March 26, 2009
Reflecting on the 2008 presidential campaign at a GOP dinner in Alaska last week, Sarah Palin complained about the “unprecedented level of media slant” that she witnessed during her two months on the Republican ticket.
The 3/26/09 CNN story reports Palin saying there were a variety of reasons Republicans lost in November, namely the faltering economy, but she seemed to place most of the blame on the press.
In her characteristically repetitious, grammar-busting way she said [unedited from CNN]: “But complaining? Or whining? Absolutely not. But I am going to call it like I see it. It doesn’t do any good to whine about any of this. But I can call it like I see it. Sometimes it gets me in a lot of trouble when I speak candidly, and I speak from the heart and I do such a thing. But I am going to.”
“And there was that media slant this go round,” she said. “And unless things change, the GOP had really better can stand together, ’cause we got that on the battlefield also. I call it like I see it and like I lived it on the campaign trail. Not complaining, but dealing with reality.”
And Palin on the world of journalism:
“…those five Ws that I learned when I had a journalism degree so many years ago in college…”
Apparently she no longer has the degree.