Vice Presidential Debate
Since this blog is supposed to be about the vice presidential debate I thought it might be interesting to look at an article from a newspaper in Alaska so see how they covered their governor and also because Alaska is so far away I think their newspapers often gets overlooked. I found an article from the Juneau Empire that was about some Palin supporters who met at a local bar in Juneau and what their reactions were. I think it gave pretty much the same kinds of analysis that any other article about Palin supporters might give. There were some comments by the supporters about how well they thought Palin did followed by some comments by some local Democrats. I don't really know what I thought would be different about a newspaper in Alaska reporting on their governor but I guess I thought they might give a little different perspective but I really didn't find that. http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100308/loc_339913018.shtml
When I was looking for articles I was scanning through a search on Google news and what caught by eye was that almost half of the articles that came up in my search were about Tina Fey on SNL playing Sarah Palin. I thought that was really interesting how a political satire about the debates would get almost as much coverage as the debates themselves. The article was even by the AP. http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gZTNE_sDWEiDRuzDxQxUXxLuLkmAD93KAG080
The article actually acknowledges this because the first line of the article says, "It feels like Tina Fey is running for vice president." This is somewhat surprising that it would get this much attention but I guess it kind of makes sense because I recently heard that more and more Americans are getting their news from sources like The Daily Show and Colbert Report.