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Palinís bus tour causes media bickering on Twitter (journalists turn on each other!)
Daily Caller ^ | Tuesday May 31, 2011 | Matt Lewis

Posted on 05/31/2011 11:33:44 AM PDT by Bigtigermike

Sarah Palin’s efforts to confuse the media about her bus tour seems to have worked; she’s turning them against each other.

“I want them [the mainstream media] have to do a little bit of work on a tour like this,” Palin told CNN. This morning, she fooled some of them, leaving her bus behind as a decoy. Reporters have resorted to chasing her bus. All of this confusion seems to have gotten to the press who, understandably, are trying to get the story and do their jobs.

Now, some of the media frustration is playing out on Twitter.

Some journalists believe Palin is behaving like a celebrity, and that covering her may be beneath them.

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This was a bit too much for CNN’s Peter Hamby — who is hot on Palin’s trail. Hamby responded to both Franke-Ruta and Smith, Tweeting: “Believe it or not we’re asking serious questions. (And, btw, politico has a reporter here too).

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: babymedia; complainingmedia; cryingmedia; lamestreammedia; media; obamaflacks; obamaprreps; oldmedia; paleomedia; palin; poorpoormedia; sarah; sarahpalin; whiningmedia; whiningobamareps
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1 posted on 05/31/2011 11:33:48 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Palin!

You magnificent Babe!

2 posted on 05/31/2011 11:35:39 AM PDT by N. Theknow (The MSM is to 0bama what the Broom-n-Scoop Detail is to a circus parade.)
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To: Bigtigermike

TRAFFIC JAMS?

The Jammer in Chief causes problems in every city he visits.

Palin -on every level- behaving more Presidential than Obama.


3 posted on 05/31/2011 11:36:14 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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HOw DARE she move about with giving the media an itinerary - who does she think she is? A private citizen

Oh wait

ahahah - Go Sarah!

4 posted on 05/31/2011 11:37:12 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (.WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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“Believe it or not we’re asking serious questions."

Uhm, NOT!
After all, this *is* CNN we're talking about here...

5 posted on 05/31/2011 11:39:12 AM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Bigtigermike

How dare Sarah Palin not be buddy buddy with the media..I mean its the media after all who accused her of putting a bullet in Gabby Giffords head..come on Sarah, can’t ya take a joke/sarc


6 posted on 05/31/2011 11:40:44 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Bigtigermike

Rent. Free.

I LOVE it!

Colonel, USAFR


7 posted on 05/31/2011 11:41:03 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Bigtigermike
"trying to get the story and do their jobs"

I doubt that. They're following her trying to catch her in an unguarded moment, maybe saying something incongruent, maybe with her hair messy, whatever.

They consider it their "job" to ruin her.

8 posted on 05/31/2011 11:41:08 AM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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She may be a political genius. Before the democrats went to total attack she had an approval rating in Alaska at 80%.

I remember during the 2010 campaign she couldn't believe McCain was shutting down in Michigan and conceding the upper midwest that she thought was in-play while he chased Pennsylvania. I believe she was right.

9 posted on 05/31/2011 11:41:17 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Bigtigermike

Flabbergast em, Sarah.


10 posted on 05/31/2011 11:42:39 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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BELIEVE IT OR NOT

YOU ARE THERE !!!!!!!!

The PRESS ( = paleomedia ) sat in their buses and cars
texting each other and the White House.

Gov. Palin (Madam President) met with the crowds.
The PRESS ( oh, how proud they are ) falsely reported she was
nowhere to be seen and fabricated that
she and Americans had created a "dangerous traffic situation
( their parlance for 'did not obey us').


11 posted on 05/31/2011 11:43:01 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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TOFLOL they are following her and sticking a camera in their faces whenever they see any of the Palin’s and then they complain about being treated like pavarazzi. HMM maybe if you didn’t act like you wouldn’t be treated as?


12 posted on 05/31/2011 11:43:30 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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ROFLOL they are following her and sticking a camera in their faces whenever they see any of the Palin’s and then they complain about being treated like pavarazzi. HMM maybe if you didn’t act like you wouldn’t be treated as?


13 posted on 05/31/2011 11:43:38 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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Why isn’t the press calling her a “Maverick”?


14 posted on 05/31/2011 11:44:26 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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The old media think Sarah needs them!

Sarah is showing them she does not!

I'm Lov'n It!

15 posted on 05/31/2011 11:45:09 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Bigtigermike
Sarah Louise Palin

Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Charles R Heath, born in ID
Sarah Sheeran, born in WI

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.

50:8

16 posted on 05/31/2011 11:46:07 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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"Hamby responded to both Franke-Ruta and Smith, Tweeting: “Believe it or not we’re asking serious questions. (And, btw, politico has a reporter here too). "

Why? Why are they following her? Why are they paying her the least attention at all? Pretty much every single member of the Beltway Punditocracy has counted her out, thrown dirt on her grave, and used it for a bathroom. They've written her off so many times, the paper has a hole in it.

Why do they care? She doesn't matter, right? She doesn't have a chance, right? She's irrelevant, right?

I just don't get it.

17 posted on 05/31/2011 11:46:23 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Bigtigermike; onyx

Is this fun or what?


18 posted on 05/31/2011 11:46:53 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
YES IT IS! Positively Palin!
19 posted on 05/31/2011 11:49:28 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
The insight moment of this article:

Garance Franke-Ruta's tweet: “Right, right — but that’s how you’re treating her, not how she’s treating you."

The media can treat a person anyway they want because they are "the media".

But this same media demands to be treated a particular way by a private citizen.

They see nothing wrong with treating her with disdain, or contempt, or disrespect, but by God she better treat them with the respect they are due. Or they might just quit covering her!

LOL

20 posted on 05/31/2011 11:50:56 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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