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. ah

    some bloggers do a lot of harm not being accurate, being mean, nasty. To all.

    January 13, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  2. testy in texas

    Sarah, get over it, you lost!! If you want people to stop talking negatively about you, quit giving interviews where you sound foolish. Hard to believe you are responding to bloggers. You are only popular with the far left neo-cons

    January 13, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  3. Sam Walker

    Palin is determined to keep this garbage goin'.

    January 13, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  4. Sidney P.

    GO AWAY!!!!!!

    January 13, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  5. Phoenix

    Well, Palin sometimes what goes around comes around. You said Obama palled around with terrorists, and that was a lie.

    January 13, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  6. Rhino

    Hahahaha – Keep talking. we all need a good laugh

    January 13, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  7. obama supporter from day one

    just go away already...please do us a favor....nobody cares.....

    January 13, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  8. John Adams

    Sarah, it seem like the more people insult you, the more you keep coming back for more. Why don't you go to Israel and pal around with your buddy Joe the Plumber. You might even be able to see Russia from Israel.

    Go Away. Go away. Go Away. Go away. Go away. Go away.

    I know that you don't speak or understand English very well so let me interpret what I have just said.

    GOOOOOOO AWAYYYYYYYY and don't come back

    January 13, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  9. Alex

    She's obviously not above the fray, or she wouldn't ackowledge drivel posting anonymously. Just getting a reaction is what the bloggers want, and she just keeps giving it to them.

    January 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  10. JAMES

    Why are you continuing to give space to this Alaska hillbilly and her family. . . her 15 minutes was over long ago. Don't make her news and she'll fade back into the monosyllabic woods for the rest of the long cold winter. STOP IT ALREADY!

    January 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  11. Cardi

    "You have to let it go,” she said. So, Sarah, JUST DO IT! And, stay in Alaska.

    January 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  12. Jeff

    GOVERNOR Palin, the only thing that is boring is you. Govern Alaska and leave the lower 48 alone. I wish you and your family well...otherwise I could care less about you.

    January 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  13. PJP

    Get 'em girl! Don't let them bully you around!!!

    January 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  14. Pat

    Fair enough, Sarah, we're tired of boring, anonymous, pathetic governors who are proudly uninformed. Thank you, though, for reminding us that we can see Russia from Alaska. Your foreign policy qualification IS something you should be proud of, though I wouldn't necessarily consider it an "alikeness" with more qualified candidates.

    Ya betcha.

    January 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  15. Z in OH

    "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."

    Obviously, someone is not even taking their own advice.

    January 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  16. Connie Rowe, St. Louis Missouri

    If she were to actually answer the questions posed to her then it MIGHT be newsworthy.

    All of this 'bashing' she is doing shows what a hypocrite she is.

    There are many other stories out there worth reporting on, Sarah is as news worthy as the dirt on the bottom of my shoe.

    January 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  17. Laura in CT

    Hold up....it seemed perfectly acceptable for her to spew forth lies about Obama, during the campaign. Why is she complaining about lies being told about her now?? My mother would say she can dish it out, but she can't take it.

    I have no sympathy for you, Sarah Palin. You reap what you sew...and you've got lots of reaping ahead of you.

    January 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  18. aleco-NOKOMIS,FL

    THANK GOD THE VILLAGE IDIOT FROM ALASKA WAS NOT ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT.-–HER VOICE ALONE COULD CAUSE WORLD WAR THREE..

    January 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  19. Canadian Dave

    Get another life. You lost because of you don't blame anyone else. If you can't answer simple questions why the hell should anyone vote for you?

    January 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  20. Peter (Canada next to Alaska )

    Dear Mrs. Sarah Palin;

    There's this old saying that comes to mind:

    "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

    January 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  21. Wally

    Alas, further ignorance. Bloggers aren't press or media. I do however find it funny that Gov. Palin had no problem quoting blogger material as fact while on the campaign trail.

    January 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  22. Mike in NJ

    Alaskans are about as similar to New Yorkers as Palin is to sanity...

    January 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  23. sue

    I live in Alaska. Pathetic Palin (alias Bimbo Barbie) is our governor. She is the pathetic one. A good leader concentrates on the positive and ignores meaningless trivia. A good leader doesn't blame others for their shortcomings.

    January 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  24. Steve A. , New Braunfels , Texas

    I am so tired of this women, downright annoyed by her, on the other hand, the more she"interviews"the more she hurts herself. She is truly on a self distruction path. She is pathetic.

    January 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  25. christi

    And while I am at it with my "blogging lies" I would certainly appreciate it if the woman could speak proper English! If her attitude is that she "shoulda been callin' some of the shots" then I shudder to think what would have happened if McCain had won the election. I am beginning to think that her whole schtick that she is using is made up...no one could be that moronic.

    January 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
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