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An apology to Sarah Palin (You're not going to believe this . . .)
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | September 23, 2009 | Rod Boyce

Posted on 09/24/2009 8:06:16 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

The Daily News-Miner has had its agreements and disagreements with now-former Gov. Sarah Palin at various points during her time serving the state of Alaska. We have tried to maintain respect for the office of governor and to be generally civil when discussing Mrs. Palin, her policies and the actions she took while serving as governor. The same has been true for the time since she left office.

Today I must apologize to Mrs. Palin personally and on behalf of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner for the choice of words used on the bottom of Wednesday’s front page regarding her speaking engagement in Hong Kong this week to a group of global investors.

We used offensive language — “A broad in Asia” — above a small photograph of the former governor to direct readers inside the newspaper to a full story of her Hong Kong appearance.

There can be no argument that our use of the word “broad” is anything but offensive. To use this word to describe someone of the stature of the former governor — who is also the former vice presidential nominee of the Republican Party — only adds to the anger that many people appropriately feel.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsminer.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: asiaspeech; enemedia; liberalmedia; military; obama; obamacare; palin; sarahpalin; veterans
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1 posted on 09/24/2009 8:06:16 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Is this satire? a broad in asia
2 posted on 09/24/2009 8:07:54 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It’s more appropriate for Hillary!™ in any event...


3 posted on 09/24/2009 8:07:57 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 246 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Losing revenue is always a good motivator for an apology.
4 posted on 09/24/2009 8:09:51 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Apparently the Editor heard from Sarah’s attorney.


5 posted on 09/24/2009 8:09:56 AM PDT by IamConservative (I'll keep my money. You keep the change.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It’s nice to actually see a real apology. One with acceptance of the wrongful act and contrition instead of the “if anyone was offended...” crap.


6 posted on 09/24/2009 8:10:04 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( I am a proud citizen of GlennBeckistan. ))))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Screw the apology. I want him to explain how it got in there.


7 posted on 09/24/2009 8:10:07 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Hey Obama. Where is Osama Bin Laden?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I'm sure calling Sara Palin a broad was one of the nicer things they probably had to say about her in the “article”.
8 posted on 09/24/2009 8:10:42 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I don’t believe this.


9 posted on 09/24/2009 8:11:12 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Mrs. Palin, please accept this apology from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Eff you, you miserable leftist robot. I hope your paper goes bankrupt.

10 posted on 09/24/2009 8:11:26 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: IamConservative

my guess is that they got a lot of FEEDBACK, all negative..


11 posted on 09/24/2009 8:12:48 AM PDT by The Wizard (Democrat Party: a criminal enterprise)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Words like that wouldn’t offend me if I were the super hotness like SP. This coming from a newspaper struggling to print tomorrow’s edition.


12 posted on 09/24/2009 8:13:06 AM PDT by King Hawk
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What kind of fool would call a chick a “broad?”


13 posted on 09/24/2009 8:13:37 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Ram "Health Care Reform" down our throats in '09, and we'll ram it up your @ss in '10.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

It’s a rather dated term.


14 posted on 09/24/2009 8:15:18 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Not so easy to defame someone when they’re a private citizen, ha ha ha.


15 posted on 09/24/2009 8:15:28 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Oops, the paper got caught with their subscriptions down.


16 posted on 09/24/2009 8:16:16 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Wearing neck brace in commemoration of Ted Kennedy's contribution to our society.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The fact it was published in the first place, and that they would NEVER do that to Pelosi, says far more about the journalistic integrity of this rag than any apology can cover.


17 posted on 09/24/2009 8:16:27 AM PDT by henkster (0bamanomics: The "Final Solution" to America's "Prosperity Question.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I suspect it was supposed to be “Abroad” not “A broad”. But it’s good they apologized.


18 posted on 09/24/2009 8:16:29 AM PDT by knittnmom ("...only dead fish 'go with the flow'". - Sarah Palin 7/09)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Anyway, it’s a rather good apology.


19 posted on 09/24/2009 8:16:35 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

yeah suuuuuure....

They are not sorry, they just have a second bite at the insult with a fake appology.


20 posted on 09/24/2009 8:16:46 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
There can be no argument that our use of the word “broad” is anything but offensive. To use this word to describe someone of the stature of the former governor — who is also the former vice presidential nominee of the Republican Party — only adds to the anger that many people appropriately feel.

My guess is readers pulled their subscriptions and gave them a piece of their mind. Money talks and B.S. walks.

Liberals have gone too far with the insults. They crossed the line and it's too late to backpedal now. We have had as much as we can take. People are getting furious and voting with their wallet. When a newspaper loses their readership, or an actor loses his audience, they are out of business.

21 posted on 09/24/2009 8:18:00 AM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.vacinfo.org/)
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To: longtermmemmory

Exactly. They must be on the bail-out list.


22 posted on 09/24/2009 8:18:39 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: IamConservative

calling her a broad would nor be a legal issue

I would bet he heard from his readership
But he made his point of belittling her -

apolgy not acepted


23 posted on 09/24/2009 8:20:09 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Funny how all these Liberals focus so much on an ex-governor giving a speech on the other side of the world. they talk about her like she doesn’t mean anything. if that’s the case, then why do they know every word she said and waste article space on her? face it Liberals, when palin speaks, everyone listens.


24 posted on 09/24/2009 8:21:40 AM PDT by Wee-Weed Up
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

circulation 14,000


25 posted on 09/24/2009 8:22:44 AM PDT by wardaddy (Obama, you suck Bro and we are kicking your butt for now anyhow)
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To: null and void

But ‘A Stupid Ugly Fat A$$ Bi#ch’ in Asia just doesn’t have that same ring to it.


