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Posted by on Oct 10, 2008 in Media, Politics | 2 comments

Palin Report Due Today

The video above is Jon Stewart’s round-up of Fox News election coverage since the debate. “If you want to see real panic, don’t go to Wall Street, head down to Fox News.”

Fox complains [Youtube sans ad] that the Newsweek cover photo of Palin isn’t retouched:

When did untouched become “unfair,” as a Republican media consultant claims during the segment? And when did it become a requirement to retouch photos in news magazines rather than fashion ones?

… It’s also ridiculous that the three women on the segment prefaced their statements by some form of “Sarah Palin is a beautiful woman.” We get it.

If I were Palin, I would upset. Not at the magazine, but at these women who can only talk about her as a “beautiful woman.”

And this isn’t sexist treatment?

The Alaska Legislature is investigating the firing of Alaska state trooper Michael Wooten and to establish whether the governor abused the powers of her office to pursue a personal vendetta.

Yesterday, the Alaska Supreme Court rejected an attempt to shut it down by a group of six Republican legislators. The report is due today.

The NYTimes did some looking of its own:

[A]n examination of the case, based on interviews with Mr. Monegan and several top aides, indicates that, to a far greater degree than was previously known, the governor, her husband and her administration pressed the commissioner and his staff to get Trooper Wooten off the force, though without directly ordering it.

In all, the commissioner and his aides were contacted about Trooper Wooten three dozen times over 19 months by the governor, her husband and seven administration officials, interviews and documents show.

Salon looks into Palin’s relationship with AIP (the Alaska Independence Party). And Raw Story says the Secret Service has investigated an alleged death threat against Barack Obama shouted Monday at a Palin rally.