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Still Rogue, Palin Embraces Media (17 interviews in 4 days)
CNN ^ | Saturday, June 4, 2011 | Peter Hamby

Posted on 06/04/2011 7:38:40 AM PDT by kristinn

SNIP

Reporters were kept in the dark about Palin's whereabouts during her "One Nation" bus tour and were forced to depend on sources or tips from park rangers to figure out which historical site the former Alaska governor might appear at next.

Her strategy is unlikely to change as the patriotism-themed tour makes its way through the Midwest, West and South later this month.

But once reporters tracked her down, Palin was eager to engage. At stop after stop after stop, she answered questions on everything from energy subsidies to the debt ceiling to her favorite brand of designer jeans.

SNIP

Putting aside her chaotic appearance at the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally on Sunday, an event that generated little news other than pictures of a black-clad Palin riding on the back of a Harley, she took questions from the media 17 different times over the course of four days.

That's a remarkable number for any national political figure, particularly for one locked into an exclusive television contract that normally precludes her from talking to other media outlets. Some of the week's interactions were clearly more productive than others.

Her visits to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia generated a crush of media so large that her daughter Piper was body-blocking reporters and swatting microphones out of her mother's face. No one had a chance to ask a serious question.

And she botched details of Paul Revere's midnight ride while speaking to the press at a stop along Boston's Freedom Trail.

But Palin seemed at ease at most events, lingering outside her bus or SUV to answer every possible question despite Piper's best efforts to drag her away and helpless shouts of "Last question!" from her aides.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


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1 posted on 06/04/2011 7:38:47 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

....and we found out that she didn’t botch Paul Revere details but was accurate as well.


2 posted on 06/04/2011 7:42:33 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: kristinn

....and we found out that she didn’t botch Paul Revere details but was accurate as well.


3 posted on 06/04/2011 7:42:42 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: kristinn
"Putting aside her chaotic appearance at the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally on Sunday, an event that generated little news other than pictures of a black-clad Palin riding on the back of a Harley, she took questions from the media 17 different times over the course of four days."

Gawd. The liberal media just can't stop, can they. "Chaotic appearance"?????? Didn't look all that chaotic to me.

4 posted on 06/04/2011 7:43:58 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: kristinn
The Palin team's stubborn and unconventional game plan also fed an inaccurate media narrative that the potential presidential candidate was actively ignoring the media.

Okay, so the media admits that it presents inaccurate narratives. Then how do we know whether to believe this or any other reporting?
5 posted on 06/04/2011 7:44:22 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: kristinn
No one had a chance to ask a serious question.

17 interactions in 4 day's with the media and CNN has this statement to give?...

Me thinks Sarah is doing a fine job of "Reaganing" the MSM! : D

6 posted on 06/04/2011 7:45:34 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: kristinn

She plays them like a violin.

Because absolutely she should eagerly answer their questions, with a smile on her face and a zest for her response.

As they so desperately want to villainize her she should be gracious and happy to comply with their queries.

It’s smart, because when they go on and on next time about what an awful person she is, how stupid she is...the only sound and sight bytes they’ll have are these happening moments as she greets the press with a grin of compliance.

She’s doing more to show the media as the liars they are and is taking years off the time it would normally require to change the public’s mind one opinion at a time.

Loving it.


7 posted on 06/04/2011 7:46:37 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/201102/freerepublic-ping-list-compilation.html-Freep Ping Blog post)
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To: kristinn
No one had a chance to ask a serious question.

Except about her favorite brand of designer jeans.

8 posted on 06/04/2011 7:48:14 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: kristinn

When one of these people finally have an aneurism, will Sarah Palin be considered an accessory before the fact?


9 posted on 06/04/2011 7:49:37 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Wonder Warthog

It was chaotic because they (the media) had a hard time getting to her because she didn’t tell them exactly where she would be nor make prior arrangements with them. Hence, they were in Chaos!


10 posted on 06/04/2011 7:50:58 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: kristinn

Sheeesh. She didn’t botch anything. Give it up cnn.


11 posted on 06/04/2011 7:51:10 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Bigtigermike

“....and we found out that she didn’t botch Paul Revere details but was accurate as well.”

The MSM will continue to invent and push these lies. All Palin has to do is to quietly catalogue them and then trot them out as well as the names of the pushers at a propicious time in front of a national audience. She can destroy the veracity of the MSM in one moment.


12 posted on 06/04/2011 7:53:37 AM PDT by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Fishtalk


You're right! She was so nice to everyone.


Video: Palin Interviewed in Airport; Not Running for AZ Senate

13 posted on 06/04/2011 7:54:50 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: kristinn
If she is so uneducated and has no chance of winning, why are the media hounding her like she is the GOP frontrunner, and endangering lives by chasing her bus?

