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Van Susteren Dismisses Ethics Complaint Against Palin

Reported by Ellen - November 20, 2008 -

An ethics complaint has been filed against Governor Sarah Palin for improperly using her state office for campaign purposes, namely a spate of recent post-campaign interviews, including one with FOX News' Greta Van Susteren. The Anchorage Daily News notes that "state executive branch ethics rules say officials can't use state resources to help or hurt a political candidate. Or a potential candidate." So did Van Susteren, a lawyer, bother to investigate or discuss the legality of the claim during her coverage of it last night (11/19/08)? No. She dismissed the claim by saying that the interview occurred after the election and saying that if someone disagreed with Palin they ought to come up with something "a little bit better than this." Van Susteren never addressed the possibility that Palin may have been using the interviews to assist her future candidacy. With video

FOX News producers also helped to acquit Palin by displaying "Picking on Palin?" in big pink letters on the bottom of the screen.