Readers Shocked That NYT Would Dare Lend Credence to ‘Going Rogue’
December 8, 2009 by Lachlan Markay
New York Times readers were treated to a rare dose of sympathy for Sarah Palin and her new book yesterday. Columnist Stanley Fish reviewed “Going Rogue”, and cast it in a generally appealing light, while dispelling some of the most trumpeted criticisms of the former Alaska Governor’s autobiography.
Fish introduces his review with a humorous anecdote poking fun at some of the more deranged Palin-haters: Upon asking a customer service representative in a Manhattan bookstore where he could find “Going Rogue,” the employee “looked at me as if I had requested a copy of ‘Mein Kampf’ signed in blood by the author, and directed me to the nearest Barnes and Noble, where, presumably, readers of dubious taste and sensibility could find what they wanted.”
It is refreshing to see a commentary on “Going Rogue” that focuses on the work itself, and doesn’t try to make a political statement in a book review. Still a few of the Times’s readers surely felt sick after reading this, if they made it to the end at all. Some online commenters openly displayed their disgust for Palin, and for Fish for writing a half-sympathetic review of her work.
Ah yes, the New York Times readership: such a tolerant and open-minded bunch they are.
Sarah Palin dodges tomatoes
December 8, 2009 by ANDY BARR
Fallon Jokes to Maddow: ‘Awful’ That Palin Not Hit By Tomato
December 9, 2009 by Brad Wilmouth
On Tuesday night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC, during an interview with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, when Maddow recounted a recent incident in which a man unsuccessfully threw a tomato at Sarah Palin at a public event at a mall, Fallon joked that it was “awful” because the thrower “didn’t come close” to hitting Palin. Fallon: “Didn’t hit her at all? Didn’t come close? Awful.”
Matthews Calls Palin A ‘Troglodyte’ For Not Buying Global Warming
December 10, 2009 by Noel Sheppard
Did you know that if you don’t believe man is responsible for global warming you’re a prehistoric cavedweller completely unaware of what’s going on in the world?
So said MSNBC’s Chris Matthews during a discussion on Wednesday’s “Hardball” when he referred to Sarah Palin and everybody else that doesn’t agree with Nobel Laureate Al Gore’s view of climate change as “troglodytes.”
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