Yes, she is playing the media, but they could break this off at any minute. They DON'T have to follow her. Instead, in their zeal to destroy her, to find that slip-up or gaffe, they are actually helping her.

14 posted on 06/04/2011 7:55:55 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: EGPWS; kristinn
No one had a chance to ask a serious question.

That sounds like any of Zero's public appearances. How many press conferences or unscripted q-and-a's has he done lately?

15 posted on 06/04/2011 7:56:01 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Oh most loving Father, preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties.)
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To: kristinn

I’ve thought for some time that Palin, if she wants to run or even once again be part of the ticket, should forego appearances in these venues: not so much for ‘what it means’, but for what the MSM (CNN among them) will say it means about her. She’s playing , and has ALWAYS played, directly to the Tea Party constituency, but IMHO she would be better served (if those are her ambitions) to start ALSO
putting forth a more ‘serious’ image.I have no idea at this point if she sees herself as being an essential ingredient in “kingmaking” or whether she wants to be the King herself.
Still, this kind of thing probably cannot go on into 2012, and win her, or her feasibility, wider and wider support.
Of course, ‘that’s just my opinion, I could be wrong”.


16 posted on 06/04/2011 7:57:05 AM PDT by supremedoctrine (BURMA SHAVE! (sorry you missed the previous four taglines))
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To: kristinn
Chaotic appearing? I think not.

THE REAL DEAL -
CNN hid in their vans awaiting orders from the DNC,
Obama, Soros, and Romney.


17 posted on 06/04/2011 8:00:09 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: onyx

Looks like the media is employing a different ‘destroy Sarah strategy’. The headlines are designed to get hits by sounding vaguely ‘non-biased’ and then the bashing and snarky swipes begin in the article.

Another epic fail by the corrupt American press. I find myself not even bothering to go to their stupid sites to read their silly attacks...just don’t want to give them the hits.


18 posted on 06/04/2011 8:00:10 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: kristinn

If she didn’t respond to the media, they would skewer her for secrecy and ineptitude.


19 posted on 06/04/2011 8:01:14 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: kristinn
she took questions from the media 17 different times over the course of four days.

And whose fault is that?

No one had a chance to ask a serious question.

And whose fault is that?

20 posted on 06/04/2011 8:05:30 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: onyx
"Serious question" is just one more subjective term the press likes to use so they can change the meaning depending on the person they are questioning.

One thing is for sure. If a pressie gets their chance to ask Gov Palin a question they better not blow it. Like

"Who's paying for this".

End of the line for you, idiot...

21 posted on 06/04/2011 8:06:40 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO and I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: supremedoctrine
she would be better served (if those are her ambitions) to start ALSO putting forth a more ‘serious’ image

I disagree. Pretending to be an academic bore with an oh-so-solemn approach to every issue will lose her entire constituency and gain her nothing. One can be extremely serious about right and wrong, and about policies that have been shown to work vs. those known to fail, again and again, without a serious "image."

The Democrats want us to run a bore who will play the "government must be the solution" game with their candidate.

22 posted on 06/04/2011 8:06:47 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Oh most loving Father, preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties.)
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To: kristinn

Scott Conroy and Peter Hamby are two of the reporters that she’s given the most access—and she’s clearly charmed and impressed them both. But, yes, he did the lazy inaccurate calling her out on her history, when she was correct.

Some nice, polite tweets to him asking if he could get a correction out on that could be in order. The story is the media once again ganging up on her—with misinformation.


23 posted on 06/04/2011 8:08:08 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Bigtigermike

Sounds quite botched to me..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oS4C7bvHv2w


24 posted on 06/04/2011 8:11:31 AM PDT by ocean
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To: penelopesire

Leave it to you to make the keen observation!
You nailed it!


25 posted on 06/04/2011 8:13:17 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Tax-chick
Governor Palin's life experiences make her uniquely qualified to venture into various venues and fit in.

She owns and rides a bike. Believe me, the brotherhood and sisterhood of bikers is strong.

She and her husband own a fishing business. She can go into a New Hampshire fishing town and speak authoritatively about the industry.

Special needs children, rank and file union membership, public school teachers challenges (per parents), energy policy, ethics in government and on and on.

Like her or not. Agree with her or not, one thing that is not arguable is she connects with Middle America like no other Republican candidate since "you know who".

26 posted on 06/04/2011 8:15:45 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO and I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: 9YearLurker

Exactly. bttt


27 posted on 06/04/2011 8:17:00 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (In the latter times the man [or woman] of virtue appears vile. --Tao Te Ching)
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To: ocean

You hear what you chose to hear and will never see that which you refuse to see.


