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Palin Accuses AP of Doing "Opposition Research" on Going Rogue

Palin: AP Did "Opposition Research" on Going Rogue

Sarah Palin blasted the Associated Press yesterday for doing "opposition research," more commonly known as fact-checking, on her new book Going Rogue.

"Amazingly, but not surprisingly, the AP somehow nabbed a copy of the book before it was released," she said. "They're now erroneously reporting on the book's contents and are repeating many of the same things they spewed during the campaign and afterwards."

She wrote this on her Facebook page, which doesn't help her cause, but she is onto something. Going Rogue is embargoed, meaning her publisher will not release advance copies to the press before its on-sale date (tomorrow), and the press, even if it were to happen upon a copy early, is not to review it.

So what did the "opposition researchers" find? Find out after the jump.

Pretty much everything we've already heard: she was not as frugal a traveler as she claims to be; she did not run for governor on small donations; and that she was actually for the government bailouts during the campaign.

Palin claims 11 journalists were on the job, which I was only able to verify on her Facebook page. But even if the number's not right, we can't deny the usually objective-to-the-point-of-insipid Associate Press got a little political by putting so much time into a book by a woman no longer in public office. So the ex-governor has some points, but does that change the facts — or lack thereof?

Source: Getty
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