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. RAP

    Could this woman please hop on that bridge to nowhere already and NEVER COME BACK? Go away. Now.

    January 13, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  2. BH

    Ok, I have bit my lip more times than I can count when I read these blogs, these LIBERAL blogs I should say. But today I have to speak up. All your comments are spoken like true Democrats. And I am quite sure you all still think Clinton was gods gift to the White House too. Do you think the liberal media would have asked Obama or Hillary or JFK some of the questions they threw at Palin? Doubtful, very doubtful. They were out to get her from day one. I give her a standing ovation for handling it the way she did. On a side note, it is funny how quickly you people forget that congress was and still is controlled by the Democrates. The situation we are in now was NOT one mans fault. Bush was a good president and he kept us safe!

    January 13, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  3. gl, Pittsburgh

    Anchorage Daily News – She is even pissing off her own town paper. What she fell to realize is the media can be your friend if you let them.

    January 13, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  4. FP

    For gods sake Palin go home woman! you had your moment and now it is over so stop trying to get attention you diva!

    January 13, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  5. Tony

    You wanna see some pathetic bloggers, look no further than the CNN Political Ticker, Sarah. Most of the people on here suck at life.

    January 13, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  6. Donna from Colorado Springs

    Sara Palin is the one who is bored and pathetic! She wasn't bright enough to answer simple questions from the press, but now she is Miss high and mighty who seems to have daily press conferences and blames the republican party and their handlers for her now "boring" life. Get over yourself Sara. You lost your chance to be the vice president (president in waiting) and now all you can do is whine and critisize everything and everybody who ever said anything bad about you. Grow up and get on with your life! You're just not that interesting!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 13, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  7. PL

    I agree with ja. Sarah is a breath of fresh air.
    Leave her alone because you all are a bunch of
    jerks critizing her.

    January 13, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  8. Stokie72

    DebM, Allentown, PA said it all for me.

    We are moving to a new level of consciousness in this country. Palin will continue to be popular with a minority of people that believe in tribalism and their tribe is the white tribe. Fortunately tribalism is going out of style.

    January 13, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  9. ej

    what about pathetic former vp candidates who just don't know when to shut up?!?

    January 13, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  10. Danny from Phoenix

    She can kiss her wishes for public office in 2012 or later goodbye. She may hold office in Alaska but never again in the United States. She has pissed off the media and pissed off bloggers – a large amount of people who greatly affect the thinking of even more. And Sarah, you should know be so surprised with what journalism is doing to you, after all, and after five schools, you yourself have a degree in journalism. Or do you not remember getting the degree, much like the fact that you never showed a stomach worthy of a nine month pregnancy last year to even constitute having a child. That baby is NOT yours. Until an official birth certificate is released, Trig is your daughter's.

    January 13, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  11. Mell

    She's right. Pathetic bloggers that lie were rampant during the last election. It was disgraceful that the media ran with stories started by malicious, untruthful bloggers. Those lies were reported as truth.

    January 13, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  12. Anne

    She's just pathetic. Does her husband ignore her at home that she needs all this attention? NO ONE CARES ANYMORE!!!!

    January 13, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  13. elliot spitzer

    I'd tap that....

    January 13, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  14. Rlg

    Gov Palin: Enough already!

    January 13, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  15. LLR

    Sarah please go away let's heal our nation. Stop acting like a spoiled child. We have bigger issues to deal with.

    January 13, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  16. Claudia

    If it wouldn't have been for a blogger Palin would never have been "discovered."

    January 13, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  17. Doreen Augusta Maine

    Governor Palin, use the little bit of brain that you have and shut up. We don't want to know anything about your thoughts.

    January 13, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  18. J

    Please get this woman off the news. You're only encouraging her to seek the limelight and drawing out this pathetic attempt to make a name for herself in politics. My cats are smarter than this woman. Maybe they should run for politcal office.

    January 13, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  19. scott

    you libs are very revealing at times. It is eventually what will do you in.

    January 13, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  20. Al C.

    She somehow missed the memo that she lost. GO AWAY!!!

    January 13, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  21. Dave

    It takes a pathetic liar to know one. But hey, if the rest of the Republicans are as dumb as you, you'll get another shot...and this time you'll be leading the ticket. Of course, you'll also lead them deeper into irreleavency which makes many of us enlightened people very very happy.

    January 13, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  22. Palin-B-Gone

    Miss Palin,

    Have you figured it out yet these bloggers are merely pulling your strings and having a great time at it? Probably not.

    By the way your whole political campaign has been a lie not to mention completely hypocritical.

    My advice is just to shut up and disappear from history.

    January 13, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  23. treegeek

    How long must we listen to this moron ramble, She is too stupid to know how dumb she is. " I shoulda told Mccain/s advisors I was gonna call some shots" PLEASE, you couldn't call your momma

    January 13, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  24. Veronica

    LOL – Painful's all butt hurt that the media 'lied' ... project much, Painful?

    Another resounding LOL – She still doesn't get she's got the mental capacity of an amoeba. Actually, an amoeba has more brain power than she does!

    January 13, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  25. G.R.I.T.S - Girl Raised in the South

    Bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers, huh, Sarah? How about this – you come on this comment board and ask me for my information. I will give you my name, address, telephone number and e-mail. Then we can discuss who is truly a liar and who is truly pathetic.

    January 13, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
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