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.

29 comments
  1. Notice that she isn’t winking and smiling through every comment. She isn’t being the “flippant” speaker that she demonstrated during the campaign and debate. Unfortunately for whatever reason she was encouraged to do that was ridiculous. Unless she thought that’s how “common folks” act.

    If she’s going to run for president (and it appears John McC is also) she has got to show her fight and this type of demeanor to get her message across.

  2. Notice that she isn’t winking and smiling through every comment. She isn’t being the “flippant” speaker that she demonstrated during the campaign and debate. Unfortunately for whatever reason she was encouraged to do that was ridiculous. Unless she thought that’s how “common folks” act.

    If she’s going to run for president (and it appears John McC is also) she has got to show her fight and this type of demeanor to get her message across.

  3. Notice that she isn’t winking and smiling through every comment. She isn’t being the “flippant” speaker that she demonstrated during the campaign and debate. Unfortunately for whatever reason she was encouraged to do that was ridiculous. Unless she thought that’s how “common folks” act.

    If she’s going to run for president (and it appears John McC is also) she has got to show her fight and this type of demeanor to get her message across.

  4. During the campaign, Palin was ridiculed for coming from such a blue-collar, small-town, non-Ivy League world. And you know what? They were right. Sarah Palin doesn’t have to “act”. Sarah Palin is “common folk.” That’s why people love her. That’s why they connect with her. I hope the people who relied upon the biased media and Tina Fey’s portrayal of Sarah to form their perception of her, will finally take the time to learn the truth about The Governor of Alaska and her amazing career. You have not seen the last of this woman.

  5. During the campaign, Palin was ridiculed for coming from such a blue-collar, small-town, non-Ivy League world. And you know what? They were right. Sarah Palin doesn’t have to “act”. Sarah Palin is “common folk.” That’s why people love her. That’s why they connect with her. I hope the people who relied upon the biased media and Tina Fey’s portrayal of Sarah to form their perception of her, will finally take the time to learn the truth about The Governor of Alaska and her amazing career. You have not seen the last of this woman.

  6. During the campaign, Palin was ridiculed for coming from such a blue-collar, small-town, non-Ivy League world. And you know what? They were right. Sarah Palin doesn’t have to “act”. Sarah Palin is “common folk.” That’s why people love her. That’s why they connect with her. I hope the people who relied upon the biased media and Tina Fey’s portrayal of Sarah to form their perception of her, will finally take the time to learn the truth about The Governor of Alaska and her amazing career. You have not seen the last of this woman.

  7. By the way, those of us in the reality based community of Christians, sincerely hope that Palin is the Republican choice for President in 2012. She probably cost McCain the victory, and her candidacy would ensure that Obama gets re-elected.

    So keep talking her up, ‘k?

  8. By the way, those of us in the reality based community of Christians, sincerely hope that Palin is the Republican choice for President in 2012. She probably cost McCain the victory, and her candidacy would ensure that Obama gets re-elected.

    So keep talking her up, ‘k?

  9. By the way, those of us in the reality based community of Christians, sincerely hope that Palin is the Republican choice for President in 2012. She probably cost McCain the victory, and her candidacy would ensure that Obama gets re-elected.

    So keep talking her up, ‘k?

  10. I’m not going to waste my time checking out that link – you might as well have linked to Daily Kos and called that proof. The media hatchet job done on not only Governor Palin, but her family as well, is beyond the pale. But I suppose that is just fine for you.

    And honestly I don’t know if she is interested in 2012. You go on and keep underestimating her. Much can change in four years.

  11. I’m not going to waste my time checking out that link – you might as well have linked to Daily Kos and called that proof. The media hatchet job done on not only Governor Palin, but her family as well, is beyond the pale. But I suppose that is just fine for you.

    And honestly I don’t know if she is interested in 2012. You go on and keep underestimating her. Much can change in four years.

  12. I’m not going to waste my time checking out that link – you might as well have linked to Daily Kos and called that proof. The media hatchet job done on not only Governor Palin, but her family as well, is beyond the pale. But I suppose that is just fine for you.

    And honestly I don’t know if she is interested in 2012. You go on and keep underestimating her. Much can change in four years.

  13. Thanks for the link, iowaguy. And it’s a transcript, Shane. But of course you don’t want to read it.

  14. Thanks for the link, iowaguy. And it’s a transcript, Shane. But of course you don’t want to read it.

  15. Thanks for the link, iowaguy. And it’s a transcript, Shane. But of course you don’t want to read it.

  16. What is it about our political system that the “real” person does not come out until after the election is over?

    Who are these advisers, and why do they always give the same advice?

  17. What is it about our political system that the “real” person does not come out until after the election is over?

    Who are these advisers, and why do they always give the same advice?

  18. What is it about our political system that the “real” person does not come out until after the election is over?

    Who are these advisers, and why do they always give the same advice?

  19. I can’t imagine other folks who lost the VP race giving an interview like this Shane.. not even John Edwards or Joe Lieberman.

    She is not doing herself any favors by blaming others (i.e. the media). I like what Harry Truman said about the buck stopping with him.. I think that a real leader would not be whining about their defeat but would take some responsibility for the way that they campaigned.. and have a greater understanding of why they lost.

    Kansas Bobs last blog post..Epitaphs

  20. I can’t imagine other folks who lost the VP race giving an interview like this Shane.. not even John Edwards or Joe Lieberman.

    She is not doing herself any favors by blaming others (i.e. the media). I like what Harry Truman said about the buck stopping with him.. I think that a real leader would not be whining about their defeat but would take some responsibility for the way that they campaigned.. and have a greater understanding of why they lost.

    Kansas Bobs last blog post..Epitaphs

  21. I can’t imagine other folks who lost the VP race giving an interview like this Shane.. not even John Edwards or Joe Lieberman.

    She is not doing herself any favors by blaming others (i.e. the media). I like what Harry Truman said about the buck stopping with him.. I think that a real leader would not be whining about their defeat but would take some responsibility for the way that they campaigned.. and have a greater understanding of why they lost.

    Kansas Bobs last blog post..Epitaphs

  22. Edwards and Lieberman didn’t have to contend with what Palin did. I think the issue for her was how her family was treated.

    Having heard other post-election interviews I know she doesn’t believe this is why they lost.

    I see your point, but if I were in her shoes with my reputation and record being distorted I think I’d want to defend myself and set the record straight or else when you run again you are going to have the same crap to deal with.

  23. Edwards and Lieberman didn’t have to contend with what Palin did. I think the issue for her was how her family was treated.

    Having heard other post-election interviews I know she doesn’t believe this is why they lost.

    I see your point, but if I were in her shoes with my reputation and record being distorted I think I’d want to defend myself and set the record straight or else when you run again you are going to have the same crap to deal with.

  24. I think Lincoln had it right when he said:

    “Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is; the tree is the real thing.”

    I think that Governor Palin would do well just to just continue to do her job excellently and don’t worry about her reputation.. her character will eventually shine through.

    I mean really.. why fight the media with the media? Why not fight them on your own turf?

    Kansas Bobs last blog post..Epitaphs

  25. I think Lincoln had it right when he said:

    “Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is; the tree is the real thing.”

    I think that Governor Palin would do well just to just continue to do her job excellently and don’t worry about her reputation.. her character will eventually shine through.

    I mean really.. why fight the media with the media? Why not fight them on your own turf?

    Kansas Bobs last blog post..Epitaphs

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