And this being the view from some democrats. All this hype in hopes of a character asssassination and the most they can come up with is her hopes for becoming VP.
If the current weather in Hades is anything like what it's been here in Texas lately, you wouldn't expect it to freeze over anytime soon. But could a cold wave down below be on the way? The question arises in light of today's Early Show on CBS, in which all the guests queried ripped the MSM for its frenzied thrashing through the Sarah Palin emails, released yesterday.
First up was ABC legal correspondent Jan Crawford who criticized the "spectacle" of the New York Times and the Washington Post ripping through the emails and even enlisting citizen researchers to help them discover something damaging to Palin. Observed Crawford: "at the end of the day this email release may say a lot more about the press and its views than it does about Palin."
In the subsequent segment, John Avlon, while admitting he was no Palin fan, was even more colorful in his criticism of the MSM frenzy, calling the media's reaction "indecent" and "creepy."
Then we have things like this
At the top of Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer declared that it "could be a tough day for potential presidential candidate Sarah Palin. We're live in Alaska, where thousands of her e-mails as governor there will be released today." Later, fellow co-host Ann Curry introduced a report on the upcoming release by proclaiming that Palin was "about to face a new political minefield."
Without having seen a single email, national investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff argued that Palin "may now be facing a storm." The headline on screen throughout the segment read: "Problems for Palin? Thousands of E-mails to be Released."
Isikoff noted how "Palin used her personal Yahoo e-mail account rather than government accounts to conduct state business, to try to keep her communications private." A sound bite was included from former Palin aide Frank Bailey, who bashed her in a recent book. He ominously claimed: "There seemed to be almost a paranoia about keeping her communication private. She, at times, would have me go in to her state account and delete and purge out e-mails that she didn't want to, essentially, ever be discovered."
Isikoff speculated on the contents of the e-mails, assuming the information would all be damaging to Palin:
What might be in the e-mails? Controversies like troopergate, Palin's alleged effort to get rid of an Alaska state trooper who was in a messy divorce with Palin's sister. And a response to questions about her daughter Bristol's pregnancy during the '08 campaign....And Bristol's boyfriend, Levi Johnston. Then there's the famous tanning bed she had installed in the governor's mansion and the nearly $17,000 in per diem expenses she billed to state taxpayers when she spent nights in her home in Wasilla.
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2011/06/10/nbc-predicts-tough-day-palin-release-email-political-minefield#ixzz1P0Gqi0Iy
Answer by acurran88 at 5:08 PM on Jun. 11, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 5:25 PM on Jun. 11, 2011
Answer by Sisteract at 6:16 PM on Jun. 11, 2011
I think on a large scale that the MSM hopes to find something juicy to report on in the emails. I have to wonder if some of them are taking a step back and seeing how intrusive and ugly the smear campaign is. She hasn't said she is running in the primaries and she doesn't hold an elected office. The concentrated efforts to dig up something to bury her with is asinine and seems obsessive. And then part of me wonders if those that are seeing it as 'creepy' are just saying so in the event that she does decide to run, they might be in front of the line to interview her. It's all about air time and we know she seems to be a headliner (whether you like or dislike her).
Answer by QuinnMae at 6:21 PM on Jun. 11, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 6:36 PM on Jun. 11, 2011
Answer by JackieGirl007 at 8:27 PM on Jun. 11, 2011
Answer by UpSheRises at 8:53 PM on Jun. 11, 2011
Answer by Farmlady09 at 8:55 PM on Jun. 11, 2011
Sp could go back to Alaska, get a job or become a SAHP and live her life outside of the limelight-
Pretty clear, I never implied that she should become a SAHP. OR, a nice little word. Look it up .....I worry for our children, seriously!
Answer by Sisteract at 9:29 PM on Jun. 11, 2011