Foxnews Ticked Off At Palin, So They Send Out Carl Cameron To Lie About Her





When Governor Palin arrived in Iowa yesterday Ben Smith of Politico tweeted:

On the way to the Palin mob, ran into a furious Fox crew who hadn’t been given a heads up.

Ben also writes:

Palin also gave extended interviews to CNN’s Don Lemon and ABC’s Jake Tapper. Fox had a camera at the event, but none of its on-air correspondents appeared at her hourlong press conference.

Evidently Fox didn’t take it lightly and decided to get even. So they sent out Carl Cameron to lie, spin and make stuff up, twice in 90 seconds:

 

First he said this.

She’s been saying for month really that she might run if she felt that there was not someone that could carry the type of constitutional message that she thinks is important. But today she said she might be able to support Rick Perry, the Texas Governor, who’s going to get into the race tomorrow, she might be able to support Mitt Romney, the national front runner, or anybody else, she said, on the republican side, because she’s an anybody but Obama candidate. The fact that she’s signaling potential support for others may be yet another sign that she’s backing away from the race.

Nice making stuff up Carl, here is what Palin really said.

Asked by a reporter is she would be enthusiastic about Rick Perry being the nominee she responded.

“If at the end of the line he’s the one left standing I would be extremely enthused about him because I’m a believer in ‘ABO’ – Anybody But Obama.”

What she said is that if  ”at the end of the line“, like at the end of the nomination process, whether she’s in or out, Perry is the nominee, or any other candidate for that matter, she would support them because anyone would be better than Obama.

I’ll go out on a limb here, but I think it’s a safe bet that if you ask any of the other candidates if they would support the eventual nominee they’ll all say they would support that candidate no matter who it might be. So how exectly does that suggest that Palin is backing off from running?

Cameron must have missed the various shots Governor Palin took at Perry:

Where she compared her executive experience to the one of Rick Perry.

Asked to compare her record to Perry’s, Palin noted that Alaska’s Constitution provides for a “very, very strong governor’s office,” which she said is not the case in Texas.

Or where she suggested Perry flip flopped:

 I was quite sure that he wasn’t going to run because he was adamant until I think about four months ago that he wasn’t going to run, so it surprised me.

Those are clearly not statements she would make about someone she was about to endorse. Those are statements Cameron would usually use to suggest Palin is going after a future rival.

How about when she was asked who she might support if it comes down to Romney vs Perry:

I don’t see that happening

The only way it won’t come down to Romney vs Perry is if Palin is not in the race. Everyone knows that if Palin is not in the race it will come down to Romney vs Perry. That’s a comment only a potential candidate who believes they will be the last one standing makes.

If Cameron really wanted to be fair and balanced he could have used any of the above quotes to suggest that Governor Palin is seriously thinking about entering the race.

But that wasn’t good enough for Cameron, he went on and doubled down.

Stringing people along suggests, that at the end of her process of deliberating, she’s not going to run. Otherwise she might say that she was just taking time and delaying her decision in order to figure it out. Stringing along suggests very strongly that she does not intend to run.

Apparently Cameron also knows what Governor Palin must be thinking. And unless Governor Palin uses the exact words he prescribes or thinks is appropriate, what she says must be interpreted to what fits his narrative. But here again Cameron was more than spinning it. Here is the clip of what Governor Palin actually said (emphasis added).

“This is what I’ve told Todd over and over: I don’t want to be seen as or perceived as stringing people along. Asking supporters ‘Oh, don’t jump in there on somebody else’s bandwagon because I may jump in. So hold off a little bit.’ That’s not fair to them after another month or two goes by. They need to know who it is that they can jump behind. Now more than every everybody’s got to get involved in this 2012 campaign. … It’s all the more reason to hurry up and decide and make that announcement.”

What Governor Palin said is that she’s seriously thinking about it, and while she believes it’s still way to early to make a an announcement, she does realize that she has to make an announcement shortly. Ideally she would wait much longer to make an announcement, but she is concerned that, whether she runs or not, if she waits too long it might appear that she’s stringing people along. She understands that her supporters will only wait so long and if she leaves it to late it wouldn’t be fair to them, and that may force her to make her announcement sooner than she may want to.

