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'Creepy': Early Show Guests Rip MSM's Palin-Email Goose-chase
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 06/11/2011 6:45:47 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

If the current weather in Hades is anything like what it's been here in Texas lately, you wouldn't expect it to freeze over anytime soon. But could a cold wave down below be on the way? The question arises in light of today's Early Show on CBS, in which all the guests queried ripped the MSM for its frenzied thrashing through the Sarah Palin emails, released yesterday.

First up was ABC legal correspondent Jan Crawford who criticized the "spectacle" of the New York Times and the Washington Post ripping through the emails and even enlisting citizen researchers to help them discover something damaging to Palin. Observed Crawford: "at the end of the day this email rlease may say a lot more about the press and its views than it does about Palin."

In the subsequent segment, John Avlon, while admitting he was no Palin fan, was even more colorful in his criticism of the MSM frenzy, calling the MSM reaction "indecent" and "creepy."

View video here.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: avlon; jancrawford; msm; palin; palinemails; sarahpalin

1 posted on 06/11/2011 6:45:53 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Early Show guests rip MSM’s Palin-email frenzy. Flying pig alert to Today show list.


2 posted on 06/11/2011 6:47:50 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I assume these people are smart enough to know this witch hunt will backfire. Nobody will buy the spectacle of a whorehouse sitting in judgment on a church.
3 posted on 06/11/2011 6:48:52 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How about the MSM digging into Zero and Moochelle’s Social Security numbers? How about the MSM digging into Hussein’s eligibility? How about the MSM digging into Hussein’s ties to Tony Rezko? How about the MSM digging into the details of Hussein and Soros?


4 posted on 06/11/2011 6:48:52 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Call me skeptical but this is the MSM excuse now not to cover how great the emails are by saying “it’s creepy so we are choosing to no longer look into them”.


5 posted on 06/11/2011 6:50:20 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You think Sarah and her team are sitting at home laughing at what they caused the msm to do to themselves? Complete and total loss of credibility. The Left is just catching on to it.


6 posted on 06/11/2011 6:50:34 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

7 posted on 06/11/2011 6:52:07 AM PDT by abb
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
These dumb asses are like high school idiots that trash any good person because they are afraid of them..You know the girls that hand it out like candy and then trash a good girl because she is jealous of her..

The morons wasting money on trashing Sarah will end up with nothing but egg on their face..People love Sarah Palin so get over it fools..She is class and you would know nothing about that you media whores..

8 posted on 06/11/2011 6:55:11 AM PDT by PLD
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

9 posted on 06/11/2011 6:56:41 AM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"at the end of the day this email rlease may say a lot more about the press and its views than it does about Palin."

The emails tell me that she is ethical, very very ethical. That says a lot more about her than is says about the LSM to me.

10 posted on 06/11/2011 6:58:09 AM PDT by MulberryDraw ( Switch off the EPA.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Click to learn more about her...

Elect Sarah Palin for President 2012

Re-Elect President Sarah Palin 2016

11 posted on 06/11/2011 6:59:36 AM PDT by WVKayaker (The GOP needs to live the planks of its platform, not just offer lip service. -Sarah Palin 8/2008)
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To: Abbeville Conservative
Call me skeptical but this is the MSM excuse now not to cover how great the emails are by saying “it’s creepy so we are choosing to no longer look into them”.

Totally agree. This reminds me of how bullies react when, after picking a fight with someone they think is weak, they suddenly realize that they are in way over their heads, and that they are about to get there a$$es kicked. This realization usually leads to them making some flippant comment about how stupid the person they picked the fight with is as they hurriedly walk away.

12 posted on 06/11/2011 7:06:42 AM PDT by TruthBeforeAll (I will never ask permission to do what's right.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
"Nobody will buy the spectacle of a whorehouse sitting in judgment on a church."

LMAO!!!

You mean, but for the fact that they've been buying it hook, line, and sinker for three years now. Still, that's one of the funnier lines in the pantheon of Palin-isms to date.

;-\

13 posted on 06/11/2011 7:09:46 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Palin 2012 ~ Going Oval" ©2010 by Gargantua)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sarah Palin emails: Enemies sent a series of death threats

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2733172/posts


14 posted on 06/11/2011 7:10:30 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So beautiful, and graceful and dignified. Guess which one?

Has the press ever asked to see even a single one of Obama's emails?

Do we know if he ever 'really' went to any college at all or if he has ever graduated from anything?

As far as I know, Obama could not even write an email.

What are these gutter scum doing in the White House?

15 posted on 06/11/2011 7:11:13 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
MSM reaction "indecent" and "creepy."

It's why they covered the Weiner story out of habit but really didn't see where he'd done anything wrong.

16 posted on 06/11/2011 7:11:37 AM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Nobody will buy the spectacle of a whorehouse sitting in judgment on a church.

A perfect analogy!
Well said!
17 posted on 06/11/2011 7:15:06 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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18 posted on 06/11/2011 7:18:19 AM PDT by PMAS
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Jan Crawford is also openly pushing Michelle Bachmann over Sarah Palin.


