Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Another Day Another Palin Smear

H/T: Memeorandum

The New York Post has a painfully lame attempt to discredit Palin claiming her lectures are a tough sell.Of course no hard evidence is given as the post cites information from an unnamed "industry insider." The source appears to be about as unbiased and informed as Andrew Sullivan:
Palin's bookers are said to be asking for $100,000 per speech, but an industry expert tells Page Six: "The big lecture buyers in the US are paralyzed with fear about booking her, basically because they think she is a blithering idiot."

Many big lecture venues are subscription series, "and they don't want to tick people off," said our source. "Palin is polarizing, and some subscribers might cancel if she's on the lineup." Other lecture buyers are universities, which have a leftist slant, and corporations, which dislike controversy.

"Palin is so uninteresting to so many groups -- unless they are interested in moose hunting," said our insider. "What does she have to say? She can't even describe what she reads."
Did someone get paid to write this? I see at Memeorandum the author is listed as Victoria Gotti, that would explain the hit job then.  Maybe Ms Gotti should try something new and novel like investigating the truth of the insiders's claims.  An August 31 Politico report mentions Palin had already received 1070 and counting, invitations to speak. This completely contradicts the notion her speeches are a tough sell. This biased unnamed source doesn't even bother to give credible analysis.  He/she appears to be mixing their own opinion with speculation. None of this stops the MSM from running with the garbage as this google search reveals. All this is proof positive the term "journalistic integrity" is the "new black" in oxymorons.

For a great take down on Gotti's hit job see Jammie Wearing Fool who makes a great point with the headline: 'Blithering Idiot's' Book Already No. 1 at Barnes and Noble and No. 2 at Amazon 

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