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Palin doesn't specify where she gets her news
Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 10/1/2008 | n/a

Posted on 10/01/2008 9:25:33 AM PDT by Pyro7480

WASHINGTON - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin repeatedly failed to cite a newspaper or magazine when asked what she had read regularly before John McCain picked her as his running mate, saying only that she had read "most of them."

Palin also said that she doesn't believe that the media's coverage of her has been sexist. "It would be sexist if the media were to hold back and not ask me about my experience, my vision, my principles, my values," said Palin, Alaska's governor....

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: couric; demsmearmachine; katiecommie; katiecouric; katietheclown; lefthate; mediameltdown; palin; pds; sarahnoia
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This answer of hers caused a bit of a kerfuffle in my conservative workplace.
1 posted on 10/01/2008 9:25:34 AM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480

I found it surprising, to say the least. And I still don’t get it.


2 posted on 10/01/2008 9:26:32 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Pyro7480
I saw that. She didn't look that bad, Couric just didn't understand where she was coming from. Palin said, you know, we get the same news you do in Alaska.

I don't know what I would have said either, even though I am probably more informed than most....the internet? BAD ANSWER, although that, to me, means CNN, Fox News, IBD, Bloomberg, IRNA, etc. What magazine, exactly, would Couric have approved of Palin getting her foreign policy news from? Not US News and World Report! Loaded question, gotcha journalism.
3 posted on 10/01/2008 9:29:29 AM PDT by DRey
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To: Pyro7480
I'm so sick of this Bullsh*t.

Doesn't anyone wonder why these stupid questions are only being directed to one of the four candidates?

4 posted on 10/01/2008 9:29:50 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Pyro7480

Good answer from Palin. She avoided even the resemblance of whining.

Yes, the coverage has been sexist, but more: it has been egregiously hateful. Nevertheless she has to shrug this stuff off: no candidate can afford to complain about the media, no matter how well founded the complaints.

Exposing the media bias is our job, not hers.


5 posted on 10/01/2008 9:29:52 AM PDT by agere_contra (It's 'We the People', not 'We the Media')
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To: Pyro7480

Actually, the question was “where do you get your worldview”.

Katy desperately wanted to hear “the Bible” as an answer.


6 posted on 10/01/2008 9:31:03 AM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: skeeter

Well, duh. Only one of the four has no national track record.


7 posted on 10/01/2008 9:31:29 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: Pyro7480

I don’t tell folks where I buy my underwear.


8 posted on 10/01/2008 9:32:10 AM PDT by Islander7 ("Common sense and common decency are uncommon virtues among America's left.")
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To: Pyro7480

“Palin doesn’t specify where she gets her news”

Somebody call the cops......


9 posted on 10/01/2008 9:32:57 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Read FR first. Then......read Drudge.)
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To: skeeter

I don’t wonder. It’s all to be expected.

Someone that attempts to live a righteous life is going to be attacked by those who don’t want an example to involuntarily self-compare against.


10 posted on 10/01/2008 9:33:28 AM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: Pyro7480

Palin: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news, too. Alaska isn’t a foreign country, where it’s kind of suggested, “Wow, how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C., may be thinking when you live up there in Alaska?” Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America.

In other words...Alaskans are not stupid yokels Katie.
Palin knew where the question was coming from and trumped Katie by answering it instead of giving her a list.


11 posted on 10/01/2008 9:35:17 AM PDT by donnab (some people use change to promote their careers...others use their careers to promote change.)
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To: Pyro7480

Wow, of course she wouldn’t specify.

She knows all about the new Red Journalism.

(BTW, she’s got a degree in it.)


12 posted on 10/01/2008 9:35:31 AM PDT by unspun (Tell the truth about Obama to all you know.)
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To: Pyro7480

We can pretend this stuff doesn’t matter, but it does. She will still draw alot of votes but some of her performances are inexcusable for a politician at this level.


