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.”


Filed under: Sarah Palin
soundoff (223 Responses)
  1. Verena

    Palin is a poor loser, that's all.

    February 23, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  2. HoneyBee

    This woman is like the Freaking Ever Ready Battery!

    February 23, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  3. Keel Clemmens

    Blame someone else for your own limitations...hmmmm? She was too dumb to be VP...

    February 23, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    This woman needs a big fat dose of political Haldol.

    February 23, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  5. Sharon Kitchen

    If the media is so "foreign " to her........could she PLEASE stop using it.

    Go away............................far...far.......away..................................................

    February 23, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  6. Steve (NH)

    DULLARD.

    February 23, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  7. Roger from CA

    SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT UP!!!

    February 23, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  8. James, Phoenix AZ

    Uh, no, Sarah.

    Your mouth and lack of education were the reasons for your downfall.

    February 23, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  9. Cathy

    Thats bull that the media set out to destroy her chances of becoming VP. She just can't face the fact that she was never qualified for the job. Being a hockey mom is not one of the qualifications needed to get this country back on the right track after the mess George Bush made of it. She needs to come to terms with that reality before going off half crazed attacking the media.

    February 23, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  10. RS

    WOW, amazing. LOL!

    February 23, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  11. Kristyn

    She was inept, that is why it was so easy for them to go after them. The media loves weakness...her weakness was her lack of intelligence.

    February 23, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  12. Dave G

    I think the mainstream media is on a mission to destroy every political candidate. That's sort of their job. Sarah Palin just made it really easy. She practically did their job for them!

    February 23, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  13. Peggy

    PALIN, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

    YOU LOVE THE PUBLICITY SO MUCH, THAT YOU JUST KEEP APPEARING, AND YAKING SO MUCH DUMB THINGS.

    GO LOOK AFTER YOUR YOUNG SON AND GRANDSON AND BE QUIET FOR ONCE.

    February 23, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  14. mike

    the media was biased towards the democratic candidates because they appeared to have a brain.

    February 23, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  15. Michael Fallai

    Dear Sarah:

    Please go away. Now. And take your 'woe is me' pity party with you. Thank you.

    February 23, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  16. Shut up, Joe!

    I sincerely hopes she runs in 2012 (if she doesn't stumble on scandal first). The Republicons need more humbling.

    February 23, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  17. Pam

    Put on your big girl panties and deal with it!

    February 23, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  18. Sandy

    CNN stop writting about this women she is history and not the good history! move on!! Paulin is a not worth reading about..

    February 23, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  19. Jim

    She did it to herself! She was idiotic in the Couric interviews and it certainly wasn't Katie's fault!

    February 23, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  20. John, Brooklyn, New York

    This is the typical argument made by failing candidates in their final gasp of political viability....blame the media.

    February 23, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  21. Dameun

    There was no search and destroy mission. Palin destroyed herself and she still is, acting like a spoiled 14 year old mean girl that lost her class presidency to the smart black kid.

    February 23, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  22. BKrause

    ...does she mean that she is innocent of trying to destroy Obama's character? It's certainly troubling when your own deficient and illiterate character comes back to bite you, isn't it? You betcha...

    February 23, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  23. Agnes

    Palin is delusional. Her own blathering incompetence is what did her in. She is in deep denial.

    February 23, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  24. JAZ

    How many people wanted to elect a woman that thinks the media is a branch of government. WOW! I can't wait to see how you roll this one out in 2012. MIND BLOWING!

    “This is for the sake of our democracy that there is fairness in this other branch of government, if you will, called the media,”

    February 23, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  25. jonny

    no way! the media was wayyy too nice to palin! she was given a free ride. she is totally incompetent, yet they let her continue as if she was a valid candidate!

    February 23, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
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