Saturday, January 10, 2009

Palin still complaining about the media.

The AP reported that Palin is still complaining about the media. Palin stated "I've been interested to see how Caroline Kennedy will be handled and if she will be handled with kid gloves or if she will be under such a microscope,"

I think she is missing the point. Running for Senate in a state may not garner as much scrutiny as running for VP of the country. Even if the media is not as hard on Caroline Kennedy, it's mostly because there are a lot less people who care. Palin was running for next in line to the President. For that position I, and most of the rest of the country, want to know everything about the person.

The article ends with.

Palin singled out the Couric interview as condescending, particularly a question about what she reads and, according to the governor, "What do you guys do up there?" In fact, Couric never asked that question but did press, unsuccessfully, for the governor to state specific newspapers she read, which Palin never did.

Palin also complained about reports suggesting that Trig Palin was not her son and said she was "frustrated" by rampant rumors about her and her family. However, mainstream media stayed away from such rumors, which were fueled by bloggers and others online and the supermarket tabloids.

"I wasn't believed that Trig was really my son," she said. She called it a "sad state of affairs."

"What is the double-standard here?" she asked. "Why would people choose to believe lies? What is it that drives people to believe the worst, perpetuate the worst?"

"When did we start accepting as hard news sources bloggers, anonymous bloggers especially?" she asked.

None of the mainstream media was using anonymous bloggers as a sourse. As for bloggers, they are people. Sometimes who are closer to a situation than any reporters are. Bloggers should not be discounted as sources simply because they don't work for a newspaper. Her statements make it seem more like the newspapers that she is reading are the tabloids, and not reputable newspapers.