Friday, October 10, 2008

Beyond Self-Parody

Folks, this is clearly well past the realm of, You can't make this up. Here's the headline:

AP Palin pre-empts state report, clears self in probe

And here's the lede:

Trying to head off a potentially embarrassing state ethics report on GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, campaign officials released their own report Thursday that clears her of any wrongdoing.

Apparently the McCain campaign has decided that their real competition in this election is Tina Fey and the SNL writers team. Either that or sometime after falling asleep last night in my apartment in Paris, France, I was transported by a space-time vortex to a location in 1930's Soviet Russia.

Seriously, if this is what the McCain gang calls oversight, a whole bunch of execs in the banking sector are popping the bubbly right about now. And in the way they frame the story, the AP (which I assume now stands for American Pravda) is very much part of the problem.

On second thought, you can make this up. I recall reading a novel along these lines, written by a guy named... Ah, skip it.

Posted by Judah in:  Media Coverage   Politics   

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