February 23rd, 2009
04:08 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin: Media was on a search and destroy mission

Palin says in a new documentary that the media set out to destroy her.
Palin says in a new documentary that the media set out to destroy her.

(CNN) - The mainstream media made it a mission to destroy the vice presidential candidacy of Sarah Palin, the Alaska governor says in a new documentary released Monday.

In an interview taped last month for conservative John Zeigler's new film "Media Malpractice," Palin said it is "very frightening, I think, what the media was able to get away with, this go-around.”

"’We are going to seek and we are going to destroy this candidacy of Sarah Palin’s because of what it is that she represents,’" the former vice presidential candidate described as the attitude members of the press adopted.

The movie, available on DVD for the first time Monday, chronicles press coverage of both Democratic primary campaign and the general election, and concludes the media was clearly biased in favor of Barack Obama.

“This is for the sake of our democracy that there is fairness in this other branch of government, if you will, called the media,” Palin also says in the interview filmed in January. “It is foreign to me the way some in the mainstream media are thinking.”


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soundoff (223 Responses)
  1. Old white lady in Birmingham, AL

    Shut up already! Take responsibility for you own failures.

    February 23, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    I will reserve judgement until I see the documentary, but I find this a little sad at face value. Does she really think she did nothing that might have inspired criticism?

    February 23, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  3. Baze

    I want all white Americans that either think or thought that African Americans are baseless when they claim the media is out to get them to take close heed of Palin's incessant whining.

    February 23, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  4. Dutch/Hampton Roads, VA

    Search and destroy is what you do to the wolves in Alaska Shoot em up Sarah. Yuor 15 minutes of fame are up. Swim across the Bering Sea and don't come back.

    February 23, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  5. Tisha

    "Boo-hoo-hoo, I am Sarah Palin, the media did it and John McCain's staff did it and the Obama team did it, and then the devil did it, they all conspired together to make me a weak, dumb, ignorant candidate."

    February 23, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  6. Brian

    WHY ARE WE STILL DOING SARAH PALIN STORIES?! God almighty. Her team lost, months ago! Most of America already forgot who lost the Super Bowl....

    Let's move on to something with a little more importance, if in fact there is anything.

    February 23, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  7. Obama '09

    She just cant accept the fact that she lost fair and square and bow out gracefully huh? Pathetic Palin..that should be her new name.

    February 23, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  8. Free at Last

    She still doesn't get it....even if you accept her premise...the media wouldn't have been able to go after her if not for her inexperience, gaffes, untruths, arrogance and all around unftiness for the office.

    I guess the easiest thing is to blame others for our own failings....

    February 23, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  9. Clueless Conservatives

    I agree. Rush Limbaugh should be fired!

    February 23, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    Supporters of President Obama:

    Please do not respond. Rise above. For God's sake.

    February 23, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  11. Free at Last

    She still doesn't get it....even if you accept her premise...the media wouldn't have been able to go after her if not for her inexperience, gaffes, untruths, arrogance and all around unftiness for the office.

    I guess the easiest thing is to blame others for our own failings....

    February 23, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  12. Mel

    Open appeal to the Governor...I'LL GIVE YOU A DOLLAR IF YOU SIT DOWN & SHUT UP!!! Seriously.

    February 23, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  13. gl, Pittsburgh

    She destroy herself by accepting the VP nom knowing she was not qualified for the job.

    February 23, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  14. Give me a break!

    It' foreign to me the way you think, Sarah!! Enough of you already! Why don't you tell us how you and the old fart would have solved the economic crisis? Oh, that's right...YOU HAVE NO CLUE!

    February 23, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  15. James

    Sore loser, she was treated fairly, her problem is she's dumb and blames everyone else for her loss.

    February 23, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  16. Shirley in California

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE Obama supporters in the name of sanity quit commenting on this sick woman. She's NOT important. Never has been and never will be.

    Thanks.

    February 23, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  17. Sniffit

    Riiiiiight...because her own self-destructive tendency of failing to answer questions, acting smug and self-righteous, and providing fluffy non-sensical talking-point answers to legitimate questions...well, that had nothing to do with it. Let alone the fact that the media is primiarly owned and driven by rich conservatives...oh no...it's still the "liberal media" to these goons if it gives anything close to a fair shake to a Dem or does anything close to its job with respect to the GOP. Meanwhile, Faux News is talking about civil war to oust Obama as if it's even remotely reasonable. GTFO Palina and Co. 2010 can't come soon enough.

    February 23, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  18. Jane (Minnesota)

    Oh, none of it is ever your fault, is it Governor! Amazing

    February 23, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  19. Matt in Iowa

    The truth hurts so much doesn't it Sarah? It's hard to look at yourself and realize that you failed so you do what the entire Republican party is doing right now, you blame it on the media.
    It has more to do with the ignorance and unwillingness of your party to change with America, that is what will keep the Repubs losing elections. It seems as though people have finally started to realize what is good for corporations isn't necessarily good for them, thanks to the GOP for allowing my country to realize that :)
    P.S. Rush Limbaugh is not as intelligent as you all seem to believe, and he is yet another reason why your party is failing miserably.

    February 23, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  20. Zeke

    "Media was on a search and destroy mission";
    What do you mean WAS?!! The media hasn't stopped yet!

    February 23, 2009 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  21. shoegazer

    The media didn't have to set out to destroy you lady,you did a fine job of that all by yourself.I think she is starting to crack under pressure,the woman is becoming more and more delusional as time marches on.
    Again,if this is the face of the GOP for the future,enjoy yourselves in the hinterlands.

    February 23, 2009 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  22. Frank

    Destroy campaign? Could it be that they saw something that was valid? Such as a candidate that was clearly not prepared in any way shape or form to be Vice President? Could that be? Or do you think it was an destroy campaign for no valid reason? It was very valid. They saw a candidate who was clearly unprepared for the position, very plain, simple and straghtforward.

    February 23, 2009 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  23. Mike

    STOP WHINING!!!!!!

    February 23, 2009 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  24. Chris Gearns

    The big bad media picking on the Pit bull with lipstick....

    February 23, 2009 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  25. Oregonian

    You mean they told the truth too much?
    I love how the "Cons" scream about how biased the media is the whole time they giggle over every negative story abd when a democrat farts.

    February 23, 2009 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
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