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The Persecution of Sarah Palin: How the Elite Media Tried to Bring Down a Rising Star Paperback – Bargain Price, September 28, 2010
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Matthew Continetti is the associate editor of the Weekly Standard and a contributing editor to National Affairs. Continetti was a 2008 Phillips Foundation journalism fellow, and his articles and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times .A graduate of Columbia University, he lives in Arlington, VA.
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During the election of 2008, mainstream media routinely revealed their obsession with some of the candidates - be it cult-like worship for Obama, or rabid hatred for Sarah Palin. In either case it was a huge disservice to the electorate, and besmirched the profession of journalism.
Mr. Continetti's book, coupled with Bernie Goldberg's "Slobbering Love Affair with Obama" should be required reading for all aspiring journalists. Please - please learn from your history, quash this insidious trend, and restore integrity to what has been, and could again be, an honorable career path.
Continetti is little more than a propagandist who touts neocon talking points. He lacks any real journalistic integrity, including reporting with truth, objectivity, and hard evidence. Instead he spins to advance political causes on behalf of the neocons.
I say this as a Palin supporter. There is a lot to commend Palin, but Continetti's cloying, slavish, uncritical devotion and efforts to cozy up to Palin and McCain, no doubt hoping to win favor in their inner circle, does not do her justice.
Continetti is an immature, sorry excuse for a journalist. He is a good writer, however, if you enjoy works of fiction. As a journalist, he fails.
The author also does a good job of exposing the problems within the campaign itself. They were so wrapped up with catching the media off guard with her pick as VP, they forget to give the staff the background information that would have allowed staff members to quickly squelch unsubstantiated rumors. A valuable lesson is there for future candidates.
I do think the author spent a little too much time dealing with blogs and tabloid type papers, which I don't consider viable media streams. More focus on the MSM would have made the book a better read and would have made the case stronger than it already is.
The book should be read by all those who believe Palin will be a viable candidate in the 2012 primary or general election. Many people have already made u their mind about Palin, which is unfortunate. This book might change a few minds.
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