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MOA apologizes to Palin
StarTribune ^ | 12/2/09 | Vince Tuss

Posted on 12/03/2009 4:50:18 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo

The Mall of America's public relations director apologized Wednesday to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin after internal notes and comments were released to the Associated Press as the mall's guidelines for covering her book tour stop next week.

Among the supposed guidelines: Reporters would need to address Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, as governor, and foreign reporters would be banned.

Dan Jasper called the comments poorly worded and "definitely an error on our part and don't reflect our policies."

"I personally would like to apologize to Gov. Palin and anyone connected to the book tour because absolutely this was an issue on our end."

Jasper said the internal notes were sent to one AP reporter who had contacted the mall about the guidelines for Palin's visit from noon to 4 p.m. Monday for her memoir, "Going Rogue: An American Life."

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: mallofamerica; moa; palin

1 posted on 12/03/2009 4:50:21 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Why would they ban foreign reporters...aside from FOX, how are we supposed to get any news?


2 posted on 12/03/2009 4:57:43 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, nothing more than bald haired hippies.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Notice the AP always snooping around to find dirt or dig at a new angle from which they can show their hate for Sarah....


3 posted on 12/03/2009 4:57:54 AM PST by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; SolidWood; euram; Al B.; Clyde5445
Jasper said the internal notes were sent to one AP reporter who had contacted the mall about the guidelines for Palin's visit from noon to 4 p.m. Monday for her memoir, "Going Rogue: An American Life."

The infamous Rachel D'Oro?

4 posted on 12/03/2009 4:58:09 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Through some local news outlets, the no foreign reporters thing was being reported as “don’t show up if you don’t speak English.”


5 posted on 12/03/2009 5:00:37 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Leave it to the AP to screw up a one car parade.....


6 posted on 12/03/2009 5:01:14 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
..massive board your a** campaign...it's the holiday season dontcha know......
7 posted on 12/03/2009 5:04:40 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
“don’t show up if you don’t speak English.”

Well that makes sense.

It would also make sense if applied to airline passengers.

8 posted on 12/03/2009 5:07:16 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, nothing more than bald haired hippies.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

hanks AP you just gave PAlin another % or 2 in the polls.


9 posted on 12/03/2009 5:10:47 AM PST by unseen
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
From 2008, on Triple Five and the Ghermezians, and I'll just throw it in for the heck of it...

Company behind largest malls in NAmerica looks for uranium in northern Sask

10 posted on 12/03/2009 5:11:15 AM PST by mewzilla (Voter fraud is treason.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

And Customer Service Reps...you betch’ya.


11 posted on 12/03/2009 5:11:17 AM PST by homegroan (Proud to be a Palinite!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Was in a major department store last week. Asked where the baby clothes department was and the sales clerk didn’t know because she didn’t speak or understand a word of english.

MACY’S

blech

Back to shopping on line


12 posted on 12/03/2009 5:16:30 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Somebody at MOA is trying to make Palin look bad. No surprise.


13 posted on 12/03/2009 5:27:02 AM PST by Haiku Guy (What I like about Karma is that it means that all the people I've screwed over deserved it - Dogbert)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

That makes sense if they weren’t planning on providing interpreters.


14 posted on 12/03/2009 5:50:01 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: mewzilla

MOA is the SECOND largest mall in the U.S. King of Prussia mall just outside of Phila., is the Largest. I had a friend that actually took a vacation to MOA with his kids to show them the Largest mall in the U.S. Needless to say he was a little put out when he was told he went to the wrong place.


15 posted on 12/03/2009 6:13:07 AM PST by jumperbones (The memories of a man in his old age, are the deeds of a man in his prime.)
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To: unseen; ButThreeLeftsDo
Now more than 1,079,577 Sarah Palin supporters on FaceBook!

FR rules require a picture with any Sarah posts!

