Quitterrific half-governor Sarah Palin advanced Andrew Breitbart’s interpretation of a news organization’s partial phone conversation accidentally left on the voicemail of Alaskan U.S. Senate candidate, Joe Miller.
According to the Washington Post, the news team was reviewing “what-if” scenarios to anticipate coverage:
That phone call was placed near the end of a coverage planning meeting in our newsroom regarding that evening’s Miller rally in downtown Anchorage. The group of KTVA news personnel was reviewing potential “what-if” scenarios, discussing the likelihood of events at the rally and how KTVA might logistically disseminate any breaking news.” –General Manager, KTVA
Breitbart, not being a journalist, never bothered to call KTVA for an explanation. Instead Breitbart treated the partial voicemail in the same way he treated Shirley Shirrod’s edited clip on racism (which lead to her being unjustly fired).
Dumb as dirt and always eager to construe the “lamestream” media in the worst possible terms, Palin described the voicemail as conspiracy by “corrupt bastards” at CBS in Alaska. Palin was permitted to promote Breitbart’s outrageous accusations without evidence because Fox News gives her free range, unfettered by things like legitimate questions.