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  • Did Bernie Sanders Hand Trump the Election?

    06/07/2016 7:26:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Vanity Fair | June 6, 2016 | T.A. Frank
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  • Captain America’s ‘heterosexual virility’ lamented by Vanity Fair [Just Kill Me Now...]

    05/10/2016 1:14:34 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/09/2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Vanity Fair has weighed in on the blockbuster movie “Captain America: Civil War” to lament the hero’s “heterosexual virility.” Marvel Studios and Disney’s latest installment wowed audiences in North America to the tune of $181 million last weekend, but Vanity Fair writer Joanna Robinson left the theater disappointed. Her reason: Chris Evans’ character, super soldier Captain America, got nostalgic for his “skirt-chasing” days with best friend “Bucky” Barnes. Robinson said directors Joe and Anthony Russo should not have said fans may “interpret the relationship [with Bucky] however they want to interpret it” since the character explicitly makes clear his attraction...
  • Trump’s Ace in the Hole

    04/19/2016 11:37:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies ^ | April 19, 2016 | ED Klein
    A lot of very smart political people predict that Donald Trump will arrive at the Republican convention in Cleveland shy of the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination on the first ballot. Here’s why I don’t think that’s the way it will play out. To begin with, you’ve got to understand Trump’s mentality—and I believe I understand him better than most people outside his immediate family. I’ve known Trump for 35 years, met with him on numerous occasions, talked to him on the phone countless times, traveled with him, and written two lengthy magazine cover stories about him. One...
  • ‘Rome, Final Days': Fox’s Neil Cavuto Mocks Caitlyn Jenner

    06/01/2015 4:35:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 1, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    One TV news host who is decidedly not on board with Caitlyn Jenner’s gender transition is Fox News host Neil Cavuto. “Bruce Jenner is now Caitlyn Jenner,” Cavuto said on his Fox Business show Monday afternoon, showing the newly-released Vanity Fair cover on screen before asking reporter, Dagen McDowell, “What the hell is going on?!” For her part, McDowell at first did her best to defend Jenner from Cavuto’s joking inquiries, but still continued to use male pronouns to describe the post-transition reality star, suggesting Caitlyn Jenner was trying to one-up step-daughter Kim Kardashian, who announced she was pregnant over...
  • Leo, Hillary and Their Bears (Maureen Dowd savages Hillary)

    01/10/2016 11:45:29 AM PST · by springwater13 · 27 replies
    So he's wielding his knife on her most sensitive pressure point: her hypocrisy in running as a feminist icon when she was part of political operations that smeared women who told the truth about Bill's transgressions. Hillary told friends that Monica was a "troubled young person" getting ministered to by Bill and a "narcissistic loony toon." Hillary's henchman Sidney Blumenthal spread around the story that Monica was a stalker and Charlie Rangel publicly slandered the intern as a fantasist who wasn't playing with "a full deck." Trump may be a politically incorrect Frank Sinatra ring-a-ding type with cascading marriages to...
  • Megyn Kelly claims Trump tried to 'woo' her before he announced he was running for president

    01/04/2016 11:28:44 AM PST · by CedarDave · 163 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 4, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    During his campaign, Donald Trump has ridiculed a lot of people but no one more than Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, who called him out on his track record of sexist comments in the first Republican debate. Now Kelly is speaking out to say that the real estate mogul tried to win her over with some creepy correspondence before announcing his candidacy. In a cover interview with Vanity Fair magazine, the 45-year-old journalist says The Donald used to send her press clippings about her from time to time, signed with his name, and call to talk about segments he liked...
  • Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume blasted for being transphobic

