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. Hyster

    Search? You put yourself out there.

    Destroy? You opened your mouth.

    Blame? Look in the mirror.

    February 23, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  2. tx_gal

    waah, waah, waah!! is this the same self-proclaimed pit bull w/lipstick?? media search and destroy??...puh-leez, she self-destructed!!

    February 23, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  3. Angie

    you destoryed yourself because you are one stupid person. you can't complete a sentence, your volcabulary is that of a 10 year old, you know nothing about anything outside alaska. so pitbull you did yourself in. you should look in the mirror as much as you enjoy looking into a camera and you will see who you should blame. is anything ever your fault. if you didn't want to be criticized you should not have accepted old man mcsame's offer to run as his vp. that opens up a whole new can or worms. hey if you can't stand the heat shut the hell up and stay out of the kitchen. moron!!!!!!!

    February 23, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  4. David in KC

    I cant believe people are still talking about this awful woman.

    February 23, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  5. GP

    ’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...’

    When a democrat plays the victim card (Hillary's famous "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy" claim that we all know is true), the Reich Wing media pounces. Yet when a republican complains about media bias, which is nonstop, it gets a pass.

    I don't think Palin is all that self aware. She inflicted all the damage onto herself. So much for the myth of the strong, rugged individual.

    February 23, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  6. el Rob O

    Sarah is DEAD ON about this. CNN posts this because they know the wolves will come out in this blog to write more vial things about her, when she's done absolutely nothing to deserve the shots she keeps getting.

    Congrats Sarah! You stand for values most bloggers here will never understand (they've been "dumbed down" too far). Keep up the fight!

    Most of us LOVE YOU! Unfortunately, those who write on these blogs are filled with a lot of hate to begin with, so disregard the baseless, useless hate-filled comments about you here. You stand for many great things, keep it up!

    February 23, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  7. Andy

    You go, girl!!! You continue to be such a MAVERICK!!!! Keep doing your Mavericky things!!!!!!

    Love,
    Kaite Couric

    February 23, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  8. OMG!

    Sarah, are you sure it wasn't because you are a MORON?????

    February 23, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  9. Tomas E

    Get over yourself Sarah – you are so full of yourself or something else which I'm sure they won't let me say here. I'm really tired of your constant whining and complaining. You brought everything on yourself. The American public can see right through you a freshly cleaned piece of glass.

    February 23, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  10. Artie Lange

    Wahhhhh...... The News exposed that I'm an idiot!!!!....Wahhhhh

    February 23, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  11. gl, Pittsburgh

    I guest it is very hard of her and MCcain to believe they lost to a black man and now are trying to blame the media for their lost. She didn't not help with minority with all her racist remarks toward President Obama which help him win fare and square. Most people didn't vote for him becasue of his race – they voted for him becasue he presented chance and not fear bottom line. Sara Palin you lost fare and square. You are a very weak woman to still be crying over you lost. Most people hate sore losers exspeciallly a woman sore loser.

    February 23, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  12. Matt

    That's bull... all that winking, flirting, and so-called smarts caused her demise. She looked very stupid, and she expected the American people to fall for it.

    February 23, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    Irregardless of what you nthink of Sarah Palin – the American media has become the laugh of the free world – completely non-objective, and liberal slanted. This last election was a complete joke, and the emdia continues to throw palm leaves in from of the modern day Julius Ceaser – amazing, considering he came in with very little experience and a razor thin resume. Absolutely ridiculous and shameful.

    February 23, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  14. M. J. Simon

    Since her candidacy for the Vice Presidency began, Ms. Palin has demonstrated an unwavering sensitivity to anything story about her or her family or administration that she perceives to be less than flattering–even when she, herself is the origin of the story.

    At first, I was ready to accept what she was doing as "push-back." Now, it increasingly appears than a deeper, darker psychology is presenting itself. When does correction verge into paranoia? When does pride become megalomania and delusion?

    Recently, New York and Illinois have been the centers of spectacles about elective leaders who engaged in illegal behavior. I won't be surprised that Ms. Palin, Todd, and the rest of the "Alaska Barker Clan," don't find themselves under indictment in the near future.

    February 23, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  15. Brandon In NC

    Her 15 minutes of fame go a stimulus! Give me a break!!

    February 23, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  16. Deborah

    I am so tired of this whining woman! If she thought SNL was so horrible, why did she go on the da** show? Her arguments are absurd as are John Zeigler's. This is all a ploy so that when she runs again everyone will be afraid to ciritize her for fear of being seen as biased.....I hope she runs again (it was really great fun watching her make a total fool of herself) and unless she sounds intelligent and up on the issues, I hope that the media blasts her again.

    February 23, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  17. Obama - NOPE

    Gov. Palin will be in the political spotlight for many years to come, and in new political roles. Learn to like her.

    February 23, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  18. S. D.

    You are by far.. the biggest joke ever !!!!! Shame on you... you shame women everywhere. Not sure how you ever got elected !! It's apparent that you love being in the spotlight.. even when you look like an absolute IDIOT & FOOL. I will never read another headline about you PALIN. You make me sick.

    A woman in Florida

    February 23, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  19. Brian H

    Golly Gee this is big news.

    February 23, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  20. Uncle Rico

    Good lord, give it a rest, Lady.

    February 23, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  21. John from San Diego

    Sara, Fame called. It wants the extra 15 minutes back.

    February 23, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  22. Donna

    She's like a bad addiction, just HAVE to comment! I agree with Dutch, shooting ANYTHING from a helicopter is NOT sport hunting it's search and destroy. Someone needs to tell this whiner her best bet for 2010 is GO AWAY< BE QUIET!! Come back SMART! God if nothing else, think of what you are teaching your children! Whine long and hard, don't bother doing your homework to improve yourself!

    February 23, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  23. Jojoski

    Sarah honey, you damaged yourself when you opened your mouth. You haven't the knowlegde of world affairs/events to be in the executive branch of the United States of America. You are a hockey mom. You understand the day to day trails of the everyday American. You have experience in government, abeit limited experience. However, I would guess that description fits at least a thousand other people across the 50 states. The main difference is they are smart enough to know they are NOT qualified. You live in some sort of fantasy la-la land where you BS your way into a job way above your pay scale. You might want to ask God for a little humility. You need some.

    February 23, 2009 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  24. Reid Jones

    Sara Palin, please go away. I am sick of listening to you whine about everything. Please just focus on your current job and stop trying to stay in the news everyday. Most of us want to forget about you.

    February 23, 2009 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  25. Gloria

    Palin just cannot admit that her own stupidity was her downfall. She is a pathetic individual.

    February 23, 2009 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
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