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. Julie

    Kind of like Ann Coulter, they cannot take responsibility for things they say, and then get angry about the WAY it is said back to them.

    January 13, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  2. Wisconsin

    It's real simple Sarah, release your medical records and shut these people up. If you can't do that, then deal with the speculation. Unethical, fear-mongering, religious RADICAL persons like you, annoy me.

    I guess it takes all kinds, huh.

    January 13, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  3. grahame

    I just watched Hillary Clinton talking to the senate hearings on the hill. The difference between Clinton who is educated and Palin who isn't
    is light years. I just imagined her in the same position asClinton. what would she do? Wink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Face it! Sarah Palin is a walking disaster area. The Gubernatorial race for Alaska is next year. I can hardly wait until this moron is no more and just in case you have forgotten. These are Sarah Palins claims to fame.
    GETTING HER BROTHER IN LAW FIRED. And don't tell me she didn't use her influence.
    THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE, Not to mention the road.
    HER HATE FILLED RHETORIC. Who does she think she is Anne Coulter.
    THE DESIGNER CLOTHES. Which she still hasn't given back.
    HER PREGNANT DAUGHTER.After spouting her religious beliefs about morals.
    HER SON IN LAW'S (sic) DRUG DEALING MOTHER. and her denials about that
    HER WONDERFUL INTERVIEWS. She's the one who went on SNL and did the hand wave. Nobody asked her to partake. On a scale of one to ten she is a minus six..........................

    Face it she's just a selfish self absorbed loser who can't except the fact that she lost.Who will blame anybody but herself. She is a sick
    sociopath and the sooner she disappears the better.

    And believe it or not there are people who believe she would make a wonderful president. She couldn't organise a macdonalds fast food outlet. Are you kidding me. Or to paraphrase Henry The V111. "Will Nobody Rid Me Of This Woman."

    January 13, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  4. John B. NH

    if people like "ja" truly think Sarah Palin is intelligent... then i truly worry about the future of this country. the writing is on the wall! Dumber than a fencepost... only in Alaska could this Wahoo ever be considered intelligent or experienced!!

    P.S. interesting how Blago is being impeached for "abuse of power" yet Palin remains unscathed after their were simmilar findings of abuse of power in her case.... hmmm

    if she were a man with her credentials, intelligence (or lack thereof)... no way does she even make it onto the GOP ticket. but she's HOT so we all watch... just silly.

    January 13, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  5. Will K - Euclid, Ohio

    The "you can see Russia from Alaska" comment was not taken out of context; it was displayed by CBS totally raw, in its entirety, for the whole world to marvel at her senseless babble.

    Sarah Palin made herself into a comedy sideshow, and has nobody to blame but herself for her foibles; she needs to grow up. She keeps going to the well, trying to exonerate herself for her own silliness. Perhaps we misunderestimated her.

    January 13, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  6. ralph tyler

    Palin is a moron, and that's a fact.

    January 13, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  7. Annie

    What you resist persists. Come on people, please stop posting comments about her! See how long CNN posts stories about her if there are zero comments posted about them because people don't care!! Find something else to give your aggressions to... she is not worth the time.

    January 13, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  8. Enough Already

    Palin Instead of grumbling because you don't get what you want ,be thankful you don't get what you deserve...To avoid lying,Do nothing that needs a cover up and stop blaming everyone for your mistakes and move on ......Senator McCain has Moved On

    January 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  9. Leslie

    To think there were people who actually thought she was capable of being one of the more powerful people in our government...shameful. She's only a joke.. and she is drilling that point home with all of this "self defense" and blame placed on the media.

    January 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  10. Lois, Ont., Canada

    I wish Sarah would stop all that 'Whinning' It is pathetic. When will she ever go away? She is only harming herself!

    January 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  11. Dave

    I personally think she was a horrible choice, played very dirty politics and didn't deserve to be close to the nominating process for VP of this great country. I think she's doing now exactly what she criticized Sen. Clinton for, which is another example of her hypocrisy.

