From Editor Robert Parry
Two week ago when Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was plucked out of obscurity to become the Republican vice presidential nominee, Consortiumnews.com did not write about her moose hunting or her pregnant daughter, like much of the national press corps did.
We examined her record. We zeroed in on her abuse of power in firing police officials who wouldn't do her bidding. We described her lies about the Bridge to Nowhere. We pointed out her hypocrisy on earmarks and the phoniness of her "reform" image. And we disclosed how she is now trying to cover up her "Troopergate" scandal.
Some of these stories have since - one might say, finally - gotten into the mainstream news media. But readers of our Web site already knew these facts about Sarah Palin's real record.
But we need your help if we are to keep up this important reporting. Please consider a special contribution so we can continue examining the deceptions that have become such a big part of the McCain-Palin ticket.
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As always, thank you for your support!
Robert Parry, Editor
Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. He founded Consortiumnews.com in 1995 as the Internet's first investigative magazine. He saw it as a way to combine modern technology and old-fashioned journalism to counter the increasing triviality of the mainstream U.S. news media.