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susanbanks44 Donating Member (449 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 09:33 PM
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Palin: "I'm Not Going To Pick A Fight" With The Media
Transcript of Sarah Palin's radio interview with Hugh Hewitt is available after the jump.

Note this Q and A:

HH: Now Governor, the Gibson and the Couric interview struck many as sort of pop quizzes designed to embarrass you as opposed to interviews. Do you share that opinion?

SP: Well, I have a degree in journalism also, so it surprises me that so much has changed since I received my education in journalistic ethics all those years ago. But I'm not going to pick a fight with those who buy ink by the barrelful. I'm going to take those shots and those pop quizzes and just say that's okay, those are good testing grounds. And they can continue on in that mode. That's good. That makes somebody work even harder. It makes somebody be even clearer and more articulate in their positions. So really I don't fight it. I invite it.

This afternoon, Governor Palin took a break from debate prep to pre-tape an interview with Hugh Hewitt, which ran just a few minutes ago. A transcript is below.

SP: Hey, thank you so much. Nice to hear your voice.

HH: Governor, your candidacy has ignited extreme hostility, even some hatred on the left and in some parts of the media. Are you surprised? And what do you attribute this reaction to?


More from the interview:

http://hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com/archives/2008/09...
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 09:36 PM
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1. Makes sense, since she doesn't know any.
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 09:39 PM
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2. Who was George Bush but.....Joe six pack? We need a scholar
now.
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 09:39 PM
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3. Hey Press, Sarah's saying "Bring it on!" n/t
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 09:39 PM
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4. Yeah, Katie Couric's such a buzzsaw
That question of hers about which newspapers or magazines Palin reads was soooo unfair! I mean, to expect poor Sarah to actually name a newspaper or magazine she reads was just . . . just . . . unethical. Yeah, that's the ticket.
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Union Thug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 09:42 PM
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5. DUPE
Edited on Tue Sep-30-08 09:44 PM by Union Thug
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Union Thug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 09:42 PM
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6. Hmmm. I don't recall in any of my journalism classes anything
Edited on Tue Sep-30-08 09:42 PM by Union Thug
about asking relevant questions (oh, for example, asking her to clarify her statements on Pakistan, for example) being unethical. Geez Sarah, for some reason, I don't have much sympathy.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 09:53 PM
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10. Me either. Never was taught that asking VP candidates simple questions was unethical.
Not when relevant to the position they sought. Perhaps at the collection of Monkey Wards journalism programs it appears she attended, she was taught that for journalists to ask their subjects questions at all was dirty pool. That they are supposed to write nothing but charming columns and pleasant profiles. Yikes.
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Union Thug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 10:00 PM
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12. I think she accidentally took the stenography courses.
Or maybe she attended the famed Pravda/Bush school of Journalism.
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torbird Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 09:46 PM
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7. Huh. She knows the "barrelful" axiom, but...
...yet she still picks fights with the media. What a journalism student she must have been, for those dozen professors, across 5 universities, over 6 years.

Truly, Palin is our little roads scholar, doncha know!
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 09:50 PM
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9. actually, the person who coined that phrase said "barrel"...
...and it was Mark Twain.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 09:54 PM
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11. She was probably coached in that one.
"Here's a clever little phrase you can use to appear demure and sympathetic when the media start to bite you in the ass..."
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jrockford Donating Member (504 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 09:47 PM
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8. ethics???? nt
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gratefultobelib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 10:04 PM
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13. I think this is an important transcript. It sounds like a line of attack for the debate.
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