TRENDING: Palin won't 'waste time' on Couric
November 22nd, 2010
03:33 PM ET
12 years ago

TRENDING: Palin won't 'waste time' on Couric

(CNN) – If Sarah Palin does run for president next year, at least one high profile journalist will be forbidden access to the former Alaska governor.

Speaking to Fox New's Sean Hannity in an interview to air Monday, Palin said she wants nothing to do with Katie Couric, the CBS Evening News anchor who's line of questioning facilitated one of the most memorable political foibles of the 2008 presidential campaign.

"As for doing an interview, though, with a reporter who already has such a bias against whatever it is that I would come out and say? Why waste my time? No," Palin told Hannity of Couric, according to excerpts obtained by Time's Mark Halperin.

"I want to help clean up the state that is so sorry today of journalism. And I have a communications degree. I studied journalism, who, what, where, when, and why of reporting," Palin continued. "I will speak to reporters who still understand that cornerstone of our democracy, that expectation that the public has for truth to be reported. And then we get to decide our own opinion based on the facts reported to us."

In a series of interviews with Couric authorized by the McCain campaign, Palin stumbled over a number of questions, most memorably when asked, "When it comes to establishing your world view…what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read?"

Palin appeared unable to name a single publication – a performance for which she was much maligned - and later said she found the question insulting, as well as emblematic of a liberal slant in the mainstream media.

"So a journalist, a reporter who is so biased and will, no doubt, spin and gin up whatever it is that I have to say to create controversy, I swear to you, I will not my waste my time with her. Or him," she told Hannity in the interview Monday.

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  1. CaliforniaBC

    LOL!! Yes, Palin majored in journalism BUT SHE KNOWS NOTHING of journalist ethics. Couric asked her baby questions and also held her to answering the tough ones she asked EVERY OTHER candidate. If Palin couldn't answer them then that is HER fault. Stop playing the victim honey. You got yourself into something you were not prepared for.

    Can you tell me what you read, Sarah? LOL!!

    November 22, 2010 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  2. Robrob

    Lucky for the Democrats, Palin will have to first run the gauntlet of Republican hopefuls before debating Obama. She'll never survive the pounding. Otherwise it would make Obama look cruel crushing her.

    November 22, 2010 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  3. Kim

    Sarah, Sarah, Sarah!!!!! If it were not for the fact that I live in this country part of me would love for you to run and win in 2012. Think of comedic relief you and your hillbilly family will provide. I am left dumbfounded by the fact that people actually believe some of the garbage that spews from your mouth. If nothing else you could probably run for grand wizard of your locally KKK and win. I am sure they would love to have you. Just think you and Todd could wear matching hooded sheets.

    November 22, 2010 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  4. John Reas

    Coming from Sarah "Goebbels" Palin, what would you expect?

    November 22, 2010 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
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