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Sarah Palin Talks Media, Tina Fey, and Caroline Kennedy

Sarah sat down with conservative filmmaker John Ziegler this week and dished big time on the media, viewers, Tina Fey, and Caroline Kennedy. She said she thinks the media and women like Katie Couric and Tina Fey have been “capitalizing on” and “exploiting” her.

I did see that Tina Fey was named entertainer of the year and Katie Couric’s ratings have risen. And I know that a lot of people are capitalizing on, oh I don’t know, perhaps some exploiting that was done via me, my family, my administration. That’s a little bit perplexing, but it also says a great deal about our society.

Palin also said she believes Caroline Kennedy, who is pursuing a New York Senate seat, is getting lighter press treatment than Palin did as the vice-presidential nominee because of Kennedy’s social class. She doesn't hold back — you can watch the video for yourself when you,



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genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Sorry Sarah but your 15 minutes of fame are up so you really don't have to worry about being exploited anymore
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
Steph it does seem to be a cycle. I don't think there has ever been a more "misquoted" person in all of history. She's even misquoted when she is speaking out about being misquoted!
stephley stephley 8 years
And now she's whining in the new Esquire! I'm sure then she'll have to complain to another media outlet that she was misquoted there... this will never end!
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
Steph they are edited and the are not showing what question she was asked. You have no idea if the interviewer said" In a perfect world how should Kennedy be treated?" or if he said " kennedy is being treated better than you, don't you think" Give it a rest already!
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Hain, regardless of who has more power, the Vice President is a much higher-profile person. I can tell you everyone who has held that office and ran for that office since I have been alive, but I could probably only name 20 or so current or recent senators off the top of my head. Ooh, actually I'm gonna try... Tom Daschle Dick Durbin Jeff Sessions Richard Shelby Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Joe Biden John McCain Diane Feinstein The other one from California...Barbara Boxer? Evan Bahy (Bayh?) Is Kay Bailey Hutchinson a senator or is she in the house? Same question about Claire McCaskill? Ted Stevens (does he still have his seat?) Lindsay Graham Harry Reid Sam Brownback Ted Kennedy Joe Lieberman Mark Udall The other Udall, from New Mexico or Arizona I think The guy from Colorado who was named Sec. of Interior (Oh! I just remembered, Ken Salazaar) The new guy from Colorado who was appointed to replace the guy who was named Sec. of Interior...I forget his name but he was a school superintendent or something John Kerry Burris That's all I know off the top of my head, and to be honest I only know seven of them because they were running for President, I only know Stevens because he's so scandalous. Same for Burris. It's ridiculous to expect the media attention on one Senate seat to match that of a vice president.
stephley stephley 8 years
Hainan, the clips aren't edited or distorted - Palin is a whiner who says stupid things then blames other people when she finds out how stupid they were.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
That is exactly what I was saying Steph. These clips have obviously been edited and distorted. All these people saying she is being whiny... please shut it. You have no proof other than a few clips that had been taken out of context. And to those who say being a senator is no where near the level of VP. People need to take government lessons. A single vote in the Senate can mean a majority. The senators are the ones that are basically paid off by the lobbyists. They pass thousands of bills every year affecting your day to day life. It isn't like they are a honorary law maker. They ARE the law makers. VP is in charge of 2 things, presiding over senate and nasa. Think about how many opportunities the senator will have to f*ck up your life, then think of how many the VP will have. i would personally consider them equally as important. But obviously the population of the US does not agree with me. Maybe that is why we have the most incompetent legislature possible. Maybe that is why they have a less than 20% approval rating. (lower than Bush mind you)If people gave as much thought in electing senators as they do the pres... then maybe we could actually get good things accomplished!
stephley stephley 8 years
She's still talking, still claiming she's being misquoted - and kudos Sarah, for keeping the Trig rumors alive, guaranteeing you the constant attention of the National Enquirer: "Today, Palin’s office has accused the media of taking her remarks out of context “to create adversarial situations.” She continues to blame “independent bloggers” for the persisting (are they?) rumors that Trig is not her child. In a statement released by her office, Palin was quoted as saying: “As a public official, I expect criticism and I expect to be held accountable for how I govern, but the personal, salacious nature of recent reporting, and often the refusal of the media to correct obvious mistakes, unfortunately discredits too many in journalism today, making it difficult for many Americans to believe what they see in the media.” Palin is particularly bothered by the press coverage of her interview with John Ziegler, clips of which were released yesterday. She claims that her comments were taken out of context and distorted to made it appear as though she was accusing the media of being “soft” on Caroline Kennedy, when she was actually commenting on the “arbitrary ways in which news organizations determine the level and kind of scrutiny given to those who aspire to public office," a distinction that is still unclear to us.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
Yeah the idea that she would have been universally loved on the Democratic ticket is a joke.
marybethsf marybethsf 8 years
Wow, I threw up a little in mouth thinking about her on the Democratic ticket. If that had happened, she would have been skewered by the Republicans, particularly when it came to her family, lack of experience and spending campaign funds for clothing. She spends an awful lot of time complaining about how unfairly she was treated and I don't think anyone has made this more about 'class' than she has herself. And to reference herself with Caroline Kennedy is ridiculous. Running for VP versus running for a Senate seat is a different ball game all together. She really makes me sick and embarrassed that she can even use that she is a woman in any of her excuses and complaints of sexism, etc
