Potential 2012 presidential candidate Sarah Palin said that she would never do another interview with Katie Couric, the anchor of CBS “Evening News.” Palin said that Couric is “a reporter who is so biased. And will, no doubt, spin and gin up whatever it is that I have to say to create controversy. I swear to you, I will not my waste my time with her.”
Fox’s Sean Hannity asked Palin on Monday night about the liberal bias in the mainstream media, (video below). Specifically, he asked her about Couric, who memorably interviewed Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign.
Hannity: “Would you even do another interview with Katie Couric?”
Palin: “As for doing an interview, though, with a reporter who already has such a bias against whatever it is that I would come out and say? Why waste my time? No.”
Also, Palin said that she wants to change the accepted liberal bias in journalism. “I want to help clean up the state that is so sorry today of journalism. And I have a communications degree. I studied journalism –who, what, where, when, and why of reporting.”
She said that she will only grant interviews with unbiased reporters. “I will speak to reporters who still understand that cornerstone of our democracy – that expectation that the public has for truth to be reported. And then we get to decide our own opinion based on the facts reported to us.”
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Couric interviewed Republican vice-presidential candidate Palin for CBS “60 Minutes.” Couric’s profile of Palin started the liberal drumbeat that Palin is not smart nor sophisticated enough to be President.
A representative for CBS News did not respond to a call for a reaction from Couric.
When the leading Republican candidate for President blacklists the CBS network anchor from any access to her, will it force the mainstream media to reflect on its liberal biases?
No, but a “No Palin Zone” network will hit them right where it hurts: in the ratings.