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National Society of Newspaper Columnists Gives Palin 'Sitting Duck' Award
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Posted on 06/30/2009 3:57:29 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch

National Society of Newspaper Columnists Gives Palin 'Sitting Duck' Award

By E&P Staff

Published: June 30, 2009 2:32 PM ET NEW YORK She may not have won the Vice Presidency, but Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin did receive a consolation prize from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC): the Sitting Duck Award.

Palin, running mate of GOP nominee John McCain, was selected for the award at the NSNC's Annual Conference, held last weekend in Ventura, Calif. She was nominated for "showing it's hard to put your best foot forward when it's in your mouth," according to the NSNC Web site.The Sitting Duck Award is given annually to the person "to whom columnists have turned in the last 12 months, when he or she is desperate for a topic and has to meet a deadline." Impeached Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich finished as the runner-up in the voting.

Palin did not appear to accept the award.

E&P Staff (Samuel.Chamberlain@nielsen.com)


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1 posted on 06/30/2009 3:57:30 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

The left hates Her. So She must be doing something right


2 posted on 06/30/2009 4:00:18 PM PDT by reefdiver (So how's that HOPE & CHANGE working out for ya ?)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I wonder what kind of awards they give to out-of-work columnists. They better stock up.


3 posted on 06/30/2009 4:00:24 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: InvisibleChurch
National Society of Newspaper Columnists???

Heh, a breed on the verge of extinction.

4 posted on 06/30/2009 4:00:35 PM PDT by spald
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To: InvisibleChurch

The libs are extremely scared of what this woman represents.


5 posted on 06/30/2009 4:01:06 PM PDT by perchprism
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To: reefdiver

She’s so damned normal that it scares them.


6 posted on 06/30/2009 4:01:49 PM PDT by JRjr (hMMM?)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Newspaper columnists, eh? Wonder if they’ll continue this annual event after their jobs no longer exist? They could use a little inward relection to see who are the true sittng ducks.


7 posted on 06/30/2009 4:02:16 PM PDT by downtownconservative (As Obama lies, liberty dies!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Roughly the sort of smirking non-news you'd expect out of Editor and Publisher, which is serving in its function as a media weathervane quite outside its original function in that is has turned, successively, left-wing, strident, arrogant, and irrelevant. If it goes broke as well it will truly have achieved its purpose.
8 posted on 06/30/2009 4:02:45 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: InvisibleChurch

Whatever happened to the great idea of us ‘taking down’ these leftist journalists by exposing all of their piccadillos and swiss bank accounts?

They are all so corrupted now, there are plenty of MSM ‘sitting ducks’ just waiting to be taken down a notch or two!


9 posted on 06/30/2009 4:03:04 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: InvisibleChurch

Are there any awards for ‘my newspaper is going down the shitter so I have to talk crap about a governor from Alaska to get any attention awards?’


10 posted on 06/30/2009 4:03:34 PM PDT by linn37 (cue the circus music the democrats are back in charge)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I’d like to see some examples of occasions when her foot was “in her mouth”. (I don’t seem to recall her saying that she had visited 57 states.)


11 posted on 06/30/2009 4:03:59 PM PDT by Bob
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To: InvisibleChurch

Gee, I wonder why more decent family- loving people families don’t go into politics.


12 posted on 06/30/2009 4:04:15 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Classy.


13 posted on 06/30/2009 4:04:51 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Speaking of foot in mouth, what about Joe Biden.


14 posted on 06/30/2009 4:05:30 PM PDT by DougSc
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To: InvisibleChurch
"...showing it's hard to put your best foot forward when it's in your mouth..."

Also demonstrating that it is difficult if not impossible for a journalist to see objectively while prostrate with their lips pressed against the feet of Obama.

15 posted on 06/30/2009 4:05:37 PM PDT by DaveyB (A government's ability to give is proportionate to their power to take away!)
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To: DaveyB
“it is difficult if not impossible for a journalist to see objectively while prostrate with their lips pressed against the feet of Obama.”

It ain't his feet their lips are pressed against.

16 posted on 06/30/2009 4:08:19 PM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: Bob

Interesting that they didn’t provide any examples of her putting her foot in her mouth. If she had had a POTATO moment like Dan Quayle, they would surely be blaring it out.

A new standard for journalism: we don’t need proof; it just is because we say it is.


17 posted on 06/30/2009 4:09:20 PM PDT by lurk
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To: InvisibleChurch

Gosh, and I bet they wonder why nobody reads the newspaper anymore...


