Welcome to the world of the Dying Newspaper Sarah Palin New York Daily News Edition

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Welcome to the world of the Dying Newspaper Sarah Palin New York Daily News Edition

This morn­ing as I scanned twit­ter I saw this re-​tweet from Byron York.

The Palin “story” of course not being her lat­est face­book offer­ing on crony capitalism

Pres­i­dent Obama has his sights set on rais­ing $1 bil­lion for his reelec­tion cam­paign. Rais­ing that money won’t be easy. But if you can hand out other people’s money to friends, it must get a lot eas­ier. This crony cap­i­tal­ism and gov­ern­ment waste is at the heart of our eco­nomic prob­lems. It will destroy us if we don’t root it out. It’s not just a Demo­c­rat prob­lem or a Repub­li­can prob­lem. It’s a prob­lem of our per­ma­nent polit­i­cal class. This won’t stop until “we the peo­ple” say enough is enough, and we retire the per­ma­nent polit­i­cal class that votes for this.

That goes unre­ported because that’s evi­dence of sub­stance, intel­li­gence and rel­e­vance. That’s not allowed in a Palin story. No the story is Joe “Hypo­thet­i­cal cat tor­turer” McGin­niss’ claim that she hooked up with Glenn Rice two decades ago.

One of the advan­tages of writ­ing about Sarah Palin it is almost always prof­itable, a favor­able book on her attracts her sup­port­ers and any pos­si­ble smear not only attracts her detrac­tors but attracts MSM atten­tion on a mas­sive scale beyond any­thing resem­bling nor­mal pub­lic­ity. In a bad econ­omy that’s money in the bank.

So if you are the New York Daily News part of a dying indus­try and the #3 paper in town the Sarah Palin “story” is the ulti­mate honey, Sarah Palin on the Cover sells papers, a scan­dalous sex rumor sells papers, and best of all a chance to hurt her sup­port­ers because, in their mind, her sup­port­ers being racists would object to the details.

Best of all since they are report­ing the con­tents of an upcom­ing book, they can claim it has noth­ing to do with them, they’re just cov­er­ing an exist­ing story, plau­si­ble deniability.

Byron’s quaint re-​tweet sug­gests sur­prise that the paper would go with this on the front page. Byron Byron Byron, you are assum­ing a pro­fes­sion­al­ism unbur­dened by ide­o­log­i­cal taint in the news­room that was always more apoc­ryphal than real.

I’m some­times a bit naïve but when it comes to Sarah Palin and jour­nal­is­tic ethics, I’ve never been that naïve.

Update: Now that’s news.

Please give $25 to Sarah­PAC, so that we can bail Todd Palin out on that assault charge — and then fly him to the next Joe McGin­niss book sign­ing to deliver yet another bru­tal ass-​whupping.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Just give $25 to Sarah­PAC, you see, and we’ll cover Todd Palin’s legal expenses and fly him to wher­ever Joe McGin­niss appears in pub­lic, turn­ing McGinniss’s book tour into a nation­wide beat­down tour.

I’d give that a front page photo

This morning as I scanned twitter I saw this re-tweet from Byron York.

The Palin “story” of course not being her latest facebook offering on crony capitalism

President Obama has his sights set on raising $1 billion for his reelection campaign. Raising that money won’t be easy. But if you can hand out other people’s money to friends, it must get a lot easier. This crony capitalism and government waste is at the heart of our economic problems. It will destroy us if we don’t root it out. It’s not just a Democrat problem or a Republican problem. It’s a problem of our permanent political class. This won’t stop until “we the people” say enough is enough, and we retire the permanent political class that votes for this.

That goes unreported because that’s evidence of substance, intelligence and relevance. That’s not allowed in a Palin story. No the story is Joe “Hypothetical cat torturer” McGinniss’ claim that she hooked up with Glenn Rice two decades ago.

One of the advantages of writing about Sarah Palin it is almost always profitable, a favorable book on her attracts her supporters and any possible smear not only attracts her detractors but attracts MSM attention on a massive scale beyond anything resembling normal publicity. In a bad economy that’s money in the bank.

So if you are the New York Daily News part of a dying industry and the #3 paper in town the Sarah Palin “story” is the ultimate honey, Sarah Palin on the Cover sells papers, a scandalous sex rumor sells papers, and best of all a chance to hurt her supporters because, in their mind, her supporters being racists would object to the details.

Best of all since they are reporting the contents of an upcoming book, they can claim it has nothing to do with them, they’re just covering an existing story, plausible deniability.

Byron’s quaint re-tweet suggests surprise that the paper would go with this on the front page. Byron Byron Byron, you are assuming a professionalism unburdened by ideological taint in the newsroom that was always more apocryphal than real.

I’m sometimes a bit naive but when it comes to Sarah Palin and journalistic ethics, I’ve never been that naive.

Update: Now that’s news.

Please give $25 to SarahPAC, so that we can bail Todd Palin out on that assault charge — and then fly him to the next Joe McGinniss book signing to deliver yet another brutal ass-whupping.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Just give $25 to SarahPAC, you see, and we’ll cover Todd Palin’s legal expenses and fly him to wherever Joe McGinniss appears in public, turning McGinniss’s book tour into a nationwide beatdown tour.

I’d give that a front page photo