Palin Derangement Syndrome Hits Hard

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    Palin Derangement Syndrome Hits Hard

    The Washington Post company abandons its standards trying to take down Sarah Palin.

    Let us have a moment of silence in honor of the late journalism standards of The Washington Post company. They died last week, a victim of Palin Derangement Syndrome.
    First came Newsweek's cover of Palin in running shorts, over a headline of "How do you solve a problem like Sarah?" and a snide kicker that "she's bad news for the GOP--and everybody else too."

    Beyond the obvious partisanship, many women, Palin included, found the cover sexist and an attempt to demean her with the bimbo treatment.

    There might also be legal fallout. Newsweek, owned by The Post, had no right to use the photo, according to Runner's World magazine, which commissioned it.

    The company's flagship paper also embarrassed itself. It published dueling reviews of Palin's book "Going Rogue," with snarky blogger Ana Marie Cox making an astounding confession in her review:

    "I cannot claim to have completely read 'Going Rogue' -- I had to skim the last 150 pages (or more than one-third). I only got the thing into my hands late Monday afternoon with a deadline of early evening. It's terrible, I know, but if I didn't read it all, neither can Sarah Palin claim to have completely written it."

    My inquiry about how this could possibly be acceptable was answered by Rachel Shea, editor of the paper's Book World. She said in a breezy e-mail: "We thought our reviewers each provided unique perspectives on the book, and Ana Marie Cox was up front about her examination of it."

    There you have it. The Post no longer requires reviewers to actually read the books they are reviewing, as long as they are "up front" about it.
    It's Sarah Palin's fault.

    MICHAEL GOODWIN: Palin Derangement Syndrome Hits Hard - FOXNews.com

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    Palin Derangement Syndrome Hits Hard

    Sarah Palin to the liberals is like garlic to a vampire....

    Liberals fear of Palin is definately deranged. It's a mental illness.


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    Great post but I'm getting the feeling even liberals on this board are getting weary of picking on Palin..
     
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    Palin didn't write the book so it's safe to say those suffering from PDS reveal themselves by defending Palin. The whole fucking thing is retarded.
     
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    Are you certain Obama wrote his..?
     
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    Are you mentally ill? It is completely acceptable and has been done by lots of people over the ages, to commission someone to write what you have to say.

    By the way Lumpy the op is not attacking the fact the book reviewer did not actually read the book, he is attacking the Post for actually bringing it up.
     
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    As long as Sarah Palin and her supporters push her onto the public stage she's going to be attacked.

    You can't have it both ways, guys.
     
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    Does jell-o make a good parachute?
     
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    If objecting to fake books makes me mentally ill then I'm gladly the sickest fuck in the world. People accepting ghost autobiographies does not make them acceptable by virtue of silence.
     
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    I guess you've thrown out all your books written about George Bush then, after all he didn't write them.
     
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    Was she the first public figure to have a ghostwriter? No she was not so it is hardly a reason to slam her book unless you hate all ghostwritten material.
     

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