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. Dave

    GO AWAY!

    That's all I have to say.

    January 13, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  2. Hussien, NYC

    ....and all the haters on the left will start the conspiracy based, hate influenced comments in 3 2 1............

    January 13, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  3. Frank

    Boy, is this woman ever off the rails. She makes a bigger fool of herself every time she opens her mouth. Who would have thought that was even possible.

    I had been worried that she would be a credible candidate in 2012, but at this rate she will certainly have self-destructed by that time.

    Who else you Republicans got in the bull pen?

    January 13, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  4. Cameron T. Nutt

    It is actually painful to read Sarah Palin quotes. It hurts my eyes as I question if the text I see was actually intended to be written in the order it often is. It hurts my mind when I gawk at how badly she has most recently butchered the English language. And mostly it hurts my heart to know that close to half of the nation I love actually voted for this fraud.

    January 13, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  5. Ken

    Newsflash for you Palin, welcome to 2009. Bloggers are very much now a part of the news landscape.

    I don't believe they had anything to do with your falling on your political face.

    January 13, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  6. Brad

    CNN, two tickers with Palin in the headline today?

    How long ago was the election?

    More journalism, less crap please.

    January 13, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  7. Matt

    Wow...she just doesn't get it. We made fun of the "see Russia from Alaska" nonsense not because it was false, but because she thought it was an argument in favor of her claim to have foreign relations experience and that's just completely ludicrous. Seriously. The media needs to stop pulling the cord coming out of her back so she'll shut the hell up and go away.

    January 13, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  8. INDIANA MAMA FOR OBAMA

    WHAT A MORON!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'M SO GLAD THAT TICKET DIDN'T WIN...........

    January 13, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  9. Alan

    Two words...GO AWAY!

    January 13, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  10. Lisa V

    Hmm, how about boring, non-anonymous, pathetic former V.P. candidates who lie? Although I agree Trig is her child, she and others should never be let off the hook for trying to perpetuate such lies as Obama being a terrorist or anti-American. Do not forget the Waffle Box, or the more recent Christmas CD featuring The Magic Negro song.

    January 13, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  11. Terry

    Go, Sarah, go! I cannot give this woman enough support. I hope she will be the Republican presidential candidate in 2012. I am a Liberal, and nothing would give me more pleasure than to see the Republican Party totally destroyed, and Palin is just the gal who can do it.

    Since the CIvil War, Conservatives (currently Republicans) have opposed every worthwhile proposal and reform. Conservatism was opposed to the abolition of slavery, the vote for women, equal rights for minorities, the vote for minorities, equal rights for women, social security, medicare, medicaid, public education for minorities, integration of public facilities ("No Colored Allowed"), the 8 hour day, the 40 hour week, and health care programs for children (!!!!!), to name a few. Palin is a modern example of the Conservative mentality.

    Conservatism is down. We must kick it until it dies.

    January 13, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  12. Bored and pathetic blogger

    I may be bored and pathetic, but you are still not qualified to be Vice President.

    January 13, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  13. chris (hartford, ct)

    If you have to let it go, then why is she still talking? Maybe it's because she has nothing to contribute in terms of legitimate policy on the national level.

    January 13, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  14. gl, Pittsburgh

    I quest she is going to keep this up until Obama Inauguration. She is a sad exuse for a Woman. She is no Hilliary Clinton or Caraline Kenny. She is a very seft servering over the top nut case. If the baby is really her, why do she care with people on the blogger say. Please get over yourself and move on.

    January 13, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  15. California Gold

    But Palin said she had adopted a philosophical attitude on the downside of the spotlight. "You have to let it go,” she said. Missy Sarah P. why is this so difficult for you? Is the problem the fact you now realize that you became a national joke? That you are a poster child for the absurd and chronically stupid? That you are seen the world over as perhaps the most unintelligent, impertinent village idiot to step on the national and world stage? Is the fact everyone with a modicum of intelligence laughs and laughs every time you scramble to rehabilitate your image: the image you irrevocably carved into the minds of the world?

    January 13, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  16. Judy

    Palin – Get lost – no one cares what you have to say. You need to stay at home and take GOOD care if your kids instead of trying to be something you will never be, Bloggers do not lie – They actually express their thoughts and opinions more freely this way than face to face. In fact I am tired of hear from and about you.

    January 13, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  17. Brandon

    "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,”

    Its amazing how she complains about these bloggers saysing she is not Trig's mother, but does not complaing about how her base spread so many lies and bs about PRESIDENT-ELECT Obama being a terrorist-socialist-muslim who would bring the downfall of our country! Oh wait, that wasn't the bloggers that was HER!

    This is why America said "Thanks but no thanks" to you "Sarah"!

    January 13, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  18. New Yorker

    Dear Sarah,
    New York is a Democratic town and you are not welcome. There is no alikeness between you and any New Yorker. Come to the Bleacher section at Yankee stadium and you will get Boo'ed like there is no tomorrow.

    You betcha.

    Guy from NY

    January 13, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  19. Julia O

    She just doesn't get it, does she? It wasn't that she said that one could "see Russia from Alaska". It was that she told Katie Couric that that fact "certainly" added to her foreign policy credentials.

    This person will never get it. But she always provides comedy, if nothing else.

    January 13, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  20. ueheinz

    What's the matter Sarah? You can't take the heat or can't handle the truth so recourse to labeling? You and Bush share many traits: clueless, lack of intelligence, myopic, arrogant.

    January 13, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  21. Wynter

    Can we deport Palin? Maybe then she would shut up!

    January 13, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  22. hawkeye

    Same old keep me in the news any way you can. This person has so proven why she should never run for a higher office. When will we relive the free throw she made(onlypoint) in her high school basketball game championship. Can't you tell she is NO LONGER news.

    January 13, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  23. Matt

    Someone wipe her chin...she drooled some stupid on it.

    January 13, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  24. Peter in Kissimmee

    Isn't this the same woman who used blogger posts about William Ayers?

    January 13, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  25. Where was he born?

    If only the press would pursue Obama's original birth certificate from the State of Hawaii with such vigor would we all be better served.

    January 13, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
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