Cameron nit picked things that would make it appear that she isn’t running, and even those he did, he took out of context or spun them to push his pre-set narrative. If Cameron wanted to be fair and balanced he could have taken one of the many comments the Governor made that suggested she will be running.

Like this one

“There is still plenty of room for a common sense conservative,” the former Alaska governor insisted to a crush of reporters as she inspected cattle with her family at the Iowa State Fair.

[Palin]  suggested she was leaning toward a bid, adding: “When we’re ready to announce … you won’t be able to miss the announcement.”

Or how about the one where she elaborated on how she would run her campaign, the one that none biased reporters describe as “revealing of her current thinking” :

“Each campaign that I’ve ever run in these 20 years of elected office have been kind of unconventional — right, Todd? We’ve always been outspent two to one, 10 to one, five to one; never won any polls heading into election night but usually won the election. So it would be unconventional and very grass-roots. Very grass-roots. And I wouldn’t be out there looking for hires out of that political bubble that seem to result in the same old ideas, the same old talking points, the things that Americans get so sick and tired of hearing and kind of suffering through.

“You know, we want new. We want new energy. We want conviction and passion and candidness — even if through that candidness you make mistakes and you say things like ‘the executive power in Texas is different than the executive power in Alaska.’ . . . I’m just saying that candidness, not fearing so much what the interpretation is going to be when it comes to the comments and positions you’re articulating but just speaking from the heart and saying, ‘Here’s where I think America needs to head, and here’s how I think we can turn the economy around, and here’s what I’ve done in the past to show you truly a foundation of where my beliefs come from of what works in a small town, in a state, in a big industry like oil and gas — what is it that can be done to turn things around.’ I’ll express that and not fearing what the ramifications of the expressions would be.”

Governor Palin gave hour long press conferences and extensive media interviews. In each one, her comments and responses were more suggesting that she will be a candidate than were that she will not be. Most reporters, even the usual liberal media, took them as signs that she will be entering the race. Only Carl Cameron with his biased agenda against Governor Palin, encouraged by his employers, opted to go with lies and spin and do whatever it takes to sabotage Governor Palin’s political career. So much for fair and balanced.



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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melanie-White/1505029663 Melanie White

    This is NOT the first time that Carl Cameron has made moronic false statements. A field reporter is supposed to report facts, not editorialized opinions based on whatever his puppeteer (see Shep Smith) instructs him to say. 

    It seems logical that if others got a chance to interview Sarah Palin, that Carl could have too, but he chose to just take her comments to others out of context, and twist them in his weasely way. (Yes, Carl I am calling you a weasel).

    What we can see from Palin’s statements is that she does intend to run. It is absolutely clear she intends to run. But Bachmann has just now scored a knockout punch, knocking Pawlenty out of the race. This definitely boosts Bachmann up a notch. Perhaps this is what Palin was trying to avoid- having others trying to knock her out of the ring, forcing her to take swings at others. This ‘staying out of the fray’ technique  is a calculated risk, as the fame and name recognition factor Palin had going into the race is now minimized as the others gain recognition, supporters, volunteers, and wide media attention.

    THE PALIN FACTOR: It is very clear, however, very clear, that the results of the Iowa straw poll clearly show the “Palin Factor”: The Straw Poll results- having Bachman first and Paul second, an obviously skewed result as it does not reflect reality around he country- shows that a significant amount of people did not vote, because they are Palin supporters, or to a lesser degree undecideds, and are waiting to see what Palin is going to do.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melanie-White/1505029663 Melanie White

    This is NOT the first time that Carl Cameron has made moronic false statements. A field reporter is supposed to report facts, not editorialized opinions based on whatever his puppeteer (see Shep Smith) instructs him to say. 

    It seems logical that if others got a chance to interview Sarah Palin, that Carl could have too, but he chose to just take her comments to others out of context, and twist them in his weasely way. (Yes, Carl I am calling you a weasel).

    What we can see from Palin’s statements is that she does intend to run. It is absolutely clear she intends to run. But Bachmann has just now scored a knockout punch, knocking Pawlenty out of the race. This definitely boosts Bachmann up a notch. Perhaps this is what Palin was trying to avoid- having others trying to knock her out of the ring, forcing her to take swings at others. This ‘staying out of the fray’ technique  is a calculated risk, as the fame and name recognition factor Palin had going into the race is now minimized as the others gain recognition, supporters, volunteers, and wide media attention.