28 posted on 06/04/2011 8:17:43 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO and I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: supremedoctrine

What do you mean as a “serious image”? Walking around in a dress going to a academic institution to make a speech? Who cares what CNN says about her, they would say it anyway no matter what she did or wherever she goes.


29 posted on 06/04/2011 8:18:13 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: ocean; Bigtigermike
Sounds quite botched to me..

Poor you.

So Now All These People Will Apologize to Sarah Palin About Paul Revere, Right?


30 posted on 06/04/2011 8:18:18 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
... one thing that is not arguable is she connects with Middle America like no other Republican candidate since "you know who".

I agree. That's why I said that attempting to present an "image" that is not really her is a losing strategy. People who are paying attention can tell whether what she says is well-thought-out and realistic, even if she says it with a smile and a wink.

31 posted on 06/04/2011 8:19:26 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Oh most loving Father, preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties.)
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To: supremedoctrine

She’s running, and these informal press opportunities are the only way she can talk to the press right now beyond her Fox contract. Not pre-announcing her schedule was a brilliant way of keeping the media and the unions from being able to make protesters the story.


32 posted on 06/04/2011 8:21:23 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ocean

Just what ounce of that do you think is inaccurate?


33 posted on 06/04/2011 8:22:19 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ocean

Read up on history which doesn’t include wikipedia and you will find out that she was correct or just look here on FR in the past 24 hours


34 posted on 06/04/2011 8:22:24 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Tax-chick
I concur with your assessment.

Lord I hated tax season. Bless you

35 posted on 06/04/2011 8:23:56 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO and I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: supremedoctrine
"Of course, ‘that’s just my opinion, I could be wrong”."

Aye, you've nailed it: you are wrong!!

Be Ever Vigilant!!

36 posted on 06/04/2011 8:25:34 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I’m retired from the tax field and a full-time Domestic Goddess now.


37 posted on 06/04/2011 8:25:46 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Oh most loving Father, preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties.)
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To: 9YearLurker

he media is so eager to highlight anything they can that is negative about her that the often jump the gun without checking the facts themselves in their zeal to smear her.


38 posted on 06/04/2011 8:28:38 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: supremedoctrine

Sarah Palin is the Tea Party. Perhaps someday you and the rest of the intellegencia will get off your high horses and understand that. By serious image you mean like obama, Reid and Pelosi who are seriously drowning us in debt?

Here is a virtual dollar so you can go buy a virtual clue.

Pray for America


39 posted on 06/04/2011 8:34:14 AM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, hold Sarah's coat while she kicks his ____.)
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To: onyx
Considering her nearly perfect message on what is seriously wrong with this country on Hannity last night and the idiots are *concerned* about what she said about Paul Revere.
Irrelevant misdirection to a jerk issue to avoid facing the real issues she talked about very forcefully last night.
One of her best interviews IMHO.
40 posted on 06/04/2011 8:46:25 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: kristinn
Sarah Louise Palin

Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Charles R Heath, born in ID
Sarah Sheeran, born in WI

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama isn't!

67:12

41 posted on 06/04/2011 8:47:30 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: The Cajun

Yep!! Anything great that she does is ignored while they nitpick and focus on something irrelevant to the overall scheme of things...that’s why she should ignore what experts tells her what she ‘needs’ to do, just go out there and do it.


42 posted on 06/04/2011 8:51:38 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Diogenesis
You didn't post the best photo, so here it is:

”Future

43 posted on 06/04/2011 8:53:36 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: onyx

LOL You beat me to it. It’s amazing to me how many don’t make sure they know what they are talking about when they jump with glee to try to slam Palin.


44 posted on 06/04/2011 8:55:02 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: The Cajun; gov_bean_ counter; bray

I concur! One of her best interviews. She’s comfortable talking with Hannity because he doesn’t interrupt. Greta doesn’t either.

Be sure to watch her tomorrow on Fox News Sunday, with Chris Wallace who’s prone to interrupt.


45 posted on 06/04/2011 8:55:22 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Tax-chick

Good for you.


46 posted on 06/04/2011 8:56:33 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO and I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: CynicalBear

*Glee* is the word. Idiots.


47 posted on 06/04/2011 8:57:06 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: ASA Vet
B T T T ! ! !
RUN, SARAH, RUN!

48 posted on 06/04/2011 8:58:20 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Bigtigermike
just go out there and do it.

Just like a running offense in football, just keep pounding away, you'll eventually score.

49 posted on 06/04/2011 9:00:30 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: onyx
Be sure to watch her tomorrow on Fox News Sunday, with Chris Wallace who’s prone to interrupt.

Hope she takes a double dose of her aggressive pills for this one.
Don't trust that little snake Wallace anymore than BOR when push comes to shove.

50 posted on 06/04/2011 9:06:09 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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