Palin says she was “exploited” by Fey, Couric
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says TV doppelganger Tina Fey and CBS News anchor Katie Couric have her to thank for the career boost they are getting.
In fact, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee says, the pair of TV stars exploited her.
Fey, who has an uncanny resemblance to Palin, played a loopy version of the Alaska governor in “Saturday Night Live” skits on NBC during the campaign season.
And an interview Palin gave to Couric was damaging to Palin while also giving a ratings shot to Couric’s CBS Evening News, which generally is the No. 3 major broadcast news show behind NBC and ABC.
“I did see that Tina Fey was named entertainer of the year and Katie Couric’s ratings have risen,” Palin told documentary filmmaker John Ziegler on Monday.
“And I know that a lot of people are capitalizing on, oh I don’t know, perhaps some exploiting that was done via me, my family, my administration. That’s a little bit perplexing, but it also says a great deal about our society,” she said.
Ziegler interviewed Palin for a documentary about media coverage during the 2008 campaign in which Democrat Barack Obama defeated Republican John McCain.
Palin also said the news media was tougher on her than it has been on Caroline Kennedy, the Democrat from the famous political family who wants to replace Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton as a senator from New York.
REUTERS/staff photos (Palin and Fey combination photo)
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (Couric presents award in New York)