January 13th, 2009
01:45 PM ET
14 years ago

Palin slams 'bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie'

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/12/08/art.palinop.gi.jpg caption="Palin has given a steady stream of interviews since Election Day."](CNN) - Sarah Palin fired a new salvo in her war on the media, unloading in a new interview on her home state paper and “bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie.”

The Alaska governor, who has granted a steady stream of interviews since Election Day, also told an Esquire reporter that she wishes she had told McCain campaign advisors she’d be “callin’ some of the shots.”

"Bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie annoy me....I'll tell you, yesterday the Anchorage Daily News, they called again to ask — double-, triple-, quadruple-check — who is Trig's real mom,” she said, in an interview to be published in the magazine’s March issue.

“And I said, Come on, are you kidding me? We're gonna answer this? Do you not believe me or my doctor? And they said, No, it's been quite cryptic the way that my son's birth has been discussed. And I thought, Okay, more indication of continued problems in the world of journalism."

But Palin said she had adopted a philosophical attitude on the downside of the spotlight. "You have to let it go,” she said. “Even hard news sources, credible news sources — the comment about, you can see Russia from Alaska. You can! You can see Russia from Alaska. Something like that — a factual statement that was taken out of context and mocked — what you have to do is let that go."

The former Republican vice presidential candidate said again she regretted not taking a greater leadership role during the campaign season. "If I were giving advice to myself back on the day my candidacy was announced, I'd say, Tell the campaign that you'll be callin' some of the shots,” she said. “Don't just assume that they know you well enough to make all your decisions for ya. Let them know that you're the CEO of a state, you're forty-four years old, you've got a lot of great life experience that can be put to good use as a candidate."

Despite a season of barbs aimed at the coastal elites, Palin seemed to offer an olive branch to the Big Apple: "I would think we all tear up during the national anthem at the beginning of a baseball game, don't we? That's an alikeness between Alaskans and New Yorkers," she said.

Update: In an Anchorage Daily News column published last week, the paper's editor said the only questions reporters there had asked about Trig's birth came when the paper undertook a project to debunk conspiracy theories surrounding the event, but that they had abandoned the effort because of a lack of cooperation from the Palin family.

"I don't believe we have ever published in the newspaper a story, a letter, a column or anything alleging a coverup surrounding your maternity," wrote the editor in an e-mail sent to Palin and reprinted on the paper's blog. "In fact, my integrity and the integrity of the newspaper have been repeatedly attacked in national forums for our complicity in the 'coverup.'

Later, he added: "...So I don’t understand the behavior of the governor’s press office. Did the governor not share my email with the press staff? Did the press staff deliberately ignore what I said in order to have a longer list of press 'outrages'? Or are they just sloppy with details? I don’t know."

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soundoff (2,659 Responses)
  1. DesperateHousewife

    Hey Sarah -

    Andy Warhol called from Beyond....your 15 minutes are up.....

    January 13, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  2. Drew

    Somewhere in Alaska a village is no longer missing their idiot. Now please stay there, Palin!!!

    January 13, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  3. Laverne

    Sarah, you wanted the spotlight and you got it. Deal with it!

    January 13, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  4. lynn

    Alaska you guys has a nut case on your hands, she need help. i feel sorry for you guys,if America is sick of her what do you think? Get a life woman The damage is done just go hide somewhere GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 13, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  5. Bob

    Indiana is Republican country, but we know a stinker when we see it. Please Sarah, your continued idiocy is hurting the party. Please go away.

    January 13, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  6. Julie

    Why is the media still giving this woman press time? Would someone please make her shut up??? If she truly cared about her son and truly wanted focus off of her, she'd let the whole subject drop and not give in to the media's pressure... Why can't she get that through her thick head? *sigh*

    January 13, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  7. legalpad

    Anyone paying attention can see that sarah being trig's mother is the central core of her fraud. No aspect of the evidence holds up under scrutiny. Plus, the whole story about bristol's pregnancy was a misdirection ploy to get people off the trig track. It's no coincidence that not a single photo or reliable confirmation has been produced to show that bristol ever gave birth.

    Note to Musicman and Joe the Schmoe: you both need to think more precisely. Obama has NEVER released a certified copy of his Birth Certificate. What he released was a computer generated abstract first created in 2007, and it lacks the key data needed to prove the actual situs of his birth. For instance, what was the hospital involved and who was the attending physician? You won't find that on the document he released, and without that data, his place of birth is entirely unknown.

