Based apparently on blog reports, the NYT reports that Sarah Palin was a member of the Alaskan Independence Party. It’s not true, which they could have found out themselves if they had bothered to look at voter registration records. This is journalistic malpractice, plain and simple. In fact, the entire article is “materially false,” says a senior campaign strategist.
More generally, the way the media has comported themselves over Sarah Palin is disgusting. After all the reams they’ve written, they have nothing other than the trooper allegation, which was already public and will prove to be nothing. Nevertheless, by relentless fixation on vicious rumors and private family issues, they’re trying to create a bad odor to Palin’s nomination.
Honestly, I didn’t think my opinion of the mainstream media could fall even lower.