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More "Babies, Lies" and Sarah Palin...Is Andrew Sullivan writing the headlines at Yahoo now?
Yahoo and US Weekly ^ | Jan 04, 2009 | Yahoo and Us Weekly

Posted on 01/04/2009 7:08:56 AM PST by BreeLee

Yahoo has done Andrew Sullivan proud with their headlines.
....and doesn't this have a "deja vue" ring to it?



And, didn't we just see this same media trick in September?

Of course the article has to go on to mention that the babies Father-Levi Johnston mothers was recently arrested on Drug Charges.

Johnston's mother, Sherry, was arrested on drug charges earlier this month after an undercover narcotics investigation.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2008review; alteredtitle; babies; bias; biasedmedia; bristolpalin; demagogues; democrats; liberalmedia; liberals; media; mediabias; mediafraud; medialies; mediascum; mentaldisorder; msm; palinfamily; pds; sarahplain; scandal; vanity
Even her home state newspaper-Anchorage Daily News, is relentless with its attacks on Palin as recently as yesterday it accuses Palin of thinking she is above the law:

"Now it appears the governor may have found a new way to skirt the rules. How is it possible that the governor's soon-to-be son-in-law, Levi Johnston, is working as an apprentice on the North Slope?"

Newsbusters recently showed CNN's lack of morality, surprise, surpise:

"Showing they have no sense of morality, no grasp of corruption and no understanding of what defines a criminal, CNN gives us another one of those ubiquitous year in review stories, this one titled "Politicians who fell from grace in 2008." In this one, CNN has decided to reveal for us their top eight politicians that found 2008 to be a "career-buster" because of their "crimes and misdemeanors" or their outrageous controversies."

Honestly I hope they keep up with their smears, it just makes Palin more popular and they just look like a bunch of schoolyard bullies that already got the lunch money but still won't let up.

1 posted on 01/04/2009 7:08:57 AM PST by BreeLee
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To: BreeLee

Wait until Barry steps on his wand....the Clintonites in the media will start with their “We tried to tell you Hillary was the right choice...” BS....


2 posted on 01/04/2009 7:16:51 AM PST by misterrob (Smooth talkers win at singles bars and in politics .. often with similar outcomes for the listener)
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To: BreeLee

CNN and Yahoo are both anti-American left wing offspring of ?????. No truth can be expected of either. Hopefully they will both go broke but then the left is in charge so they will get bail outs.


3 posted on 01/04/2009 7:18:12 AM PST by YOUGOTIT (The Greatest Threat to our Security is the Royal 100 Club)
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To: BreeLee
As the Senate destroyed Robert Bork to prevent him from being seated on the USSC — solely because they disagreed with his political views — and as the left attacked Bush with a vitriol that has come to be known as Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS), so the left and the MSM will shift their focus to the next ‘hope’ of conservatives: Sarah Palin.

Did we think that the next 4 years would be of “peace and prosperity” because the leftists managed to cajole the American people into voting for a Marxist/communist? Well, that would typically be their tactic, to stop attacking Republicans and conservatives to help create the illusion of everyone getting along.

But that won't happen this time. They want to drive the nail in the coffin of America. They will shift their BDS to PDS and will Bork her with every trick and smear they can.

4 posted on 01/04/2009 7:31:24 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Abortion has become little more than the New Left's execution of political prisoners.)
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To: BreeLee
"Deja Vue"

???

the article has to go on to mention that the babies Father-Levi Johnston mothers was recently arrested on Drug Charges.

Who writes this drivel?

What is that sentence supposed to mean?

5 posted on 01/04/2009 7:42:34 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

it should have said “mother’s recent arrest”, please excuse my lack of absolutely perfect grammar, LOL


6 posted on 01/04/2009 7:56:22 AM PST by BreeLee
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To: BreeLee

This may be being driven by Sarah’s “I’m not going to Washington to please the media” comment, at least to some extent.


