June 10, 2011

Boxes of paper? Hand trucks? I've been saying that government's stuck in the Industrial Age, but... Wow.

Palin E-mails Released ... 'Everyone Should Read Them' - Sarah Palin - Fox Nation:

...The 24,199 pages of emails from the first 21 months of Palin's term in office were released on schedule at 9 a.m. Juneau time (1 p.m. Eastern) on Friday.

Seventeen news organizations -- Alaskan, national and international -- are getting the boxes of documents. Each set reportedly comprises five 55-pound boxes, delivered on a hand truck that the reporters must return once they have unloaded it. Each organization paid $726 in copying costs for the trove....

Am I the only one who thinks this is hilarious? Could anything be more symbolic of the cratering of both government and "news" organizations? Imagine some bright young sweetie from the Columbia School of "Journalism," struggling with a hand-truck and heavy boxes of paper, when the whole thing could be put on a DVD for maybe 5 bucks? And paying $726?

* Update: Jonah Goldberg:

.I think this media frenzy over Palin's emails is an astounding embarrassment for the MSM. My favorite moment so far was the footage on Special Report that showed a radio engineer recording the sound of the hand truck transporting the boxes of the printed out Palin emails. I cannot wait to hear the NPR report capturing this vital drama.
Posted by John Weidner at June 10, 2011 9:59 PM
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