    08/24/2015 8:15:06 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    National Post ^ | August 24, 2015 | Catherine McIntyre
    While it’s probably too early to be dreaming up your next Halloween costume, the people behind the seemingly unlimited supply of All Hallow’s Eve garb are well underway making a new batch of offensive, trashy and just plain stupid disguises. Among this year’s “trendy” costumes is one depicting Caitlyn Jenner in her iconic Vanity Fair cover. “You probably won’t break any Twitter records when you wear this outfit like Caitlyn did,” the costume description reads, “but you’ll be sure to get a few laughs out of your friends and the other guests at the get together.” The “I Am Cait”...
  • Chelsea Manning Receives Prison Reprimand for Possessing Copy of Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair

    08/19/2015 7:28:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/19/2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    Your nightly weird. Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning was found guilty Tuesday of violating prison rules and will receive three weeks of recreational restrictions at the Kansas military prison where she’s serving her 35-year sentence, her attorney said.The transgender Army private was accused of having a copy of Vanity Fair with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover and an expired tube of toothpaste, among other things. Her attorney, Chase Strangio of the American Civil Liberties Union, said in a news release that Manning was convicted of all charges after a closed four-hour disciplinary board hearing in which she had...
  • Hillary Clinton to fundraise with "Anti-Christ" (No Joke)

    06/30/2015 6:14:26 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 30, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton will attend a fundraiser in New York on Tuesday hosted by Facebook millionaire and vertically integrated media company caretaker Chris Hughes, who recently described himself in a Vanity Fair profile as “the Antichrist, or something pretty close to it.” Hughes is best known for being Mark Zuckerberg’s roommate at Harvard and for pioneering the “poke” button feature on the popular social media website Facebook. His husband, Brown graduate Sean Eldridge, was the worst candidate of the 2014 election cycle. Eldridge ran for Congress in New York’s 19th Congressional district after Hughes bought him a mansion there. He ended...
  • Introducing Caitlyn Jenner: Bruce covers Vanity Fair as ‘her’

    06/01/2015 10:06:46 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 167 replies ^ | 6/1/15 | By Maggie Coughlan
    Introducing Caitlyn Jenner: Bruce covers Vanity Fair as ‘her’ By Maggie Coughlan Meet “her.” Bruce Jenner has revealed a new female identity on the cover of the July issue of Vanity Fair. “Call me Caitlyn,” the cover reads, revealing the former Olympian’s preferred name. In the image taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, Jenner, 65, poses in a cream-colored body suit with her hands behind her body. Jenner reflects on the decision to transition from male to female in the cover story penned by “Friday Night Lights” author Buzz Bissinger.
  • Call me Caitlyn Bruce Jenner unveiled as a woman

    06/01/2015 9:54:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 136 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/01/15 | Chris Johnson and Natalie Trombetta
    Bruce Jenner has been unveiled as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair. The 65-year-old former decathlete is wearing a silky white basque, which reveals the results of Jenner's recent breast implant surgery. It also reveals Jenner's new name for the first time - Caitlyn.
  • Ted Cruz? Rand Paul? Guessing the Political Goat of the G.O.P. Primary

    05/12/2015 12:32:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Vanity Fair | The June 2015 Issue | Michael Kinsley, contributing editor
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  • How Kelsey Grammer's Personal Tragedy Argues For The Death Penalty

    04/20/2015 1:46:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Nantz
    Countless souls have made the spectral walk to the gallows, have heard the dusty rasp of death’s mournful eulogy whispered odiously from his pale throat, “dead man walking.” The condemned have been hung by the neck until dead, shot, poisoned, decapitated, stoned, or clapped in an iron skull cap while 10 thousand volts of electricity boil the life from flesh and bone. But, this is justice, when delivered by legitimate authority. This is the only atonement that can be made to expunge a crime so black and abhorrent that its presence distorts and tortures nature and its order. Capital punishment...
  • Celebrities Thankful to Vanity Fair WHCD Party for Giving Them Another Chance to Praise Obama