19 posted on 06/11/2011 7:21:04 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT...PALIN/HOLTZ 2012)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Nobody will buy the spectacle of a whorehouse sitting in judgment on a church.

Haven't hung out at DU lately, have you?

Or the Free Republic threads devoted to trashing Mormons, Catholics or other non approved religions.

20 posted on 06/11/2011 7:24:47 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

The MSM also has zero curiousity about Obama and Louis Farakhan. Both from Chicago, and the Rev Wright and screwy Louis are pals, and there’s a pic - real, not photoshopped - of Michelle with Mrs. Farakhan. I have heard radio talkers mention this, but not much. But they ask, why doesn’t someone investigate what was the connection with Obama and LF? In the MSM, such a thought apparently cannot exist, much less an actual investigation.


21 posted on 06/11/2011 7:28:29 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Nobody will buy the spectacle of a whorehouse sitting in judgment on a church.

Dang, that's good!

22 posted on 06/11/2011 7:28:40 AM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I want to see the emails, tweets and FB posts of the SRM about their joint effort to destroy Sarah. How about releasing those cbs, abc, nbc, cnn, msnbc, etc? Come on, you can do it. - - - NOT. You rooster fish.


23 posted on 06/11/2011 7:43:19 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Ø hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

The MSN is envious of her...they went to the “right schools” married the “right guy”...and worked for creepy bosses...Sarah did none of the above and she is happy...liberals are unhappy for the above reasons..


24 posted on 06/11/2011 7:54:17 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: TruthBeforeAll
Great analogy.
25 posted on 06/11/2011 7:59:06 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: TruthBeforeAll

Disagree. These reactions will form the reasoning why no interest will be shown in Obama’s or any other “progressive’s” emails. They’ll say that the Palin experience shows it shouldn’t be done to others.Thus protecting the media from criticism when it gives the left a pass in such matters.


26 posted on 06/11/2011 8:00:26 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Anybody remember Drury’s “Come Nineveh,Come Tyre”?

Remember “Walter Unctuous”?

Well the current MSM isn't even trying to appear that neutral anymore.

“Walter” was snake oil - tried to appear like a tonic. Today's MSM is waste oil - pretty noxious.

27 posted on 06/11/2011 8:04:49 AM PDT by hfr (All their views twisted into news)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Interesting way to put it. I also understand that the cretin’s going after her were not redacted in any way. If true, that is funny.


28 posted on 06/11/2011 8:06:35 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Anybody remember Allen Drury’s “Come Nineveh,Come Tyre”?

Remember “Walter Unctuous”?

Well the current MSM isn't even trying to appear that neutral anymore.

“Walter” was snake oil - tried to appear like a tonic. Today's MSM is waste oil - pretty noxious.

29 posted on 06/11/2011 8:11:08 AM PDT by hfr (All their views twisted into news)
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To: hfr

Oops, Twice, how’d I do that? Sorry.


30 posted on 06/11/2011 8:13:16 AM PDT by hfr (All their views twisted into news)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Still waiting to see 0bamas Illinois senate emails.


31 posted on 06/11/2011 8:26:49 AM PDT by culpeper (I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny... TJ)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

25000 emails = $750

Employee overtime & sending news crews to Alaska to read 25000 email =$30,000 +

Free advertising for Sarah Palin for one solid weekend, showcasing her fabulous run as Governor of Alaska contained in those 25000 emails = ABSOLUTELY PRICELESS !


32 posted on 06/11/2011 8:35:53 AM PDT by Reagan69 (First they came for Sarah Palin and I did not speak out because I am not Sarah Palin)
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To: hinckley buzzard
"...whorehouse...church"

Excellent post!

33 posted on 06/11/2011 8:40:56 AM PDT by Thom Pain (Raising Tax RATES decreses the Tax REVENUES. Spread the word.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

“I assume these people are smart enough to know this witch hunt will backfire. Nobody will buy the spectacle of a whorehouse sitting in judgment on a church.”

What they also know is that the media frenzy gives/gave Conservatives a perfect right to demand equal access to Dem critters email history. They’re just trying to cut this off at the pass. Too late.


34 posted on 06/11/2011 9:42:06 AM PDT by torchthemummy ("Truth Is A Stubborn Thing")
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To: torchthemummy

“...the media frenzy gives/gave Conservatives a perfect right to demand equal access to Dem critters email history...”

Amen!

Someone with standing needs to request Weiner’s emails NOW.


35 posted on 06/11/2011 10:21:44 AM PDT by jocon307
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People, don’t be fooled by this. I’ve seen an increasing number of MSM personalities, or even celebrities, saying things like this. This is totally CYA mode/trying to make people think that by criticizing their own the MSM somehow has credibility now. There is some reverse psychology going on here. They still don’t have an ounce of credibility, and never forget it. They are nothing more than State-run media.


36 posted on 06/12/2011 8:16:25 PM PDT by jsdjason
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