Sunday, June 12, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 305

Special "A picture Is Worth 24,000 Emails" Edition

Toby Harnden, at The Telegraph:
“American Way: Sarah Palin email frenzy backfires on her media antagonists... The trove of more than 13,000 emails detailing almost every aspect of Sarah Palin’s governorship of Alaska, released late on Friday, paints a picture of her as an idealistic, conscientious, humorous and humane woman slightly bemused by the world of politics. One can only assume that the Left-leaning editors who dispatched teams of reporters to remote Juneau, the Alaskan capital, to pore over the emails in the hope of digging up a scandal are now viewing the result as a rather poor return on their considerable investment. If anything, Mrs Palin seems likely to emerge from the scrutiny of the 24,000 pages, contained in six boxes and weighing 275 pounds, with her reputation considerably enhanced... Her enemies in the media appear to have overplayed their hand.”
Clarice Feldman, at American Thinker:
“The Post's Ombudsman said the whole mess began because the emails were ‘irresistible.’ It's this kind of professional judgment that separates the professionals from the amateurs I guess.”
P.J. Salvatore, at Big Journalism:
“The media is having another Al Capone’s vault moment... Eager members of the MSM and progressive bloggers have been poring over 24,000 emails from Palin’s time as governor and still, the most shocking thing remains the media’s obsession with a woman they call ‘irrelevant.’ Irrelevant, really? Nothing says ‘power’ to me than knowing that a bunch of die hard Palin-haters are giving up one of their first summer weekends to learn that Palin thought the media was biased.”
Liberal Lunacy, with a bit of satire:
“MSM complains: Palin is leading us on another wild goose chase...”
Patrick S. Adams, at Patrick's World USA:
“The mainstream media intention was obvious: find emails that would be damaging to Palin's political career and focus the public on them. The outcome, however, is turning out to be quite different. Instead it has turned into the ultimate Wile E. Coyote moment for the mainstream media whose antics since Palin hit the national stage in 2008 have been as comical as what happens in the cartoon series ‘Road Runner.’ The mainstream media has tried to blow her up, drop boulders on her, get her to eat poison and trap her in ingenious contraptions involving catapults and boxes of TNT. Just as in the cartoon, the hapless media falls off cliffs, has anvils fall on their heads and is repeatedly blown up by hit stories and lies that keep backfiring... The emails paint a picture of an extremely competent, observant and politically astute executive and leader. This could give strength and add more substance to arguments as to why she would be an effective president. She clearly demonstrates the political and intellectual wherewithal necessary to be a strong executive... As for the media, meep meep.”
Katie Pavlich, at's The Tipsheet:
“Three of the Dumbest Politico Palin Headlines of the Day...”
Aaron Goldstein, at The American Spectator's AmSpec blog:
“If only this level of diligence had been exercised by the liberal media when Barack Obama announced he would run for President in February 2007. But they couldn't allocate their precious resources to such scrutiny. Why that would have reduced the amount of time they would have had to campaign for Mr. Obama. I think this whole exercise is best summed up by Elspeth Reeves of The Atlantic Wire, who wrote on Friday, ‘See something interesting. Send it to me.’ And by interesting, Reeves means embarrassing. Somehow I doubt she would consider anything which puts Palin into a positive light to be interesting. It is all part of their ongoing campaign to dismiss Sarah Palin from public life.”
JustMary, at Be John Galt:
“Palin Scandal! Palin Email is Nothing, Check Out What Else She Wrote!”
John Nolte, at Big Hollywood:
“This was an unprecedented fishing expedition launched by the same liars who just last month were writing about Palin’s irrelevancy. Their sinister goal had nothing to do with news, the goal was only to find something to embarrass the Governor, create the scent of scandal and, of course, conclude their craven mission to destroy her by any disgusting means necessary... Up till now, what we’ve learned from these 24,000 emails is only what we already knew: Palin was an effective and engaged Chief Executive of her State and that there are black holes that don’t suck as hard as the MSM.”
Christine Mai-Duc, at the LA Times:
“Sarah Palin emails: An outpouring of support after Trig's birth...”
Ed Morrissey, at Hot Air:
“Did CBS feel the need to publish non-news to excuse the expense of sending reporters to Juneau to get their peek at Palin’s inbox? Years ago, I was a fan of the comic strip Bloom County, one of the best satirical looks at politics and culture in that art form. One of the characters, Milo, often acted as a muckraking journalist, and in one strip he decided to play a record from a local heavy-metal band (‘Deathtöngue’) backwards to get to the subliminal messages. As ‘Go to church!’ and ‘Tithe! Tithe!’ emanated from the speakers, Milo said, ‘I don’t have a story.’ Too bad the national media doesn’t have the sense that a comic-book character had 25 years ago.”
Tim Graham at NewsBusters:
“But no one is saying a news organization shouldn't look through the e-mails. They're saying it's odd that you would hire a ‘crowd’ of non-professionals (and you know how haughty they are about being professionals) to page through them.”
ThePeoplesComrade at The People's Cube:
“Comrades, We need dedicated volunteers to monitor, hack, pilfer, steal, bribe and cajole email histories from Sarah Palin. Please forward all results to the Ministry of Honesty and Fairness™... So far we have tabulated this incriminating list of epithets: 54 golly, 68 darn, 159 gee whiz, 998 you betcha... Thank you in advance and be assured that His Slipperiness extends his gratitude.”
Kristina Lazzaro at New York Conservative:
“What exactly is the media looking for? They are looking for any bit of information that can be used against Sarah no matter how ridiculous it may seem.”
Andrew Zarowny at Right Pundits:
“The media frenzy in attempts to find more dirt on Sarah Palin is perhaps a new low for the state of journalism in the United States. Never before have so many sought to find so much wrong with one person. The modern day witch hunt goes beyond the pale of responsible, ethical journalism, and unmasks their true agenda. A few interesting pieces of information have been learned from the emails. They verify the hard work Palin did to break a 30-year deadlock on plans to build a natural gas pipeline from Alaska to the Lower-48 with her pluck and political savvy... Most of the 24,000 Sarah Palin emails released by the State of Alaska demonstrate her hard work as governor and the wide spread popularity she enjoyed. But the New York Times, Washington Post and NBC News continue to go negative, seeking anything, even the smallest, most obscure reason to cast doubt on any possible run for the White House against Barack Obama in 2012. The emails tend to reinforce the wisdom by John McCain in selecting Palin to be his vice presidential running mate in 2008.”
- JP

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