Skip to comments.Flashback: AP Turns Heads for Devoting 11 Reporters to Palin Book 'Fact Check'
Posted on 06/11/2011 6:03:55 PM PDT by bronxville
..."When the former Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor wrote her autobiography, the AP found a copy before its release date and assigned 11 people to fact check all 432 pages.
The AP claims Palin misstated her record with regard to travel expenses and taxpayer-funded bailouts, using statements widely reported elsewhere. But it also speculated into Palin's motives for writing "Going Rogue: An American Life," stating as fact that the book "has all the characteristics of a pre-campaign manifesto."
Palin quickly hit back on a Facebook post titled "Really? Still Making Things Up?"
"Imagine that," the post read. "11 AP reporters dedicating time and resources to tearing up the book, instead of using the time and resources to 'fact check' what's going on with Sheik Mohammed's trial, Pelosi's health care takeover costs, Hasan's associations, etc. Amazing."
AP spokesman Paul Colford said the organization, with more than 4,000 employees, and 49 Pulitzer Prizes earned for asking the hard questions (heh), has the luxury of putting multiple reporters on major stories.
He refused to say, however, if similar number of journalists were assigned to review other political books, or if Palin has been TREATED DIFFERENTLY.
Reviewing books and holding public figures accountable is at the core of good journalism, but the TREATMENT Palin's book received APPEARS TO BE SOMETHING NEW for the AP. The organization did not review for accuracy recent books by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, then Sen. Joe Biden, either book by Barack Obama released before he was president or autobiographies by Bill or Hillary Clinton.
The AP did more traditional news stories on those books....
The attraction to Palin doesn't appear to be partisan, since AP didn't fact-check recent political tomes by Republicans Rudy Giuliani or Newt Gingrich.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/17/ap-turns-heads-devoting-reporters-palin-book-fact-check#ixzz1P1CvM3Hn
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Unprecedented...Obama talks the word - Sarah walks the word.
MSM is so nuts to get something on Sarah Palin they look demented. It is sickly comical.
ken mayne/espn sent hate twitter...
That does put them at the top of the suspect list at ATF should some other feature related to Sarah burn down.
No doubt we can track that puke down in seconds but is he worth it. I think Secret Service would like to know what this guy is doing.
The hate that some people have toward her is pure evil.
Seriously, does anyone recall a politician who has been so deeply investigated in their lives?
I just realized that twitter was only 9 hrs ago. Yes, the FBI would be interested - he sounded crazed...
Never - everything they’ve done to her is unprecedented. Someone somewhere must have collected all that’s she’s gone though since 2008. It’s like a sport for them. It’s utterly repellent.
Neither is this phenomenon (an overused term, but impeccably applicable here) going unobserved by the public at-large. People who otherwise probably wouldn't have given Sarah a second look (based on the insulting mischaracterizations of her) are now looking again, and looking hard.
The timing coulldn't be better, either. With "The Undefeated" about to start playing, the imbeciles are giving Palin so much free ink and air time that that movie is destined to be a blockbuster with waiting lines for the first few weekends of its release.
What a pack of venal reprobate numbskulls. They are laying the explosives for the sinking of their own ship, and it couldn't possibly happen to a more deserving pack of sphincters.
LMAO!!!! Run Sarah, RUN!!!!