I get so infuriated when Republicans pile on Sarah Palin not over policy but through personal insult because these people don’t seem to understand that they are joining in a mob which eventually will come around to beat down their own favorite candidate. And as of today, it has become even more of a feeding frenzy as the elites of the mainstream media have given up any pretense of neutrality or news reporting, and literally are forming mobs of anti-Palin readers in a joint effort to take her down.
For two and one-half years the mainstream media, entertainment industry, and left-blogosphere have been perfecting how to destroy a Republican presidential nominee, and they have been practicing on Palin. Those tactics, including the complete fabrication tying Palin to the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, know no bounds.
The latest tactic employed by two of the most prestigious liberal newspapers, The Washington Post and The New York Times, is to use “crowdsourcing” to enlist a legion of Palin haters to sift through e-mails to be released today by the State of Alaska.
As described by Jim Treacher at The Daily Caller, NYT, WaPo give up even pretending to be news organizations, “They’re an opposition research arm of the Democratic Party.”
The Washington Post describes the effort as follows:
Over 24,000 e-mail messages to and from former Alaska governor Sarah Palin during her tenure as Alaska’s governor will be released Friday. That’s a lot of e-mail for us to review so we’re looking for some help from Fix readers to analyze, contextualize, and research those e-mails right alongside Post reporters over the days following the release.
We are limiting this to just 100 spots for people who will work collaboratively in small teams to surface the most important information from the e-mails. Participants can join from anywhere with a computer and an Internet connection. Read more about how it will work.
If you need inspiration before getting started, take a look at what to expect from the e-mail drop. For micro-updates as tomorrow unfolds, check out our new Twitter feed.
That’s right folks, “live coverage” of a document release, with conclusions jumped to by people with an agenda, spread in real time via Twitter by the elite of the mainstream media.
The crowdsourcing by hundreds will give rise thousands of lies about Palin. These two news organizations, by lending their names to and organizing the effort, have abdicated any journalistic standard in favor of mob information rule.
Team Sarah is organizing a counter-effort, and encouraging supporters to sign up at The Times and Washington Post as volunteers.
When it comes to Palin, the media and mob combine. So as you Republicans pile on Palin, please know that your favorite candidate is next.
Update: To show you how bad the media is when it comes to Palin, The Politico wrote an article including a quote from Palin in which Palin claimed credit for building the Tea Party movement. When I read I thought that the quote was real, and did not make Palin look good. It turns out the quote is a complete fabrication. Yet I have no doubt that the fictitious quote will enter the public consciousness as real, as so many other fictional Palin faults have done.
And thanks to commenter VoterMom for the link to this pathetic statement by the WaPo Ombudsman trying to justify the crowdsourcing maneuver:
Sarah Palin and her e-mails are just too darn irresistible….
But then the reality of Palin-mania set in. First of all, it didn’t take long for 100 people to sign up, and far more were waiting in line. The Post was trying to screen volunteers for knowledge, ability and political bias, but quickly got overwhelmed by the volume….
So The Post changed course later in the afternoon. Interactivity Editor Hal Straus said in an interview that upon reflection and in light of the huge interest, The Post would make its crowd call more open.
The updated call-out went up around 6 p.m. with this language: “We’ll share your comments with our reporters and may use facts or related material you suggest to annotate the documents displayed on The Post site. We may contact you for further details, by way of your registered e-mail with the Post, unless you specify otherwise in the comments.”
What is not “too darn irresistible” for WaPo is an organized effort to obtain access to and analysis of Obama’s legislative history, fraudulent campaign credit card activities, or just about anything else which might imperil Obama’s reelection.
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Apparently the emails are being scanned onto searchable databases now at various "news" websites. I am waiting for all this frantic searching to crash the web. And then I expect Palin will be charged with cyber-terrorism because of course it will be all her fault.
I just checked USA Today just to see how they're handling it?
Lead story. Above the fold.
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