    04/27/2015 1:51:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 27, 2015 | Jen Chaney
    The Vanity Fair–Bloomberg cocktail reception that follows the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, held at the franco-swank residence of the French ambassador, is the kind of party where Katie Couric can kick off her shoes and spend much of the party in bare feet. It’s the kind of party where Charlie Rose and Ashley Judd stand by one of several bars and engage in a lot of intense close-talking. It’s the kind of party where one waits in line to use the loo, just as one has done at every normal, far less glitzy house party since the 1990s. But then...
  • Vanity Fair: Brian Williams Blames Tom Brokaw for His Fall

    04/07/2015 9:20:47 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 24 replies
    Breitbart - Big Journalism ^ | 4-7-2015 | John Nolte
    According to a lengthy Vanity Fair piece covering the ongoing credibility implosion at NBC News, disgraced and suspended-NBC Nightly News editor Brian Williams is bitter towards those who he believes could have saved him, including Tom Brokaw: While he has accepted responsibility for his actions, friends say, Williams is bitter, especially at those who he believes might have saved him. “I talked to Brian about this,” says one friend, “and I’ll never forget what he said at the end. He said, ‘Chalk one up for Brokaw.’ ”
  • The Many Sins Of Newsweek’s Exposé On The Bible

    01/08/2015 5:14:11 AM PST · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    The Aquilla Report ^ | January 8, 2015 | Justin Taylor
    (RNS) It is a tradition in American journalism as predictable as Easter and Christmas itself: a cover story purporting to reveal the true story behind the Bible we thought we knew. Newsweek — now in its digital-only form — offers the latest entry in this genre with “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin,” written by Vanity Fair contributing editor Kurt Eichenwald. Eichenwald seeks to demonstrate that the Bible is “loaded with contradictions and translation errors and wasn’t written by witnesses and includes words added by unknown scribes to inject Church orthodoxy.” Eichenwald insists his article is not an attack...
  • Correcting the Revisionists on the Reagan Record

    01/06/2015 4:48:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 6, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    My daughter asked me my opinion on an article she read in Vanity Fair attempting to debunk the presidential record of Ronald Reagan. I happily responded. The writer of the piece is veteran liberal commentator Michael Kinsley, who used to be a regular on William F. Buckley Jr.'s "Firing Line" and CNN's "Crossfire." It's not as though he appeared out of nowhere, studied the evidence anew and shared a novel theory. He's been dissing Reaganomics for decades along with other Democrats and liberals, whose only recourse is to distort the Gipper's phenomenal record. Why is this even relevant, you ask?...
  • Next Step To GOP 2016.New Red State Governors Need To Keep Their Blue States Red.

    11/06/2014 4:12:29 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 3 replies
    Now that we have flipped some potential blue states red, next step will be for the new Governors to make sure they Stay Red For The Next Two Years! Clean up their corrupt voting precincts, make sure the total in each district or precinct isn't 5000 more than allowed! (Like in Philly&Blue Wisconsin Districts).Remove all dead people, fake & suspicious names from every district. We now have the potential to take Illinois, Colorado, Maryland and maybe Massachusetts if each "Newly Red State" spends the next two years cleaning up their voter registrations and scrutinize every suspicious name and address. Now...
  • Letterman: ‘I Feel Bad About My Role’ In Humiliating Lewinsky

    05/17/2014 3:00:54 PM PDT · by windcliff · 65 replies
    CBS ^ | 5-17-14 | unknown
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — David Letterman regrets the way he treated Monica Lewinsky throughout the years over her affair with then President Bill Clinton while she was a White House intern. With retiring ABC News’ Barbara Walters as his guest on his CBS show Wednesday night, “The Late Show” host said he started to feel bad about the role he played taking shots at Lewinsky after she penned a story for Vanity Fair opening up about the affair and the troubles she had finding a job. “Now I started to feel bad because myself and other people with shows like this...
  • Lynn Cheney Has New Clinton Conspiracy Theory

