How Many Associated Press Fact-Checkers Does It Take …

to find that New York hotels are expensive, and that Sarah Palin stayed in one once?  Here’s an excerpt from the AP article:

PALIN: Says she made frugality a point when traveling on state business as Alaska governor, asking “only” for reasonably priced rooms and not “often” going for the “high-end, robe-and-slippers” hotels.

THE FACTS: Although she usually opted for less-pricey hotels while governor, Palin and daughter Bristol stayed five days and four nights at the $707.29-per-night Essex House luxury hotel (robes and slippers come standard) for a five-hour women’s leadership conference in New York in October 2007. With air fare, the cost to Alaska was well over $3,000.

So how many names are on the AP byline?  11!  That’s not a misprint.  It’s ELEVEN.

By the way, the answer to that question leads us to the answer to this question, “Why newspapers are dying?”.  Answer: Too many buffoons to support with declining revenues caused by alienating more than half your potential audience.

[HT: Powerline]

— uo

Published in: on November 15, 2009 at 1:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

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