Click pic for SarahPAC

16 posted on 12/03/2009 6:14:20 AM PST by WVKayaker (www.wherezobama.org / Obama's Excellent Adventure ...)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I don’t get the fuss. Why not address her as “Governor?” She is entitled to carry the title with her. This does not make sense.


17 posted on 12/03/2009 7:14:45 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Or you could start addressing her as "Mrs. President", you weasels, because you're going to be calling her that in 2012 anyway.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

18 posted on 12/03/2009 8:09:57 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Lion Den Dan

My guess (and it is just a guess) is that the behind the scenes notes and inquiries which are a part of EVERY visit were leaked in the hopes of embarrassing or distracting the Palin book signing event.

The pettiness of urnalists is breathtaking...


19 posted on 12/03/2009 8:10:34 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Of course being from a mainstream media outlet so of course I do not have a clue at all what happened. Can you point me to something that explains what the MOA memos said?


20 posted on 12/03/2009 6:59:08 PM PST by JLS
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To: jumperbones
Took a vacation to a mall?

And to think I avoid those places like the plague.

21 posted on 12/03/2009 7:04:25 PM PST by AFreeBird (Going Rogue in 2012)
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To: JLS

“Among the supposed guidelines: Reporters would need to address Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, as governor, and foreign reporters would be banned.”

“Jasper said the internal notes were sent to one AP reporter who had contacted the mall about the guidelines for Palin’s visit from noon to 4 p.m. Monday for her memoir, “Going Rogue: An American Life.”

Using “Governor” in reference to Palin was a note to mall staffers “as a sign of respect,” Jasper said.”

“The release drew a rebuke from Palin’s publisher. “That should never have been in any kind of press release,” said Tina Andreadis, a publicist for HarperCollins in New York. “That’s not the message the governor wants to send out,” she said.”


22 posted on 12/03/2009 7:14:52 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

We those quotes from the article. They still don’t exactly say what the issue was.

I did a seach and found an article that was more direct. It seems to me the issue is the MOA was discriminatory towards “foreign” reporters and owed them an apology more than Gov. Palin, but maybe I still haven’t found the entire story?


23 posted on 12/03/2009 7:31:24 PM PST by JLS
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To: JLS

OK...

The MOA tried to paint Palin as an elitist and a racist.

They got called on it and it blew up in their face.


24 posted on 12/03/2009 7:49:20 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I see they were acting like Palin asked to exclude foreign reporter and demand to be address as Gov?


25 posted on 12/03/2009 8:30:26 PM PST by JLS
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To: JLS

I give up...


26 posted on 12/03/2009 8:33:19 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

What do you give up on? I asked a simple question. You quoted from the very article you posted and I read THAT GAVE INCOMPLETE INFORMATION. That is not your fault, but rather what the MSM does when someone on their side has put their foot in it.

As it turned out I had not bothered to wait for your first reply. [Thankfully since it was mindless and a total waste of time.] Still the article I found indicated the MOA owed “foreign” reporters more than Gov. Palin an apology.

But you came back with your interpretation BUT NOT LINK OR CITE to the issue. Since your interpetation was muddled and unsource, I clarified it. Then YOU give up? I should have given up long ago on your muddled attempt to explain this article you posted, but I was patient. I am not any more after your sarcasm. But dont respond again unless you can grow up and learn to think.


27 posted on 12/03/2009 8:52:11 PM PST by JLS
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To: JLS; Admin Moderator

Sorry for posting this story.

Please pull this thread.

I’ve no idea why I posted this, in the first place.

I believed it to be of interest to this forum.

What the **** was I thinking??


28 posted on 12/03/2009 9:09:03 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
There's nothing wrong with posting the article.

Grow some thicker skin.

29 posted on 12/03/2009 9:16:11 PM PST by Chunga (Being A Libertarian Means Never Having To Actually Govern)
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To: Chunga

“There’s nothing wrong with posting the article.”

That’s what I thought....

“Grow some thicker skin.”

You’ve no idea.


30 posted on 12/03/2009 9:37:44 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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