Wednesday, October 01, 2008


US vice-presidential debate: Sarah Palin fails to name a single newspaper

Sarah Palin is facing fresh embarassment after failing to name a single newspaper or magazine she has read about world events.

By Alastair Jamieson
Last Updated: 11:44AM BST 01 Oct 2008

The Republican vice-presidential candidate was asked repeatedly what news sources she read to keep abreast of current affairs.

Her faltering performance came in the latest instalment of her cringeworthy interview with CBS News presenter Katie Couric. Last week she was seen rambling in response to Ms Couric's questions about the threat posed by Russia...

...Ms Couric asks: "When it comes to establishing your world view, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?"

Mrs Palin replies: "I've read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media."

Ms Couric: What, specifically?

Mrs Palin: "Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years."

Ms Couric: "Can you name a few?"

Mrs Palin: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news, too. Alaska isn't a foreign country, where it's kind of suggested, 'wow, how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C., may be thinking when you live up there in Alaska?' Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America."...


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