13 posted on 10/01/2008 9:35:52 AM PDT by LongsforReagan (Liberals believe global warming is the greatest threat and that 9-11 was an inside job. Enough said.)
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To: steve-b
Well, duh. Only one of the four has no national track record.

I count two ..

14 posted on 10/01/2008 9:36:00 AM PDT by tx_eggman ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule" - Mencken)
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To: Pyro7480
Hey Big Media!

Stop The Hate!!

15 posted on 10/01/2008 9:36:06 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: donnab

If there is a state that should be made fun of, it’s Arkansas (woo hoo, we’re better than Mississippi!), yet I didn’t see the media doing that when Clinton was running for President.


16 posted on 10/01/2008 9:39:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pyro7480

An implication that Gov Palin needs to state exactly what she reads... why?

AP knows just how to interest stupid people, and we all know why.


17 posted on 10/01/2008 9:39:37 AM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Pyro7480

If she had given a specific source, she’d have been accused of being biased against other sources.

In 32 years of following the news, I’ve never seen a public figure treated with less respect by journalists than Sarah Palin. They weren’t even this nasty to Clarence Thomas.


18 posted on 10/01/2008 9:40:17 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: Pyro7480

IMHO, Sarah made Katie look pretty foolish suggesting that Katie’s question implied that Alaska was some foreign country where the people don’t know what’s going on with the rest of “civilized” America.


19 posted on 10/01/2008 9:40:40 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Pyro7480

She can’t come out and endorse FOX news...and if she even hinted that coverage of her was biased there would be howls of denial and then they’d really let her have it while pegging her as a whiner.

This is full contact politics; she has her Big Girl britches on and she’s ready to play!


20 posted on 10/01/2008 9:41:27 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (She has a stronger resume than Obama. She's been a real mayor, he hasn't. She has been a real govern)
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To: Pyro7480

“I get my news from Moveon.org and MediaMatters just like you, Katie!”


21 posted on 10/01/2008 9:41:29 AM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: skeeter

Most of the questions that Couric asked Palin sounded like a retarded version of Jeopardy.


22 posted on 10/01/2008 9:42:23 AM PDT by Leg Olam ("Every dog, we are told, has his day, unless there are more dogs than days." Bat Masterson)
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To: Pyro7480

Any FReeper can say he or she ‘reads most of them’ (because we do). I suspect Gov. Palin gets her news here. (The question is, is she a deep cover lurker, a lurker with a screen name, or an occasional poster.)

I suspect she was being coy to avoid a firestorm of the form ‘. . .and she gets her news from a “hate site”. . .Bill O’Reilly said FreeRepublic.com is a “hate site”. . .’


23 posted on 10/01/2008 9:42:34 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (For real change stop electing lawyers: Fighter-Pilot/Hockey-Mom '08.)
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To: TexasCajun

This was a softball question- “What newspapers do you read?” Its not even a policy question. She FAILED.


24 posted on 10/01/2008 9:43:18 AM PDT by LongsforReagan (Liberals believe global warming is the greatest threat and that 9-11 was an inside job. Enough said.)
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To: Our man in washington

Joe Biden was nastier than this to Clarence Thomas. He deliberately redacted a quote by Justice Thomas (then seeking appointment) to miscast his position as one in support of an activist roll for the court. The 2 sentences immediately following the transcript read by Joe Biden during the hearings totally show Senator Biden’s tactic to be a slimey liberal lie.


25 posted on 10/01/2008 9:43:38 AM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: Pyro7480
/sigh

To be honest, it sounds like she's worried about answering in a non-approved fashion.

I get my news from FoxNews, MSNBC (it's like another planet), Drudge links across the web, and FreeRepublic links across the web.