    05/07/2014 12:25:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jonathan Chait
    Lynn Cheney has a theory about why Monica Lewinsky wrote a long Vanity Fair essay about her experience with Bill Clinton: It’s because the Clintons wanted it. Cheney explains her suspicions. “I really wonder if this isn’t an effort on the Clintons’ part to get that story out of the way,” Cheney, announced on an interview on Fox News. “Would Vanity Fair publish anything about Monica Lewinsky that Hillary Clinton didn’t want in Vanity Fair?” There may be a couple of holes in this theory. The first is that, while it does account for the Clinton’s motivations, it fails to...
  • You can love Palin without wanting her to be president (Journolist Alert)

    08/30/2010 9:55:57 AM PDT · by pissant · 235 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/30/10 | Journolist Liberal Ben Smith, pissant's latest hero
    A new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll offers what is, I think, a somewhat misleading way to look at Sarah Palin. The poll finds that 59% of Americans and 40% of Republicans don't think she'd make an "effective president" -- numbers that come very close to disqualifying her even in the primary, if she chooses to run. This trouble imagining President Palin is constant across the polling since soon after she was chosen as John McCain's running mate, and it reflects both her own lack of experience and the higher bar set for a woman -- Hillary Clinton did years of...
  • Post-conviction America: Vanity Fair enshrines Snowden

    04/09/2014 7:13:48 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 04/09/2014 | Steve Berman
    Snowden has been holding court and putting America and its intelligence policies on trial. It should be the reverse: America should be holding court with Snowden on trial. I don’t agree with the blanket and universal snooping and data collection in which the NSA has been engaging. I think it’s dangerous for many reasons, the most disturbing of which is the temptation to use the data for political purposes. There should be no illusion here: any society that has the technical capability to offer universal, personal, and mobile access to the largest collection of human knowledge in history, has the...
  • The Poisonous Employee-Ranking System That Helps Explain Microsoft’s Decline

    08/25/2013 6:24:11 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 170 replies
    Slate ^ | Friday, August 23, 2013 | Will Oremus
    There were many reasons for the decline of Microsoft under Steve Ballmer, including, as I wrote this morning, its lack of focus and its habit of chasing trends rather than creating them. But one that’s not obvious to outsiders was the company’s employee evaluation system, known as “stack ranking.” The system—and its poisonous effects on Microsoft’s corporate culture—was best explained in an outstanding Vanity Fair feature by Kurt Eichenwald last year... So while Google was encouraging its employees to spend 20 percent of their time to work on ideas that excited them personally, Ballmer was inadvertently encouraging his to spend...
  • So Many Handbags, So Little Time (Review of "The Bling Ring")

    06/17/2013 11:04:10 AM PDT · by mojito · 2 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 6/20/2013 | Andrew O'Hagen
    ....Fame today is a matryoshka doll: inside each celebrity is a series of smaller, hollow simulacra, and, at the very core, there is a hard little being who feels buried alive. In Alexis’s gang there were four girls and three boys: the main culprit, Nick Prugo, was a gay kid working his way out of the closet. When he was eventually arrested by the police he was wearing a striped top he’d stolen from the house of the actor Orlando Bloom. And that’s what they did: after days of shopping or doing pilates, hanging out on MySpace, texting or oh-my-god-ing...
  • Heilemann Trashes 'Vanity Fair' As A Bunch Of Drunks

    05/28/2013 5:45:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Do people still mail resumes? If so John Heilemann can save himself the stamp required to send his Vanity Fair, should he ever consider a shift from his current spot at New York. On today's Morning Joe, Heilemann bizarrely trashed—excuse the pun—the staff at Vanity Fair. Said the Game Change co-author: "it's well known Vanity Fair has a congenital, pervasive alcohol dependency problem . . they're all drunk over there." View the video here.
  • Fraud: CNN Airs False Accusation That Romney Broke Tax Laws

    07/09/2012 10:25:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/9/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    CNN went into full anti-Romney attack mode this morning, with a false report about an anti-Koch brothers protest at a fundraiser for Mitt Romney and endless discussion of Romney’s personal finances, in keeping with the Obama campaign’s current message. The worst moment came when CNN aired a charge by Nicholas Shaxson, the pro-Occupy, “offshore” British writer for Vanity Fair, that Romney had possibly broken tax laws. Shaxson’s article was the basis for a coordinated Obama campaign-mainstream media hit on Romney last week that CNN continues to pursue, long after theVanity Fair article has become old news--and timed, no doubt, to...
  • In New Biography, Obama Asks: Am I An American?

