Sarah Palin is not going to be president-whatever you think of the former Alaska governor, her negatives are too high. That makes these calls to citizens to help two major news organizations further demonize Ms. Palin noteworthy:

From the New York Times:

Help Us Investigate the Sarah Palin E-Mail Records

On Friday, the State of Alaska will release more than 24,000 of Sarah Palin’s e-mails covering much of her tenure as governor of Alaska. Times reporters will be in Juneau, the state capital, to begin the process of reviewing the e-mails, which we will be posting on starting on Friday afternoon E.D.T.

We’re asking readers to help us identify interesting and newsworthy e-mails, people and events that we may want to highlight. Interested users can fill out a simple form to describe the nature of the e-mail, and provide a name and e-mail address so we’ll know who should get the credit. Join us here on Friday afternoon and into the weekend to participate.

From the Washington Post:

Help analyze the Palin e-mails:

Over 24,000 e-mail messages to and from former Alaska governor Sarah Palin during her tenure as Alaska’s governor will be released Friday. That’s a lot of e-mail for us to review so we’re looking for some help from Fix readers to analyze, contextualize, and research those e-mails right alongside Post reporters over the days following the release.

We are limiting this to just 100 spots for people who will work collaboratively in small teams to surface the most important information from the e-mails. Participants can join from anywhere with a computer and an Internet connection. Read more about how it will work.

If you need inspiration before getting started, take a look at what to expect from the e-mail drop. For micro-updates as tomorrow unfolds, check out our new Twitter feed.

Would these two once-great news organizations, the very same newspapers that refused to cover  the John Edwards scandal until it was unavoidable, turn the life of a liberal woman into such a circus? You betcha they would not.

Since I am speechless, I’ll quote Lucianne Goldberg’s summation:

Two of the nation’s most powerful news organizations need your help to further harass a tiny former Alaskan governor. Sign now to be part of the smear.