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. DJ

    What will it take to make this woman GO AWAY??? Palin's whining is about as important to our country as Oprah's weight gain. WHY IS THIS NEWS?????

    January 13, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  2. Doug in Texas

    Let's vote to see which state has the craziest governor, Illinois or Alaska. At least the good people of Illinois are doing something about theirs.

    January 13, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  3. david

    Sarah... you might actually be dumber than W!
    What was poor McCain thinking?

    January 13, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  4. Jerrold

    Sarah Palin is so last year ... can't she just stay there?

    January 13, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  5. Rebekah A.

    Please!!!! Make her stop! On second thought...don't. This is soooo funny!!!

    January 13, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  6. Ron Ft. Myers

    It seems that the majority of people responding to this article feel she is important enough to "waste" their time (or their employers) commenting about Palin. For those of you that call her an idiot, how many of you can even balance your credit card bills?

    January 13, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  7. frances wollach

    sarah palin is pathetic
    she should stay in alaska and get an education
    and tell her kids to get educations

    January 13, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  8. BA

    What do we care what Sarah Palin thinks. After her remarks that "Senator Obama pals around with terrorist" she lost all credibility..I think she should stay in Alaska, and keep her thoughts to herself. I for one do not respect her opinion. And from what I read, and also heard from the conservative right, John McCain has little respect for her. I think she is lucky to have a job in Alaska.

    January 13, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  9. carmen

    Sarah, go away and look after your infant son, grandchild and children. It was not the public who came looking for your family. You paraded and exploited them when it was convenient for you! You made your bed, now lie in it.

    January 13, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  10. Uncle Fester

    "T"- I am guessing that is an attempt at satire?
    By "gotcha" questions, are you referring to those like "what publications do you read"? The nerve of the media to ask such an ignorant question!

    January 13, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  11. Jackie in Dallas

    Sarah, Sarah, Sarah. You said from the beginning you had no doubts about being qualified to be Vice President, but you didn't even know what those qualifications were. You were the one who put Trig and Briston front and center, which wasn't very kind, much less "motherly." So please, please stop whining. Your comment about Russia WAS taken in context, and even as a joke, was pretty lame.

    Now, accept that your hypocritical comments, lack of intelligence, and your complete inability to speak English correctly turned off the voters. As for us "bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie", it isn't a lie to express one's own opinion, and my opinion (covered, by the way, by the Constitutional right of freedom of speech) is that you are an ignorant, arrogant politician who is attacking the very people you should be courting if you really plan to run for public office of ANY kind again. Please, go away!

    January 13, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  12. Tina, NC

    Alikeness??

    I really wish someone would go to the Dollar Store and get her a dictionary.

    January 13, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  13. Once upon a horse

    Palin/Joe the Plumber 2012....another good reason to vote Democrat for years to come!

    January 13, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  14. JK

    Governor Palin is looking like a very poor sport with all the whining. I just hope Republicans run her in 2012. Hopefully that will be the end of the Republicans, just like the Whig party.

    January 13, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  15. John M.

    Sarah Palin is like a floater. You flush and flush, but she still keeps coming back...

    January 13, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  16. JoyS

    Once again, this has been humorous reading the hate filled venomous rants from the looney liberals. How they spew such venom when they should be so happy now! There is a reason they hate Sarah Palin so viciously: Fear and jealousy. There is nothing else that makes someone turn so hateful. Sarah is 100% correct in her statements. She has done nothing wrong. The anointed one has a frightening background and I am afraid for our country. The fakes in Hollywood have convinced these people that it is fashionable to support Obama.

    January 13, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  17. Deanna

    If God truly loves us, Palin will lose the next Gubernatorial Election, not be asked to run for Senate, and quietly drop back into the obscurity she so richly deserves.

    January 13, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  18. Moishe Pipik

    Maybe she'd go away if you all would STFU and mind your OGDB!

    January 13, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  19. david Armendale, SF, CA

    Behold the Palin paradox: a typical GOP attack dog AND crybaby extraordinaire.
    She's fine with going on the attack: Obama, Biden, dems, liberals, the media- all favorite targets.
    But when her own attacks are questioned, she and her defenders whine and cry like a nursery of newborns.

    January 13, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  20. TN

    Journalism has definitely died!!!!!! Give me a freakin' break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 13, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  21. Jennafer Brechtel

    Aren't her 15 minutes up yet?

    January 13, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  22. McCain's State

    1. Sarah, look in the mirror.

    2. If you don't want the media to keep dogging you then shut your mouth and keep it shut. All you're doing is continuing to fuel their fires.

    January 13, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  23. popeye

    Hey Palin........it's called freedom of speech!

    Kind of like Joe the Plumber running his mouth.

    Kind of like the media giving you space every time you open your mouth!

    Blog that!

    January 13, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  24. Jackie in Dallas

    Sarah, Sarah, Sarah. You said from the beginning you had no doubts about being qualified to be Vice President, but you didn't even know what those qualifications were. You were the one who put Trig and Briston front and center, which wasn't very kind, much less "motherly." So please, please stop whining. Your comment about Russia WAS taken in context, and even as a joke, was pretty lame.

    Now, accept that your hypocritical comments, lack of intelligence, and your complete inability to speak English correctly turned off the voters. As for us "bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie", it isn't a lie to express one's own opinion, and my opinion (covered, by the way, by the Constitutional right of freedom of speech) is that you are an ignorant, arrogant politician who is attacking the very people you should be courting if you really plan to run for public office of ANY kind again. Please, go away!

    January 13, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  25. Kevin, ABQ NM

    Why, Why WHY are we still talking about this ignorant and thankfully, irrelevant irritant? Make her go AWAY!!

    January 13, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
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