    HOWEVER, I think anyone, blogger, reporter, man on a bar stool, anyone spreading false gossip about her child's true maternity is just trash. As we welcomed our second daughter roughly the same time as Trig's birth, I can only imagine my reaction if anyone publicly questioned her parentage. You just don't do that to a new parent, an old parent, a parent with a special needs child, or just anyone. That's just below human decency.

    I don't care if she was irresponsible with the sentiments fostered at her rallies – that's no excuse for anyone else to behave like sub-human trash. So my sympathy is with the governor on that one.

    Every other iota of her politics and style, I disagree with...

    January 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  12. FatSean

    This woman is a fool, and whining hypocrite to boot. She had no problem regurgitating the ignorant 'secret muslim', 'not a citizen' and 'pals around with terrorists' talking-points on the campaign trail. If she's this delicate, how would she stand up to foreign leaders?!

    Maybe you don't have this folksy saying up in Alaska Sarah, but here in Connecticut we often say "What goes around, comes around." You've sown the wind, enjoy reaping the whirlwind.

    January 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  13. Megan Lowden

    Sarah Palin – you have had your 15 minutes of fame. Now, quit blaming and whining and PLEEEZEEE GO AWAY!!!

    January 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  14. anonymous blogger

    I read somewhere Trig was actually carried by her husband, kind of like that Arnold Schwarzenegger movie

    January 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  15. Bob the Observer

    Gary wrote:

    Sarah, you are the Queen of Lies. From the second you stepped on the national stage. Trying to hide your daughters ilegidimate pregnancy with a blanket over her stomach and holding the baby, to your bridge to nowhere. You never stopped. Your biggest mistake is to think you are smarter than the American public. Your not. Your an idiot. Go away.


    Your second sentence is a fragment. Your third sentence is also a fragment, and contains a misspelling of "illegitimate," as well as a misplaced phrase "to your bridge to nowhere," which has nothing to do with a baby. The last two uses of "your" should be correctly spelled "you're."

    I find you have a severe inability to call anyone an idiot. Please get an education, and then you can try again.

    January 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  16. Robin in SC

    Un-friggin-believable! I'm ready for this woman to be pulled off the national stage with a very long hook!

    January 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |

    I think she is very cute and like seeing her in the news.

    January 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  18. Chopsie

    This chick needs to fade into obscurity like Anita Bryant. Like Anita, there was no filter from the brain to the mouth.

    January 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  19. Sean

    Good move...insult the bloggers. I'm sure they don't have the time to think of ways to continue messing with you. They will likely take it as constructive criticism and go back and check their "Blogging Ethics" books to ensure they have the appropriate citations.


    "And I thought, Okay, more indication of continued problems in the world of journalism."

    – First off, well done on the thought. Write it down, it was your first.

    – Second, really? Saying that is like going back to the cook in the restaurant, telling him his food is the worst you've ever tasted, then asking him to re-cook it.

    January 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  20. Yousuf- NYC

    AGAIN? I am here to read about some interesting blog but what do i find? SARAH THE PAIN IN THE REAR.


    gO aWaY.............................

    January 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  21. Sarah28

    G O A W A Y ! P L E A S E , P L E AS E , P L E A S E ! ! !

    January 13, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  22. jclem

    And by the way.....48% of the country voted for this woman as a vice-presidential candidate. So, to many people this is newsworthy. Typical liberals. In your mind the world revolves around you. If you don't like her...don't read the article. Just stop talking. You sound so ignorant.

    January 13, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  23. MR

    This sounds like the almost-First Branch calling the Fourth Branch "hypocritical". How ironic....

    January 13, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  24. Rick

    Boring, wishing she'd have remain anonymous, extremely pathetic governor of Alaska who lies annoys me...

    January 13, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  25. Debbie

    Sara, please, please, please just go AWAY and stop hurting yourself

    January 13, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
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