Sunday, 17 May 2009
One Sarah Palin, two different styles
There are different styles of blogging...
The high profile progressive blogs that follow Sarah Palin and Alaska politics pride themselves in providing links to their sources, backing up their arguments against any of the politicians they challenge with quotes and links to news articles and other documents.
In contrast, the fan sites that worship Sarah Palin manage to turn any trivial occurrence into a major conspiracy orchestrated by the White House and claim that people who disagree with Sarah Palin's actions or find her conduct unethical are haters and paid operatives who receive their orders straight from Axelrod.
Objections by Juneau residents regarding bus tours that went past the Governor's Mansion became a hate fest, a citizen branded a hater with a personal agenda against Sarah Palin and... Piper's lemonade stand, trampoline and goodness knows what else.
The lemonade stand was a figment of someone's imagination until one appeared a few days after the story first appeared on the Palin adoring blog. The trampoline became an issue only after the governor mentioned it, in full victim mode.
Then there was the White House conspiracy that prevented Sarah Palin taking centre stage at the Wasilla High School graduation ceremony. The blog didn't have a single link to a news source.
Sarah Palin criticized the media for using information given by bored anonymous bloggers as hard news sources. In the case on the graduation conspiracy, the ADN picked up the story from a blog. According to the Juneau Empire, the same happened regarding Piper's lemonade stand.
Trig truthers are branded as complete lunatics because they refuse to believe Sarah Palin was pregnant with Trig. At least they look for evidence and so far the media have not used any of these blogs as hard news sources...
Ironic or what?
Juneau Empire: bus tours story timeline
ADN: Sarah Palin's contribution to the story