26 posted on 10/01/2008 9:44:06 AM PDT by JohnnyZ (This gun for hire)
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To: LongsforReagan

Thank you! I have been thinking this same thing all along but just haven’t voiced this opinion on here for fear of being labeled a DUmmy. Bottom line: Yes, the media has been incredibly hateful and disgusting in their coverage of her, but she has done little to combat this and shed the image that she has no place on the national scene. This doesn’t mean that I don’t think that she is ready or qualified, because I do. But she, or the McCain campaign, or more likely both, have allowed the media to define her to the squishy undecideds with no noticeable efforts to refute the MSM onslaught. I honestly don’t know if the McCain campaign is the least bit interested in winning this thing based on their apparent willingness to act as a doormat on far too many occasions.


27 posted on 10/01/2008 9:44:11 AM PDT by frankiep (Every socialist is a disguised dictator - Ludwig von Mises)
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To: Pyro7480

Bill O’Reilly is foaming at the mouth over this.

Really, all Sarah needed to say that for sure she wasn’t reading Mein Kampf or Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto


28 posted on 10/01/2008 9:44:45 AM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............but does have a bracelet!!!!)
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To: LongsforReagan

Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy?

She should not have to answer such a question. I’ve never heard it posed of any other candidate. ANY other candidate.

I want to know if Barack Obama ever read The Daily Worker.


29 posted on 10/01/2008 9:44:58 AM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: TexasCajun
She might have answered that she only used the New York Times to wrap fish, the only time she watches CBS is to compare it to al jazeera to see if where CBS is getting making up their news. Sarah could have answered that she prefers to get her news from sources that still believe their is such a thing as truth and integrity, yet she still occasionally watches the perky Katie for a good laugh.
30 posted on 10/01/2008 9:45:33 AM PDT by DaveyB (Those who are merciful to the cruel will be cruel to the merciful.)
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To: Islander7

We had a Presidential candidate answer questions about what kind he wears. There’s your Clinton legacy for ya...


31 posted on 10/01/2008 9:45:53 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Pretending that the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in a suspension.)
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To: LongsforReagan
This was a softball question- “What newspapers do you read?” Its not even a policy question. She FAILED.

Like many Americans, Palin probably doesn't read newspapers or news magazines. She probably gets her info from cable news, the internet, and, as a prominent politician, from briefings.

32 posted on 10/01/2008 9:47:05 AM PDT by JohnnyZ (This gun for hire)
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To: LongsforReagan

are you related to Katie?

She did not fail. Her answer was a retort to the real meaning of a ridiculous condescending question.
SHE PASSED.


33 posted on 10/01/2008 9:47:52 AM PDT by donnab (some people use change to promote their careers...others use their careers to promote change.)
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To: DaveyB

Sorry - that’s there not their - stupid stupid fingers!


34 posted on 10/01/2008 9:48:25 AM PDT by DaveyB (Those who are merciful to the cruel will be cruel to the merciful.)
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To: JohnnyZ

I “get news” spin from the WaPoo, The Old Grey Whore, Time-Lies-CNN, Newsweak, The Boston Glob, USA Ptooey, ButtociatedPress, Al Reuters, the TheLyingSackO’B...

I get news from other sources too.

If you don’t pay attention to the news, you are uninformed.
If you pay attention to the MSM, you are misinformed.

If you say that you get your news from LGF, CNS, WND, LifeNews, etc you will be nailed in the media.


35 posted on 10/01/2008 9:48:41 AM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: steve-b
"Well, duh. Only one of the four has no national track record."

well DUH..... do you actually think Obambi has a "national track record" worth spit???

Do you actually think that an objective comparison of the media's treatment of Obambi with the media's treatment of Palin shows balance, fairness, rationality, and objectivity?

Do you actually think the total failure of major media to "vet" Obambi's sordid Chicago career and close associations with some of the most contemptible figures in our country is reasonable and "fair"?

Don't send me any of the crack you're smoking, I don't want the stuff.

36 posted on 10/01/2008 9:49:59 AM PDT by Enchante (America: can you seriously believe that Obama & Biden know how to "run our economy"?)
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To: LongsforReagan
This was a softball question...

Horse hockey.