    05/16/2012 4:35:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | May 16, 2012 | Byron York
    Ever since the 2008 campaign, many voters, and some journalists, too, have felt they know Barack Obama's life story. In fact, the story they know is the one Obama told them. Obama's first memoir, "Dreams From My Father," published in 1995, has become the semiofficial record of his life. But it is not the complete record of his life. It's partially fictionalized, with composite characters who Obama has always acknowledged were created to make the story read better. It focuses on a few themes Obama wanted to present to the public about himself. And, as with any memoir, it is...
  • Meet the First Obama Girlfriend

    05/02/2012 12:18:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 499 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/2/12 | Ben Shapiro
    It only took nearly six years for the media to begin vetting President Obama’s past. Today, Vanity Fair released an excerpt from a new biography of Barack Obama by David Maraniss. The excerpt discusses Barack Obama's first love affair, with a white Australian woman named Genevieve Cook. It's a telling examination of who Obama was as a young man -- and it shows a self-absorbed "internationalist" with delusions of grandeur. Photo credit Vanity Fair. The book itself sounds like an ode to Obama. Maraniss writes, “At age 20, Obama was a man of the world … He could not be...
  • The Corzines Went Château Shopping Right Before MF Global Went Under

    01/05/2012 8:06:24 PM PST · by woofie · 23 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | Jan 5 2012 | ALEXANDER ABAD-SANTOS
    Even though we haven't quite found MF Global's $1.2 billion that went missing, Vanity Fair did find out he and his wife Sharon were talking about a château they were about to buy in the South of France. The preview of the February issue's Corzine exposé is up online--complete with cocktail party anecdotes from their 1 percent-sounding acquaintances. If you ask us, this haughty "Not Cap Ferrat" insult is the best (and worst) part: “It’s not in Cap Ferrat,” one person recalls Elghanayan saying, perhaps to mitigate the extravagance. “To buy any decent château is at least a couple of...
  • R.I.P. Christopher Hitchens

    12/15/2011 9:12:53 PM PST · by Arthurio · 285 replies
    R.I.P. Christopher Hitchens December 15, 2011 11:51 P.M. By Daniel Foster     Vanity Fair reports that Christopher Hitchens has passed away. Often frustrating, usually provocative, always brilliant. He added to the culture, and the conversation. I’m sure I join many in hoping he is in for a glorious, glorious surprise.
  • Vanity Fair Editor: "Man Up, America!" [Projectile Vomiting Alert]

    11/05/2010 10:42:22 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 20 replies
    Vanity Fair (linked from Drudge) | Graydon Carter
    Per copyright restrictions and FR posting guidelines, can't display the article. So, here's a link:
  • ABC Panel Lauds Jon Stewart as 'the Only Trusted Branch of Government

    A panel full of liberals on Wednesday's Good Morning America attacked the "angry, white" Tea Partiers and lauded the historical importance of Jon Stewart. Daily Beast editor Tina Brown gushed over the liberal comedian as " the only trusted branch of government." Previewing the comic's rally on Washington this Saturday, the former Vanity Fair editor hyperbolically enthused, "You know, I mean, in the end, Stewart and Colbert, really are like the Huntley and Brinkley of today in the sense that people really, really trust them."
  • Vanity Fair Targets News-Making GOP Men in Sexy 'Beefcake' Calendar

    10/25/2010 3:43:45 PM PDT · by patriotgal71 · 3 replies
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | 10/25/2010 | Erin Brown
    Vanity Fair’s attacked conservative men with its latest political satire: a soft-core pornographic, borderline homosexual and obviously photoshopped “Official 2010-2011 Republican Beefcake Calendar.” Humorous perhaps, but also an attack on those candidates and certainly not the magazine’s first jab at Republicans and conservatives.
  • About that Palin anecdote

