AP Runs Palin Tea Party Hit Piece

February 7, 2010

AP just can’t hide their rage toward Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement. Tonight afforded them an opportunity to mock two birds with one stone:

AP Sarah

From the article:

“Let us not get bogged down in the small squabbles. Let us get caught up in the big ideas,” she said, though she offered few of her own.

Only bias could make the AP run that photo and and that line of editorial hidden in a news piece.


15 Responses to AP Runs Palin Tea Party Hit Piece

  1. Gateway Pundit on February 7, 2010 at 2:03 am

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  2. SM-Illinois on February 7, 2010 at 2:15 am

    I’ve complained to Politico a bunch about them trying so hard to find unflattering demeaning pictures about her……while also trying harder to find flattering pictures, etc about Michelle and Barry. Gotta admit, they don’t have much to work with on the latter…..but they demean themselves with their obvious rage and bias! But, because they’re so very obvious—-like CNN’s Susan Roesgen—–it’s waking up so many to their lies.

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  4. Soloman on February 7, 2010 at 3:58 am

    I also noticed they put “God given right” in “quotation marks” when describing how she discussed our God given right to freedom.

    While they may wish to debate God, the right of freedom is not debatable or in question, which was clearly the intent in this instance.

    And whether God or not, something or someone created us. Palin’s choice to use the term God should not be mocked in such a way.

  5. Soloman on February 7, 2010 at 5:17 am

    BTW – I posted a piece about this too, and gave a hat tip to you and Gateway Pundit for the lead to the AP story.

  6. Daniel on February 7, 2010 at 6:23 am

    So when will the AP ever produce a proper, unbiased news story without injecting opinion?

    Is it any wonder we don’t trust such “mainstream” media anymore?

  7. Robert W on February 7, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Oh wait…

    “rife with criticism”

    “in a speech that was short on ideas”

    “Catering to her crowd”

    “Palin’s 45-minute talk was filled with her trademark folksy jokes and amounted to a pep talk”

    Can AP’s Liz Sidoti be any more bias.

  8. libhomo on February 7, 2010 at 8:55 am

    AP is strongly rightist and Republican in its bias. When they are criticizing Palin, they are doing so because they know she would lose at least 45 states if she were the GOP nominee.

  9. Robert W on February 7, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Best Palin line, i think:

    “If you can’t ride two horses at once, you don’t belong in the circus.”

  10. vsatt on February 7, 2010 at 10:15 am

    The writer also makes sure everyone knows what Palin’s fee was for the event.Tell me again why this is important. Or better yet, start telling me what Bill Clinton gets for making a speech.

  11. jonnot on February 7, 2010 at 10:15 am

    The worst–to me–was the very last line of the AP hit-piece (I don’t have it in front of me, so this is not an exact quote): “…and Sarah Palin accepted $100,000.00 for speaking before the for-profit group.” Days before the convention, Gov. Palin had said that her speaking fee was to be donated to the Tea Party Movement–and again, last night at the end of her appearance before the group, she reiterated her intention. Gov. Palin told the audience that she was not taking any renumeration for her appearance; she stated that her fee would be given back to the cause.

  12. gsr on February 7, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I think she did well…..lack of detailed plans? What politician has “detailed plans”, especially in a keynote address? Puhleeze.

    She got a few good jabs in on our Alien in Chief, aka, the pseudo college “professor”, lecturer in chief.

    Laugh as you may, I think Palin has a good chance of dethroning Prince Barry in 2012. The mood of the country will likely favor someone who is plainspoken, has practical, real life work experience, someone who is 100% patriotic American, someone who is full of energy, enthusiastic, optimistic, etc.

    Barry, the left-wing academic-utopian is a downer, man.

  13. mcnorman on February 7, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Gosh, they are on the same level as the Huff Poo having a cow because she dared to use notes on her palm.

    RBO covers the pictures and the stupidity from the Huff Poo

    Stephen Spruiell at NRO writes in “Hand-Gate”:

    I’m trying really hard to figure out why certain left-wing blogs are treating this picture of Sarah Palin reading notes off her hand as some kind of major coup. The notes she had written are “Energy,” “[illegible],” Taxes,” and “Lift America’s spirits.” That’s some cheat sheet.

  14. Richard Prince on February 7, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    When Palin donated money to the Tea Party, it consisted of $60,000 worth of her books,most of which she recouped as royalties. She’s in a more lucrative business now that she quit the job the people of Alaska elected her to do.
    As you evaluate Ms. Palin, don’t forget that her husband was a member of a virulent anti-American separatist group. Here’s a link:http://jamillerrampant.blogspot.com/2008/10/todd-palin-and-traitors-of-alaskan.html

  15. beejeez on February 11, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    So La Sarah “intends” to give back the $100,000 speaking fee, rather than just waiving it in the first place. Uh huh. Say, jonnot, I’ve got a little biz proposal for which I need a little money up front…


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