John Ziegler interviewed Governor Sarah Palin about how she was treated my the media – both mainstream media and the left-wing blogosphere. He is putting together a documentary on liberal media bias and its effect on the recent election called Media Malpractice.
This video has some excerpts from his interview with Governor Palin:
I wish, I wish, I wish that we would have seen more of this side of Governor Palin during the campaign. This is proof-positive that she was mishandled by campaign staff. Would it have made a difference? Not likely, but I think her future is bright and is a great example of why she was my Caffeinated Conservative of 2008.
Ziegler also wrote about his experience with Governor Palin, saying that “she’s the real deal.”
One of the things you quickly learn when you visit the Palins is that the legend that has been created around who they are and how they live is no myth. It appears to be absolutely real and everything about them seems 100% sincere. From the stuffed hunting trophies on the wall, to the Track’s military photo by the TV set, to Piper’s crayon school projects on the kitchen cabinets, everything is exactly as you imagine it might be.
What was particularly valuable about the perspective I had was that, I am not Charlie Gibson, Matt Lauer or Greta Van Susteren (who I understand now gets her mail delivered to the Palin home); the conductors of the three most prominent interviews done in the Wasilla house on the frozen lake at the end of the drive that has the sign “Palins” posted on a tree at the entrance. Unlike them, I am virtually unknown nationally and there was absolutely no reason for anything to be done differently as a “show” for us. We saw the genuine Sarah Palin and it is patently obvious that this is the only one that exists. She is the real deal.
As a former TV sportscaster and radio talk show host, I have interviewed a lot big-time “celebrities,” and I can honestly say that, even though you could argue that Sarah Palin was the most prominent I have ever spoken to one-on-one, she was also by far the nicest, most sincere and, seemingly, honest subject that I have ever questioned.