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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
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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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To: All

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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