Friday, November 7, 2008

MEDIA: Freddie Mac Emanuel, CNN Coverage, Bll Whathisname, More Palin Dirt

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ABC Scoops the Blogosphere

Emanuel Was Director Of Freddie Mac During Scandal

According to a complaint later filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Freddie Mac, known formally as the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, misreported profits by billions of dollars in order to deceive investors between the years 2000 and 2002.

Emanuel was not named in the SEC complaint (click here to read) but the entire board was later accused by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) (click here to read) of having "failed in its duty to follow up on matters brought to its attention."


Unnamed "aides" continue to spin the "Sarah Palin is a diva" line, meanwhile the caribou-hunting governor returns to Alaska.

An unnamed source who’s probably Randy Scheunemann told Politico two weeks ago that Schmidt and Wallace would end up being the ones trying to tear Palin down. Whether that’s because the source had reason to believe they’d leak or simply because he/she knew there was bad blood between them and Palin and expected some post-campaign sniping, no one except Politico knows. Two months later, though, I’m unclear how Palin was “overprepared” for questions about what periodicals she likes to read or why Russia’s proximity to Alaska enhanced her foreign policy credentials, as she suggested to Charlie Gibson. Those are the questions that killed her, not anything having to do with, say, naming the deputy prime minister of Kazakhstan.

The LA Times has new dirt too, related mainly to the shopping expenses, and unsurprisingly it’s linked (indirectly) to Schmidt, Rick Davis, and Nicolle Wallace. Here’s an interview she did today in four parts with local radio in Alaska. She is, more than ever, a woman in demand.

--Newsweek dishes new dirt on Palin and Nicolle Wallace

Nicole Wallace on Today show, November 7 2008: "Sarah Palin is not a diva."

ALSO at DBKP: McCain Aides Attack Sarah Palin: Scapegoating Sarah Palin

In case you missed it, CNN has recapped their coverage of Election 2008 so it fits on a T-shirt.
--Obama Inspires Historic Victory

Facts finally make it through the MSM Election 2008 narrative.

* News Flash from the AP: No hidden white bias seen in presidential race

* News Flash from CNN: Report: '08 turnout same as or only slightly higher than '04

Mary Catherine Ham points out the absurdity of the unnamed McCain campaign hachetmen's claims about Palin.

Disgruntled McCain staffers not only require you to believe that the chief executive of the state of Alaska knew nothing about one of her state's most important trading partners, but that she was equally oblivious to the economic winds affecting the industry that provided her very own livelihood. Perhaps they should head to the NYT next, which has a history of employing anyone who has a penchant for writing slam books about Republicans.

This accusation didn't pass the smell test to begin with, but because McCain staffers are requiring us to defend our popular former vice presidential nominee against NYT-like attacks, there are some facts to consider.
--A Few Things You'd Have to Believe to Believe What McCain Staffers Say About Sarah Palin

What she said.

Bill Maher demonstrates to Larry King how hard it is to be fresh and funny when you're repeating what everyone on the Left is saying.

King: Is Gov. Palin the new star of the Republican Party?

Maher: If they're not very bright, she is. I mean, that's going to be the gut check for the Republicans ... what direction are they going to go in now?

Now, I think politicians are usually led by the idea that they want to win elections. And Sarah Palin was a bit of an Alaskan albatross around John McCain's neck -- not that he would have won anyway.
--Maher: There's gotta be something funny about Obama

For those trying to tell the two apart, Larry King wears glasses.

by Mondo
image: crapthatticksmeoff

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