Skip to comments.More "Babies, Lies" and Sarah Palin...Is Andrew Sullivan writing the headlines at Yahoo now?
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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"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.
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....
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.
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.
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?
it should have said “mother’s recent arrest”, please excuse my lack of absolutely perfect grammar, LOL
This may be being driven by Sarah’s “I’m not going to Washington to please the media” comment, at least to some extent.
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.
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.
It happens all the time.
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.
Wouldn’t be the first or the last time a connected person caught a break.....
Cough, cough, Bush, cough
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.
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.
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?
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.”
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
I can't even believe I'm responding to this story. There is no story. There's innuendo.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Ha! Back in your day I bet the average 15yo had the work maturity of a 25yo today.
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.