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Anchorage Daily News: “Palin is the only major political figure in the past 20 years who regularly comes to Daily News editorial board meetings by herself, with no flunkies or handlers.”

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2008

The Anchorage Daily News had this editorial about Palin today. It was the typical editorial stuff, filled with compliments, lies, and backhanded compliments designed to veil what they really think.

Yup I said lies – they repeated the lie that Palin said that she didn’t know what the vice president does. The video is all over youtube, the transcript is all over the place, and the blogosphere went ape correcting this lie started by the DailyKOS Democrat blog; so the odds that the Achorage Daily News wasn’t aware of this is basically nil.

The Anchorage Daily News told Alaskan’s what they already knew when it came to the compliments they had for her, but they did say something that I didn’t know, “Palin is the only major political figure in the past 20 years who regularly comes to Daily News editorial board meetings by herself, with no flunkies or handlers.” Folk’s, anyone who has been involved with politics for a good length of time will tell you this is highly impressive.

http://www.adn.com/opinion/story/518451.html

As governor, she has focused almost exclusively on a handful of high-priority issues — ethics, oil tax reform and state incentives for building a natural gas pipeline. And she has had dramatic success. With Gov. Palin leading the way, the Legislature passed strong legislation on all three fronts. On two of those issues, she had to take on Alaska’s previously all-powerful oil industry. Twice she easily defeated them.

Palin has a knack for the populist gesture, and Alaskans know it’s sincere, not just for show. She pledged to sell Gov. Murkowski’s state jet — and she did. She drives herself to work. She found other duties for the chef at the governor’s mansion. Palin is the only major political figure in the past 20 years who regularly comes to Daily News editorial board meetings by herself, with no flunkies or handlers.

One big surprise about Palin’s term as governor: She has been thoroughly bipartisan. Her most reliable supporters on her big three accomplishments have been Democrats. The partisan side that Palin showed in her acceptance speech Thursday is something Alaskans haven’t seen in her time as governor.

With this said, it seems more and more clear that the Anchorage Daily News is no friend to Governor Palin. Journalists tend to write more for each other than for the customer who picks up the paper so we will see more and more articles that present the North Eastern elite media spin rather than just the facts. With the ADN becoming high profile with the election coming up the ADN’s coverage will become more and more ridiculous and slanted so as to curry favor with the larger papers. Newspaper writers work at smaller papers and get plucked by larger ones often depending on what they write at the smaller paper. This means that the ADN will be doing Alaskans a disservice, but that is the furthest thing from their minds right now.

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