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Old Nov 21, 2009, 12:52 PM
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Palin vs State Care vs“accountability journalism”

One person not even holding office and her new book, 400+ pages.

State takeover of healthcare in 2000+ pages, trillions in spending, transfer of control over 1/6th of the nations economy to the State, coverage mandates on individuals by federal law.

Sarah's book fact checked by 11 people.

Health care takeover assigned 2.

No, no bias there!

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Now this is what they call “accountability journalism”.

An Associated Press dispatch, written by Erica Werner and Richard Alonso-Zaldivar, compares the House and Senate Obama health-care bills. James Taranto compares this to the AP’s dispatch earlier this week that “fact checked” Sarah Palin’s new book:

Number of AP reporters assigned to story:
• ObamaCare bills: 2
• Palin book: 11

Number of pages in document being covered:
• ObamaCare bills: 4,064
• Palin book: 432

Number of pages per AP reporter:
• ObamaCare bill: 2,032
• Palin book: 39.3

So on a per-page basis, the AP devoted 52 times as much manpower to the memoir of a former Republican governor as to a piece of legislation that will cost trillions of dollars and affect tens or hundreds of millions of lives.


“accountability journalism”.
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 01:03 PM
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Well, if what is posted on here is to be believed the two things have one thing in common.

No one's actually read them...
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 01:03 PM
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Lions and tigers and Sarah..............OH MY!!
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 01:06 PM
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Well, if what is posted on here is to be believed the two things have one thing in common.

No one's actually read them...
good one, leccy
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 02:16 PM
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They assigned 2 people to health care?
They assigned 0 to Obama's book so at least that is a step in the right direction.
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