There is a marked difference between bloggers and the MSM when it comes to Sarah Palin. Progressive bloggers write what they do in order to get to the truth and sometimes take donations to cover their expenses. The MSM, with honourable exceptions, want to make big money.
Bloggers are not ruled by corporate interests. Some have evolved (I use the term "evolve" loosely) into cults and others are committed to exposing the other side of Sarah Palin. An admirable group of Alaskan bloggers have provided objective insight into their governor's actions when Sarah Palin was tapped by John McCain to join his ticket. Their efforts gave other people, far and wide, the impetus to start their own blogs. Palingates wouldn't exist without the inspiration from AKM, Shannyn, Gryphen, Celtic Diva and Phil Munger, among others.
We're all still working hard to unravel Sarah Palin's misdeeds and deceptions. Different styles, different appoaches, but we're all on the same side. Read the blogs. We back up our findings with hard evidence. The opinions are balanced and based on fact. We want to be credible and to that end we dig deep to provide proof to back up our claims.
The MSM, rightly called lamestream media by Sarah Palin, have another agenda. They don't want to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. Sarah Palin is money. She makes headlines and sells newspapers, generates hits on the internet. The MSM stirs the pot and creates controversy in order to keep her topical and bankable.
Fine. They make their money and we continue to search for the truth.
The good old days of Woodward and Bernstein are long gone. We have the internet, we have instant access to information. No Deep Throat necessary anymore. Now we see the cult of celebrity and an unbridled desire for ratings, hits and money. The MSM chose to pursue profits, the almighty dollar.
We bloggers chose to remain truthful and will continue to do so. From Alaska, from Europe, from Australia or Timbuktu, we're united in not compromising, not selling out.
The MSM can choose to ignore us or try discredit us. That doesn't change the facts, does it?
I prefer our way of doing things. When my head hits the pillow, I'm still poor but I get a good night's sleep.