The media’s double standard with Palin

No matter what you think about the phenomenon that is Sarah Palin, you should be repulsed by those in the media who apply a double-standard to her, her family and her politics.

Expanding on that theme this morning is Toby Harnden, the Daily Telegraph’s U.S. editor, who writes:

"The trove of more than 13,000 emails detailing almost every aspect of Sarah Palin’s governorship of Alaska, released late on Friday, paints a picture of her as an idealistic, conscientious, humorous and humane woman slightly bemused by the world of politics.

"One can only assume that the Left-leaning editors who dispatched teams of reporters to remote Juneau, the Alaskan capital, to pore over the emails in the hope of digging up a scandal are now viewing the result as a rather poor return on their considerable investment.

If anything, Mrs Palin seems likely to emerge from the scrutiny of the 24,000 pages, contained in six boxes and weighing 275 pounds, with her reputation considerably enhanced. As a blogger at Powerline noted, the whole saga might come to be viewed as ‘an embarrassment for legacy media.’ ”

You can view the whole story here. It would be especially good for the knee-jerk Palin haters. But I suspect any bit of fact that upsets the myth of Palin in the U.S. media is unwelcome reading material.

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