Saturday, July 4, 2009

Anchorage Daily News missed Palin resignation announcement!?... ADN staff reportedly arrived too late to be allowed access

The Anchorage Daily News missed Sarah Palin's biggest announcement of the year, due to arriving too late to be allowed in, according to a reader who passed the tip. And because they didn't have a reporter or photographer at the announcement, the ADN had to rely on a local TV station for photos and video. Here is the email:

Apparently the Anchorage Daily News couldn't muster resources to cover Sarah Palin's resignation announcement on Friday. No ADN reporter or photographer was there for the presser. The paper relied on its archives and MSNBC for photos. I guess they used local TV station video/audio from KTUU for reporting the announcement.


I've been told that an ADN photographer and AP reporter arrived at the tail end of the event, but were not permitted access by Alaska State Troopers because they arrived after the presser had started.



On another front, the ADN is making headway on vacating its current newsroom. The paper's offices are being consolidated on the ground floor of its two-story building. The top floor (with a view of the mountains) is being leased out.

I juct checked out the ADN's web site... The only photos from the announcement posted on the ADN's web site are grainy screengrabs from KTVA video.

They're so low quality I don't want to post them on my blog. Click here to see them.

Update: From comments:

"It looks like the AP reporter who missed the event was Rachel D'Oro. She writes: "State troopers blocked late-arriving media outside her home... "

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49 comments:

Anonymous said...

A day late and a couple billion dollars short! Business as usual...not enough staff to keep abreast of what is going on nor enough people to cover it. They probably had to use their own car (not a company car) to get there and knowing how well they get paid, their car most likely broke down on the way 'cause they couldn't afford to keep it in good repair.

Lincoln conservative said...

Poor ADN and AP. Incompetent on so many fronts.

It looks like the AP reporter who missed the event was Rachel D'Oro. She writes: "State troopers blocked late-arriving media outside her home, and her spokesman, Dave Murrow, finally emerged to confirm that Palin will step down July 26. He refused to give details about the governor's future plans."

Well, if you are "late-arriving," you end up missing the event and not being able to ask questions of the people involved. Journalism 101.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the ADN reporters were around back digging through her trash cans and didn't know why all the "real" reporters were there.
Keep them nails coming for your coffin, I hear they float real well when the ship finally sinks!

Anonymous said...

Justice prevails. The ADN's red face goes national. What a humiliation.

Anonymous said...

Ya'll be nice. The only people they had available were busy in the dumpster, attending the LA pedophile convention, under Obama's desk, and live in Idonwanajob's office in beautiful downtown Tehran.

John Altevogt said...

Too bad Anchorage doesn't have a real newspaper.

Anonymous said...

If you look closely in the background of photo #8, you can make out the ADN crew paddling a row boat across the lake! Is that the S.S.McClatchy they are on? Man (I'm) overbored!

Anonymous said...

All these comments are excellent. COTD is a toss up between the SS McClatchy in the back ground snip and the dumpster/trash cans round the back crack.
Thanks to all.
ROTFLMAO

McClatchy Watch said...

A reader looked at the photos on the ADN web site and thinks the ADN crew is visible in photo #8, paddling a little boat across the lake. Click here to see photo #8.

Anonymous said...

It should be obvious to the conservative "trolls" out there that she planned the announcement knowing that the ADN and AP would not be there.

If that broad is the best you have for 2012 then you all are in worse shape than I originally thought.

Anonymous said...

You mean she knew that the ADN and AP were incompetent morons?

Wow, then she's way smarter than Obama and his 57 states.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you all saw her speech live but she did the whole thing without a teleprompter or even notes and it was flawless.

Just to commemorate the occasion and lest we forget what happens when the messiah is under the same constraints with his "wonderful oratory" skills...this is what you get!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDJSVPAx8xc&feature=PlayList&p=FFB2394C1593E718&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=13

Anonymous said...

Flawless? That basketball analogy was brutal. It was a pure BS session as she attemped to portray herself as the victim. Please run for president in 2012.

Anonymous said...

Flawless? That basketball analogy was brutal. It was a pure BS session as she attemped to portray herself as the victim. Please run for president in 2012.


Revisit Obama's moment to shine at the link provided.

Yes, FLAWLESS! She never said....uh, buh, buh, well, uh, wait a minute, uh, er, well....even once.

She was clear, concise and correct in her delivery, with a message that was right on the mark at every turn.

Obamasiah was forlorn because he knew by comparison he's a punk bitch.

Anonymous said...

But Obama kills flies, destroys the economy and makes fun of the Special Olympics.

