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AP Turns Heads for Devoting 11 Reporters to Palin Book 'Fact Check'
Fox ^ | 11/17/09 | Robert Shaffer

Posted on 11/17/2009 6:07:48 PM PST by Nachum

Sarah Palin is no normal politician, and at the Associated Press, apparently "Going Rogue" is no normal book.

When the former Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor wrote her autobiography, the AP found a copy before its release date and assigned 11 people to fact check all 432 pages.

The AP claims Palin misstated her record with regard to travel expenses and taxpayer-funded bailouts, using statements widely reported elsewhere. But it also speculated into Palin's motives for writing "Going Rogue: An American Life," stating as fact that the book "has all the characteristics of a pre-campaign manifesto."

Palin quickly hit back on a Facebook post titled "Really? Still Making Things Up?"

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ap; assininepress; devoting; goingrogue; palin; pds; reporters
"Imagine that," the post read. "11 AP reporters dedicating time and resources to tearing up the book, instead of using the time and resources to 'fact check' what's going on with Sheik Mohammed's trial, Pelosi's health care takeover costs, Hasan's associations, etc. Amazing."
1 posted on 11/17/2009 6:07:48 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
I guarantee, the AP didn't devote one reporter to “fact checking” Obama’s story when he was running.
2 posted on 11/17/2009 6:10:15 PM PST by Jackson Brown
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To: Nachum

More the better. In 3 years it will become obvious even to the most brainwashed idiot socialism never works. Palin will win in a landslide even bigger than Reagan.


4 posted on 11/17/2009 6:10:41 PM PST by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: Nachum

The media is just such a joke, no comment is needed. Just look at the ratings. America is not stupid.


5 posted on 11/17/2009 6:11:19 PM PST by Indy Pendance (Conservatives: we are their worst nightmare)
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To: Nachum
the AP found a copy before its release date and assigned 11 people to fact check all 432 pages.

Where the hell were these boneheads on Obama's bibles? Criminy the bias is sickening these days.

6 posted on 11/17/2009 6:12:01 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Texas secession .... it's time to part ways peacefully.)
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To: Nachum

Palin critics suffer from a common weakness, and it’s really kind of silly: they’re unable, from the liberals to the Krauthammer-types, to target her policies. All they can come up with is small-caliber sarcasm, smear tactics disguised as sincere analysis, or the absurd “she’s not ready” claim.

Now, I can understand trolls on websites like this one avoiding substantive attacks on Palin. Limited to the behavioral patterns of their species, they must pretend to agree with conservative principles.

But in the general media, there seems to be no substantive rebuttal of her political ideas. This is a political figure many in the media have labeled “the most polarizing figure of our time.” Yet somehow they can’t figure out a way to analyze, or perhaps to understand, her policies.

Are Palin critics really that empty-headed?


7 posted on 11/17/2009 6:13:57 PM PST by reasonisfaith (When liberal ideology is put into practice it accomplishes, universally, the opposite of its claims.)
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To: Centurion2000
How many people checked out Mein Kampf or Dreams Of My Father before they were published?
8 posted on 11/17/2009 6:14:13 PM PST by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: Nachum

Wow, 11 people assigned to a book written by a supposed (by the left) political has been who killed her political career by resigning. LOL!

She sure does have them scared. Obama is falling and Palin is rising, and both are happening fast and furious!


9 posted on 11/17/2009 6:18:51 PM PST by HerrBlucher
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To: Centurion2000
How many people checked out Mein Kampf or Dreams Of My Father before they were published?
10 posted on 11/17/2009 6:19:42 PM PST by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: Nachum

At least five of the AP’s fact checkers came back with nothing. This type of failure could end their careers.


11 posted on 11/17/2009 6:20:40 PM PST by vamoose
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To: Nachum
The reason they're trying to find fault with Sarah is that they are afraid of her 'armor' (the truth as best we know it) and are trying to put a chink, in it.

This is probably not the best time to type: Hellro?

12 posted on 11/17/2009 6:20:58 PM PST by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska.)
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To: Nachum

The AP really stepped in to it this time! The AP just raised the bar on what we all should expect out of them going forward when they cover any important issues. If they don’t we have this to hit them with. Where are the 11 reporters on this? Where are the 11 reporters on that? Fun, fun, fun!


13 posted on 11/17/2009 6:21:12 PM PST by 1776 Reborn (Test kids and politicians (bigger idiots) on the Constitution!)
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To: 1776 Reborn

A personal note to the so-called “fact checkers”. Please resign immediately so as to retain some semblance of personal integrity, you ghouls.


14 posted on 11/17/2009 6:23:12 PM PST by hal ogen
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To: Jackson Brown

AP isn’t devoting that many resources NOW to Obama as he takes this country down a socialist toilet!!!!!!!


15 posted on 11/17/2009 6:24:05 PM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: hal ogen
The AP pink slipped a bunch again today or yesterday. I wonder if they got their holiday bonuses on their way out?
16 posted on 11/17/2009 6:28:56 PM PST by 1776 Reborn (Test kids and politicians (bigger idiots) on the Constitution!)
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To: All

Fact checking the fact checkers:

http://www.conservatives4palin.com/2009/11/fact-checking-fact-checkers.html


17 posted on 11/17/2009 6:37:16 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield (The MSM isn't AWOL, they are complicit enablers who know exactly what they are doing.)
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To: Nachum

Isn’t it refreshing to know, that the Associated Press is capable of thoroughly researching public figures? Imagine the possibilities.


18 posted on 11/17/2009 6:38:38 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Nachum

The AP is garbage. They badly deserve serious competition. However, with newspapers going downhill, they’re losing their market.


19 posted on 11/17/2009 7:04:34 PM PST by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Nachum

The ASS PRESS...they’re firing “dozens” of people I heard. :)


20 posted on 11/17/2009 7:19:51 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Nachum

Sarah Palin is a witch!!!

She is a witch, she wrote a book and probably put curses in it because she was controlled by the devil!!!! I hear she looked at Levi wrong and he developed a sickness 3 days later!!! Did you hear she eats moose burgers and snakes??? She speaks in tongues too and no one can understand her speech as she uses “You Betcha” a lot more than a normal person would. She even had a cursed baby she was probably messing with witchcraft when she was carrying it.

We are having the village elder take 11 citizens off of harvest duty to scrutinize her book. We hope to have a public trial soon. Anyone with anecdotal evidence that she is witch is encouraged to come to the community lodge during this trial to testify their wild rumors and suppositions.

I thought it was 2009 and not 1609 and we no longer did witch trials.....????


21 posted on 11/18/2009 10:42:48 AM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzMhU_4m-g


22 posted on 11/18/2009 10:52:30 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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