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Associated Press and Sarah Palin

July 3rd, 2009

Couldn’t help but notice how the David Letterman, Sarah Palin dispute of a few weeks ago got played to Letterman’s favour in the AP story about Palin’s resignation as Alaska governor:

She recently led a public spat with “Late Show” host David Letterman over a joke he made about one of her daughters being “knocked up” by New York Yankees baseball player Alex Rodriguez during the governor’s recent visit to New York. Palin’s 18-year-old daughter, Bristol, is an unwed, teenage mother. Letterman later apologized for the joke.

Notice the story mentions the spat, ‘led’ by Palin, was about a joke regarding her daughter and Alex Rodriguez having sex. They then discuss Palin’s 18 year old daughter, Bristol.

Bristol, however, had nothing whatsoever to do with the Letterman story, the joke was at the expense of her 14 year old daughter Willow. By placing the “unwed 18 year old mother Bristol” nonsense in the same paragraph as the story about the joke, it clearly implies, and is meant to imply, that the joke was about Bristol. It was not, and this is dishonest journalism. Fully expected from AP, but garbage that must be called none the less.

And shame on Sun media for running with this bit of AP crap. I have been titling my Sun links with “Not the Sun I used to Know and Love,” for a while now, and this is exactly why.


Update: Welcome to readers of Blue Like You, who is noticing the bias on the television coverage.

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  1. July 3rd, 2009 at 22:44 | #1

    Good catch, Brian.

    Canadian media is just as pathetic as that in the U.S.

  2. john
    July 3rd, 2009 at 22:51 | #2

    Now, in your comments section will be the usual silence from the scumbags of the press. They know that their low life occupation is hopelessy biased and dishonest. They know this is true to such an overwhelming degree that they have no response at all when accused of it.

  3. Blame Crash
    July 4th, 2009 at 00:25 | #3

    Of course it was “dishonest journalism”.
    Is their any other kind!
    Those puke journalists make me want to vomit.
    We can all hope that one day all of this will catch up to them and they drown in it.
    The lyrics from “In the Air Tonight” says it all.

    “Well, if you told me you were drowning
    I would not lend a hand
    I’ve seen your face before my friend
    But I don’t know if you know who I am
    Well, I was there and I saw what you did
    I saw it with my own two eyes
    So you can wipe off the grin, I know where you’ve been
    It’s all been a pack of lies”

  4. Acacia
    July 4th, 2009 at 00:36 | #4

    Just when one thinks they cannot be more disgusted with politics, and the media, out comes a hit job like this again, against Sarah Palin.

    Why go into trying to correct reporting like this? Sometimes all that works is howling at the moon, or not giving a frig any more!

    I think I am almost to the point of not giving a frig anymore.

    Whatever you do, Sarah Palin, enjoy the lift your spirit must feel now!

    Whatever you do next, we will be pulling for you, especially if it has to do with energy resources.

    One daY the fools will thank you.

  5. Mary T
    July 4th, 2009 at 11:43 | #5

    If David Letterman was to make snide remarks about every unwed mother in Hollywood (Faraw Facett) he would not have time for his top 10, unless that list named unwed stars. And wasn’t he himself an unwed father for many years before finally getting married a few months ago.

  6. Frances
    July 4th, 2009 at 15:49 | #6

    Interesting that noone is commenting on her record as governor. During the campaign, I heard an interesting interview by – I think – a university radio with a former senator from Alaska. Said senator, though he disagreed with her in many respects and would not be supporting her, was very generous in praise of what she had accomplished in Alaska.

  7. john
    July 4th, 2009 at 23:01 | #7

    Letterman needs to find an audience to play to so he can keep up his popularity. The fact is he’s an aging old wheezer who’s feeling the competition not only biting at his heels but overtaking him.

    Give it up you wrinkled arthritic old turd.

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