7 posted on 01/04/2009 8:00:04 AM PST by Steely Tom (RKBA: last line of defense against vote fraud)
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To: BreeLee

I’ve got to admit, I wondered about an 18-year-old high school student’s eligibility for an electrician’s apprentice program when I heard Levi was enrolled in one.


8 posted on 01/04/2009 8:06:02 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

I noticed the headline when I checked my email. Did anyone happen to see Parade magazine last week? They had a list of politcal highs and lows, biased towards the Dems/against the Repubs. One of the “highs” for the Obama campaign was that they had so many small donors! I was thinking about those fake donors but couldn’t remember the funny names used.


9 posted on 01/04/2009 8:09:49 AM PST by MoTiger
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To: 9YearLurker

Why?


10 posted on 01/04/2009 9:00:29 AM PST by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: 9YearLurker

It happens all the time.


11 posted on 01/04/2009 9:45:53 AM PST by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: 9YearLurker

I agree that it seems a bit shady that Levi Johnston got into the apprentice program. Apparently a high school diploma is a requirement (he is still working on his), and there are waiting lists with 100 names on them to be in the program. There are many suggesting that he got help with his connections to move to the front of the line. I hope it’s not true.


12 posted on 01/04/2009 9:54:02 AM PST by Hawk720
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To: Hawk720

Wouldn’t be the first or the last time a connected person caught a break.....

Cough, cough, Bush, cough


13 posted on 01/04/2009 10:01:46 AM PST by misterrob (Smooth talkers win at singles bars and in politics .. often with similar outcomes for the listener)
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To: Hawk720; Toki
Oh look! We have a newbie anti-Palin conspiracy theorist! Just joined FR in November. Who directed you here? Chairman Axelrod?

I'm sure now you'll go on to explain to us that you're a "life long conservative" but "Palin turned you off" because "she's not a real conservative" or "she's a sure loser" and is "divisive".

I see right through your bullsh*t, you miserable little leftist weasel. Go back to your Kos playground.

14 posted on 01/04/2009 10:22:57 AM PST by GipperGal
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To: Eagles6; tiki; Hawk720

I’m sure it happens all the time, but it seemed he might not meet whatever minimum standard, let alone make the outward queue for a spot. And, that’s potentially exploitable against the political position of his future mother-in-law. It might be better first, that he didn’t (if he did) get jumped in the line—with a reported $7 million book advance his future in-laws might have found another way to help—and second, that she hadn’t publicized his having the slot if he was.


15 posted on 01/04/2009 10:24:59 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
What the hell is so difficult about it? Go to the governor's website and there's a link at the side of the page to apprenticeship jobs just like this one! The state is ramping up for a building boom. They've got TransCanada and the Denali project people working on the infrastructure for the natural gas pipeline. The whole story started by Dan Fagan, a radio talk show host who has hated Palin from the moment she decided to run for governor in 2006.
16 posted on 01/04/2009 10:29:40 AM PST by GipperGal
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To: 9YearLurker

She doesn’t have any $7 million book deal. And there is absolutely no evidence that she had anything to do with his job. And how the hell do you know so much about apprentice jobs in Alaska?


17 posted on 01/04/2009 10:33:31 AM PST by GipperGal
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To: GipperGal

I’ve been a Palin supporter since last summer, but this is among the minimum requirements for apprenticeship via her official web page link, as you suggested:

“High School Diploma or GED equivalency is required. Applicant must provide an official transcript(s) for high school and post high school education and training. All GED records must be submitted if applicable. Some programs require completion of high school level Algebra or the post secondary equivalent.”


18 posted on 01/04/2009 10:36:26 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Sorry, but I had a student who also went into the electricians’ apprentice program straight out of high school. When so many students spend money on a college education, the need for electricians is great. If they do well on a aptitude test, have had some technology classes in high school, then high school grads (and he is in his last year...so he is almost graduated and is probably getting his GED) can get into the program


19 posted on 01/04/2009 10:36:26 AM PST by t2buckeye
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To: 9YearLurker
As it was noted, the guy is completing his GED. The director of his apprenticeship program didn't even know if there was such a requirement.