Isn't he awesome?

Anonymous said...

Her reasoning was flawless too. I'm not a quitter so I'm going to quit.

Anonymous said...

Not as lucid "Hope and Change" or whatever BS he spews.

Anonymous said...

You guys just keep on living in your dream world, and you'll be out of power for the next 20 years.

Anonymous said...

You guys just keep on living in your dream world, and you'll be out of power for the next 20 years.
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Even with the Obama Depression giving us 15% unemployment real soon?

Any chance of a prediction of Tuesday's Powerball numbers?

Anonymous said...

Yep that is definitely the ADN,AP crewing that boat in the back ground in picture #8.
You will notice it is a very small boat because when they asked only ethical reporters at ADN/AP to crash the Palin presser they realized a miniature boat would be big enough for the trip!!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see all the ADN cuts haven't affected the quality of service they provide to the community.

Oh wait...

Anonymous said...

Poor ADN. So busy with their political agenda that they could not find real news when it happened. Are any of you surprised?

Anonymous said...

ADN is just like the rest of the dead tree media, interested in controlling what we think and what we know. Long ago they abandoned actually covering the news. Now they manage the news.

Anonymous said...

Rachel D'Oro has a long term hate affair going with Palin. Rachel lost her credibility a long time ago.
What a poster girl for dilettante bias peddlers everywhere.

Anonymous said...

After being forced to back track on a cash for access program with reporter and Obama administration officials the publisher says:
"I want to apologize for a planned new venture that went off track and for any cause we may have given you to doubt our independence and integrity,
No worries. We have known that the WAPO and the media lost their "independence and integrity" a long time ago. Isn't it interesting that a major media outlet could command Obama officials to appear for the WAPO's profit?

Anonymous said...

You poor right wing wingnuts had a bad weekend. Your poster girl cuts and runs for no reason....and all you can whine about is Obama. Same old tired blah blah blah from you guys....but hey don't worry, the Hustler pictorial on Palin is bound to show up in the next few weeks.

Anonymous said...

O I don't know...
MSM in the tank with Palin hate ( please see your irrelevant and hateful comment about Hustler) WAPO doing access for cash with Members of the media AND the administration...this has been fun for me. Sorry it sucks for you.

Anonymous said...

Best news of all in Palin's resignation...she is going to start suing the leftist propagandists. Looks like they're going start getting the Tabloid treatment that the National Enquirer needed to straighten up.

Anonymous said...

You poor right wing wingnuts had a bad weekend.




It's been a great weekend. WaPo busted.

ADN, AP ineptitude exposed.

Biden admits they don't have a clue what they are doing.

Racist Supreme Court nominee exposed with ties to ACORN and Racist PR organization

McClatchy defaults on unsecured credit downgraded by all three Credit agencies

Michael Jackson DEAD.

Socialists announce 1000 dollar fines if you don't subscribe to their insurance scam.

Mairon Berry Arrested AGAIN. Will probably become adviser to Obama.

2 gay papers CLOSED!

Obama polls dropping like a stone.

Obama sides with Hugo Chavez over Honduran Presidents attempt to trash the constitution.

Yeah, it's been a real bad one. hahahhahhaha

John Altevogt said...

Now there's an issue of Hustler I'd buy.

Anonymous said...

Anom934....step away from the bottle, your racist, Nazi, homophobia are showing.

Anonymous said...

Word of the resignation was on the KTUU site by 11:30 a.m. It did not appear on the ADN site until mre than a half hour later. I heard the ADN didn't have anyone there. Knowing the newsroom, on a "holiday" Friday, they would typically have just one reporter working, who wouldn't start until noon or 1 p.m. Still, the fact that the presser was announced at 9 a.m. gave the ADN -- and the AP -- a full two hours to find reporters and dispatch them from Anchorage to Wasilla -- about a 45-minute trip. KTUU (the leading local TV station, ratings-wise) managed to pull it off. But ADN missed the show, and AP dispatch Rachel too late.

It's just further evidence of how depleted the ADN is in terms of time and talent. Heck, not two years ago they had a bureau in Wasilla with a full-time photographer, a sports reporter, and five or six full- and part-time reporters. Now that bureau is down to just one full-timer, one-part-timer, and a second part-timer who is out on leave.

It's pretty sad.

Anonymous said...

Anom934....step away from the bottle, your racist, Nazi, homophobia are showing.


Not possible, Racism and Nazism are traits born of Socialist/Democrat origin.


