KATIE COURIC ASKED Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin which newspapers and magazines she reads.
Palin responded, "I've read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media."
Couric followed, "What, specifically?"
And Palin answered, "Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years."
"Can you name a few?" Couric countered.
"I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news, too," Palin said. "Alaska isn't a foreign country, where it's kind of suggested, 'Wow, how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C., may be thinking when you live up there in Alaska?' Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America."
In the days after the interview, the Republicans blamed the media for attempting to undermine Palin with "gotcha questions."
"It's like, man, no matter what you say, you are going to get clobbered," Palin later told Fox News. "If you choose to answer a question, you are going to get clobbered on the answer. If you choose to try to pivot and go to another subject that you believe that Americans want to hear about, you get clobbered for that, too."
My question to you is this: Are the media treating Palin poorly? Or is attacking the media a strategy used to discredit those who discredit her?
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