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Why isn't this Sarah Palin story being covered by CNN or MSNBC?

Obamma pledged during his campaign to get 25% of the USA on renewable energy (Wind, Solar, Hydro) by 2020. At the end of this week Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska proposed a new comprehensive energy plan for Alaska - calling for 50% of the state to be on renewable energy by 2024 - and cutting all domestic diesel generation of electricity in outlying villages and communities by half. Currently, 24% of all Alaskan power is already renewable - 90% with hydro electric and 10% wind turbines. Several non-profit enviromental groups that traditionally have never gotten along with Palin or the state of Alaska have reviewed the plan - saying it is a totally remarkable document and a plan with goals possible to acheive. Claiming it is a landmark decision for the state to assume a front runner role in renewable energy - it cleary puts Alaska at the head of the renewable energy frontier. For the United States of America this is really big news - currently Germany and Japan have been the leaders in non-fossile fuel development and implementation. Alaska has the financial reserves and backbone to pull this off on thier own without need of federal aid - this could bring the USA back into the lime light for this advancing technology. This is really good news. Why no mention of this on CNN or MSNBC? What does this say about our main stream news media when they cannot bring themselves to say something good about someone who they once opposed? This is scary - what else have they not reported because it might make them look bad??

Asked By: Glacierwolf - 1/17/2009
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"But, it ain't the job of politicians to inform you. It IS the job of the media, but their central concern is to sell you, and therefore they don't want to upset you. Their primary responsibility is NOT to their readers, but to the owners, or the stockholders. And it is the interests of the military-industrial- complex... More
Answered By: gizzard girl - 1/17/2009
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i have no answer for you, but great post
Answered By: metfan1245 - 1/17/2009
 
Because that would make Sarah Palin look good and those liberal stations wont have that
Answered By: This Calls For A Sexy Party - 1/17/2009
 
Because obama and the democrats are the only one who can do anything like that. Because they care more than all of us. Unless your going to his big party and creating all that CO2 then you are excused because it is for the token one.
Answered By: Steve M - 1/17/2009
 
If you pay any attention to the media you are wasting your own energy and that will cost you.
Answered By: Cindy - 1/17/2009
 
C'mon, it will be on Comedy Central.
Answered By: Sarah Don't Shoot! - 1/17/2009
 
cause CNN and MSNBC are the two most Liberal Biases mainstream media networks ever! they make all of the real heros look like jackasses
Answered By: army446-lovin the U.S.A. - 1/17/2009
 
Obama has not given them permission to report on it yet. He is still having them report on his new declaration of independence, and insuring that he is compared to prominent historical figures every five minutes
Answered By: HIllbilly Yacht Club Member - 1/17/2009
 
Because Palin is a republican and cnn and msnbc only cover the democratic news. They are busy having a love fest right now and every day is "historic". I think I'll go on vacation for a few days to get away from all this hype.
Answered By: Time travler - 1/17/2009
 
The issue is not media coverage, but practical long term goals to sustain these nonfossil fuels, which is the desired result from all these political efforts
Answered By: depressed - 1/17/2009
 
When the program changes from vapor into reality it should be covered. I still won't vote for a radical extremist who would put me in jail for failing to capitulate to her nutty religion- but if she move Alaska to renewable energy good for her.
Answered By: Moose - 1/17/2009
 
I dont know why they arent covering it. They are honestly stupid. Sarah Palin and John McCain would have made one helll of a team in the white house... More
Answered By: lalalaa - 1/17/2009
 
just add it to the already immense pile of evidence showing media bias against GOP candidates.
Answered By: eatmycrapyastaff - 1/17/2009
 
because she is white, a mother, anti abortion and successful
Answered By: Endorphin Zarihs - 1/17/2009
 
Because liberal douchebags have nothing better to say than "Get over it, OBAMA 08!"
Answered By: 10 minutes late - 1/17/2009
 
because it would reinforce the image of the intelligent, capable, politically experienced woman that she is.
Answered By: trace - 1/17/2009
 
Can you really say if McCain and Palin had won and were getting ready to be inaugurated, conservative leaning channels would be reporting on a dem doing this? I do not think so. They would sweep it under the rug, just like this is happening now... More
Answered By: blanquita - 1/17/2009
 
They won't report it because it conflicts with the image they have created (yes, created) of Sarah Palin. She's supposed to be an air-headed hick remember. She's not supposed to do anything important or intelligent. That's the image they crafted for her in order to stop the impact she was having on the campaign. And... More
Answered By: Marc S. - 1/17/2009
 
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