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Palin: 'Corrupt bastards' in Alaska media are conspiring against Miller

By Felicia Sonmez and Matt DeLong

Sunday Rundown: A quick wrap-up of the Sunday talk shows.


FOX NEWS SUNDAY - Palin blasts 'corrupt bastards' in Alaska media

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) said that she expects Tuesday's election to be a "political earthquake" and that the message voters will deliver is that the left and President Obama "blew it." Asked whether Republicans should compromise on principle after they get elected, Palin responded, "absolutely not," adding that "that's been part of the problem." Palin also defended her endorsements of marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell (R) in the Delaware Senate race and attorney Joe Miller (R) in the Alaska Senate race. She called Rep. Mike Castle (R) a "RINO" who is "pro-cap-and-tax" and "wishy-washy on Obamacare," and accused some in the Alaska media of being "corrupt bastards" who are conspiring to portray Miller negatively. "CBS reporters are on tape saying, 'Let's find a child molester in the crowd that supports Miller,'" she said, adding that she "can't wait" to air the tape. Palin also reiterated that she will decide on a potential 2012 presidential run "after discussing it with my family and just checking out the lay of the land."

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen said he remains confident that Democrats will hold the House. Van Hollen pushed back against pundits' predictions that Democrats will lose control of the chamber, pointing to early voting as a sign of the party's strength

White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan appeared on the show to discuss the terror plot involving two packages of explosives on cargo planes. Brennan said that the plot "has all the hallmarks of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula." He added that the threat "is certainly ongoing, and we're not going to rest until we find the people who are responsible for this and to find whatever other devices might be out there."


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CNN: STATE OF THE UNION - White House: There may be more explosive packages

In the wake of the arrest by Yemeni officials of two people in connection with packages destined for Chicago containing explosives, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan began his Sunday media blitz on CNN. He said the failed plot "certainly bears all the hallmarks of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, though he is not aware of any claim of responsibility. He added that the FBI is working "very closely with the Department of Homeland Security" and intelligence agencies to run down all leads and vowed that "we will destroy that organization as we are going to destroy the rest of al-Qaeda."

He said the explosives were capable of being detonated at the time of the terrorists' choosing. They were being shipped to addresses linked to synagogues in Chicago, but could have been detonated aboard the aircraft, bringing down the plane, Brennan said. He added that "it would be very imprudent of me to presume that there are no others out there," but said federal officials are working to find any other packages before they detonate.

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said he will consider a GOP gain of 39 seats in the House -- enough to take control of the chamber -- will be success. "My number's 39," he said. "Let's get to 39 because then you can begin to put into place the governing structure you're going to need for 2011." He vowed that Republicans would not compromise on their principles, such as not raising the debt ceiling. Steele said he had not had any conversations about pursuing another term as RNC chairman. "I'm focused on Tuesday," Steele said. "After Tuesday, we'll let whatever come, come."


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ABC: THIS WEEK - Menendez: Dems can win in Alaska

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Bob Menendez discussed the outlook for Tuesday's midterm elections. Cornyn stopped short of predicting that Republicans will retake the Senate, saying that it's "probably going to take two cycles" to do that. Cornyn also said that national Republicans have not given up on Alaska Senate nominee Joe Miller (R), although they're "concerned" that polls show Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) apparently closing in. Menendez said that national Democrats believe Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams (D) "has a real chance of winning."

On the topic of the Bush-era tax cuts, Menendez said that there may be "some opportunity for a temporary approval of some of these cuts," although Democrats would not accept a permanent extension. White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan addressed Friday's terror plot, saying that the "sophistication" of the devices indicates that "there are a number of people that are involved in this."


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CBS: FACE THE NATION - King: Administration handled UPS plot 'perfectly'

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, offered rare praise for the Obama administration's handling of the UPS bomb scare. "On this particular matter I think the administration has handled it perfectly," King said. He added that al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, whom White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said is suspected to be behind the failed plot, is "supplanting Osama bin Laden" as a "major force" in the world of Islamist terrorism.

Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.) predicted better-than-expected Democratic turnout because "Democrats are much more fired up in the last two weeks than people would think." He added that Democratic constituencies, such as gay activists, know that they are in the GOP crosshairs. He said that Democrat Joe Sestak will defeat Republican Pat Toomey in the Pennsylvania Senate race, while King said he expected Republicans to pick up 5-6 seats in his home state of New York.


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NBC: MEET THE PRESS - Kaine and Barbour face off

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine and Republican Governors Association Chairman Haley Barbour faced off ahead of Tuesday's election. Barbour said that there's "no question" the election is a referendum on the policies of President Obama and national Democrats. Kaine responded that the election is a"a clear choice; it's not a referendum." Kaine predicted that Democrats are going to hold onto both chambers of Congress. Barbour said he expects there will be at least 30 Republican governors and added that he'd be surprised if the House doesn't have a Republican majority but acknowledged that the Senate is harder. "I'd be surprised if the House doesn't have a Republican majority. I think it's harder in the Senate," Barbour said.

Barbour also said that Democrats are running from Obama and health care reform "like scalded dogs" and that if Republicans in Congress don't fully repeal and replace health care reform, they "will make such big changes in it over the next three years that you won't recognize it." Kaine also said that he doesn't see Obama having a primary challenge from the left in 2012; Barbour, a potential White House contender, said that he will decide on a presidential run after Tuesday's election.

White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan again addressed Friday's terror plot. Asked what the plot says about the evolution of Al Qaeda, Brennan replied, "I think they still are at war with us and we are very much at war with them and so they are going to try to identify vulnerabilities that might exist in the system."

By Felicia Sonmez and Matt DeLong  | October 31, 2010; 1:58 PM ET
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Comments

It's surprising to hear Palin use the word "bastard," even if it's lost some of the pejorative sting it used to carry. Maybe she doesn't know the actual meaning of the term--her own grandson is literally a bastard, having been born out of wedlock. When will she apologize to Bristol?--not to mention all the other Americans born to unmarried parents?

Posted by: DHughs | November 1, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

We have reached a new low in American politics. Palin and her teabaggers have drawn us into a deep gutter and I hope this type of behavior does not become the norm.

Posted by: fasm7700 | November 1, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

If Palin wants to rant about corrupt media and un-named sources, maybe she should produce some evidence (like the tape she talks about) and quit FOX so the 70% of us who think she is brainless phony can take her more seriously.

Posted by: jakefree | November 1, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

As far as blaming Bush for today's economic problems. The Democrats controlled both Houses of Congress in 2007 and 2008 when the problems began. Their members in the House and Senate controlled all oversight committees yet refused to investigate the increasing problems with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Chairman in the House, Barney Frank, and Chairman in the Senate, Chris Dodd, said everything was fine. Then, because of faulty loans by the banks at the prodding of the Democrats, to relieve loan standards so
that everyone could own their own home of any kind (without considering ability to pay) foreclosures nearly bankrupted the
banking system. That financial meddling and lack of control by a Democratic Congress has to share a large portion of the blame for this recession which starte in late 2007. I guess you can always claim loss of memory when you want to rewrite your far left history. I also feel that the WP also has a very selective memory.

Posted by: depoulins | November 1, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Well, Ms. Palin sure tells it like it is. Many have the same impressions of the liberal, corrupt media as she does, but she has the moxie to tell the truth and let the chips fall where they may. Give them hell, Sarah, they deserve every bit of it. The liberal media are like cockroaches; you try to catch them in their lies but more and more are popping up. Now we hear that some CBS affiliate creepos up in Alaska are looking for child molesters in Joe Miller's audiences to plaster their guilt on him by association. How sick can they get?! I am glad that the mid-term election is coming to an end and that some sane people may be put into power for a change. No more creep shows, please. Halloween is past!

Posted by: Tommypie | November 1, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

LOL, Palin is such a dunce!

www.web-privacy.edu.tc

Posted by: clermontpc | November 1, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

I'm not a Palin fan, but I'm even less of a fan for the idiots posting here. If you'd listen or read media other than the ultra left, you would have heard or read the actual conversation between CBS journalists laughingly talking about trying to find sex offenders at campaigns for Miller. You are either completely ignorant of current events or totally brainwashed by the Obama backing left wing media. I suspect a bit of both.

Posted by: depoulins | November 1, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Palin says "...the left and President Obama "blew it."

She must mean, after the Republicans ran the country into the ground and bankrupt the U.S. Treasury, Democrats haven't cleaned up the Republican mess as fast as Palin would like.

Republicans have got a lot of gall, nearly destroying this country and then complaining about Democrats cleaning up their mess!

Instead of Republicans going 24/7/365 trying to blame the Democrats the GOP needs to try to pitch in and help because no one with a brain is going to put Republicans back in charge.

Posted by: lindalovejones | November 1, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Republicans RENT a Witch program is failing.

ISA

Posted by: vettesport | November 1, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Cobbgourmetchef1:
"if CBS reporters actually did say this about child molesters in the Joe Miller audience,Palin would release it now so everyone could see/hear it."

Feel free to turn on a radio or tv program this morning that isn't tuned to left-wing propaganda. Just because the usual line-up of mainstream media outlets is trying to ignore it and sweep it under the rug the day before the election doesn't mean it didn't happen.

I've already heard it, unedited, this morning. As much as it infuriates you, 1) Palin is right (again), and 2) the mainstream media IS biased against conservatives.

I figured most people already knew this anyway, but the child-molester audio is just the latest proof.....

Posted by: dbw1 | November 1, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

It seems to me that if CBS reporters actually did say this about child molesters in the Joe Miller audience,Palin would release it now so everyone could see/hear it for ourselves.I guess we are just supposed to take her word for it.

Posted by: Cobbgourmetchef1 | November 1, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

I am tired of hearing about Palin's opinions. She is a quitter. She knew less about national affairs than most people walking the streets. If you want to write a story about her write one explaining why she became interested in public office. We know why she left. Money! She is not what news should be.

Posted by: llnstoner | November 1, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I am tired of hearing about Palin's opinions. She is a quitter. She knew less about national affairs than most people walking the streets. If you want to write a story about her write one explaining why she became interested in public office. We know why she left. Money! She is not what news should be.

Posted by: llnstoner | November 1, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I am tired of hearing about Palin's opinions. She is a quitter. She knew less about national affairs than most people walking the streets. If you want to write a story about her write one explaining why she became interested in public office. We know why she left. Money! She is not what news should be.

Posted by: llnstoner | November 1, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I am tired of hearing about Palin's opinions. She is a quitter. She knew less about national affairs than most people walking the streets. If you want to write a story about her write one explaining why she became interested in public office. We know why she left. Money! She is not what news should be.

Posted by: llnstoner | November 1, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

I am tired of hearing about Palin's opinions. She is a quitter. She knew less about national affairs than most people walking the streets. If you want to write a story about her write one explaining why she became interested in public office. We know why she left. Money! She is not what news should be.

Posted by: llnstoner | November 1, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Why does your byline read "Palin: Corrupt Bastards....", and then not include in the story, the transcript of the remarks that caused her to use those words? It would be great if the editors would respond.

Posted by: bevjoe | November 1, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse


That story about the CBS affiliate in Alaska should be front page headlines in the MSM across America because of the confirmation that the liberal MSM is going out of their way to create negative stories against candidates they don't support.

We already know the Journolistas cover for their Democrat politicians and cronies faux pas.

CBS News is supposed to report the news, not corrupt the reporting by creating the news.

Journalism died in 2008 when the Journolistas hid the truth about Obama; otherwise we wouldn't have such an inexperienced, incompetent, partisan, weak President who considers those that oppose his radical agenda as the "enemy."

Posted by: janet8 | November 1, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Well the "Corrupt Bastards of the Media" do not have to wonder what Palin really thinks....and frankly most of us view the news sources as truthful as a Used Car Salesman!
Palin may or may not be the best choice for a Presidential Candidate...But the media will not decide that...the people will.
We have become adept at reading the slant!!

Posted by: NeoConVeteran | November 1, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

Palin and Miller have two SEVERAL denominators: Liars, Alaska & CORRUPTION, big Bully Attitudes and behavior...no lucid solutions to any government problems...They ARE Alaskan THUGS....oh yeah and not terribly bright....

Posted by: lindarc | November 1, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

CBS employees in Alaska illustrated that they are part of the “mean-stream” media. CBS must be called upon by the US Congress to explain as to why they should not be prosecuted for fraud. Oh, yes, they will scream “freedom of speech”. Our forefathers never intended for corruption in the free media.

As many of us who have served our nation in the military often say, “Freedom is not free”, CBS just illustrated to America and the world that “Freedom of speech” is not free. CBS employees committed an intentional, despiteful error of “freedom of speech” for their very own political purposes.

CBS must immediately suspend and/or fire, without pay, the employees involved, including the Manager, who in his formal statement “elected” to become part of the “cover-up”.

Posted by: oharward | November 1, 2010 7:57 AM | Report abuse

How ironic and hypocritical that this blithering idiot and fraud Palin is on Fox propaganda calling the rest of the media corrupt bastards ! LOL Now that is really hysterical . The fact is that these Tea bagger candidates are a bunch of lunatics and mental midgets , they don't like the main stream media because the main stream media quite naturally asks questions and answering questions exposes the lunatics and ignorant nut jobs for who and what they are ,they run to Fox propaganda and complain about the main stream media picking on them . LOL . Instead of tea bags the Tes baggers should all be wearing dunce caps and given butterfly nets .

Posted by: Koom
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And how intelligent does it make you look that you cannot argue against them on policy? Any "mental midget" can call people names. Do you have anything substanative to offer? Didn't think so. I'm no fan of Palin, but if all you have is personal insults, it would be better if you stayed in your mom's basement playing World of Warcraft.

Posted by: mathewcarson1975 | November 1, 2010 7:56 AM | Report abuse

AS HAS BEEN SAID IN THE PAST......PALIN IS NOTHING MORE THAN A QUITTER....SHE BAILED OUT AS GOVENOR BE CAUSE THE HEAT WAS GETTING TOO CLOSE. SHE IS NOTHING MORE THAN AN ENTERTAINER IN THE SAME FOLD AS RUSH,HANNITTY, LITTLE LAURA ECT. HER 15 MINUTES WILL BE UP SHORTLY AND WE WILL NEVER HEAR FROM HER AGAIN PRAISE THE LORD.

Posted by: twowrigs | November 1, 2010 6:43 AM | Report abuse

How ironic and hypocritical that this blithering idiot and fraud Palin is on Fox propaganda calling the rest of the media corrupt bastards ! LOL Now that is really hysterical . The fact is that these Tea bagger candidates are a bunch of lunatics and mental midgets , they don't like the main stream media because the main stream media quite naturally asks questions and answering questions exposes the lunatics and ignorant nut jobs for who and what they are ,they run to Fox propaganda and complain about the main stream media picking on them . LOL . Instead of tea bags the Tes baggers should all be wearing dunce caps and given butterfly nets .

Posted by: Koom | November 1, 2010 2:31 AM | Report abuse

If reporters from the Las Vegas Fox affiliate had been recorded conspiring against Harry Reid it would have made every media news show and President Obama would be threatening a DOJ investigation. Sarah Palin has shown up the lamestream media as the hypocrites they are, totally in the tank for the Democrat party.

Posted by: crunkcar | October 31, 2010 11:32 PM | Report abuse

If reporters from the Las Vegas Fox affiliate had been recorded conspiring against Harry Reid it would have made every media news show and President Obama would be threatening a DOJ investigation. Sarah Palin has shown up the lamestream media as the hypocrites they are, totally in the tank for the Democrat party.

Posted by: crunkcar | October 31, 2010 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Oo and by the way why should the Tea Party explain what they plan on doing. I think they are using the Democrat tactic of do not show your hand till the pot is full. The Demos have shoved enough BS down the America's throat. They really have no reason to divulge what they are going to do, but whatever the plans are I hope they are the direct opposite of liberals.

Posted by: Lanche | October 31, 2010 11:14 PM | Report abuse

Voters please look at this woman and remember that she is the best the Republicans have for 2012. Do you actually want to go through more years of Bush/Cheney rule? I sure hope not. But if you vote Republican that is what you are voting for. Actually I would say that it would be worse than the Bush/Cheney administration if you can believe that. Just be careful what you wish for. The Democrats had quite a hole to dig out from. The reason the country is in the shape it is in is because of mismanagement by the Republican administration. It would be worse to try to dig out from even worse conditions and if the party of NO gets control it could definitely be worse.

Posted by: racam | October 31, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

To Sarah Palin and Joe Miller, facts = smear job.


Here's a tip: Every other candidate who talks to the press usually gets his or her comments transcribed. When you hide from reporters, they go digging, because they know you're hiding for a reason.

(And by "press," I don't mean anyone affiliated with Fox. Although I'm pleasantly surprised at their two reports today fact-checking her "corrupt bastards" claim.)

Posted by: BlueDog1 | October 31, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

The usual bias reporting by the media. I will find it funny when you continue to support your sinking ship and you drown in your opinionated rhetoric that is ruining our Country. You state you only want facts, but those facts have to support your liberal agenda or it does not equate to worthy news. Well have at it as you continue to screw your Country with propaganda, news people will continue to lose jobs just like the rest of us.

Posted by: Lanche | October 31, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin isn't newsworthy let alone presidential.

I don't see how anyone earning less than 250 Gs a year could vote Republican. I also don't see how a woman could vote Republican and these women that are running as Republican candidates are running against the best interests for all women and families.

