Skip to comments.MOA apologizes to Palin
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."
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Why would they ban foreign reporters...aside from FOX, how are we supposed to get any news?
Notice the AP always snooping around to find dirt or dig at a new angle from which they can show their hate for Sarah....
The infamous Rachel D'Oro?
Through some local news outlets, the no foreign reporters thing was being reported as “don’t show up if you don’t speak English.”
Leave it to the AP to screw up a one car parade.....
Well that makes sense.
It would also make sense if applied to airline passengers.
hanks AP you just gave PAlin another % or 2 in the polls.
And Customer Service Reps...you betch’ya.
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.
Back to shopping on line
Somebody at MOA is trying to make Palin look bad. No surprise.
That makes sense if they weren’t planning on providing interpreters.
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.
FR rules require a picture with any Sarah posts!
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.
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...
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?
And to think I avoid those places like the plague.
“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.”
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?
The MOA tried to paint Palin as an elitist and a racist.
They got called on it and it blew up in their face.
I see they were acting like Palin asked to exclude foreign reporter and demand to be address as Gov?
I give up...
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.
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??
Grow some thicker skin.
“There’s nothing wrong with posting the article.”
That’s what I thought....
“Grow some thicker skin.”
You’ve no idea.