hblask, on Monday, September 6th, 2010, 10:43 AM, said:
Who cares about her enough to read all that? I read a bunch of it, and it seems to be just typical slanted journalism, short on facts and long on dire omens. Any claims that are specific are "off the record" and "anonymous", apparently out of fear that Sarah will send thugs to break their legs (or some other random, non-specified threat).Yeah, I'm not a fan of Sarah's, but I'm even less a fan of really really bad ideologically motivated "journalism".
Negative isn't slanted, it's just negative. The author has quotes from her husband, has clearly researched most of the claims in the story, and gets most people on the record. You should really try reading it before burning it.
After one local Republican delivers 90 minutes of uninterrupted praise for Palin, I ask whom else I should talk to, and the answer comes so fast it’s like a cry for help—which is how, the next day, I end up in the living room of Colleen Cottle, who is the matriarch of one of Wasilla’s oldest families, and who served on the city council when Palin was mayor. She says she and her husband, Rodney, will pay a price for speaking candidly about Palin. Their son is one of Todd Palin’s best friends. “But it is time for people to start telling the truth,” Colleen says. She describes the frustrations of trying to do city business with a mayor who “had no attention span—with Sarah it was always ‘What’s the flavor of the day?’ ”; who was unable to take part meaningfully in conversations about budgets because she “does not understand math or accounting—she only knows buzzwords, like ‘balanced budget’ ”; and who clocked out after four hours on most days, delegating her duties to an aide—“but he’ll never talk to you, because he has a state job and doesn’t want to lose it.” This type of conversation is repeated so often that Wasilla starts to feel like something from The Twilight Zone or a Shirley Jackson short story—a place populated entirely by abuse survivors.