Homophobia is an invented term to describe anyone against the homosexual agenda. Seeing that Michael Jackson was a pedophile are you admitting that he is a member of the homosexual community? I do realize that NAMBLA was originated under the guise and cover of the Homosexual Lobby, but, I had thought that they disassociated themselves with child rapists.

I stand corrected.

Anonymous said...

When the lefties get mad and their emotion overwhelms their little brains you can always count on them to reach for the Nazi epithet. Of course the idea that National Socialism has a lot more to do with the liberal's statist agenda than with the individual liberty agenda of the right never seems to bother them. They think that the Nazi, racist homophobe trilogy trumps all. Poor little pea brain.

Anonymous said...

Anom934....step away from the bottle, your racist, Nazi, homophobia are showing.





I assume you are giving up whining about being picked on or called a name because someone, "disagrees with you." Correct?

Anonymous said...

10:28...Your punctuation needs help, almost as much as your brain. Seems like the local tax payer did not get value for the education dollar in your case. Can't write. Can't think. Priceless

Anonymous said...

It's 10:28 again. (For the record, I'm the second poster at 10:28, not the first one. I'm not sure if the punctuation critic was aiming for me or the other 10:28er, though my guess is the first 10:28 poster was the target. Either way, I concede that I made some punctuation errors in my hastily typed post. Oops.)

I've seen mention of Craig Medred on this site. I know he has both fans and critics on this blog. For the fans (and perhaps the critics), he wrote his take on the Palin resignation. It's now posted on the Alaska Dispatch blog.

Anonymous said...

It's 10:28 again.



I am pretty sure it was the other one. 9:34 spanked him into a frenzied brain lock that cut all signals to the fingers. (except for Nazi, racist, homophobe, ..., ,,, . /&^%, --- ... ---, Wah, and "I want my mommy."

Anonymous said...

Palin resigns. Priceless.
You guys will wanna do a hat dance after reading this by Maureen Dowd of your beloved NYT....enjoy
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/opinion/05dowd.html

ROTFLMAO

Anonymous said...

Plagiarist Dowd calling anyone "nutty" is just wishful thinking. Her eagerness to attack Palin ( and your's for that matter) is evidence that Palin scares the crap out of the lefties.
Something about unpretentious, straight talk that frightens the left into blind hate.

Anonymous said...

What really freaks out the left is Trig. They can't understand why Palin did not abort this child. They cannot understand why she does not hide him away somewhere. Trig is evidence that Palin is the real deal and it exposes the left's shallow selfishness for what it is.
No wonder the left goes bonkers to hate and attack a former governor of Alaska who they keep saying is no threat to them.

Anonymous said...

Plagiarist is a revered title among journalists today. Hell, the MU keeps an office for one under the title of Professor Emeritus John Merrill.

"Isn't it wonderful that we have bias in Journalism. It allows the journalist to get so much closer to the story and convey his emotions to the reader."

Funny how they used to fire them immediately for Plagiarism. Now they canonize them.

Anonymous said...

MD has the integrity of a rabbit in heat. Who cares what this angry has been says for a biased rag that is descending into financial ruin. MD sold herself cheap.

Anonymous said...

Oh the little right wing attack chihuahua's are on the bark. Your poster mom bails out and now she's a victim....yap, yap, yap!! Keep yapping you little pups!!!

Anonymous said...

The conversation on this thread was not about Palin till the lefties decided to go on the offensive. How typical for the leftie to talk about right wingers when, as usual, it's the liberal nastiness that provoked the exchange.
When the liberal lapdogs lacked the firepower, they resorted to name calling and calling in the big bad leftie witch to help out.
Sorry you paraded the plagiarist has-been out like she has some credibility.

Anonymous said...

Palin has the potential to rally conservatives and win back the White House and that's why lefty nutjobs continue to fabricate "stories." Personally, I think she should start a third party since the Republican power brokers aren't on her side either. Rove is a complete whackjob. If she can push the right buttons and appeal to the huge and growing anti-Obama, anti-spending voting bloc, she could kick some liberal ass - and the libs know it.

Anonymous said...

Someone commented earlier that Palin delivered her speech without a teleprompter. That is in fact not the case.

The prompter can be seen in raw video footage before she begins speaking, and her office posted the text of her remarks shortly after the speech (i.e. too soon to have fully transcribed them).

Denny, Alaska said...

I'd write that the ADN sucks, but that's redundant.

Anonymous said...

I have a pal who works for a TV station here and she was at the presser and confirmed that indeed there was a teleprompter.

Note to Palin: Fire your speechwriter!