Anchorage Daily News refuses to cover story because it could help Joe Miller

From: The Alaska Standard

Anchorage Daily News refuses to cover story because it could help Joe Miller

By Dan Fagan
The Alaska Standard

Editors note*** Almost a day after the story broke nationally the Daily News finally covered the story whitewashing it of course.***

The Anchorage Daily News is refusing to cover a story that has already hit the national media.

KTVA, Channel 11 News employees were caught on tape conspiring or at the very least hoping they could dig up some dirt on the Miller campaign. You can read about the story on a number of national media outlets website including the Wall Street Journal. The Daily News? Not interested.

Here’s the Wall Street Journal’s version of the story the ADN is censoring.

Employees at a CBS affiliate in Anchorage left an accidental voicemail for an aide to GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller in which they discussed and laughed about the possibility of reporting on the appearance of sex offenders at a Miller rally. And they chatted about responding with a Twitter alert to “any sort of chaos whatsoever” including the candidate being “punched.”

Jerry Bever, general manager for KTVA, said in a statement that a call to Miller spokesman Randy DeSoto to discuss the candidate’s planned appearance on a newscast wasn’t disconnected after the conversation ended. The call took place during a KTVA staff meeting to plan coverage of that evening’s Miller rally in downtown Anchorage.

Mr. Miller is opposed by fellow Republican Lisa Murkowski, who is running as a write-in candidate after being defeated by Mr. Miller in the August primary, and Democrat Scott McAdams.

Mr. Miller’s campaign released the recording over the weekend, saying that KTVA reporters were heard “creating, if not fabricating, two stories” about Mr. Miller.

On Sunday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin fumed about the KTVA recording during an appearance on Fox News Sunday. She told host Chris Wallace that Mr. Miller “has had to put up with up against the GOP machine and the Democrats and the liberal media in Alaska. It’s no wonder that the numbers are tightening in that race.” She also said, “We have the tape, Chris, and I can’t wait till it busts out all over the nation to show what it is that we — kind of what I put up with for two years now with the media — but what Joe Miller is faced with in dealing with somebody who feels — Lisa Murkowski – so entitled to that seat that she and some of her people, including some complicits in the media, will do anything. They will stop at nothing…”

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