Back on September 3, 2008, when Progressive Alaska published Saradise Lost - Chapter Sixteen -- Palin's Views on the End Times, no Alaska news outlet called, emailed, texted or knocked on my door to question the veracity of my claims about Palin's millennialist beliefs. Nor have any of them contacted me since, even after the post elicited over 100 out-of-state newspaper, TV, radio and blog contacts; or when the journal New Scientist named me a 2008 Science Hero, along with President Barack Obama.
Over the past ten days, with the publication of the Crazy Woman's book and her many media appearances, it has become increasingly clear that not only does the information I printed then have far more veracity than Alaska media bothered to uncover themselves, but that the views she revealed to me in June 1997 are part of a package that now endangers our country more and more every day:
In the past I've criticized the Alaska media, particularly the Anchorage Daily News, for minimizing Palin's nutty religious views and nutty political affiliations. Even as a national consensus among progressives, liberals and moderates has emerged that she is indeed perhaps more dangerous than wacky or mavericky, the Alaska media still puts on their kneepads and sucks her off every time they get some face time. The first part of KTUU's "exclusive" interview with the Crazy Woman is a case in point.
Going back through the ADN's coverage of the CW in their Sunday paper "Who's Up/Who's Down?" niche, the "Ups" far, far outnumber the "Downs." When will these reporters and/or editors do their fucking job on helping out here?
Last chance, Alaska media, before the bloggers get back to getting to the bottom of another one of those Palin messes you left behind for us to clean up for you: