Annoyed Palin says she will be more open to interacting with the media

October 4th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Sarah Palin

New York, Oct.4 (ANI): Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has expressed her annoyance over her interview with CBS interviewer Kate Couric, saying that she has no qualms about talking to the media, and would be more open to having such interactions in the run-up to the November 4 presidential elections.
In an interview with FOX News, Palin described her debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden as a lot of fun.
It was a great opportunity to get to speak directly to Americans. That’’s how I looked at it when I walked into there saying, you know, we”re not going to be filtered. There’’s not going to be the cutting and pasting and editing of any of our comments. Right on. Let me just talk to Americans, she said.
As far as the Katie Couric interviews were concerned, she said: I did feel that there were a lot of things that she was missing, in terms of an opportunity to ask what a V.P. candidate stands for. What the values are represented in our ticket. I wanted to talk about Barack Obama increasing taxes, which would lead to filling jobs. I wanted to talk about his proposal to increase government spending by another trillion dollars, that he’’s made about the war that I think make my world — disqualify someone from consideration as the next commander in chief. Some of the comments that he’’s made about Afghanistan, what we”re doing there, supposably, just air raiding villages and killing civilians. That’’s reckless and I want to talk about things like that.
Whe asked by Fox News, what does she read, Palin said: I read the same things that other people across the country read, including the “New York Times” and the “Wall Street Journal” and the “Economist” and some of these publications that we”ve recently even been interviewed through up there in Alaska.
Palin also said that she knew how journalists work as she had a journalism degree.
I”ll tell you, what I used to do is commit to not being so annoyed and impatient with mainstream media. And I will make that commitment because I do understand that that is how I speak to the American people in a position like this. I speak to you and through you and that way, that message is received by American people.
So, I apologize for the (INAUDIBLE) response that I gave through that interview on a couple of questions. I”m going to try harder. But, I would ask also then, that the media tries a little bit harder also. And that this is a two-way street. That there’’s fairness. Just objectivity and fairness and truth. That’’s all Americans ask for, she added.
I look forward to speaking to the media more and more everyday and providing whatever access the media would want. My life is certainly an open book. But, for me to be able to speak directly to the American people through the press, I”m there. I want to do it. I”m going to do it, she said.
She said she “shouldn”t have been so flippant” on the Supreme Court question. “I can cite a lot of cases that I absolutely disagree with the Supreme Court on.”
Asked about claims that she was being sequestered and over-managed by McCain staffers over the past week, she said: “Well I beg to differ with the notion that I was reined in in any way, but if there was any of that, it’’s over.” (ANI)

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