Friday, November 28, 2008

The Palin Pardon Problem

Didja see the controversial turkey pardon by Sarah Palin? I'm not shy about criticizin the Alaskan governor, but this case I concur with Wonkette—the real problem is the squeamish, convention-bound coverage that (as far as I can tell) censored footage that was actually innocuous, makin it seem much more sensational than it actually was.

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Here's "uncensored" footage.

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And here's a parody from Slate, with thanks to Keith Olbermann.

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