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NYT Asks Readers to Help Dig Up 'Interesting and Newsworthy' Palin Emails (AKA Anti-Palin Dirt)
Times Watch ^ | A.D. 09 June 2011 | Clay Waters

Posted on 06/09/2011 2:32:24 PM PDT by Robert Drobot

Early Thursday afternoon, Derek Willis posted on the paper’s "Caucus" blog a request surely enticing to the paper’s online liberal readership: "Help Us Investigate the Sarah Palin E-Mail Records." Ken Shepherd at NewsBusters says enlisting newspaper readers to pore through the email trove "indirectly amounts to free oppo research for the 2012 Obama campaign."

On Friday, the State of Alaska will release more than 24,000 of Sarah Palin’s e-mails covering much of her tenure as governor of Alaska. Times reporters will be in Juneau, the state capital, to begin the process of reviewing the e-mails, which we will be posting on starting on Friday afternoon E.D.T.

We’re asking readers to help us identify interesting and newsworthy e-mails, people and events that we may want to highlight. Interested users can fill out a simple form to describe the nature of the e-mail, and provide a name and e-mail address so we’ll know who should get the credit. Join us here on Friday afternoon and into the weekend to participate.

Sounds like a liberal party at the Times this weekend. But where was this crowd-sourcing investigative enthusiasm upon the release of the 2,000-page Obama-care bill, when it could have uncovered all sorts of expensive hidden surprises?

The Times was actually beaten to this game by the Washington Post, who made a similar request (it’s a more formal process than the Times') just after noon on Thursday.

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To: harmonium

“What if we take them up on it, and find them instances of Palin’s stellar conduct instead of the dirt they want?”

Great idea! This would be a great project to show the NYT readership and liberals generally what a great governor Palin was and how intelligent she really is.

81 posted on 06/10/2011 12:45:07 PM PDT by juno67
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To: NFHale

Looks like Big Journalism is on it with the NY Times...

...but I agree we need to organize and go on the offense, selectively. There is a lot of dirt available through google, and half the battle is just making people accountable for their own records, and own big mouths. a great example is the blogger who figured out a Human Rights Watch representative in charge of mid-east reports had authored a Nazi collectables guide, and used a neo-Nazi screen name. In many ways, I think this is more important than marching, or holding up signs.

82 posted on 06/10/2011 1:16:28 PM PDT by harmonium
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To: Robert Drobot

The poor, poor lame stream media............

They don’t even realize that in their blind hatred of Sarah they are making her (And us) even stronger and more determined than ever to send the tap dancing, shuck and jive artist POTUS back to his comunity organizing in Chicago.

83 posted on 06/10/2011 4:00:43 PM PDT by Rebel Wolf ("I came into this world kicking, screaming and bloody and I have no problem going out the same way")
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To: Patton@Bastogne
Meanwhile ... to be Honest, what did the Washington Post do that was Wrong ? Absolutely nothing. Period. "Citizen Investigations" (Free Republic conservatives, notably "BuckHead" helped bring down Dan Rather in 2004) ...

The Post pretends to be "objective," "seeking the truth wherever it leads," etc. If they would admit their ideological stance, it would be the same as FR telling its members to "investigate."

84 posted on 06/10/2011 4:03:53 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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85 posted on 06/10/2011 5:07:00 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Robert Drobot

VIDEO: CNN finding that Palin was hard-working Governor

86 posted on 06/11/2011 5:32:38 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: Robert Drobot; onyx; TigersEye; Impy

So far so good. No negative link headlines top google yet. Wikipedia is high up there; leftists appear to be using that place for “resarch central”.

87 posted on 06/11/2011 6:05:51 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: Robert Drobot

For someone who is supposedly so un-electable and out of touch, why do they care so much?

88 posted on 06/11/2011 11:32:26 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04
My sense of her actions tell me whatever she does is spot-on for maxing her exposure as a non-candidate.

It is apparent to me there are some very savvy and politically experienced players handling her - none of whom are tied to the East Coast/Texas GOP establishment.

She is scaring the shit out of the insiders, because they know they can't stop the mom and pop juggernaut behind her. She has been transformed into a Joan of Arc thanks to the media and GOP pros slamming her at every opportunity.

She has a hunter's cunning who will gather around her like minded men and women of sincere purpose to turn right-side up the upside down absence of national identity and purpose. Poll results marginally impress fence sitters. The army of door to door Palin precinct volunteers will rock them into the Palin camp down the road.

The present time focus must be directed to the meat and potato stuff of convention delegate selection. The composition of State caucuses/conventions is critical. On her bus tour she commented on how "....the lay of the land...." (code for preliminary delegate counts ) needed to be factored into the 'run not run' equation.

This is where we come in.

State office holders, as well as Congressional and Senate office holders are designated convention delegates. These are the folks we need to reach and make known the rank and file ( Republican moms and dads )support for Sarah's nomination. Where there is local caucus delegate selection, we need to become aware of the process and offer ourselves to elected as delegates. The convention is our battleground epicenter, make no mistake about it. Delegate polling is the only kind of polling that makes me take notice - from now until the casting of votes at the GOP national convention is in motion.

89 posted on 06/11/2011 12:48:32 PM PDT by Robert Drobot (Quaeras de dubiis, legem ben,e discere si vis)
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