Assigned Reading: AP Devotes 11 Reporters to Palin Book ‘Fact Check’
(FROM: Fox News)
The Associated Press managed to snag a pre-release copy of Palin’s new book “Going Rogue” and immediately assigned 11 full-time reporters to “fact check” the book. The result?
The AP claims Palin misstated her record with regard to travel expenses and taxpayer-funded bailouts, using statements widely reported elsewhere. But it also speculated into Palin’s motives for writing “Going Rogue: An American Life,” stating as fact that the book “has all the characteristics of a pre-campaign manifesto.”
So they rehashed some old attacks and then speculated about her motives. Takeaway? They couldn’t find anything to criticize.
Palin is a big girl, and she can take care of herself. She hit back from her Facebook page:
Imagine that. 11 AP reporters dedicating time and resources to tearing up the book, instead of using the time and resources to ‘fact check’ what’s going on with Sheik Mohammed’s trial, Pelosi’s health care takeover costs, Hasan’s associations, etc. Amazing.
The AP refused to comment.
Of course the story would not be complete without pointing out that compared to the 11 journalists who were unleashed on Palin’s book, the AP sent a grand total of ZERO bloodhounds to investigate either of Obama’s books. Or autobiographies by Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden or either of the Clintons. Given that record, I would refuse to comment as well.
My copy of “Going Rogue” should be waiting for me when I get home from school this evening. I’ll read it as quickly as time permits, and review the book here at America’s Right.