Wed 8th June 2011, 2:17am
The reporters who are speeding, tailgating, cutting off other cars, blasting through roundabouts and passing on the right in an effort to keep up, say they have no other choice since they never know what Palin’s up to or where she’s headed — and aides typically won’t tell them anything. Once they’re on the road, they’re filing urgent updates by phone and figuring out unorthodox bathroom breaks, like the reporter who pulled over to relieve himself on the side of the highway going from Gettysburg, Pa., to Philadelphia — drawing notice from both Palin aides and the rest of the trailing press.
“It’s like paparazzi,” said one reporter who followed Palin to the Thursday evening clambake. “It’s like following Princess Diana.”
Isn't that nice. We get to watch the death of "journalism".
That's what Palin really is.
And Wikipedia is, apparently, the death of scholarship. Her BLP is one of the most
vandalized and closely hyper-watched of all. It's also one of the longest.....currently
at 166,000 bytes. The only BLPs that are longer: George W. Bush
, Ernst Nolte
(?), Barack Obama
, Hillary Rodham Clinton
, Aussie cricket player Ricky Ponting
and ha ha, Lyndon LaRouche
And that brings up Wikipedia's longest biography of all.
Which I'm going to discuss (with disgust) elsewhere.