Comments on: Palin says she was “exploited” by Fey, Couric http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/08/palin-says-she-was-exploited-by-fey-couric/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: nikki http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/08/palin-says-she-was-exploited-by-fey-couric/comment-page-1/#comment-387197 Tue, 13 Jan 2009 05:31:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14784#comment-387197 sarah palin was “picked on” by the media because they, and the vast majority of americans, saw that she was completely unfit to serve in the oval office. please – her interview with katie couric simply exposed her ingnorance on many – most issues. Not saying she might not be ready in 10-15 years, but McCain chose an inexperienced running mate to try to get the female vote, and it backfired for him, and must have been embarrassing for Palin to be so exposed.

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/08/palin-says-she-was-exploited-by-fey-couric/comment-page-1/#comment-387097 Sat, 10 Jan 2009 04:15:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14784#comment-387097 people normally line up with a party or person that has the same view as them on social issues.a classic example is how the american jews who are progressive politically will side with the dems who have a faction who are against israel.same applies with the gay community,who are against the republican party not because they are socialists but because of the religious right who are again republican.it,s not personal against sarah it,s what she believes.

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By: Brian in Middle River MD http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/08/palin-says-she-was-exploited-by-fey-couric/comment-page-1/#comment-387085 Fri, 09 Jan 2009 18:47:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14784#comment-387085 Clearly Jimbo and Eric have been out-of-touch or purposely acting naive – they also happen to be in the minority here in this conversation!

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By: Darrin http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/08/palin-says-she-was-exploited-by-fey-couric/comment-page-1/#comment-387083 Fri, 09 Jan 2009 16:45:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14784#comment-387083 The media is going easier on Kennedy beccause she was only trying for a senate seat. Palin was running to be a heartbeat away from the Oval Office.

Also, regardless of my personal politics and whether or not I agree with Palin politically– her lashing out at the media does her no service and only solidifies in the minds of many– self included that she wasn’t ready to be that close to the presidency. Bush, for all his faults, has been a dynamo at completely ignoring the media and not letting the get to him. I wouldn’t want someone as President or VP who lets the media get to them as much as Palin does.

If she lets the media get to her this much now, can you imagine how it would affect her if she were VP or President? It could adversely affect her performance in that position.

I agree that the media is biased and has been particularly harsh with her– but at the same time… get a thicker skin, Sarah. Where’s that lipstick pit bull we heard so much during the campaign?

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By: Eric H http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/08/palin-says-she-was-exploited-by-fey-couric/comment-page-1/#comment-387075 Fri, 09 Jan 2009 12:13:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14784#comment-387075 When did Obama get a free pass from the media? Was it when they were beating the “terrorist” connection to death or more recently when the press stalked him on a family outing with his kids?
As for Palin, she is not threat to anybody except the good people of Alaska. Palin, hold on Conservatroids, cost you the election, she drove the middle away from the ticket and cemented an Obama win. I think if you take Kennedy’s interview and put it up against Palins interview with Couric you’ll find that even though Kennedy wasn’t well spoken that she at least answered the questions she was given. Palin will fade into Ferraro-esque obscurity after her term as Governor and we not hear from her again. Maybe she will make a bid in 2012 for the nomination but she will be dismissed as the empty headed ideologue that she is by her own party.

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By: jimbo http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/08/palin-says-she-was-exploited-by-fey-couric/comment-page-1/#comment-387067 Fri, 09 Jan 2009 05:57:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14784#comment-387067 Oh please. Palin put herself out there in front of the public voluntarily; she had to have known she’d be parodied. If she didn’t want to feel the heat, she should have known to stay out of the kitchen. Obama is getting it too, from Michael and Ben who insist it was “handed to him”. How? How was “it” (whatever that means) “handed to him”? Didn’t he have to go through a two year campaign where the gentle compassionate souls at Fox treated him with all the courtesy the current head of the RNC gave him? And if the media want to be “fair and balanced”, let’s see the network that uses that phrase as its registered trademark lead the way.

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By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/08/palin-says-she-was-exploited-by-fey-couric/comment-page-1/#comment-387061 Fri, 09 Jan 2009 04:03:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14784#comment-387061 If Sarah Palin weren’t such threat to the liberal democrats then no one would even pay attention to her.

She is clearly smarter and more well spoken than Caroline Kennedy. Palin doesn’t say “you know?” between every word like Kennedy does.

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By: sam http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/08/palin-says-she-was-exploited-by-fey-couric/comment-page-1/#comment-387059 Fri, 09 Jan 2009 01:55:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14784#comment-387059 The media exploits anything they can for ratings, the sad part is ratings has nothing to do with the news or good journalism. However it was SP who said the SNL appearance was good to have. But not as good as her pregnant unwed daughter to a grandmother that was held off from being arrested for the election. So much for republican so-called values. I hope she runs again in 2012, America will still need more laugh then too.

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By: Michael http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/08/palin-says-she-was-exploited-by-fey-couric/comment-page-1/#comment-387058 Thu, 08 Jan 2009 22:12:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14784#comment-387058 The Media most definetly exploited Sarah Palin. Amazing seeing Caroline (you know)
Kennedy getting a free pass. Obama got a free pass and he will be the worst for it.
He didn’t have to work, he was handed the election.

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By: Ben http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/08/palin-says-she-was-exploited-by-fey-couric/comment-page-1/#comment-387055 Thu, 08 Jan 2009 20:39:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14784#comment-387055 The sad thing for america is that Palin is correct she was exploited and the zealots in the media sided with the democrats.

It would be a new world if the media was as fair and balanced as it claimed to be.

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