Sarah Palin emails released finally, after 2 years of delay

By on Jun 11, 2011 in International, Politics, United States Comments

After more than two years of delay, Sarah Palin’s emails have been released finally by the state of Alaska on Friday, June 10, 2011 and various US media outlets now have copies of them.

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One of Sarah Palin’s emails
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According to US news sites that day, more than 24,000 pages of Palin’s emails were released as several news organizations including CNN, New York Times, CBS News and Los Angeles Times were given copies.

As noted on news reports, the copies of Palin’s emails were placed in six boxes and weighs more than 100 pounds, as nearly 30 journalists with others having TV cameras gathered at state office building in Juneau, Alaska.

These controversial documents, in which each US media was said to have paid $725 for the access, were
Palin’s emails dated back in 2006 when she was still the governor of Alaska.

Apparently, the release of these thousands of emails was requested by the media back in 2008 after Sarah Palin was chosen by Sen. John McCain as his running mate in the 2008 presidential election.

Nevertheless, some media outlets are wondering why the emails were released in paper instead of making them available online, in which Alaska was said to have redacted more than 2,200 pages since they allegedly contain private emails from the former Alaska governor.

Meanwhile, The New York Times and Los Angeles Times were among the early ones to have scanned Palin’s emails and posted on their websites.



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