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The Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero Slams His Own Newspaper for Printing Lies About Governor Palin
Conservatives4Palin ^ | September 15, 2011 | Armando Salguero

Posted on 09/15/2011 3:46:24 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner

The Naked Politics blog is repeating the “reporting” of the National Enquirer about Sarah Palin having an affair with former Miami Heat basketball player Glenn Rice.

It is on the FRONT PAGE of The Herald website.

So as a journalist, I ask:

Do we know this story to be TRUE? Are we certain it is TRUE because we’ve done the work or have a reasonable certainty that is TRUE?

Did anyone actually try to confirm this story before giving it Herald front page credibility? Did anyone call Glenn Rice to get independent confirmation? He lives in Miami, you know.

Is it now OK to repeat any “report” from the National Enquirer on the front page of the Herald’s website without actually reporting even one fact independently? The blog calls The Enquirer’s sources “solid.” How do we know the Enquirer’s sources — plural? And if we know the Enquirer’s sources, can’t we work them ourselves to see if they’re truly solid?

Question: Can I repeat on my blog any allegation made by the Enquirer culled from any book just because, well, if it’s in a book or in the Enquirer, Herald policy is now to assume it must be true?

There have been a couple of good Enquirer stories on athletes coming from other planets. Those are in bounds now?

If this Rice story, unconfirmed and unreported by us, can be published on our site, do the alien stories not meet the same standards?

These, by the way, are my questions relative to journalism. But there are other things at play here. The Herald, like it or not, admit it or not, is widely viewed as a liberal newspaper. Palin is a conservative.

So we put this story on our website and conservatives that read us ask why The Herald didn’t report the stories of President Obama being gay in 2007 and 2008? Those stories were in the Globe, a competitor to the Enquirer. The allegations were brought by the person who said he had a drug-crazed, gay affair with the President.

http://www.globemagazine.com/story/424

Obviously this is tabloid fodder. And we rightly never gave the Obama stuff any play because, I suppose, there was no confirmation or independent reporting done on the story.

So why is it OK to do the right thing on behalf of one presidential candidate having an unconfirmed affair but not on behalf of another potential presidential candidate having an unconfirmed affair?

We ignored the one back in 2008 and continue to do so to this day. But we run out and repeat the other first chance we get? They call that a double standard in my country.

And that also is bad journalism.

I remember when the Herald broke the Gary Hart affair story. I’ve been proud to work at a paper that did that kind of work. But this cutting and pasting and unprincipled gossiping we’re doing on this National Enquirer story is a journalistic embarrassment at best and comparative agenda writing at worst.

Just my opinion,
Armando Salguero


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mcginniss; palin; sarahpalin
The Left's own columnists are even gagging at the stench of their rags' own behavior with respect to Sarah Palin.
1 posted on 09/15/2011 3:46:27 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: Rational Thought; kara2008; Immerito; Students4Palin; Ladysmith; EnglishCon; thouworm; ...

(((((PING)))))


2 posted on 09/15/2011 3:47:13 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Hey Armando, you created this Frankenstein. Now you are horrified when it goes on a rampage.


3 posted on 09/15/2011 4:04:26 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“Affair” which supposedly happened when she was single. Sounds more like a date if it actually happened.

The source is from a book written by a reporter. The same reporter who rented the house next to Palins up in Alaska.

She’s vehemently denied it and the other affair rumors according to what I heard on the radio.


4 posted on 09/15/2011 4:04:53 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

They wouldn’t touch well sourced and easily verified stories about John Edwards.


5 posted on 09/15/2011 4:09:29 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I saw this last night on the Herald online and damn near fell out of my chair!
This writer’s assessment was the same as mine. Since when do you put this garbage on the front page of a Newspaper using the Enquirer as your source?
Such BS!!! Besides, she wasn’t married so by today’s standards, who cares?


6 posted on 09/15/2011 4:13:11 AM PDT by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“Since when do you put this garbage on the front page of a Newspaper”

Looking back, this is pretty mild in comparison to Sarah being accused of shooting Giffords.

The LSM has their agenda and they’re sticking to it.


7 posted on 09/15/2011 4:29:59 AM PDT by radioone ("2012 can't come soon enough")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

And read some of the blog posts after the article. It shows what a Rorschach test these types of stories are for the left. The comments say things like:

This is relevant because she preaches abstinece but this proves she is a hypocritical “wh*re.”

This is relevant because she “will try to wriggle out of it with her usual fabrications.”

This is relevant to those “crazy conservatives,” who won’t vote for Palin after learning about this because they are racists.


8 posted on 09/15/2011 4:32:54 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
I was a columnist for the Herald from 1979-91. I saw it evolve from a semi who, what, when, where, how straight news daily into what it is today, just another arm of the regime.

Even in 91(before my FR days)I knew I had to quit, just didn't know why. I knew something was wrong somewhere. Today it's a no brainer.

A number of years ago during a stint on talk radio doing morning drive from 7-10 five days per week I used to take the Herald to work with me and dissect its liberal bias righto on the air without even reading it first, it was so bad and still is.

9 posted on 09/15/2011 4:44:05 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: rodguy911

Just like Newsday on Long Island, as predictable as the sunrise.


10 posted on 09/15/2011 4:45:44 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Hey Armando, you created this Frankenstein. Now you are horrified when it goes on a rampage.

I don’t know why you are saying this. He is a sports reporter for the Herald and has a show on one of the local sports talk radio stations. Not exactly a policy decision maker for the paper.


11 posted on 09/15/2011 4:50:02 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: marygam

Years ago, the New York Times put Kitty Kelly’s book on Ronald Reagan on the front page. Sadly, nothing new here.


12 posted on 09/15/2011 4:59:48 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

No, Armando is a definate conservative and has made that abundantly clear over the years that I have been reading him as the beat writer for the Miami Dolphins. Mando has stood up for conservative, American values for years as his parents escaped Cuba, bringing their family over to escape Castro’s tyranny. A couple years ago when his mom died he wrote a beautiful piece about the struggles of his parents sacrifice in order to raise their family and how much appreciation they have for the freedom and opportunity in America.

Don’t lay this on Armando, he is the last person who would slander Palin.


13 posted on 09/15/2011 5:11:59 AM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: LRoggy

I’m just saying this has been going on for years and these guys—liberal and conservative—have worked there and supported the paper. Now he is surprised by this? Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy he’s taking a stand, but he works for an organization that has been slandering conservatives for years.


14 posted on 09/15/2011 5:20:37 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

They are reporting on a date she may have had?

Whats the big deal?

If they want juicy stories I can fill their paper for a week on some of the dates I had before marrying.

Been married 48 years now, and they are pretty irrelevant, just like this story.


15 posted on 09/15/2011 5:21:06 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

But why didn’t he slam Palin for lying about Perry!!!!! /s


16 posted on 09/15/2011 5:33:52 AM PDT by rintense (Polls are for strippers and cross country skiing. ~ Sarah Palin, 9.3.11)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; All

“The Left’s own columnists are even gagging at the stench of their rags’ own behavior with respect to Sarah Palin.”

I like how he points out that his paper did not print the stuff on Obama being a homosexual that was in the Enquirer. Double standard as always. Hearsay is published as fact if it is against a conservative, but even facts (other stuff not the homosexual stuff) about a liberal are not published.


17 posted on 09/15/2011 5:43:00 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Venturer

They are reporting on that particular date because they are racists. They are playing the race card via the back door. It is that simple. The writer of the story is unhappy with the possibilty of a good looking white female being friends with a black. It was done for election purposes.


18 posted on 09/15/2011 6:28:21 AM PDT by oldironsides
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Thanks for the ping.


19 posted on 09/15/2011 7:37:39 AM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

bump.


20 posted on 09/15/2011 7:40:13 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: oldironsides

I am just happy that I am not Todd. ,I know I would be in jail as I would have killed that SOB a long time ago.


21 posted on 09/15/2011 8:59:36 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: LRoggy; Opinionated Blowhard
Hey Armando, you created this Frankenstein. Now you are horrified when it goes on a rampage. ..... Opinionated Blowhard

I don’t know why you are saying this. He is a sports reporter for the Herald and has a show on one of the local sports talk radio stations. .... LRoggy

That's right, Blowhard. Armando Salguero's job at the Miami Herald is to cover the Miami Dolphins.

The most contreversial topics that Armando covers at the Miami Herald are whether or not Chad Henne is a lost cause (apparently not after his last game) and whether or not Tony Sparano's fat butt should be fired (apparently "yes" after the last season and "yes" after the last game).

Armando is a conservative. As the Dolphins reporter, he did not have to stick up for Palin and defend her from the political writers, ..... but he did.

22 posted on 09/15/2011 7:16:26 PM PDT by Polybius (Defeating Obama is Priority Number One)
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