Skip to comments.An apology to Sarah Palin (You're not going to believe this . . .)
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 Wednesdays 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 ...
It’s more appropriate for Hillary! in any event...
Apparently the Editor heard from Sarah’s attorney.
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.
Screw the apology. I want him to explain how it got in there.
I don’t believe this.
Eff you, you miserable leftist robot. I hope your paper goes bankrupt.
my guess is that they got a lot of FEEDBACK, all negative..
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.
What kind of fool would call a chick a “broad?”
It’s a rather dated term.
Not so easy to defame someone when they’re a private citizen, ha ha ha.
Oops, the paper got caught with their subscriptions down.
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.
I suspect it was supposed to be “Abroad” not “A broad”. But it’s good they apologized.
Anyway, it’s a rather good apology.
They are not sorry, they just have a second bite at the insult with a fake appology.
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.
Exactly. They must be on the bail-out list.
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
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.
But ‘A Stupid Ugly Fat A$$ Bi#ch’ in Asia just doesn’t have that same ring to it.
Just a matter of spacing. A simple press of the space bar can make all the difference in the world:
The penis mightier than the sword, after all...
The editor never made the argument that it was supposd to be "abroad" - though that was my thought initially.
What kind of fool would call a chick a broad?
An intentional accident, perhaps?
Sorry my A$$! More like he is sorry they got caught!
True, you need to work 'cankles' into it for full effect...
Based on the contriteness level of the apology, probably was intentional, or at least allowed to be printed deliberately.
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?
No kidding. Dames deserve better treatment than to be called broads.
*Someone* in their newsroom thought they were being entirely too cute. Hope they are fired.
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.
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.
The Daily News-Miner just found out what it’s like to have to eat your own BS,must have been swamped with complaints.
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.
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.
No matter how red the state, the press remains true blue.
you’re right — it was stale by the 1950s.
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!
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.
Was the editor fired? Why not?
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