January 13th, 2009
01:45 PM ET
5 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. Liz from Utah

    I can't believe Sarah is still trying to justify herself accusing the media and the bloggers. Sorry Sarah dear, but you lost and I hope this country is smart enough to never let you be more than Wasila mayor or Alaska Gov. Bye bye Sarah. Disappear please!!!

    January 13, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  2. David

    "You have to let it go."

    Then for the love of God and the sanity of all of us, just let it go. Quit harping on how unfair the media was for asking you tough questions like what magazines you read and then *gasp* reporting your failure to provide a coherent response. Those of us with more than two brain cells to rub together know you're simply pandering to your base that hates the mainstream media and thinks Rush, Sean and Fox are fair and balanced.

    January 13, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  3. Obama Victim

    left wing bloggers lie???? surely not

    January 13, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  4. Matt

    Is her 15 mins of fame up yet! Get over it Palin and move on... and I wish the media would stop putting her in the spot light!!!!

    January 13, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  5. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    THE GOP HAS SUGGESTED THAT PALIN SHOULD JUST SHUT HER MOUTH UNTIL SHE COMES UP WITH SOMETHING NEW THEY CAN USE. OBVIOUSLY SHE DOESN'T GET IT WHICH MEANS IT'S PAST TIME FOR PALIN TO GET A "HEAD CHECK" OR SHE TOO FAR GONE.

    January 13, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  6. MikeMaz

    Well lets be real here.. reporters for newspapers and magazines are a little bit different than bloggers lol Im no fan of Palins and am thrilled she isnt our VP, but I have to agree with her in that most bloggers are sort of an odd group who jot down thoughts as if the general public cares. Most of the bloggers I have seen in business are wack jobs.

    January 13, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  7. once upon a horse

    wow for a person that claims the media abuses her and lies about her...........well I think you know where I'm going with this!

    January 13, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  8. Rick

    If she wants us to believe she's really Trig's mother, show us the birth certificate.

    January 13, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  9. Michael Lewis

    When will she go away?

    January 13, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  10. E-Feezy

    "But Palin said she had adopted a philosophical attitude on the downside of the spotlight. "You have to let it go,” she said."

    Palin, it doesn't seem like you have "let it go." It appears the campaign has still negatively affected you until this day. So, stop your whinning and "let it go" for real. You have lost the respect of a lot of people and will keep losing respect of more people if you keep talking about the campaign. You lost. Too bad. Life's not fair. MOVE ON!

    January 13, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  11. Cathy Brandes

    Perhaps she should just quit granting interviews. That way not only would she be spared have to answer the questions, but we would be spared having to be constantly barraged with her responses.
    Enough is enough – just go away

    January 13, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  12. themoi

    The only "alikeness" we share is wishing she would disppear into the Alaskan sunset. Her 15 minutes of fame was up 10 minutes ago. If you don't give it any press, it will go away.

    January 13, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  13. John B. NH

    oh Sarah... lovin' that spotlight... you betcha!! :)

    January 13, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  14. Bob

    "continued problems in the world of journalism"

    someone should tell the idiot that bloggers aren't journalists anymore than the bloggers commenting here are journalists.

    January 13, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  15. Chris E

    Will the MEDIA stop giving this girl 5 minutes of fame, her time is up she is the only person to blame for the way the media saw her if she just go away and keep her mouth close she will not have a problem each time she open that trap something wrong come out of it. GO AWAY

    January 13, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  16. Barb

    Please accept the fact that you lost, Gov. Palin! Your constant whining about your mistreatment will not enhance your popularity in case you decide to become a candidate later. Return to your past role as Governor and mother and enjoy your family.

    January 13, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  17. @ NYC

    good noble polar bear please eat this woman.

    January 13, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  18. zuma1971

    OMG! Can't we just leave her alone?!!! I am a grateful democrat who admires this woman for wanting to serve our country! She is a great American and should be respected... We happen to have won the election and should be more graceful than what we have shown....

    January 13, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  19. JD in Moraga, CA

    Why is this stupid cow still in the news? Doesn't she have a day job?

    January 13, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  20. richard

    Thank God she didn't get elected VP!! Who would want to be subject to her whining and bleating about this and that. A pathetic "leader" who has no ability or sense to be in office or running a dog pound. Throw her into the has-been bucket. She's past tense.

    Sleazy family can join her in purgatory.

    January 13, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  21. jaye

    Gee – Palin, herself, is one of the biggest liars in the country!
    Now she wants all the media attention she can get, and keeps spouting off in order to get it.

    January 13, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  22. Carmichael Beljackson

    Does this nutcase ever shut up.OBAMA and BIDEN won,McCain and you lost.Move on ,take a chill pill,take a tranquilizer,take a vacation in
    RUSSIA from Alaska,whatever you do no one cares just GET OVER IT.

    January 13, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  23. Wanda

    Oh brother!

    January 13, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  24. dt

    Waaa, waaaa, waaaaa. Go back into your snow cave and just shut up.

    January 13, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  25. Bruce

    I tell you, and I know you know this, I don't care what the article is about, if it says Palin, in the title, I am going to read it. She is the biggest political star of my generation. I hang on her every word.

    More Palin, all of the time.

    January 13, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
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