This is the most complete, concise work on Ms Palin that I have seen, It hits all of the important points and draws out enough detail on each without belaboring things.
I feel like I know Sarah Palin much better now. (I won't vote for her, but that is a different matter based on policies and issues). This article was very helpful.
The Right calling the progressive Left "Fascist" has to be an ultimate irony.
There is considerable evidence that fascism is gaining traction in the US and Britain (both countries' religious right wings have always shown a taste for it), but to claim that it comes from the Left is Orwellian Doublespeak.
Few in the US actually know what fascism is. To those I recommend "The Anatomy of Fascism" by Prof. Robert O. Paxton, the standard work.
Mr Gore's speech was wonderful.
The NYT "annotation" scheme did not work on my machine most of the time, and when it did it just gave air time to luddites-- the sane old "he said, she said" of our broken media. Disgusting!
I hope that the NYT staff will remember when the US looks like Blade Runner that THEY presided over and, worse, were "complicit enablers" of the fall of the US.
This article completely misses the point of the news media and its special place in our country, and it also completely missed the fact that corporatism has taken it over. The commenters had more to say than the article. This is a very good example of why news media is headed for zero credibility.