The MSM is never, ever going to ask Gov. Palin a question that isn't designed to make her look bad.

I can easily think of ways a direct answer to that question would have been used against her. Can't you? Really?

37 posted on 10/01/2008 9:50:35 AM PDT by TChris (Obama campaign: Where are we going? ...and why are we in this handbasket?)
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To: Pyro7480

Her answer should have been, none of your f===ing business!


38 posted on 10/01/2008 9:51:16 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: steve-b
Only one of the four has no national track record.

I guess you're right. Palin's national record pales besides Obama's extensive national record.

Duh.

39 posted on 10/01/2008 9:51:18 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: LongsforReagan
She will still draw alot of votes but some of her performances are inexcusable for a politician at this level.

I can see where you're coming from, but I think this is her way of avoiding more "gotcha" questions. For example, if she says she reads the NYT, other questions would come from that.

I'm in the camp of "let Sarah be Sarah".

40 posted on 10/01/2008 9:53:07 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (McCain is Lucy, McCainiacs are Charlie Brown, & the football was a secure border...before Sarah.)
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To: LongsforReagan
This was a softball question- “What newspapers do you read?” Its not even a policy question. She FAILED.

I was thinking that she did not want to name any "brand names" because that would increase pressure on the editorial boards of those publications to "tell her something". But it would have been quite safe for her to mention one or two leading newspapers in her state, that would have been quite normal for a governor.

She's going to have to stop avoiding specificity, there are truly some safe answers for any politician to give!

41 posted on 10/01/2008 9:53:23 AM PDT by hunter112 (Gov. Palin is ten times the woman Hillary could've hoped to be, if she had stayed a "Goldwater Girl")
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To: Pyro7480

Hoping she’d say, “God talks to me.” Or, “Rush and Freerepublic.” Too bad the gov didn’t feel like playing. Now, why does your office have threir panties in a wad? You’re falling for MSN BS.


42 posted on 10/01/2008 9:56:29 AM PDT by stop_fascism (Up Chuck for Joe)
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To: skeeter

that’s just little stevie b, he drops by now and then to hate on Sarah and then leaves again.


43 posted on 10/01/2008 9:58:48 AM PDT by mpackard (Read my Lip-Stick)
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To: Pyro7480

This was a “gotcha” question, imho.


44 posted on 10/01/2008 10:02:14 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
Laura Ingraham says Sarah should have paused and said "Why I get it from the home of Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, and yourself. I get all the news I need from CBS in 22 minutes, nightly." (paraphrased)

George Costanza would've said "I got it at the jerk store, looking for more of you."

45 posted on 10/01/2008 10:04:01 AM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: Pyro7480

Actually it’s none of Couric’s business where Governor Palin gets her news.


46 posted on 10/01/2008 10:07:28 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Pyro7480

When the media starts reporting what Barry reads, who his friends are, and who his mentors were, then I’ll worry about what Gov. Palin is reading.


47 posted on 10/01/2008 10:14:00 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Pyro7480

LOL....they are basically asking her what her religion is!!!


48 posted on 10/01/2008 10:15:28 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Before spending any of your hard earned money, ask yourself "Am I funding liberalism?")
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To: madison10

> Actually it’s none of Couric’s business where Governor Palin gets her news.

Fine, say that. No problem! She’d get props for having a spine. Or lie (it’s not like politicians can’t do that as easily as breathing) and say “Oh, Katie, I only ever watch your network, didn’t you know that?” Couric would have rolled over like a puppy getting her belly scratched, and it would never have come up again.

But don’t look like a high schooler trying to bluff an essay question, like she has in entirely too many questions so far. Once is only human, twice may be excusable depending on topics — but she’s got entirely too many “airhead moments” making the airwaves.


49 posted on 10/01/2008 10:19:22 AM PDT by FRForever (http://www.constitutionparty.com)
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To: Pyro7480

I remember Reagan saying that he did not read the news.


50 posted on 10/01/2008 10:20:33 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign state.)
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