Sarah Palin Decries Media's Lack of Objectivity

Missed in the hubub of Tuesday night were some interesting remarks by former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin rebuking the American media for its overwhelming bias in the '08 elections.

"[T]here is a little bit of disappointment in my heart about the world of journalism today," Palin said.

"I have such great respect for the role of the media in our democracy, it is a cornerstone, it allows the checks and balances. But only when there is fairness and objectivity in the reporting."

Palin's comments are especially interesting because she seems to have gone out of her way to attack the press, responding to a general question of her thoughts as she returns to Alaska. Full transcript below the jump or watch the video above.

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: What do you take away as you go back to Alaska?

I want to make sure that Americans do understand that there is a little bit of disappointment in my heart about the world of journalism today.

And I don't want any individual journalist to take it personally but--I have such great respect for the role of the media in our democracy, it is a cornerstone, it allows the checks and balances. But only when there is fairness and objectivity in the reporting.

And I want to make sure that Americans can have great faith in that aspect of our society, the media. So whatever I can do there to help and to be able to allow credence to be given to the media, I want to help in that respect. That's where I would start.

As a journalist, receiving a journalism degree, my foundation is again, with great respect for what the vocation is all about. I want to help restore some credibility there.

 

Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield, creator of NewsBusters and president of Dialog New Media, an internet marketing and design firm, left NewsBusters at the end of 2013