WaPo and the Times call for Online activists to help smear Palin

The Washington Post and New York Times are asking for help from online readers to go through the 24,000 emails the state of Alaska was forced to release from Sarah Palin's government account, as well as messages she sent from her private email account to state employees. Politico reports on the date range: At 9 a.m. Alaska time (1 p.m. Eastern), 17 media organizations and individuals will each get five 50-pound boxes of printed out and partially redacted copies of emails spanning from the beginning of Palin's term as governor through September 2008, capturing most of the presidential campaign. They won't cover the election itself, its aftermath or her resignation as governor in the summer of 2009. The Guardian is also asking its readers to help it troll for dirt. The most likely respondents to this help wanted ad by news outlets are liberal online activists who, to put it charitably, have a less than zealous devotion to truth seeking. They will twist, mangle, shake, spin, and...(Read Full Post)