Walters suggested "many people" (read: her liberal friends over cocktails the night before) find you "a little scary" (read: You're an anti-abortion Jesus freak). Then she added: "You hear, 'She's very charming, but she's uninformed.' What are they afraid of?" Palin expressed amazement Walters didn't add the word "polarizing" and noted the media "shaped that persona."
Walters kept pushing: "What about the accusation that you're uninformed?" Palin kept pushing back: "That, too, I think is something that's been pretty much ginned up by the press."
The diva Walters huffed with disbelief: "Well! Let me try this," and re-ran the Couric quiz. "Would you like to tell us what newspapers, magazines or books you are reading right now?"
Palin said she was reading a book on ultra-marathoners, and reads the Christian apologist C.S. Lewis, news sources like The Wall Street Journal and Newsmax, and the local papers. And then there was an edit. Palin said she mentioned Mark Levin's book "Liberty and Tyranny," a book that sold over a million copies without a single broadcast media interview or story. ABC kept the censorship alive by leaving the book title on the cutting-room floor.
Walters kept throwing hardballs. "Some Republicans are angry ... you threw your considerable weight behind inexperienced candidates, and as a result, it's your fault that the Republicans didn't take the Senate."
Palin went right back to whacking the press and how they love anonymous Republicans who trash Palin while hiding behind the media's curtain: "A lot of those accusations, though, came from anonymous sources. ... They want to be known as such powerful characters, but they are impotent and limp and they are weak. They hide behind somebody's skirts, and they won't even put their name to the accusations."
There's no guarantee that Palin will run for president. But there's absolutely a guarantee that the media deeply hate her.
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