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
ok sure, we will have to agree to disagree.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
"She said Obama was palling around with terrorists, because in her mind, he was." See that is the problem. "In her mind" he was an extremist, terrorist sympathizer, Hugo Chavez type character that hates America. But that is not what Obama actually stood for. If she would have researched her opinions and brought facts to the table, maybe more people would have respect for her. Instead, she tries to vilify those people that called her on her lack of preperation for the very serious issues that she would face at VP. If she would have been able to speak at length about these issues, the questions about her "qualifications" would have died away. But she couldn't. The lack of thought she had put into major issues was obvious. She is mad that they revealed the woman behind the curtain, instead of letting her little just smile and wave.
mydiadem mydiadem 8 years
Hain, yes, this is about how Palin was treated. She thinks she was exploited, I think that is ridiculous. You being an Obama detractor think Obama has poor character because he talked to William Ayers in professional settings and you try to make a friendship out of something that wasn't. Palin detractors would argue the Obama/Ayers relationship is a lot less explicit than the Palin/Alaska Secession Party relationship and try to make more of a relationship there than maybe their was. People see what they want to see.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Oh! Darrell Hammond! :woohoo:
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
I think SNL got lucky that a VP candidate had a striking resemblance to one of their cast members/writers. Not to mention another cast member was known for portraying Hillary, which would equal instant laughs if they did a skit together. You can't fault them for jumping on the ratings train. And the guy that plays Bill Clinton (I forget his name) STILL makes appearances on SNL.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Obama did not have a "friendship" with Ayers. They worked at the same school and when he began his campaign he went to his house (and about 50 other people's houses) and told him he was running for Senate. A friendship is when you talk to that person outside of school or work on a consistent basis. Try again.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
"And...Sarah went ON SNL, for pete's sake! If she really had an issue with it, why use their platform? SNL didn't make fun of her children, did they? I remember seeing pictures of them backstage at the studio. It would be odd to bring kids to a place that had somehow harmed them or exploited them." Jill it seems you didn't watch the video all the way through. She said that she didn't hear them making fun of her family until after she went on. And this shouldn't be a why or why not you like Sarah Palin thread, it is about how she was treated. She said Obama was palling around with terrorists, because in her mind, he was. He had "friendships" with a whole hell of a lot of shady people, including a terrorist. Whether that is a reason to not vote for him, but it does show his character, as I would personally completely shun someone who had bombed their own country. That aside, I don't think she is whining or playing the victim. This is an interview, they asked what her feeling were regarding it, she sees it as her family got a lot of bad press that other families did not. Please don't over analyze it!
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
"Kennedy gets away with being completely inexperienced because she's a "Kennedy" and the media adores the "Kennedy" name." Actually Caroline has been criticized from the left and the right. I think ur seeing wat u want 2 see.
HeatherStJoeMI HeatherStJoeMI 8 years
I agree with Jillness
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
I'm also pretty sure that the whole Al Gore "Locked Box"/GWB "Strategery" debate spoof happened before GWB was elected. And as for the media commenting on her family, my personal feeling was that as long as she was using them as reasons to vote for her (like saying that she was an advocate for special needs kids because of Trig, that she was a great pro-choice candidate because she kept Trig knowing he would be born with Down's and saying that she understood patriotism because Track is in the military), then I think it was fair game for the media to cover her family. She can't just take political credit for the things her family does when it is to her benefit and expect everyone to look away when they make mistakes. It doesn't work that way. All in all, I think the media handled her family more than fairly, the "Trig is really Bristol's" rumors notwithstanding.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
What is this idea that C. Kennedy is being given any kind of free ride from the press? All I've heard is constant criticism. In fact, I've often heard her compared to Palin as far as lack of experience.
geebers geebers 8 years
I get really fed-up of people who play the victim. Not only does Palin victimize herself constantly but she is quite the hypocrite (like Jessie said- she attacked Obama by falsely accusing him of hanging around terrorists). At least Bush can laugh at himself and take the SNL spoofs and media for what they are. Palin needs to get over herself.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
"Palin wasn't SNL fodder after being elected to the white house. She was fodder when she became the VP nominee" They were spoofing Obama before he was elected. I just don't see how SNL's treatment of her was any different than what they do to other politicians...except for the fact that it was really funny.
em1282 em1282 8 years
...and before anyone gets his/her panties in a bunch about USA Today, anyone who's taken a journalism class, or anything remotely related to a journalism class, or knows that the Onion is modeled after USA Today in terms of format...well, then you should get the mockery behind the USA Today thing...
em1282 em1282 8 years
Bob Dole Bob Dole Bob Dole! "Also, I'm glad she used her golden opportunity to clear up the, "What newspapers do you read," fiasco by indicating that USA Today is apparently on the top of her list. I know that when I want "Straight Talk" facts, I go to the newspaper with less context and more colorful pictures." What, pioneers, pie charts and bar graphs and big photos and fonts on your newspaper don't equal "straight talk" to you? ;)
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