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. K-Dog

    "Alikeness"?? Hmm, had she been elected, publishers would have a new series of books for us to buy: Palinisms!

    January 13, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  2. RH

    This woman clearly does not recognise what a fool she's making of herself.

    Interesting how she yet again dodged the question of Trig's parentage by ridiculing it. The question and accompanying speculation is never going to go away until she proves she's the child's mother.

    January 13, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  3. Mike Wooten

    "Do you not believe me or my doctor?"

    No- as surprising as this may seem to you, Sarah, we don't take everything that comes out of your mouth as gospel.

    Only time will tell I guess....

    January 13, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  4. Venia

    The only liar is you palin, you are a clueless pathological liar! And a whiner to boot! Good God do you ever stop talking about yourself. To all those brain dead folks who actually voted for mccain and palin can you honestly imagine how much further this country would have been destroyed if those two clowns got into the white house? I shudder to think.

    January 13, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  5. SHIRLEY "60"

    There is a true saddness about people who have had their 15 minutes of fame, but don't ever want to leave the spotlight. Palin, Bush, Joe the plumber and Cheney are the worst I have ever seen. I, for one, am sick to death of them.

    January 13, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  6. ron

    This lady is an idiot

    January 13, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  7. Patriot1013

    "she wishes she had told McCain campaign advisors she’d be “callin’ some of the shots.”"

    Doing that would have made her a.....get ready for it... MAVERICK.

    Sarah: you are a joke!

    January 13, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  8. FragmentFour

    I'm not sure about Alaska, but one thing Palin runs well is her mouth. Now if her sentence structure will just improve, we might find out if she's got anything to say worth listening too.

    January 13, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  9. Kay

    Just go away, woman. Don't you have children to take care of? Some the temper tantrums!

    January 13, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  10. Joanna

    Sarah, go away. The only people that are making any of this an issue is you and people like Joe the plumber. It has been YOUR party all along, blame them. You know what annoys normal people... YOU and you lies and riot inducing hate mongering. Maybe you should strike a different tone and stop trying to divide people even more than you have.

    January 13, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  11. KH

    Why is CNN so obsessed with this lady? Can't you use your resources to report real news. You are starting to look like a gossip column when it comes to Sarah Pailin.

    January 13, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  12. scdemocrat

    Just release your medical records, and explain why your daughter was taken out of school for the months leading up to "your" sons birth with mono. I have never seen a case of mono that lasted that long. This woman is soooooooooo pathetic. LOOK AT ME ,LOOK AT ME, HEY DON'T TALK ABOUT ME. LMAO what a joke you are.

    January 13, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  13. Kay

    Stop the temper tantrums!

    January 13, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  14. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Is it possible to have Palin get back to her job as governor of Alaska? Is it possible that she hasn't a clue as to what she is doing - yes I believe that she doesn't know what is going on. She is plainly (to me that is) an ideolog and doesn't know that she needs to still learn.

    January 13, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  15. Chicagoan feed up with this garbage

    As much as I as I disagree with and as sick as I am of seeing this woman it’s totally unfair and insulting to continue to bring up the subject of her son not being hers. This garbage is about as believable as the whole Obama birth certificate thing.

    CNN – you’re only adding fuel to the fire. Cut it out!

    January 13, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  16. Nita

    Who lies more than her. Why is she acting like a high school teenager?

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

    “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."

    She still doesn't get it, does she? The context (questions about her foreign policy experience) was precisely what made the statement so laughable, not whether it was factual or not.

    Also, someone needs to point out to her that the way to let it go is... to let it go. Stop talking about it. Keep your peace. Shut up. Stay silent. Refuse to comment. Not give the bloggers and others any additional ammo. The mud would settle if she didn't keep stirring it up all the time. But then maybe that's really the point?

    January 13, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  18. Bill

    What about bored, pathetic, ignorant and uneducated Alaskan governors who lie and prefer to spend their time extending their 15 minutes of fame rather than actually governing their state?

    January 13, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  19. Joanna

    Sarah, go away. The only people that are making any of this an issue is you and people like Joe the plumber. It has been YOUR party all along, blame them. You know what annoys normal people… YOU and your lies and riot inducing hate mongering and bigotry. Maybe you should strike a different tone and stop trying to divide people even more than you have. STOP CRYING ALREADY.

    January 13, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  20. Will-South Dakota

    Isn't she on clock? and shouldn't she be taking care of Alaska instead of going looking for the media.....she's become a "newsie" star and must feel left out.

    January 13, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  21. Rob

    And 99% of them post here on the Ticker.

    Question – what will you all do when mommy and daddy's trust fund dries up, or they lose their jobs? Cause we all know that most of you who claim to be 'hardworking' or 'former Republicans' or 'mother / father of a soldier' are really none of them; you just follow the lib kook / moveon.org playbook.

    January 13, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  22. Carl

    Yes of course. God forbid the thought that your intellect is substandard. It has to be every journalist,blogger and everyone else who heard your many stupidities that are "liars"

    I mean it must be the journalist's fault that when asked about the Bush doctrine you return a blank stare and drift off subject. It must be because of biased bloggers that you spouted a chain of nonsense during the Coulter interview.

    *sigh* Just like Bush she screws up and then refuses to admit it.

    January 13, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  23. Ryan

    For the love of god, please go away

    January 13, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  24. Missouri-Who can I blame next

    Palin just will not stop the blame game. First she blames the media , bush, john mcain handlers, the bloggers and etc.. This lady is her own worst enemy in so many ways. Now I do believe she enjoyed the spot light and now she is in rage. Sarah needs to find some help immediately

    January 13, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  25. Lisa in Florida

    There simply are no words....none, nada....simply no more words..........AGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

    January 13, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
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