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From Politico’s “Top Ten Media Blunders” of the year:

10) CNN’s Drew Griffin misquoting the National Review: CNN finally got an interview with Sarah Palin, but ran into trouble when Griffin read part of a National Review story to the Alaska governor: “I can’t tell if Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid, unqualified, corrupt or all of the above.” Turns out the author, Byron York, wasn’t taking a shot at Palin, but at the media for portraying her as those things.

Response: The incident fed straight into the narrative that mainstream outlets weren’t giving Palin a fair shake. Griffin apologized on-air for taking the quote out of context and personally to both York and editor Rich Lowry.

Media Blog coverage of Griffin here.


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