    09/08/2010 12:38:21 PM PDT · by curth · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/8/2010 | Ben Smith
    Vanity Fair's Michael Joseph Gross and I went back and forth this morning in part about what strikes me as an improbableanecdote involving Palin's musing on a campaign-trail wedding for her daughter. I found it improbable because a McCain aide told me -- and told Dave Weigel at the time -- that he'd floated the idea on a lark and leaked it to the Sunday Times, but that it was little more than a joke. Gross responded that we had different sources, and that his was firsthand. Now Scott Conroy, a Palin embed and co-author of the critical, reported book...
  • Michael Joseph Gross and Vanity Fair Still Owe Sarah Palin an Apology

    09/07/2010 8:00:20 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 8 replies
    bigjournalism ^ | Tuesday September 7, 2010 | Dr. Gina Loudon
    Michael Joseph Gross has now admitted that he made an “error” in regard to his slimy hit piece in Vanity Fair that he wrote about Sarah Palin. He falsely reported that Sarah somehow disregarded her child at an event, when he knew the child was mine, and I took him from the Governor who was holding him right up until she was walking on stage. He did not apologize to Sarah Palin, to me, or to either of our children, for the record. He also has not retracted the other 99 lies in the piece. At least not yet. He...
  • Sarah Palin exposed (More Palin bashing.)

    09/06/2010 4:05:30 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Spending $3,000 of campaign funds on underwear . . . a mean tipper . . . Vanity Fair dishes the dirt The October issue of Vanity Fair has just published an explosive profile of Sarah Palin. We've picked the highlights . . . She managed to spend $3,000 on underwear "The number and range of items purchased for the entire Palin family – more than 400 in total – is mind-boggling. For Sarah, the campaign bought roughly $3,000 [Ł1,940] worth of underwear (including many Spanx girdles)." Angels protect her "When Palin thanks prayer warriors for keeping her covered, she is...
  • Exclusive Interview: Big Journalism’s Gina Loudon Exposes Vanity Fair Reporter’s Hit Piece

    09/05/2010 10:14:49 PM PDT · by dbehsman · 4 replies
    Breitbart.TV ^ | September 4, 2010 | The Stage Right Show
    Radio interview with Dr. Gina Loudon. Dr. Loudon was the woman who busted Michael Gross for his lies in the hit piece that was published in Vanity Fair. At the 18:50 mark in the podcast (grand total it's about thirty minutes long), she brings up that Michael Gross visited Joe McGinniss in Alaska. McGinniss if you'll recall is the creep who rented the house next door to the Palin's in order to spy on them. I highly recommend giving this a listen
  • Why No Amount of Newsweek Reporting Will Hurt Palin

    09/04/2010 1:18:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    DBKP ^ | September 2, 2010 | Mondo Frazier
    Who's up for another Newsweek take on Sarah Palin? Newsweek’s latest effort to unravel the mystery that is Sarah Palin is about what readers have come to expect. NEWSWEEK WONDERS: WHY DON’T THE HIT PIECES WORK ANYMORE? ANSWER: MORE AMERICANS TRUST SARAH PALIN THAN TRUST NEWSWEEK Newsweek has an article on its website on Sarah Palin titled Why No Amount of Reporting Can Hurt Sarah Palin. The article is extremely informative–only not in the way intended by its author, Ravi Somaiya. The headline is mostly correct even as the rest of the piece fails. Michael Joseph Gross’s stories, headlined “Sarah...
  • Vanity Fair "reporter" admits error in Palin article [after getting caught lying]

