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Media WILL NOT Be Fair To Sarah Palin

September 25, 2008

Were reporters “banned” from Sarah Palin’s meeting with foreign leaders?  Does this show that Sarah Palin is not ready to stand on her own, and that the McCain campaign is either fearful or has something to hide?  Can Sarah Palin not handle the media?  How about “not.”

Fox News put this “story” into perspective:

The Associated Press and other media outlets reacted with alarm when the McCain camp kept reporters from attending a photo opportunity with Sarah Palin and foreign leaders at the U.N. on Tuesday. AP reporter Sara Kugler wrote that reporters were banned “so as not to risk a question being asked of Palin.”

The McCain camp later relented, but there was no concern by the AP in July when Barack Obama conducted similar closed-door meetings with European leaders.

And by the way, the Center for Responsive Politics reports Kugler donated to the liberal 527 group America Coming Together (ACT) during the 2004 campaign. Kugler gave $342 to the now-defunct voter registration group. ACT closed up shop after being fined $775,000 by the Federal Elections Commission in 2007 for violations of federal campaign finance laws.

So what do we learn?  We learn that the Associated Press reporter who used the loaded term “banned” has a history of supporting the left.  We learn that the McCain-Palin campaign was only asking for similar courtesy from the media that Barack Obama asked for – and received without questions about his competence.  And we learned that the media has no intention of being fair or objective.

I’ve said this before: if the media were just fair, and reported objectively and accurately without constant “editorializing,” I believe the Democratic Party would go the way of the Dodo bird.