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Politico vs. CNN: Two stunningly different MSM accounts of Palin’s tour


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Daily Caller:

As potential 2012 presidential candidate and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made her way up the U.S. eastern seaboard last week, the so-called mainstream media struggled to keep up since Palin made it known she wouldn’t be playing by their rules — which included giving them an itinerary of her journey. Did this turn the media coverage somewhat hostile against Palin and her bus tour? For Politico, perhaps.

In a June 3 filing from Seabrook, N.H. by Politico national political reporter Kasie Hunt, Palin’s bus tour was described in a headline as a “rolling menace.” The piece took issue with the bus tour for its lack of respect for traffic laws.

“Sarah Palin’s bus is plastered with a mock-up of the U.S. Constitution,” Hunt wrote. “But her entourage — both the three-vehicle motorcade that includes the bus and the smaller, two-SUV version she uses for smaller events — hasn’t been very respectful of traffic laws. They speed. They run red lights and stop signs. They make last-second lane changes to get off the highway, sometimes without signaling.”

And that, according to Hunt, made it very difficult for the media to cover the tour.

“So do the reporters following them,” Hunt continued, referring to those chasing Palin’s traffic-rules-ignoring tour bus. “Journalists in the caravan trailing her ‘One Nation’ tour bus describe the experience as harrowing, a rolling menace careening up the East Coast in hot pursuit of the former Alaska governor who declined to provide any advance itinerary of her tour over six days on the road.”snip
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