18 posted on 06/30/2009 4:09:26 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: Loyal Buckeye
I wonder what kind of awards they give deaf, dumb and blind reporters who only read Braille with their left hand?
19 posted on 06/30/2009 4:12:17 PM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: InvisibleChurch

What’s a newspaper columnist?


20 posted on 06/30/2009 4:12:22 PM PDT by JavaJumpy
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To: Bob

Guam, USVI, Puerto Rico, etc.


21 posted on 06/30/2009 4:12:58 PM PDT by drubyfive
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To: InvisibleChurch
The Sitting Duck Award is given annually to the person "to whom columnists have turned in the last 12 months, when he or she is desperate for a topic and has to meet a deadline.

This very award, which openly admits that columists write garbage out of desperation just to fill space, shows how lame and devoid of susbstance the media really is. Buying a newspaper is like paying to see a sports event where the umpires are deliberately slanting calls for a favored team. Who would pay to see such a game?

22 posted on 06/30/2009 4:13:21 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: InvisibleChurch
They pillory a Governor Palin of their own manufacture with their deciet and ignorance.

The only clue they have of who the real woman is scares the bejabbers out of them.

23 posted on 06/30/2009 4:13:41 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.)
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To: Bob

I’d like to see some examples of occasions when her foot was “in her mouth”. (I don’t seem to recall her saying that she had visited 57 states.)

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And I’m certain she never recommended using a breathalyzer for asthma! Was that to save health care costs, too? I can’t recall.


24 posted on 06/30/2009 4:13:41 PM PDT by JavaJumpy
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To: DaveyB
> Also demonstrating that it is difficult if not impossible for a journalist to see objectively while prostrate with their lips pressed against the feet of Obama.

...or indeed somewhere else, also four-letters, but beginning with the letter "a".

25 posted on 06/30/2009 4:14:22 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

What did she say to “put her foot in her mouth”?

I notice they didn’t list anything. Pricks.


26 posted on 06/30/2009 4:17:33 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (A woman will be the next President; I hope it's Palin instead of HRC.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
I don't understand the obsession with her. It is a bit frightening.
27 posted on 06/30/2009 4:17:46 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: InvisibleChurch
National Society of Newspaper Columnists Gives Palin 'Sitting Duck' Award

Their "award" says volumes about the newspaper columnists and little about Sarah Palin.

28 posted on 06/30/2009 4:17:46 PM PDT by RJL
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To: JavaJumpy
"I'd like to interrupt this important thread to inform you that I wish to be addressed as 'Senator', not 'ma'am'."


29 posted on 06/30/2009 4:18:16 PM PDT by spald
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To: InvisibleChurch

National Society of Newspaper Columnists
P.O. Box 411532
San Francisco, CA 94141
Phone: toll free (866) 440-NSNC (6762) / Fax: toll free (866) 635-5759
http://www.columnists.com/contactform.php


30 posted on 06/30/2009 4:19:39 PM PDT by oust the louse (This Country now has a smelly BO problem.....)
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To: Starboard
Buying a newspaper is like paying to see a sports event where the umpires are deliberately slanting calls for a favored team. Who would pay to see such a game?

Well said.

31 posted on 06/30/2009 4:20:05 PM PDT by RJL
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To: InvisibleChurch

If anyone still gets a dialy newspaper, STOP!

There is enough vitriol in this “award” to put these papers out of business forever.

Gov. Palin may not have been the strongest candidate ever for VP, but she fought the race well, spoke eloquently and represented the party honorably. There is no way she deserves the disrespect these morons CONTINUE to hurl her way.

They are all pathetic, and I do hope the jobs at these papers are all eliminated soon. These people do not deserve to earn their living, if this is how they operate.


32 posted on 06/30/2009 4:21:36 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: InvisibleChurch

They should give themselves an award for:

The communication entity that people with a brain pay no attention to anymore.”


33 posted on 06/30/2009 4:21:50 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: InvisibleChurch
For Sarah to receive a "Sitting Duck" award from these dodos is truly a feather in her cap.

Each member of this pathetic "National Society of Newspaper Communists....oops, Columnists" should be the one to get an award....for "Excellence in Quack Journalism".

