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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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