26 posted on 09/24/2009 8:23:01 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (ImpeachZero)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
You can call this newspaper editor at Call Rod at 907-459-7585.

See his bio here.

http://newsminer.com/staff/rod-boyce/
27 posted on 09/24/2009 8:26:19 AM PDT by joinedafterattack
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To: VeniVidiVici
Screw the apology. I want him to explain how it got in there.

Just a matter of spacing. A simple press of the space bar can make all the difference in the world:

The penis mightier than the sword, after all...

28 posted on 09/24/2009 8:26:50 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 246 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: knittnmom
What's that in the road - a head?

The editor never made the argument that it was supposd to be "abroad" - though that was my thought initially.

29 posted on 09/24/2009 8:27:15 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Cyber Liberty
What kind of fool would call a chick a “broad?”

30 posted on 09/24/2009 8:28:33 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: knittnmom; rightwingintelligentsia
I suspect it was supposed to be “Abroad” not “A broad”. But it’s good they apologized.

An intentional accident, perhaps?

31 posted on 09/24/2009 8:28:46 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Madame Dufarge

Sorry my A$$! More like he is sorry they got caught!


32 posted on 09/24/2009 8:29:01 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
‘A Stupid Ugly Fat A$$ Bi#ch’ in Asia just doesn’t have that same ring to it.

True, you need to work 'cankles' into it for full effect...

33 posted on 09/24/2009 8:29:12 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 246 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
I don’t believe this.

Neither do I. My bet is this so-called 'apology' was motivated by something other than genuine remorse.
34 posted on 09/24/2009 8:30:42 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (FU, 0.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Based on the contriteness level of the apology, probably was intentional, or at least allowed to be printed deliberately.


35 posted on 09/24/2009 8:37:15 AM PDT by knittnmom ("...only dead fish 'go with the flow'". - Sarah Palin 7/09)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
But ‘A Stupid Ugly Fat A$$ Bi#ch’ in Asia just doesn’t have that same ring to it.

Gee why didn't they really push it and write what the rest of the liberal media was calling her during the campaign...something that started with c and ended with t?

36 posted on 09/24/2009 8:38:31 AM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.vacinfo.org/)
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To: Cyber Liberty

No kidding. Dames deserve better treatment than to be called broads.


37 posted on 09/24/2009 8:48:01 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( I am a proud citizen of GlennBeckistan. ))))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

*Someone* in their newsroom thought they were being entirely too cute. Hope they are fired.


38 posted on 09/24/2009 8:50:31 AM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: pray4liberty

Yep, newspapers are an endangered specie. Why will young people subscribe when they can get all the news they can consume for free. Once readers drop away, advertisers soon follow. Lower number of readers leads to lower ad rates or no ads by local merchants. It becomes a downward cycle.

The only buyers these people have are older readers, my age or older, who read the paper out of habit. The tactile nature of it—the process rather than the content. I have become angry at my local paper (fairly conservative one at that)and cancelled my subscription. They always call back an offer me a killer rate to renew. Death by a thousand cuts.


39 posted on 09/24/2009 8:53:44 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Likewise, when my local paper defended the local mayor’s corruption—he’s still in office, by the way—and the “good old boy” network, I quit subscribing. I won’t even take it for free.


40 posted on 09/24/2009 9:18:22 AM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.vacinfo.org/)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The Daily News-Miner just found out what it’s like to have to eat your own BS,must have been swamped with complaints.


41 posted on 09/24/2009 9:28:35 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: knittnmom
I suspect it was supposed to be “Abroad” not “A broad”.

Yes. I suspect it was a deliberate double entendre that just happened to be grossly offensive. Sometimes the writer is so pleased with how clever it is that he or she doesn't see the flip side. But I'm only speculating.

42 posted on 09/24/2009 9:33:30 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He’s only sorry he got called on it. Boyce’s bio says he’s from southern California. Given the level of hostility exhibited towards Palin by News Miner, I’m sure he and the rest of the staff thought A Broad in Asia was a pretty funny headline, and decided against using C**t or B***h instead. Maybe Boyce and his staff will sponsor a Hang Sarah Palin in Effigy event for Halloween, as sort of a tribute to those in California who did just that last year.

I’m sure Palin will accept the apology, because that is how she is.


43 posted on 09/24/2009 9:34:44 AM PDT by euram
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

No matter how red the state, the press remains true blue.


44 posted on 09/24/2009 9:35:56 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

bfl


45 posted on 09/24/2009 9:48:12 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: trisham

you’re right — it was stale by the 1950s.


46 posted on 09/24/2009 9:49:54 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: null and void

LOL!


47 posted on 09/24/2009 9:53:41 AM PDT by 4woodenboats (Obama's got those waaaaaahhhhh waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhsssssss!!!!!)
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To: Bratch

Even Frankie went all politically correct in his Duets album, changing the lyrics to “The Lady is a Tramp”.

In Sarah’s case, the lady is a Champ!


48 posted on 09/24/2009 10:01:41 AM PDT by scottinoc (Government run health care...not just no but HELL NO! - Sarah Palin)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Democrats were openling calling her a c&nt during the 2008 election. No other word would be so close as a female version of the n-word.

And yet the media just collectively laughed.


49 posted on 09/24/2009 10:10:43 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Screw the apology. I want him to explain how it got in there.

Was the editor fired? Why not?

50 posted on 09/24/2009 10:11:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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