I can't even believe I'm responding to this story. There is no story. There's innuendo.

20 posted on 01/04/2009 10:45:38 AM PST by GipperGal
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To: GipperGal

I’m a ‘GipperGal’ as well, but if you believe the head of the program didn’t know the eligibility requirements or whether Palin used her influence to get him in, you are perhaps more gullible than the average Freeper, perhaps particularly committed to not giving Palin’s enemies potential ammunition from a conservative board such as this. I don’t know.


21 posted on 01/04/2009 11:10:03 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: BreeLee
How is it possible that the governor's soon-to-be son-in-law, Levi Johnston, is working as an apprentice on the North Slope?"

Is there some requirement to be an apprentice that Levi isn't meeting? Does the article mention anything? If not, then they're just trying to stir up trouble, which isn't surprising. There are 40% of Alaskans who do not support Gov. Palin, including many in the leadership of the Republican Party, because she hasn't shown the proper submissiveness to them.

22 posted on 01/04/2009 11:13:12 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Hawk720

Do you think he’s the ONLY person ever to be taken into the apprenticeship program without technically meeting all the requirements? If he’s finishing up his high school work, online, then he’s not a ‘drop-out’, as some in the MSM are claiming.


23 posted on 01/04/2009 11:16:37 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ; Eagles6; tiki; Hawk720; GipperGal
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
www.asrcenergy.com
AK Native hiring preference
Heard on the slope… ASRC has several new contracts coming on line in 2007 with Pioneer and Shell Oil. I also heard that they are having a difficult time finding experienced hires so now must hire inexperienced/entry level applicants and train them on the job.

Click here and scroll. If they were struggling for people then, with new contracts coming in now, think how desperate they are now. I'll keep looking though. If I can find sources I can call I will (which is quite scary to me)

24 posted on 01/04/2009 12:07:23 PM PST by Toki ("Palin Pingers" Freepmail Liberity Rocks or me to get on the list today!)
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To: 9YearLurker
Take a look at this post and then come talk to me.

A boom in business means you need lots of people and are willing to hire and train them and cut them some slack when they don't meet all the criteria (by "cutting some slack" I mean allowing them to train while they complete their GED).

And here's a thought: why do you suppose Johnston decided to seek the apprenticeship right now and complete his GED by correspondence? Possibly because the apprenticeships were open due to the increased work following the AGIA contract and if he waited until he finished high school he would have to compete with all the other recent grads? Just a thought.

Please note that the apprenticeship has nothing to do with the government. It's not a government job. ASRC is a private company. If they gave Johnston preferential treatment, that's their business. But from the looks of it, they had a lot of positions open and were willing to train people.

25 posted on 01/04/2009 12:46:07 PM PST by GipperGal
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To: 9YearLurker
I've got to admit, I wondered about an 18-year-old high school student's eligibility for an electrician's apprentice program when I heard Levi was enrolled in one.

Back in my day the age for entering an apprenticeship was 15. They changed it to finishing high school. The quality of those entering apprenticeships was NOT improved.

26 posted on 01/04/2009 1:55:13 PM PST by Oztrich Boy ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule." - H L Mencken.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Ha! Back in your day I bet the average 15yo had the work maturity of a 25yo today.


27 posted on 01/04/2009 2:18:35 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: BreeLee; All

Note that below the photos of Sarah Palin and Oprah Winfrey there is a smaller photo of Palin with the headline next to it “A week of babies and exposed lies” — so that one is even worse than the larger headline above, because it is in a box immediately next to (and containing) the photo of Gov. Palin — i.e., the lower headline is even more explicitly designed to associate “babies and exposed lies” solely with Gov. Palin.


28 posted on 01/04/2009 10:06:47 PM PST by Enchante (Bernie Madoff Learned His Ponzi-Investment Strategy from our Social Security System!!)
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