Monday, June 13, 2011

Palin e-mails are proving mighty interesting...

Bill Jacobson at Legal Insurrection has been keeping track of the before and after media frenzy over the State of Alaska's release of Sarah Palin's 24,000 e-mails.


On Friday the media was in a complete frenzy to get Sarah Palin, enlisting a cast of thousands to scour the 24,000 pages of e-mails released by the State of Alaska.

As just about everyone now acknowledges, the major networks and print newspapers never devoted a fraction of the effort towards important stories like the unemployment rate and the reality that millions of people are so dejected that they have left the labor force.

Given that the Palin email story was a bust and does not help Democrats, it is not surprising to see that the media participation rate in the story has fallen dramatically...

The MSM's obsession with destroying Palin is astonishing; I've never heard of media outlets enlisting private citizens to help scour a pile of documents for dirt.

If only the media had invested this kind of fervor in investigating Democrat candidate John Edwards (they were scooped by the National Enquirer), or the chronic tax evasion of Democrat Charlie Rangel, or the criminal conflicts of interest of Democrat Chris Dodd (Countrywide Home Loans- Friend of Angelo) and Democrat Barney Frank (boyfriend at Fannie Mae)or the sleazy Chicago connections of Democrat Barak Obama or the "you can't know what's in it until you pass it" Democrat Health Care Legislation or the intimate connection between the financial crisis and the Democratic Party's drive to force banks to write sub-prime mortgages?

For the life of me, I can't see anything that would explain the fervor, on the one hand, and the torpor, on the other. And I'm certain that the voting patterns of the media have nothing to do with it...

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