September 30th, 2008
10:43 PM ET
14 years ago

Palin mum on what she reads

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sarah Palin was mum when asked what publications she reads."]
(CNN) - Sarah Palin has had a sometimes-tense relationship with the media since being named to the Republican ticket – so reporters have been wondering: which news outlet does get her seal of approval? Where does she get her news?

After watching Palin respond to the question during a CBS interview broadcast Tuesday night – they’re still wondering.

In an interview broadcast Tuesday night, Katie Couric Palin which newspapers and magazines she had regularly read in the past to “stay informed and to understand the world?”

Replied Palin: “I’ve read most of them again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media…”

The Alaska governor declined to get specific when pressed by Couric to name a specific publication. “Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years,” she said.

Asked again which news organizations she was referring to, Palin told Couric she had “a vast variety of sources where we get our news.

“Alaska isn’t a foreign country where it’s kind of suggested that things like ‘Wow, how could you keep in touch with the rest of what Washington DC may be thinking and doing when you live up in Alaska. Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America.”

No major newspaper or magazine has yet gotten the ultimate seal of approval from Palin: her much-sought interviews since becoming the Republican nominee have gone to the nation’s television networks.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Tami

    Just when I thought that all the airhead politicians are here in Kenya. The US elections are full of humour. I'm running out of popcorn and they aren't done yet.

    October 1, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  2. francis

    Katie Couric might have feel frustrated interviewing gov.SP because Katie didnt get any one straight answer for very simple question such as where did she get info, and the newspapers and magazines she frequently read(that is a 5th grade q).Isnt Sarah palin a degree holder of journalism from Idaho?the whole thing is bewildering, the only thing that ppl can do for sarah palin is to pity her.

    October 1, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  3. Franco

    please Katie leave Sarah Palin alone, please no more interview. We are sick listening to her nonsense

    October 1, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  4. Hispanic for Obama - Ricky

    So this is what the McCain camp means by letting Sarah be Sarah?

    It's such a simple question. The fact she could not answer that without an aide giving her the answer in advance is frightening!

    October 1, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  5. Tyler from Cali

    This is yet another reason why McCain doesn't have the judgement needed to handle the vital issues our country is facing. He picked a complete moron to be his running mate. She wasn't even smart enough to give a lie. How does she expect to be a 72 yr olds' heartbeat away from president? Even republicans are ashamed of her. I am voting OBAMA/BIDEN 2008!!!

    Change you can believe in. I sure do.

    October 1, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  6. Delores

    She should have said, "well I don't watch you Katie if that is what you want to know." She did the smart thing and kept it to herself. Half the anchors on TV only know names, but could not tell you a major piece unless some flunky gave it to them.

    October 1, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |