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Palin Goes Rogue On The Media

Written by K. Daniel Glover - AIM.org

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Sarah Palin met the press at the storied Washington Gridiron Club's annual winter dinner, and this time she got the best of the media elite with cutting humor.

Here are the media-related highlights I pulled from conservative blogger Don Surber's recap:

As Surber said, self-effacing humor works best in venues like the Gridiron Club. That explains why Palin poked fun at herself with references to death panels and the newspapers she reads, both of which involved statements she has made. But those punchlines have the extra benefit of taking jabs at biased reporters who pounce on every word she says when they can be used to make her look bad.

In the end, the journalists are the ones who end up looking bad. Palin gets the last laugh.

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K. Daniel Glover is the online communications strategist for AIM for Accuracy In Media. He has worked as an editor, writer and new media specialist in the Washington area since 1991, spending most of that time at National Journal and Congressional Quarterly.

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