September 3rd, 2010
08:12 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin's 'impotent' comments make rounds

 Sarah Palin has set the blogosphere ablaze again.
Sarah Palin has set the blogosphere ablaze again.

(CNN) - Sarah Palin has managed to set the blogosphere ablaze again, this time after appearing to use sexual metaphors to slam mainstream media reporters who rely on anonymous sources.

"Those who are impotent and limp and gutless and they go on their anonymous - sources that are anonymous - and impotent, limp and gutless reporters take anonymous sources and cite them as being factual references," Palin said in her criticism of the press. "It just slays me because it's so absolutely clear what the state of yellow journalism is today that they would take these anonymous sources as fact."

The comments, made Wednesday on Sean Hannity's radio program, appeared to be fueled by an unflattering Vanity Fair profile out the same day that, relying heavily on unnamed sources, claimed the former Alaska governor had a 'mean temper.'

"When a story is filled with those, we know it's bogus," she also said.

Palin's latest choice of words made the rounds on countless blogs and Twitter feeds Thursday.

"I agree [with] Palin on overuse of unnamed sources, but calling reporters 'impotent' and 'limp'? Did she have to go there?" tweeted Howie Kurtz, a Washington Post media critic and CNN contributor.


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  1. Rich

    Palin this....Palin that... Oh Pleeeezzze CNN. Give us a rest with all this reference to this crazy brainless woman.

    September 3, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  2. Frank

    Impotent and limp? Sounds like a holdover thought/comment from her VP run. Or, perhaps it is a holdover thought/comment from her abbreviated stint as governor of that state up there from whence one can peer into the back yard of neighboring Russia.

    September 3, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
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