Thursday, July 16, 2009

Anything for access

Catching up on yesterday's links this morning. The local paper, The State, in South Carolina continues to impress with their willingness to commit journalism. Their records request to Mark Sanford's office turned up some very interesting emails from Sanford's "hiking the Applachian Trail" debacle. Like this:
“If you all want to speak on this publicly, you’re welcome to Washington Times Radio,” wrote staffer Joseph Deoudes to Sanford spokesman Joel Sawyer on June 23. “You know that you will be on friendly ground here!”
Also a funny exchange with Jake Tapper but my favorite was this one:
“If he wants something more personal for the blog to push back, I’m happy to help,” wrote Erick Erickson, a writer for On June 23, Erickson ripped “media speculation” about Sanford’s whereabouts.

“I wasn’t trying to be a reporter. I wanted to curtail the story,” Erickson said by e-mail. “Well that didn’t work.”
Heh. The power of wingnuttia to drive the narrative just ain't what it used to be.

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