Thursday, June 9, 2011

Unbiased media asks public to help vet Sarah Palin's emails

From CNN:
More than 24,000 pages of e-mails relating to Sarah Palin's term as governor are scheduled to be released Friday by the state of Alaska to CNN and other news organizations.

The release follows Freedom of Information Act requests filed by CNN and five other news agencies that date to 2008, shortly after Palin was tapped to be Sen. John McCain's running mate.

Among the material that will be made public are Palin's e-mails dealing with state business -- using both her official account as well as private accounts...
A number of mainstream media news organizations will be making the emails available to the public. MSNBC, in conjunction the company Crivella West, is hosting a searchable database of the emails. Crivella West created a similar database last year when 2,000 state emails involving Todd Palin were released under a public-records request.

The New York Times, as well as several other progressive news outlets, have asked their readers to help identify "interesting" and "newsworthy" e-mails from among the 24,000 pages of e-mails.

Hence, if you would like to assist the Obama campaign and the mainstream media in sifting through Sarah Palin's emails, feel free to contact them. Your unbiased assistance will help ensure that prominent GOP officials are thoroughly vetted prior to the 2012 Presidential election.

Update: I noticed that the title of the aforementioned New York Time's article reads, "Help us REVIEW the Sarah Palin E-Mail Records". However, the URL of the article uses the word "INVESTIGATE", instead of the word "REVIEW" - which led me to believe that the title had been altered.

I then Googled the article and noticed that the title, as it appears in Google's news aggregator, reads: "Help us "INVESTIGATE" the Sarah Palin E-Mail Records". Indeed, the title has clearly been altered.

I then came upon an article in the Daily Caller, which notes that NYT spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades had sent the Daily Caller an email denying that the Times had asked readers to help investigate Sarah Palin's emails. The Daily Caller goes on to say that Ms. Rhoades apparently had missed a story that her own newspaper had published.
"When The Daily Caller e-mailed Rhoades back with a link to the NYT’s own story appealing to readers to help the paper “investigate” the Palin e-mails, Rhoades then responded saying that her earlier e-mail [to the Daily Caller] had been a misstatement and confirmed that the NYT had indeed published this call to action."
And apparently, the New York Time's decided to subsequently alter the wording of the title - which doesn't change matters, because ultimately the nefarious content and intent of the article still remain intact.

The New York Times - and its allies in the mainstream media - have once again revealed their true colors...

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