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Palin Family Drunken Brawl Exposed by Released Police Report

sarah_palin_daughterA recent piece on Politico.com highlights a police report filed at the scene of a Wasilla, Alaska house party last month attended by the family of Sarah Palin that involved punches being thrown by daughter Bristol and a shirtless son Track.

POLITICO’s Lucy McCalmont writes:

“An Alaska man told police that Bristol Palin was “punching him in the face repeatedly” during a wild drunken brawl last month at a house party in Wasilla, Alaska, according to a police report released Thursday.”

“Both Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol and her son Track appeared heavily intoxicated when cops arrived after the fight, which involved about 20 people, the report said. Sarah Palin was at the scene when police arrived, but no interview with the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate is included in the report.”

If you read one thing this Friday, let it be this.

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Separated at Birth: Politico’s Lucy McCalmont

Today we pair Politico editorial assistant Lucy McCalmont with a splash of NPR’s Cokie Roberts and and dash of actress Charlize Theron. Lucy’s in the middle.

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Afternoon Reading List 09.17.13.

MSNBC reporter tries his best, fails: When tragic events occur, like the shootings that transpired yesterday at D.C.’s Naval Yard, reporters are expected to deliver each breaking news story with incredible delicacy, while maintaining the highest level of journalistic professionalism. According to an story posted yesterday by Jeff Poor of The Daily Caller, MSNBC reporter Luke Russert sort of just winged it while reporting live from outside the Washington Hospital Center. Seconds before the feed was lost (due to “technical issues,” or hopefully the result of actions taken by a quick thinking producer), Russert made this awkward statement: “The doctor told us that they had reports of more deceased victims who will not receive care obviously because they were deceased.” There you have it! Russert has finally cleared the air about the medical community’s controversial stance on providing medical care to the deceased (they’re still against it).

Why you should read this article/watch this news clip: It’s pretty hilarious. You can almost hear the guy in the news van shouting obscenities into Russert’s ear piece just moments before he yanks all of the wires out of the satellite feed, killing the transmission.

Media misreports identity of gunman:  The competition within the media to be the first to break a news story is incredible. Yesterday, in a race to identify the gunman terrorizing the Navy Yard, CBS News and NBC News were first to give the world a name behind the madness. But it was the wrong name, and they were forced to retract their previous report. Last night, Rem Rieder of USA Today wrote about their flubs in a story on the media’s track record for misreporting stories. In his post, Rieder details past instances of the media reporting misinformation during high-profile events. It seems to be a recurring trend.

Why you should read this article: If you ever find yourself breaking a story that seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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