Leni

34 posted on 06/30/2009 4:27:27 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Please Don't Tell Obama What Comes After a Trillion!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

http://www.post-gazette.com/columnists/images/sambennett150.jpg

Samantha Bennett
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
President, National Society of Newspaper Columnists

http://www.columnists.com/contactform.php

National Society of Newspaper Columnists
P.O. Box 411532
San Francisco, CA 94141
Phone: toll free (866) 440-NSNC (6762) / Fax: toll free (866) 635-5759

Columnists.com

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists was founded in 1977 and exists to promote professionalism and camaraderie among North American newspaper columnists. Membership is open to general interest, humor, op-ed, online, or other newspaper columnists. Academics and student columnists also are eligible to join. The annual conference is NSNC’s primary event. The group also publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, maintains this website and advocates for columnists and free-press issues.


35 posted on 06/30/2009 4:28:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: carcraft
I wonder what kind of awards they give deaf, dumb and blind reporters who only read Braille with their left hand?

The Loping Mule, or the Choking Chicken.

36 posted on 06/30/2009 4:28:45 PM PDT by AH_LiveRight
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To: InvisibleChurch

These newspaper columnists just watched a left-wing neophyte get elected President, and they said nothing. What have they got to be smug about?


37 posted on 06/30/2009 4:29:48 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The Democrats have returned to their game of supporting totalitarian regimes. Now they're muslim.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

38 posted on 06/30/2009 4:39:06 PM PDT by Costumed Vigilante (Congress: When a handful of evil morons just isn't enough)
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To: AH_LiveRight
The columnist collective lips have been pucker on OBama’s *ss so long it is hard to tell his hole from their mouth...
39 posted on 06/30/2009 4:40:06 PM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: InvisibleChurch

It is amazing how the left and the MSM is so afraid of this woman.


40 posted on 06/30/2009 4:40:38 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: carcraft
it is hard to tell his hole from their mouth...

Same stuff comes out both.

41 posted on 06/30/2009 4:41:14 PM PDT by paulycy (Liberal DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE crimes.)
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To: Uncle Hal

I just sent those buttheads this little comment to stew on:

So you award the “sitting duck” award to Sarah Palin huh?...
Who said the following (these are of course just a few)....: “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”.... “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today”...”I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to go.””....”using a breathalizer for asthma”?...
HERE’S A HINT, he’s pathetically our President.
The reason I don’t get a newspaper anymore is not because I can get it electronically...it’s because Newspaper columnists are Liberal Morons who fear a real women who happens to be a Republican with class and honor.


42 posted on 06/30/2009 4:47:51 PM PDT by oust the louse (This Country now has a smelly BO problem.....)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Yep, they fear her, more than they fear anyone else, so they'll do all they can to tear her down.

Notice that Republicans they don't try to tear down (until after they are nominated) are people like McCain and Huckabee. I voted for Palin, not McCain, and will never vote for Huckabee.

43 posted on 06/30/2009 4:51:26 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

This is from the current columnists, the ones that have failed so badly that they are destroying an entire industry.

They would rather go down still hammering holes into their hull rather than search for life jackets, suicidal.


44 posted on 06/30/2009 4:54:52 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: lurk
If she had had a POTATO moment like Dan Quayle

Which moment the leftist DBM has lied about for all these years, never including the fact that the teachers gave Quayle a set of cards to use in a spelling bee that had the word spelled wrong.

The 57 states that Obama spoke of was his error alone. Of course it's not worth repeating over and over until all Americans have heard it.

45 posted on 06/30/2009 4:59:48 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: drubyfive
Guam, USVI, Puerto Rico, etc.

Two points:

1) None of those are states.

2) Even if they were, I don't believe that Obama visited any of them.

46 posted on 06/30/2009 5:02:00 PM PDT by Bob
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To: QBFimi
Gosh, and I bet they wonder why nobody reads the newspaper anymore...

Three years ago we had three papers available. The smaller, originally more conservative one that tried to emulate her evil big sisters was first to fold. The second one folded this year, and just waiting for the third to implode. It's getting smaller... and smaller... and smaller...

47 posted on 06/30/2009 5:19:28 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Neda Agha-Soltan - murdered by illegitimate government)
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To: JavaJumpy
What’s a newspaper columnist?

With a few exceptions, synonymous with "liar."

48 posted on 06/30/2009 5:21:07 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Neda Agha-Soltan - murdered by illegitimate government)
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To: InvisibleChurch

... more irrelevancy coming from a bunch of turds dying of ANAL POISONING.


49 posted on 06/30/2009 5:31:31 PM PDT by webschooner
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To: paulycy

LOL, excellent,. how do it know?


50 posted on 06/30/2009 5:33:59 PM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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