Wednesday, November 18, 2009

AP Getting To The Bottom Of Palin Book

AP Turns Heads for Devoting 11 Reporters to Palin Book 'Fact Check'

When the former Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor wrote her autobiography, the AP found a copy before its release date and assigned 11 people to fact check all 432 pages.

They must do this for other political books, right?

Reviewing books and holding public figures accountable is at the core of good journalism, but the treatment Palin's book received appears to be something new for the AP. The organization did not review for accuracy recent books by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, then-Sen. Joe Biden, either book by Barack Obama released before he was president or autobiographies by Bill or Hillary Clinton. The AP did more traditional news stories on those books.

The attraction to Palin doesn't appear to be partisan, since AP didn't fact-check recent political tomes by Republicans Rudy Giuliani or Newt Gingrich.


Maybe not.


da patriot said...

Palin scares the crap out of the Left. The fact that her book rose to the top of the best seller list at Amazon, weeks before it's release date, scared them even more. This effort to discredit her, even coming from the AP, didn't surprise me at all.

cube said...

No surprise here either. Too bad it didn't occur to the AP to fact-check BO's crud-filled books.

shoprat said...

They're not afraid of the RINOs and near-RINOs.

Brooke said...

Bwaahaaaa!!! The leftist media's response to Palin is hilarious.

I hear Palin being on Oprah's show got that cow the best ratings she's had in a looooong time.

Chuck said...

Patriot, agreed. The left has to be dying over the success of the book.

Cube, it occured to them, they just didn't do it

Shoprat, agreed

Brooke, I think she should have told Oprah to get stuffed.

LomaAlta said...

chuck, nice post thanks.
But, I think the AP "fact check" is highly partisan.

Have you checked lately to seee that Rudy and Newt are RINOs, i.e. Democrat Lite?

Tom Brown said...

Uh, let's see. It's her life, she wrote the book, she was there, they weren't, and they're going to fact check the book ??!!!!

They need to fact check what real journalism used to be.

Chuck said...

LomaAlta, funny how well Newt adapted to the RINO lifestyle

Tom, welcome and thanks for stopping by. Great point. The AP evidently can be a better Sarah Palin than Sarah Palin.

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