Palin attacks media over coverage of North Korea gaffe
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Last Updated: Saturday, November 27, 2010, 00:09
Washington: There's at least one thing Sarah Palin was not thankful for this Thanksgiving: the media.

In a Facebook post Thursday evening, Palin excoriated the press for seizing on a gaffe made on Glenn Beck's radio show the previous day, when she suggested that North Korea was an ally to the U.S.

"It seems they couldn't resist the temptation to turn a simple one word slip-of-the-tongue of mine into a major political headline," Palin wrote.

"If the media had bothered to actually listen to all of my remarks on Glenn Beck's radio show ," the post continued, "they would have noticed that I refer to South Korea as our ally throughout, that I corrected myself seconds after my slip-of-the-tongue, and that I made it abundantly clear that pressure should be put on China to restrict energy exports to the North Korean regime."

Journalists have made an entire beat out of Palin's frequent criticism of their ranks. (The Cutline is obviously guilty as charged.) Earlier this week, there was widespread coverage of Palin's most recent attack on CBS anchor Katie Couric, who she claimed has "such a bias against whatever it is that I would come out and say."

Palin says she prefers getting her message across via Twitter and Facebook.

"I choose them because they're convenient for me, especially from Wasilla," she recently told The New York Times Magazine. "That's just the way I roll."

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, November 27, 2010, 00:09

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