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  1. #1 AP Turns Heads for Devoting 11 Reporters to Palin Book 'Fact Check' 
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    Sarah Palin is no normal politician, and at the Associated Press, apparently "Going Rogue" is no normal book.

    When the former Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor wrote her autobiography, the AP found a copy before its release date and assigned 11 people to fact check all 432 pages.

    The AP claims Palin misstated her record with regard to travel expenses and taxpayer-funded bailouts, using statements widely reported elsewhere. But it also speculated into Palin's motives for writing "Going Rogue: An American Life," stating as fact that the book "has all the characteristics of a pre-campaign manifesto."

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    Reviewing books and holding public figures accountable is at the core of good journalism, but the treatment Palin's book received appears to be something new for the AP. The organization did not review for accuracy recent books by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, then-Sen. Joe Biden, either book by Barack Obama released before he was president or autobiographies by Bill or Hillary Clinton. The AP did more traditional news stories on those books.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009...ok-fact-check/

    Although not listed, I dare say they didn't send anyone to fact check An Inconvenient Truth.
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    Gore and Obama get off ... Palin gets put through hell. :mad:
    If leftists didn't have double standards, they'd have no standards at all.
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    Let em assigm 11 hotdogs to fact check the stimulus bill or the healthcare fiasco!!

    Never happen!!

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    Why this is,,,,,is,,,,A HATE CRIME!

    When will these morons be held accountable?:mad:
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    What is funny is that the more the loons on the left attack her, the more books she will sell, and will increase her ability to raise political funds for candidates that she supports in 2010.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    Why this is,,,,,is,,,,A HATE CRIME
    Actually, that's probably true.
    If leftists didn't have double standards, they'd have no standards at all.
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    I wish this wasn't called fact checking. It should be called for what it is, digging for dirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    I wish this wasn't called fact checking. It should be called for what it is, digging for dirt.
    The press once again show their bias. How many AP reporters were devoted to fact checking Barry's book(s)?
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    Did they charge per 12 word paragraph?

    "Imagine that," the post read. "11 AP reporters dedicating time and resources to tearing up the book, instead of using the time and resources to 'fact check' what's going on with Sheik Mohammed's trial, Pelosi's health care takeover costs, Hasan's associations, etc. Amazing."


    The AP, however, regularly writes "fact checks" for major political speeches, such as a September health care speech by President Obama.
    *crickets chirping*
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    The AP, however, regularly writes "fact checks" for major political speeches, such as a September health care speech by President Obama.
    And everything was OKAY! Yay! Unicorns! Puppies! Rainbows! Yay!
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