January 13th, 2009
01:45 PM ET
6 years ago

Palin slams 'bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie'

Palin has given a steady stream of interviews since Election Day.
Palin has given a steady stream of interviews since Election Day.

(CNN) - Sarah Palin fired a new salvo in her war on the media, unloading in a new interview on her home state paper and “bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie.”

The Alaska governor, who has granted a steady stream of interviews since Election Day, also told an Esquire reporter that she wishes she had told McCain campaign advisors she’d be “callin’ some of the shots.”

"Bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie annoy me....I'll tell you, yesterday the Anchorage Daily News, they called again to ask — double-, triple-, quadruple-check — who is Trig's real mom,” she said, in an interview to be published in the magazine’s March issue.

“And I said, Come on, are you kidding me? We're gonna answer this? Do you not believe me or my doctor? And they said, No, it's been quite cryptic the way that my son's birth has been discussed. And I thought, Okay, more indication of continued problems in the world of journalism."

But Palin said she had adopted a philosophical attitude on the downside of the spotlight. "You have to let it go,” she said. “Even hard news sources, credible news sources — the comment about, you can see Russia from Alaska. You can! You can see Russia from Alaska. Something like that — a factual statement that was taken out of context and mocked — what you have to do is let that go."

The former Republican vice presidential candidate said again she regretted not taking a greater leadership role during the campaign season. "If I were giving advice to myself back on the day my candidacy was announced, I'd say, Tell the campaign that you'll be callin' some of the shots,” she said. “Don't just assume that they know you well enough to make all your decisions for ya. Let them know that you're the CEO of a state, you're forty-four years old, you've got a lot of great life experience that can be put to good use as a candidate."

Despite a season of barbs aimed at the coastal elites, Palin seemed to offer an olive branch to the Big Apple: "I would think we all tear up during the national anthem at the beginning of a baseball game, don't we? That's an alikeness between Alaskans and New Yorkers," she said.

Update: In an Anchorage Daily News column published last week, the paper's editor said the only questions reporters there had asked about Trig's birth came when the paper undertook a project to debunk conspiracy theories surrounding the event, but that they had abandoned the effort because of a lack of cooperation from the Palin family.

"I don't believe we have ever published in the newspaper a story, a letter, a column or anything alleging a coverup surrounding your maternity," wrote the editor in an e-mail sent to Palin and reprinted on the paper's blog. "In fact, my integrity and the integrity of the newspaper have been repeatedly attacked in national forums for our complicity in the 'coverup.'

Later, he added: "...So I don’t understand the behavior of the governor’s press office. Did the governor not share my email with the press staff? Did the press staff deliberately ignore what I said in order to have a longer list of press 'outrages'? Or are they just sloppy with details? I don’t know."


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  1. Lu from Houston, TX

    I'm tired of Sarah Palin, who lies.

    January 13, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  2. Scott the Independent

    Okay now she is really being stupid. The very people that put the word out on your are the ones you will attack as opposed to explaining – in an intelligent way – your positions is not the way to clean up your comical image.

    January 13, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  3. paul from jersey

    Why is this news? She needs to go back to her igloo and take care of her "special" baby. Please, go away and leave us alone, forever!!!

    January 13, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  4. Tony in MT

    Wait, you actually CAN see Russia from Alaska? I thought that was a joke! Man, I wish I could change my vote now.

    January 13, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  5. RLT

    STFU

    January 13, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  6. Mike G

    Is she going to try and keep this stuff up for 2 years so that people don't forget her??? Somebody tell her to go away......PLEASE

    January 13, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  7. MCD in BC

    Can't this woman just....go away?

    January 13, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  8. Sean

    Sarah Palin is talking about 'pathetic liars'? Irony noted.

    January 13, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  9. HAH

    My god... she's insane. She's actually, honest to god, insane.

    January 13, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  10. BB

    "Alikeness"? Is she trying to say similarity? Ya betcha !!!

    January 13, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  11. Patricia

    bored with her. Bored with anything to do with her.

    January 13, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  12. t

    This person just wants attention, she has some issue she needs to
    address. She did take a leadership role during the campaign, doing
    McCain dirty work. She does not know anything and the more she talk
    the more it proves that she needs to take care of her family and go
    back to school. She is placing the blame on everyone else except
    herself.................She is sick sick sick!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 13, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  13. RW

    Enough. Give her a talk show-but she does not have the right stuff to lead an industrial state let alone a nation. Any nation! God save the Republican Party.

    January 13, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  14. katiec

    You just will not stop CNN.
    We are sick of Palin, do not want to read about her and are dismayed how you continue to give her the headlines.
    Enough! She was the poorest candidate ever picked in the history of our country, yet you dote on her and her ignorance.
    Give us some credit for intelligence.

    January 13, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  15. Dyevushka

    "I would think we all tear up during the national anthem at the beginning of a baseball game, don't we? That's an alikeness between Alaskans and New Yorkers"

    That and the use of the word "alikeness."

    She still doesn't get the Russia thing... that's an indication of how out of touch she was and remains.

    January 13, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  16. keith B.

    Her problems really started to mount up on the campaign trail when she started to go "rogue".

    January 13, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  17. alvy singer

    Me thinks she protests too much. Something is fishy...

    January 13, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  18. Walter

    As opposed to the honest, bored and pathetic bloggers?

    January 13, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  19. Lynn West Bloomfield, Michigan

    What about dumb, unqualified, pathetic, vice presidential candidates who don't even read the newspaper?

    January 13, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  20. Guanto

    But those writing about Obama and Biden are OK... Right, Sarah? You betcha!

    January 13, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  21. Nancy

    It figures, the closer we get to the inauguration, the more attention she wants. Someone please throw that poodle a doggie biscuit.

    January 13, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  22. Patrick

    Why is Sarah Palin still in the news? Dear media, please let us forget that this person exists.

    January 13, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  23. cherry strawberry

    the newspaper has asked her 4 times if she is trig's mom?!?!?! OHHHHHHH Me thinks they have something on her! This is gonna be GOOD

    January 13, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  24. Terry

    Looks like the Guv has all the neccessary traits to be a blogger...except for anonymity

    January 13, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  25. Joan L.

    I wish that woman would dry up and blow away. She loves every minute of any controversy that centers around her. She is probably the "anonymous blogger". Do we really have to deal with her for the next four years? Of course, the media is providing her with the forum.

    January 13, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
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