Sarah Palin Tells Oprah 'I Knew [Couric] Wasn't a Good Interview'

As NewsBusters reported last month, an interview between former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and daytime television star Oprah Winfrey is scheduled to air next Monday.

On Thursday Oprah released a couple of previews.

Most interesting was the snippet of Winfrey asking Palin about her controversial interview with CBS "Evening News" anchor Katie Couric (video embedded below the fold with transcript):

OPRAH WINFREY, HOST: Let's talk about the interview with Katie Couric.

SARAH PALIN: Ha, ha. Must we? Okay.

WINFREY: Yeah.

PALIN: Okay.

WINFREY: You talk about it in the book, so I assume everything in the book is fair game.

PALIN: Yeah, yeah, yeah. It is.

WINFREY: You do say that it wasn't your best interview. [...]

PALIN: But, there again...

WINFREY: Do you think that was a seminal, defining moment for you? That interview?

PALIN: I did not, and neither did the campaign. In fact, that is why segment two, and three, and four, and maybe five were scheduled. The campaign said, "Right on. Good. You're showing your independence. This is what America needs to see. And it was a good interview." And of course I'm thinking, "If you thought that was a good interview, I don't know what a bad interview was." Because I knew it wasn't a good interview.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.