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Soflasnapper
02-01-2011, 06:24 PM
I am shocked and pleased to discover the following:

There was some kind of prostitution scandal, and Todd Palin was allegedly involved or named somehow. It rose to a level that made Ms. Palin herself denounce the claim as false.

Usually, as of when an official denial is made, the MSM has reason enough to splash the story (a legitimate fact, an official denial, is all they need to traffic in whatever scurrilous rumor might be out there).

As we all known now, Ms. Palin is like catnip to the MSM. EVERYTHING she does and says are hyped and attacked or defended. And not only because she is being hated on and attacked, but for the simple business reason that her name draws eyeballs, coverage, and sells copy.

However, in this case, to my knowledge at least, the MSM has left this almost entirely alone, even given the denial as a possible legitimizing hook.

Nice job in this one case (and I thought I'd never see any responsibility from them, ever).

Sev
02-01-2011, 07:21 PM
Just exactly what are they going to say?
If it was patently false that rises to deformation of character.

Besides Tod stayed completely out of the political spotlight. And who is going to hammer a good old boy that spends his time fishing and sledding? He doesn't fit the mold.

Soflasnapper
02-01-2011, 07:34 PM
You are right that maybe there was nothing that could be RESPONSIBLY said. However, who says the MSM exercises responsibility? This is rare, and laudable.

JohnnyD
02-01-2011, 09:33 PM
The truth will set you free.

sack316
02-01-2011, 11:14 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">You are right that maybe there was nothing that could be RESPONSIBLY said. However, who says the MSM exercises responsibility? This is rare, and laudable. </div></div>

Good thread Sofla. I agree the norm (with any public figure) would tend to be to hype up on speculation, sell some papers/magazines or gain viewing audience... then briefly retract once it is shown to be untrue. Kudos for some restraint.

Well, either restraint or they didn't want to give Palin the edge of being a 'victim' to enhance her popularity more /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif lol

Sack

LWW
02-02-2011, 04:43 AM
If only it were true:

ABC covered it. (http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2011/01/sarah-palin-defends-husband-prostitution-ring-accusations-were-big-lie.html)

ABC covered it again. (http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/sarah-palin-denies-todd-palin-prostitution-rumors-12780736)

Huffington Post covered it. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/28/sarah-palin-todd-palin-affair_n_815387.html)

They all new that the Anchorage PD had shot the story down cold, so they went fishing to see if they could find anyone to come forward.

When they couldn't, they let it die.

LWW

Sev
02-02-2011, 06:47 AM
One might say when no Clinton moment was exposed it went limp.

LWW
02-02-2011, 07:09 AM
Excellent post.

LWW

Soflasnapper
02-02-2011, 11:44 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If only it were true:

ABC covered it. (http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2011/01/sarah-palin-defends-husband-prostitution-ring-accusations-were-big-lie.html)

ABC covered it again. (http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/sarah-palin-denies-todd-palin-prostitution-rumors-12780736)

Huffington Post covered it. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/28/sarah-palin-todd-palin-affair_n_815387.html)

They all new that the Anchorage PD had shot the story down cold, so they went fishing to see if they could find anyone to come forward.

When they couldn't, they let it die.

LWW
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Sure it was mentioned somewhere or I wouldn't have learned of it. However, note whom you did not mention in that list: CBS, NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, HNN, Fox, NY Times, WaPost, WSJ, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Enquirer, and I could go on.

So, finding ONE mainstream media source out of all of them proves my point that mainly, with but one exception, they left this pile of garbage story unreported. (Exceptions can prove the rule, after all.)