September 3, 2008

Sam Stein’s Claim about Palin’s Local Paper’s Archive Existence Is DEFINITELY False

I wanted to call extra attention to an open item at my Pajamas Media column yesterday (BizzyBlog tease is here) that has been confirmed, and for the sake of accuracy should be retracted at this Huffington Post column by Sam Stein:

UPDATE, Sept. 3: I have just confirmed with Greg Johnson, Managing Editor of the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, that the paper’s archives have been online “for years,” and that they have been easily accessible.

This is contrary to assertions made by Sam Stein at the Huffington Post on Sunday.

Since the PJM piece was written in the wee hours of the morning on Sept. 2, that could not be confirmed, and the article was written with qualifiers that archive accesibility may have somehow begun between the time of Sam Stein HuffPo column and mine. As expected, that’s not the case.

Sam Stein’s column therefore contains clear falsehoods that an organization with integrity would retract.

Readers can judge the legitimacy of the Huffington Post as a news source based on its reaction to the above.

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