    January 13, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  8. hadley

    Seems Sarah just wants to stay in the spotlight. I, for one (of many) would just as soon she stay up in Alaska and try not to trash it for the sake of money. I cringe to think what would become of our nation if she were in any type of power position. And for any hope of unity, which we are in such desperate need, I like others remember those rallies charging Obama with being a terrorist and seeming to feed on those screaming "Kill him" Really, Sarah, who's the antagonist? Certainly not the media who were merely reporting your shameful behavior and your uninformed answers to legitimate questions.

    January 13, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  9. eric

    all I can say is thank-God Mcain lost and hopefully this moron will go away, its folks like her that create division among people unlike President elect Obama who has the ability to build bridges between people,,,hey wait Sarah theres an idea,,build a bridge to Russia go there and STAY there.

    January 13, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  10. Betty

    It amazes me how many people hate Sarah Palin, but continue to watch her on television and lean on everything that she says. Just change the channel. Then to add their stupidity, they take the time to make comments about her.

    If you do not like her, why do you watch her and then make comments? Frankly, we do not care and we can do our own thinking. I say, you need to get a life and stop worring about Sarah.

    January 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  11. Will

    Three words, a comma, a period and nothing more: "Shut up, please."

    January 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  12. SAGG

    Governor Palin, with all due (snicker) respect, you should really just (snicker) concentrate on your job, and not worry about what someone's typing on the 'Net about you. If you want to prove them (snicker) wrong, then simply do your job. How (snicker) hard is that?
    Seriously, though, I kind of thought you were a feminine version of Bush, but now I see I was wrong. You're definitely different. At least Bush didn't care about what his detractors thought of what he done one iota. You obviously do. Maybe you can (oh, God, I can't hold it in anymore) apply that to being a better politician! (Uncontrollably laughs)

    January 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  13. Kevin

    What's an 'alikeness'?

    January 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  14. Becky


    January 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  15. Maggie

    Ja wrote, "I feel she should be recognized for what a great and inteligent person she is."

    Ja, if Sarah Palin had been a great and 'intelligent' person, she would have been recognized for it. As it is, she is anything but great or intelligent. The woman can't even put a coherent sentence together! And I thought Bush was bad - Palin has him beat hands down.

    January 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  16. carolflowery

    Obama's birth certificate he released was photoshopped and it is NOT the origional, i still cant believe this country has a pres whose father is from Africa, I am beginning to think people have lost their way.

    January 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  17. DTL

    Oh James, James, just focus on the baby why don't you. This woman needs to shut the heck up and just go away! Who ever heard of her b4 that idiot John McCain called her? Don't she have a new grandson to baby sit while her underage daughter go drinking? JUST GO AWAY!

    January 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  18. stop responding

    She will not be posted if people stop responding,duh.

    January 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  19. McCain's Pain

    For the sake of plain human decency, someone really needs to take Ms. Palin aside and explain to her that she has become a joke.

    I truly believe she really bought into the neocon's con that she was a viable candidate for VP – it's called hubris. Dubya had it and you know how that turned out.

    What's next: Will Joe-the-never-got-around-to-being-a-plumber try his hand at doctorin' and take out someone's liver bone on national tv?
    Now, that's what I call news!

    January 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  20. KRed

    I can't believe there is even discussion about this woman having a prominent role going foward. Namecalling? Really?

    I feel like I'm back in high school...

    January 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  21. crypsis

    Sarah Palin just digs her political grave deeper every time she comments on the Trig rumors. She's obviously way too thin-skinned to hold a high office, and she looks seriously out of touch with the times when she conflates personal blogs with "the media." I imagine she's read a few blogs and thinks they're news from some sort of mainstream media outlet. What she's too thick to grasp is that her whining is just gonna make them egg her on even harder. The smart thing for her to do would be to ignore them; after all, they do not really merit a response, do they? Yet she's giving the rumors not just the dignity of a response, but days and days of intense attention. I think I've heard her talk more about these rumors than she did about the issues during her campaign!

    January 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  22. Dawn

    If Trigg is your's where is the birth certificate or medical records? God knows Obama had to provide proof of every accusation that you and the republican party made against him. Grow up Palin. You created your own bed now lay in it.

    January 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  23. Evan

    Look who's calling somebody else pathetic!

    January 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  24. AJP Richardson, TX

    Does anyone really care what she says.

    She is old news.

    January 13, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  25. dale from indiana

    why does the media keep bringing her up??? didn't everyone have enough of her during the election. i know i'm tired of turning the news on and listen to her talk about a whole bunch of nothing. talks on and on and never directly aswers a question....

    January 13, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
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