    09/04/2010 10:26:38 AM PDT · by aphid · 34 replies · 2+ views
    AP ^ | 9/3/10 | Hollingsworth
    The mother of that child, conservative activist Gina Loudon, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she told Gross during the rally that the child in the stroller was her son, not Palin’s. She said she tried to make it clear because the two children look a lot alike. “I told him that. And he ignored it,” Loudon said. “It’s not even like he didn’t fact check – he just ignored facts.” Gross said in a written statement sent to The Associated Press that he was mistaken. “Trig was with his mother the next day in Wichita (Kan.), but the child...
  • Vanity Fair reporter admits error in Palin article

    09/03/2010 7:16:00 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3,2010 | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A writer for Vanity Fair has acknowledged a case of mistaken identity in an unflattering article about Sarah Palin in the magazine's October issue. Reporter Michael Joseph Gross describes Palin's youngest son, Trig, being pushed in a stroller by his older sister, Piper, before a rally in May in the Kansas City suburb of Independence. snip "Trig was with his mother the next day in Wichita (Kan.), but the child in Independence was someone else, and I regret the error," he said.
  • The Truth about That Dishonest Vanity Fair Palin Story, from One Who Was There

    09/03/2010 3:05:26 PM PDT · by curth · 21 replies ^ | Sep 3rd 2010 | Dr. Gina Loudon
    Remember Vanity Fair (you know–the stale, old magazine that no one buys unless they are on the cover or they are wishing they were, like Joy Behar)? The recent hit piece on Sarah Palin by Michael Joseph Gross reveals that they must be as desperate as the rest of the MSM for sales/ratings, because they have lost all credibility, if they ever had any. Reading his tripe was excruciating. Some 90% of the hard accusations are attributed to anonymous “sources.” This is billed as a profile piece, not exactly Watergate. You have to do better than attributing everything to an...
  • Politico Again Slaps Bad Vanity Fair Palin Attack

    09/03/2010 9:10:05 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 16 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/03/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    As we discussed here yesterday Vanity Fair published a badly sourced attack piece on Governor Palin. But the piece is even worse than first thought. As Politico's Ben Smith discovered, the Vanity Fair piece contained yet another lie passed off as "journalism." Smith highlighted the part of the VF piece that led the reader to think that the Palins used son Trig as a political prop at the rally held in Kansas City. Smith excerpted this section of the VF piece... Read the rest at
  • Sarah Palin slams 'impotent, ''whack' reporters in radio interview

    09/03/2010 3:10:24 AM PDT · by Scanian · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 2, 2010 | NEWSCORE
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin slammed reporters who write about her using anonymous sources Thursday, calling them “impotent” and “whack.” The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee made the remarks in an appearance on Sean Hannity’s WABC radio show. In response to a question about an upcoming trip to Iowa on Septmber 17, Palin singled out a piece in CQ Politics which reported that Palin had asked for an opportunity to speak in the Hawkeye state, instead of being invited to speak. “I did see a headline on CQ Politics and they’re way whack, saying that I asked for an opportunity...
  • Liberal Source in Palin VF Profile Blasts Reporter: "You're Not A Writer, You're A Climber"

    09/02/2010 9:00:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Slate ^ | September 02, 2010 | David Weigel [Journ-o-lister]
    Ben Smith (Journ-o-lister) has been flooding the zone on the problems with Michael Gross's dishy profile of Sarah Palin in Vanity Fair. I've talked to some Alaskan sources of mine and Gross's who are deeply unhappy with how the story turned out. Shannyn Moore, a radio and TV host in Anchorage, gave me permission to quote the e-mail she sent to Gross complaining about how he handled the material and sources. (In the story, Moore is portrayed rather cartoonishly, smoking and talking on her cell phone while driving, but there are people portrayed far more harshly.) Mr. Michael Gross, You...
  • Palin hit piece an example of shoddy journalism

