A case in point is David Hulen's post at the ADN Politics Blog from about 30 minutes ago, called Sunday Reading. For those of you who read The Mudflats, Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis, The Immoral Minority, or Progressive Alaska it was early Saturday, or even late Friday reading. Some of David's collection are "Sunday" reading, but most are from earlier.
And they've still missed the very important story by the Village Voice's Wayne Barrett, from last Wednesday, about the continual theme of abuse of Power by Palin, over her entire political career.
Another important story that seems to have escaped under the ADN Saradar, is today's important analysis, in the UK Times, of a deepening rift between McCain and Palin over just how mean and racist the campaign should be at this point. The story seems to imply that McCain has resigned himself to losing, but that Palin is bound and determined to do pretty much anything she can to rally what she considers to be her future base, should she continue to be a national political figure.
Here are a couple of snips from the Times story, by Sarah Baxter:
With his electoral prospects fading by the day, Senator John McCain has fallen out with his vice-presidential running mate about the direction of his White House campaign.
McCain has become alarmed about the fury unleashed by Sarah Palin, the moose-hunting “pitbull in lipstick”, against Senator Barack Obama. Cries of “terrorist” and “kill him” have accompanied the tirades by the governor of Alaska against the Democratic nominee at Republican rallies.
Mark Salter, McCain’s long-serving chief of staff, is understood to have told campaign insiders that he would prefer his boss, a former Vietnam prisoner of war, to suffer an “honourable defeat” rather than conduct a campaign that would be out of character – and likely to lose him the election.
Palin has continued to lead the charge against Obama’s alleged lack of candour. At a rally in Wilmington, Ohio, she mocked him for attending a supporters’ meeting in Ayers’s home when he was seeking to become an Illinois state senator in 1995. “He didn’t know he launched his career in the living room of a domestic terrorist until he did know,” Palin said.
“Some will say, jeez Sarah, it’s getting negative. No it’s not negativity. It’s truthfulness.” The crowd bellowed its appreciation with chants of “Nobama” and “Go Sarah Go!”
She also told Bill Kristol, the conservative New York Times columnist, that she wished the campaign would make more of Obama’s 20-year association with the Rev Jeremiah Wright, his controversial former pastor, who said, “God damn America”.
“To me, that does say something about character,” Palin said. “But you know, I guess that would be a John McCain call on whether he wants to bring it up.”
McCain’s allies responded by suggesting that she had her own pastor problems, such as the African minister who prayed to Jesus to protect her from witchcraft when she was running for governor.
Anyone who reads through Palin's ridiculous version of a "press conference" with Alaska media yesterday, and thinks this woman is anything remotely resembling a "realist," needs to get somewhat better informed.
I've yet to see the ADN approach the relationship between the very obvious - incredibly creepy and increasingly blatant - level of anti-Black hatred that is stoking Palin's campaign appearances, and her rise, which began with the 1996 Wasilla matoral race, and her whispering campaign that John Stein was "Jewish."
Instead, today the ADN editorialized, in a rhapsodic, selectively forgetful way, about the woman's brilliance as an energy policy wonk and achiever. Good grief! The editorial is so awful, I'm not even going to link to it.
Meanwhile, Palin keeps stoking raw hatred, and the ADN keeps on buying up more lipstick....
We're going to have to live with this woman's awful campaign legacy, after she returns to Alaska in defeat on November 5th. I'd like to see some adult supervision over at the ADN, helping to steer their editors and publisher toward dealing responsibly with the spin-offs for Alaskans who are falsely linked to her malicious ideas and performance on the McCain-Palin trail.
hat tip - emptywheel