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The Post's Sarah Palin gaffe.

I won't argue the importance or lack thereof, of President Barack Obama's skeet shooting and whether it was worthy of the attention it received in the Washington Post and elsewhere. [See AJR Editor and Senior Vice President Rem Rieder's column, "Too Zany for The Onion," http://www.ajr.org/Article.asp?id=54901] I will argue that the Post's story that Sarah Palin was joining Al Jazeera is demonstrative of a mind-set of many journalists toward the former governor. [The Post based its story on an item on the satirical Web site The Daily Currant.] The story has since been corrected, but the fact that The Daily Currant was used by a writer on the Post as a news source goes beyond the pale. Really--this got by at least one editor.

H. MICHAEL SARKISIAN

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Title Annotation:LETTERS
Author:Sarkisian, H. Michael
Publication:American Journalism Review
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Mar 22, 2013
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