So writes prominent Palin critic and libertarian blogress Megan McCardle.
McArdle begins her post reminding her readers that she really doesn’t like Sarah Palin, even takes issues with folks (like yours truly) who fault the media for being “just a bunch of elitist hooligans who are out to get” the former Alaska Governor. But, this time, McArdle lays into the media, really wishing they “wouldn’t act like, well, a bunch of elitist hooligans who are out to get her“:
Then there’s the Associated Press, putting 11 reporters on the task of “fact checking” her book. I put the words in quotes because the CJR notes that much of this herculean feat is not checking facts, but quibbling with interpretations or sentimental boilerplate about the hearts and minds of Alaskans. But the deeper question is how come Palin’s book gets a team of fact checkers, when books by other politicians get the standard gloss?
Seems the AP calls fact-checking what some people call literary criticism and others call spin.