    THE PALIN FACTOR: It is very clear, however, very clear, that the results of the Iowa straw poll clearly show the “Palin Factor”: The Straw Poll results- having Bachman first and Paul second, an obviously skewed result as it does not reflect reality around he country- shows that a significant amount of people did not vote, because they are Palin supporters, or to a lesser degree undecideds, and are waiting to see what Palin is going to do.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melanie-White/1505029663 Melanie White

    This is NOT the first time that Carl Cameron has made moronic false statements. A field reporter is supposed to report facts, not editorialized opinions based on whatever his puppeteer (see Shep Smith) instructs him to say. 

    It seems logical that if others got a chance to interview Sarah Palin, that Carl could have too, but he chose to just take her comments to others out of context, and twist them in his weasely way. (Yes, Carl I am calling you a weasel).

    What we can see from Palin’s statements is that she does intend to run. It is absolutely clear she intends to run. But Bachmann has just now scored a knockout punch, knocking Pawlenty out of the race. This definitely boosts Bachmann up a notch. Perhaps this is what Palin was trying to avoid- having others trying to knock her out of the ring, forcing her to take swings at others. This ‘staying out of the fray’ technique  is a calculated risk, as the fame and name recognition factor Palin had going into the race is now minimized as the others gain recognition, supporters, volunteers, and wide media attention.

    THE PALIN FACTOR: It is very clear, however, very clear, that the results of the Iowa straw poll clearly show the “Palin Factor”: The Straw Poll results- having Bachman first and Paul second, an obviously skewed result as it does not reflect reality around he country- shows that a significant amount of people did not vote, because they are Palin supporters, or to a lesser degree undecideds, and are waiting to see what Palin is going to do.

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  • Anonymous

    I sure wish someone could explain to me how Bachmann became a front runner by winning a beauty contest that she bought and paid for?  these talking heads all sound like they got the same talking points from someone (don’t know who – don’t really care) but I really would like to ask them how winning a bought and paid for poll automatically puts someone in the front runner position for President & who has just about as much experience as the current fraud occupying the White House & living large off our dime………………………………. How does this happen and shouldn’t somebody put a fork it in and say it’t done & then bury it in the garbage along with the rest of the crap?

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  • Anonymous

    These are the times that I wish I used Twitter – emails get ignored but then again, I guess the tweets could be ignored too…………………..whatever, still want a talking head to give me an answer…………

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  • http://praying4commonsense.blogspot.com nala3325

    If Cameron really wanted to know what’s in Sarah Palin’s mind, all he needed to do was ask. She did not shy away from the media, in fact, she was quite engaging. Even that exchange with Don Lemon of CNN was about 5 minutes long. Cameron didn’t have to pretend to read her mind, he just had to ask, as any good reporter who does his/her job would do.

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  • Anonymous

    Great job Sheya

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  • Anonymous

    Good job Sheya…

    PALIN 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Good job Sheya…

    PALIN 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Great WORK Sheya….Thank You for Your Interesting Analysis….

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-McKenna/100000153073641 John McKenna

    Sarah gave her interview with FOX, while at the Iowa fair… via Hannity. 

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  • Anonymous

    Kudos to you Sheya. Cameron is Fox News’ Chief Scumbag Stenographer. Cameron is a real POS. He carried the Water for the Romney people after the campaign putting out lies.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QDV7B6HQJ45AWP7AV7EDCWL324 frank

    What is being said was that Fox did not cover her hour long press conference. I suspect Hannity and Greta are the only supporters that she has at Fox. Don’t forget Hannity said that for the first time that he felt she was running during her interview. That is completely contrary to the Fox talking points.

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  • Anonymous

    I agree Sheya.  It was obvious that Fox News was pissed off.

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  • Anonymous

    Carl Cameron proved what he was made of in the aftermath of the 2008 election.  He stabbed Governor Palin in the back.

    And don’t get me started on Shempard Smith.  (No, that’s not a typo.  I meant to write it that way.)  He’s incompetent on his best day.  The REAL “Shemp” could do a better job as a news anchor than Smith does.

