NYT Newsflash: The people Palin beat don't like her

NYT: We don’t need no stinking balance


Today’s New York Times
has a story about Sarah Palin’s critics
in Alaska. These are the “facts” that they use in the story:

  • They quote the guy she beat for Mayor of Wasilia.
  • They quote a Democratic city council member who says that Palin
    did something but doesn’t corroborate. The person who could have
    corroborated refused to comment.
  • They note a guy who she fired and who sued and lost his lawsuit
    over wrongful termination.

In other words, they interview people she beat. Funny. They
don’t like her. Politics ain’t beanbag. I suspect that Barack Obama
knows that too.

The only person they quote who isn’t directly hostile because
they lost a political battle to her is her Deputy Mayor who just
seems to punt.

Now, this is a woman with astronomical approval ratings. Don’t
you think that the New York Times could find at least one person
who would defend her? I mean… She won a primary for Governor
based, in part, on her record in Wasilia. They could have tried, at
least, right?

Give me a break. This isn’t news. This isn’t honest. This is
just the New York Times in full attack mode. And the “newspaper of
record” should be ashamed of itself for publishing it. And William
Yardley should be ashamed for writing it.