Saturday, September 27, 2008
Saturday Progressive Blog Roundup - September 27, 2008
The juxtaposition of the rapid decline of Sarah Palin in every meaningful poll published, in-state, and out-of-state, with the continuing, almost painfully forced in-state MSM narrative, that there is some positive possible outcome to this farce, gets more bizarre every day. How painful this is getting to be might have been best illustrated Friday afternoon, on KSKA/KAKM's weekly roundup of Alaska news stories, called Anchorage Edition.
The all-too-obvious cluelessness of three out of the four reporters there (I'm tempted to not even let Nellie Moore off the hook here, but I will), made me even more proud to be an Alaska progressive blogger than I usually am. The three guys were almost as silly as our dear Sarah, as they tripped over each other, hunting for lipstick.
Guess what, guys. We ran out several days ago.
Why we ran out has a lot more to do with Alaskan and out-of-state bloggers and reporters, than with these outmoded male models, on what information distribution and plain simple truth are about, in the 21st century. Friday, the most e-mailed op-ed at the New York Times, was an essay about Sarah Palin's policy, while Wasilla mayor, of throwing bricks on top of rape victims in her community. The Saudis would be proud of Sarah. The Anchorage Daily News, has yet to even cover this eight-year-old story in an authoritative way. Once again, I'll ask - "Why not?"
Alaska bloggers, back at the end of the first week of September, helped break this story. Since then, longtime progressive figures here like Linda Kellen and Shannyn Moore, have helped spread the word nationwide on how important this story is.
And the obvious national narrative, created right in Anchorage Alaska last Saturday, by courageous Alaska women, that Sarah Palin is no friend of women's rights, hasn't made it past the MSM cutting room floor in Alaska. Yet.
I think last Saturday's Loussac Library show of support for women's issues, by Alaska women, may be one of the most important events of the 2008 presidential campaign so far. The thousands of images, created to convey the spontaneity, creativity and enthusiasm of those thousand or so pissed off women, reverberated across the USA. And those people showed the nation that Alaskans can speak for ourselves.
And two Alaska bloggers - Andy Halcro and Linda Kellen, took up Troopergate, uh - MADE Troopergate last summer. Not the mainstream press.
Meanwhile, our MSM keeps shrinking. If you come to the Anchorage Park Strip Veterans' Memorial block today at noon, you'll see how our proud, hard-working Alaska bloggers are helping thousands of activist citizens overcome this state's legacy of bowing and scraping to the powers that be.
Let's not even touch upon the emerging story, being deeply covered by some really serious and credible journalists, on the Palin's longtime close, I'll repeat - CLOSE - ties to white power, anti-Semitic and dispensationalist groups, with growing national networks.
And then there's Palin's creationism creativity, yet to be covered by our MSM.