    09/02/2010 6:48:10 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 14 replies ^ | Thursday September 2, 2010 | By Rusty Weiss
    Michael Joseph Gross of Vanity Fair is the kind of journalist you’ve come to expect these days. He’s the kind of journalist that tabloid reporters look at with disdain. The kind of reporter producing work that even TMZ photogs would consider beneath them. He’s the kind of journalist you’d expect to find rooting through one’s garbage for some deep, dark secret to expose to the world. His recent hit piece on Sarah Palin follows the same theme, entitled, “Sarah Palin the Sound and the Fury.” In this piece, Gross goes on a mind-numbingly long diatribe about Palin’s secretive, dark, backstage...
  • Palin’s New Defenders: Liberal Feminists

    09/02/2010 2:14:25 PM PDT · by curth · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/2/2010 | By Katrina Trinko
    Yesterday, Vanity Fair released yet another long hatchet job piece about Sarah Palin. But what this piece has generated — well, besides incredulity that a magazine of Vanity Fair’s caliber would run a character assassination piece almost entirely based on anonymous sources — is a bipartisan backlash. Not against Palin, but against Vanity Fair. Politico’s Ben Smith has already debunked two of the stories told in the piece. Clara Jeffery, editor of Mother Jones, tweeted that she was “annoyed by [Palin] being called to task things normal for any male pol. Like using cute kids as props.” Later, in response...
  • Real Source Debunks Vanity Fair's Ghost Sources

    09/02/2010 11:48:15 AM PDT · by curth · 14 replies
    conservatives4palin ^ | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 | By Adrienne Ross
    The Vanity Fair hit piece about Governor Palin has gotten a lot of play. I'm almost speechless at how absolutely disgusting this article is. I understand now why a friend warned I would need to be prayed up before reading it and said she had trouble sleeping after she read it. Michael Joseph Gross depicted the Governor as a vengeful individual who creates fear in the people of Alaska, a mother who is not as loving as she appears, a religious fanatic who somehow doubles as a fake Christian, a bad wife, a horrible tipper, an angry woman--basically a complete...
  • Even CNN's Peter Hamby is Effectively Calling the Vanity Fair Hit Piece against Palin a Lie

    09/01/2010 8:03:50 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 44 replies · 1+ views
    conservatives4palin ^ | Wednesday September 1, 2010
    It's not looking good for Vanity Fair when CNN's Peter Hamby has joined liberals such as Ben Smith, Dave Weigel, race-baiter Charles Blow, and Kirsten Powers in denouncing the Vanity Fair hit piece. Hamby tweets: @benpolitico is right re: VF article. I was w/ Palin for entire VP bid. never got a hint that she "lashed out at the slightest provocation" Meaning
  • Why No Amount of Reporting Can Hurt Sarah Palin

    09/01/2010 2:35:28 PM PDT · by onyx · 122 replies
    NEWSWEAK ^ | SEPTEMBER 01, 2010 | by Ravi Somaiya
    The former Alaska governor is insulated from the media in a way that other politicians can only dream about. Vanity Fair has released not one, but two damning articles investigating the woman and the brand that is Sarah Palin. But even the magazine admits that the reporting will not damage a woman whose credibility seems "incidental," it says, to fact. Michael Joseph Gross's stories, headlined "Sarah Palin: the Sound and the Fury" and "Sarah Palin's Shopping Spree: Yes, There's More ..." are filled with the kind of detail that sets the political press frothing (with outrage or glee, depending on...
  • Vanity Fair On Sarah Palin: She Has A Terrible Temper, Is A Bad Tipper

    09/01/2010 8:55:54 AM PDT · by pissant · 92 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/1/10 | Glynis MacNichol
    Two years after entering the nation’s klieg lights Sarah Palin is the subject of a detailed and sometimes scathing profile in next month’s Vanity Fair. The portrait that emerges is one of a willful, often-paranoid, sometimes vengeful woman with a terrible temper and a knack for folksy soundbites, who knows her strengths, saw her moment in the spotlight and has grabbed onto it with both hands. Or as Vanity Fair’s Michael Joseph Gross puts it “anywhere you peel back the skin of Sarah Palin’s life, a sad and moldering strangeness lies beneath.”