Yesterday, Vanity Fair released yet another long hatchet job piece about . But what this piece has generated — well, besides incredulity that a magazine of Vanity Fair’s caliber would run a character assassination piece almost entirely based on anonymous sources — is a bipartisan backlash. Not against Palin, but against Vanity Fair.
Politico’s Ben Smith has already debunked two of the stories told in the piece. Clara Jeffery, editor of Mother Jones, tweeted that she was “annoyed by [Palin] being called to task things normal for any male pol. Like using cute kids as props.” Later, in response to Roger Ebert’s approving tweet, Jeffery sarcastically tweeted back: “Also bumming me out: That @ebertchicago would think Palin profile is ‘devastating.’ Uh, yeah, to journalistic standards.”
Fellow Mother Jones editor Monika Bauerlein was also annoyed, tweeting, “‘Sarah, these aides say, seemed comforted by having the children around, and she seemed lonely when they were gone.’ Truly a monster.”
Friday, September 03, 2010
When I heard that Vanity Fair was putting out an 18-page hit on Sarah Palin, I rolled my eyes. I couldn't really see the point of it, and in fact it seemed to be ridiculous overkill.
I wasn't alone in my assessment -- but I had no idea that that so much of the head-nodding would come from the left. VF made a really really silly editorial decision. It'll be interesting to see if there's any further blowback.
This is an excerpt:
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