KTUU's Jason Moore filed a print report, that stenoed parts of the press release, and got a sound bite from KUDO's CC. Moore's short, somewhat hasty report then ended with this:
But some lawmakers don't see it that way.
Legislative leaders say Alaskans are weary of "troopergate."
A second investigation by the State Personnel Board found Palin did not abuse her power.
True enough, Jason. But real journalism usually has you ask one of your unnamed "leaders" to comment on the premise of the organization upon which you are reporting. Looking for your followup. I'm sure you'll "get back atcha" on AK4Truth.
Scanning some of the almost 200 comments to the ADN poliblog entry, here are some that assert Alaskans for Truth are seeking reasonable, practical goals:
nickjeant -- Actually, this request from "Alaskans For Truth" seems fairly minimal. It doesn't include most of the new ethics concerns that have come up since she became VP nominee. If she's smart, she'll deal with this now before additional issues begin to fester and really cause her some problems.
This is serious. It's not about name-calling or whipping people into a frenzy. It's about a group of Alaskans who have serious questions about their Governor and want those questions answered.
Governor Palin (for whom I voted, by the way) said she would run an open and transparent office. If she still believes that, then the request from Alaskans For Truth should be no problem.
rockAK -- I don't think we need to get off the subject of holding this governor accountable for all the things that have been questioned. She has been unethical and knows that she has been. She better be called upon to answer these charges.
smirkie -- I as a Republican am still angry over the unethical behavior of our governor not to mention her lying and deceitful campaigning. I want to she Palin answer about the EMAIL accounts (and yes there were hacked into and it's a no brainer as to why she shouldn't have had these email accounts), kiddie travel expenses, donations to her favorite church(es), Todd Palin involved in Alaska politics, per diem and the contractors and billing of her new home. How can we continue supporting this governor without a full investigation by the people and for the people of Alaska. Our governor is not above the law! We have a right to question her actions or we will remove her.
Eddie Burke -- Hey Truth Commandos...I want to speak to all the action figures out there. Do the words "Get a Life" mean anything? Remember, there was no “grassy knoll,” there are no black helicopters, Evils and KFK are dead and so is Trooper Gate.
hresz -- Thanks, but no thanks to the turkey from nowhere.
Stags Leap -- I say take her down. How long are we going to tolerate the blatant lying? Her antics won't stop. She can't help herself. As such, I say we pursue charges and hold her accountable. She needs to walk the walk. The crush is over.
And on and on. Essentially, though, many ADN blog commenters see the goals of Alaskans for Truth, in the matter of Alaska executive ethics, to be both laudable and doable.