming bag of dog poop on their doorstep.


43 posted on 05/31/2011 4:05:35 PM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
" Media complains that Palin caravan puts reporters at risk "

Yeah.. right..... no one is telling those reporters to get near the caravan... they, themselves put themselves at risk.... like some of these reporters that go to the war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.
44 posted on 05/31/2011 4:09:59 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is this the new face of the VRWC ? great picture...

Hey 2nd ? let's make this quote or praise go viral... you know what it is ?

" WHO CARE'S WHAT THE MSM THINKS !!! WE DON'T CARE ! "

45 posted on 05/31/2011 4:13:44 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: texmexis best

Is that why journolistas always smell like fish?

LLS


46 posted on 05/31/2011 4:16:04 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think I’m going to cry. Excuse me while I get a tissue.


47 posted on 05/31/2011 4:16:43 PM PDT by tal hajus (ever the cynic)
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To: texmexis best
My apologies to all for that last one... as Lou Costello would say, “I'm a Baaaaaaaaaaaad Boy”!

LLS

48 posted on 05/31/2011 4:17:26 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


For some reason ? I can see this guy in this picture riding a Harley ( a Hog ) .............


49 posted on 05/31/2011 4:18:26 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A few quick calls to some “Freedom Riders” and she would have ten thousand, two-wheeled, “secret service agents” to keep the media off her tail.

Just a thought.


50 posted on 05/31/2011 4:19:58 PM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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