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  • Anonymous

    Hannity knew she was going to be on his show, isn.tt that the FOX News??

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  • Anonymous

    I wish Sarah would just cut her ties with Fox, I have watched them for a long time their snarky little jabs and snickers, at and about Sarah, the Wallace roll of the eyes, CK, Rove,Morris Nicole Nikpor, Nicole Wallace,Brit Hume, Juan Williams, Bill Krystol, Bill O Reilly, and the resto fthat stable of Fox Fall Stars.

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  • Anonymous

    I think what happened, is poor Campaign Carl got caught with his pant’s down. I suspect he’d had a very busy day at the fair and slipped up to his hotel room to fortify himself with a fix, When suddenly he was called back into the fray his drugs were at their max and he realized he had to do something in a hurry and just made up his report on Sarah. What!! you don’t think he’s on drugs? Haven’t you noticed how his bulgy eyelids are always at half mast? It’s either that or his mother was scared by a large frog.

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  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately Rick Perry could be as bad as Obama. We need to take a stand in 2012, so no more excuses. The American people will not give Obama a second term so its time to put our best foot forward.     

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  • Anonymous

    Personally, I think you’re making a mountain out  of a mole hill.

    Nothing to see here, move along.

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  • Anonymous

    Melanie,
    The Ames poll is a twisted poll, and as fake as they come. It’s a ‘sfuffed ballot’ poll. It’s only taken in one location – Ames, Iowa. And it essentially amounts to which ever candidate can, who by hook or crook, bus, car, horse, or buggy, get enough of their supporters to show up in Ames, Iowa and cast most of the votes for them, wins the ‘Ames Enchilada’. That’s why Ron Paul usually does well in these ‘straw’ polls, that don’t mean a mountain of beans.

    Pawlenty dropping out, I believe had more to do with him not having “the fire” in the belly, than coming in behind Bachmann. If a ‘straw poll’ can knock him out, I doubt he had it in him to begin with. This is a point missed by everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    This country needs a conservative cable news network.

    Fox is run by a relative of Murdoch’s and his wife is a lib.  Combine that with the power of the Saudi owner and you can understand why the call from above has come down to shun Palin.

    The truth is that Fox is now left of center and over the next few years will continue to gradually move to the left.

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  • Anonymous

    She is not the front-runner.  Perry will now rise up sharply but come back down after his horrible record is examined:

    ACORN
    La Raza
    Being a Dem working for Al Gore
    In the pocket of Merch and other corporate titans
    Ignoring illegal immigration
    Giving money to illegals to go to college in Texas
    Job creation in Texas mostly low minimum wage jobs for illegals
    Slick to the core, but NOT a conservative.

    Rick Perry is a progressive.  About as progressive as you’ll get in Texas, but a progressive none the less.

    Spread the facts on his record all over.

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  • Anonymous

    Run Sarah!

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RJYBRJSLCDRX7MTRBLJG3JINCM Jack Bishop

    Of course her supporters, me being one of them, would like “some certainty” but that is not part of the “faithful” at this point.

    She did indicate, repeatedly, that September will be the month, which does not leave much time for the current candidates to take “another one out” before any announcement.

    The die is caste, except for Sarah, in this race for the Republican Nomination.

    (1) Romney, Perry, or Bachmann? Wildcard = Sarah

    The country “will not” elect another candidate from Congress in this election cycle. That leaves Governors as the only choices which realigns the race to:

    (2) Romney, Perry, or Sarah

    The Romney and Perry campaigns “will be needed” to take one another “out” of the race so that it will end up a race “between two” whereby….

    (3) Equal records will be trumped by Popularity and the “win goes to Sarah”

    At least that is my hope for change in the coming month or two…

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KPPA2ZSDVDBGJE6CFNIQNMANAQ Gertraud Silbermann

    Why is she still called Governor Palin in the article? She left office ages ago. Regarding lousy reporting: the cringe-worthy lack of real reporting and fact-checking is a sad fact all across the media, whether it’s TV news or newspapers. I don’t buy the excuse that it’s the speed of the 24-hour news cycle that makes it necessary, I think it’s just a sign of disregard for the readers and viewers. No wonder people look for other means to get their news.

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