Sarah Palin Bashes 'Impotent, Limp, Gutless Reporters' That Use Anonymous Sources to Attack Her

Sarah Palin on Wednesday went after impotent, limp, gutless reporters that quote anonymous sources to attack her.

Chatting with conservative talk radio host Sean Hannity about a number of subjects, the former Alaska governor was asked how she handles all the negative press she gets. 

"I hear there's some pretty ugly stuff right now coming out and what we predict, we always see a pattern," Palin said.

In her view, much of it now stems from the success of political candidates she's supportng.

"I don't read some of it because...impotent, limp and gutless reporters take anonymous sources and cite them as being factual references" (YouTube audio follows with partial transcript, relevant section at 4:00, h/t Right Scoop):

SEAN HANNITY, HOST: I love when you say, "Lamestream media." It cracks me up. You know, one of the things, I don't think there's ever a time that they don't distort what you say or what you're involved in or what's going on in your life. I mean, this has pretty much become par for the course for you. I mean, do you just let it roll off you like water from a duck's back? Does any of this ever bother you?

SARAH PALIN: I hear there's some pretty ugly stuff right now coming out and what we predict, we always see a pattern. We've got some victories under the belt. Things are, things are going well, and then, then there is that public slam of us. So, we always expect what's coming. I don't read some of it because I know that those that are impotent and limp and gutless, and then they go on, their anonymous, their sources that are anonymous, and impotent, limp and gutless reporters take anonymous sources and cite them as being factual references. You know, it just slays me because it's so absolutely clear what the state of yellow journalism is today that they would take these anonymous sources as fact. So, when a story especially is filled with those and we know it's bogus and we're not going to read it.

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