Posted by: glenglish | October 31, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

God bless her. I can't wait for her Presidential press conferences.

Posted by: jy151310 | October 31, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

the hockey-mom speaks and nobody listens. this woman is an imbecile pure and simple. she is a walking neanderthal that gets media time because white male executives look at her like she's some WWII pin-up girl. they don't care that she's ignorant and has a 7th grade understanding of government and history. she's their *MILF* wetdream hockey-mom.

Posted by: FranknErnest | October 31, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

the hockey-mom speaks and nobody listens. this woman is an imbecile pure and simple. she is a walking neanderthal that gets media time because white male executives look at her like she's some WWII pin-up girl. they don't care that she's ignorant and has a 7th grade understanding of government and history. she's their *MILF* wetdream hockey-mom.

Posted by: FranknErnest | October 31, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

the hockey-mom speaks and nobody listens. this woman is an imbecile pure and simple. she is a walking neanderthal that gets media time because white male executives look at her like she's some WWII pin-up girl. they don't care that she's ignorant and has a 7th grade understanding of government and history. she's their *MILF* wetdream hockey-mom.

Posted by: FranknErnest | October 31, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

So Palin uses words/terms like 'man up' and 'bastard'. Wonder how she would feel if sexist terms like 'grow a pair', etc were used on her. Am so tired of all the sexist words/terms that have been tossed out this year.

And cannot understand why we dont insist on more mature language and actually discussing how Reagan worked with Tip O Neil and compromised. As did Clinton. Both are good examples of Presidents who understood that you cannot get anything done when you have one party that says NO all the time.

Posted by: MotherLodeBeth | October 31, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

In other comments elsewhere caroll1 wrote:

For those who think it won't make much of a difference if the GOP & tea party gain control in the House or Senate, think about the damage done under Bush & Republicans. Those who voted them in didn't think things would get much worse then, either.

Tea party candidates have said they will:

Spend our money attempting to impeach Obama;
Do away with Social Security as we know it;
Do away with the EPA;
Do away with public education;
Do away with the Department of Education to get rid of gay teachers, single women who are sexually active in unmarried relationships;
Do away with Medicare;
Do away with the minimum wage;
Do away with unemployment benefits;
Repeal health care reform;
Repeal banking/wall street reforms;
Pass legislation to force women who are impregnated by rapists to give birth;
Pass legislation to force women to have an unborn child, even if it means losing her own life;
Pass laws to outlaw birth control.

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But caroll1 forgot one the Tea party have vowed to rip up the US constitution starting with the first ammendment.

Sharron Angle is already telling reporters "to ask the questions we want to answer, so that they report the news the way we want it reported." Those who do not are told to "shush" or like every other foreign money Tea Party Puppet the candidate walks out on any interview where they dont like the question. Sound a little bit like commie China to you?

Now Palin is so Paranoid that she is saying anyone who writes a word in the media or where ever about a Tea party candidate, that is not aproved by Palin's Im-Purity Goons are 'Corrupt bastards'

Christine O'Donnell is not interested in the US Constitution because like every othe Tea party candidate she is intent on ripping it up, starting with that pesky First Ammendment.

And knowing the personalities of people like Palin, Limbaugh, Beck and Rove; how long after they have ripped up the US Constitution would it be before they would seek to find out who wrote and read what.

Awake America the enemy is at the gates.

Posted by: walker1 | October 31, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

The rest of the story....Palin lies again

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/10/fox-cuts-palin-corrupt-cbs/

Sarah Palin went to war against an Alaska affiliate of CBS on Sunday, but she got little back-up in her struggle from her employer, Fox News.

Fox reporter Dan Springer says he could find no evidence of bias against Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller by CBS affiliate KTVA.

Palin surprised Fox's Chris Wallace Sunday with the claim that reporters from the CBS news affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska, had conspired to create negative news stories about Miller.

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On Fox`s America Live later Sunday, Dan Springer reported he could find no evidence to back up Palin's concern that KTVA is running a smear job against Miller.

"We actually had some of our staffers look at some of the more recent articles and stories that KTVA has done to see if there was any obvious bias or hit pieces against Joe Miller and we couldn't find that. We could not see any obvious signs of bias or hit pieces don by KTVA against Joe Miller," Springer said.

That prompted Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent to wonder if Palin had fallen for yet another Andrew Breitbart-led instance of misleading journalism.

"Is another Andrew Breitbart Web site production about to be unmasked as bogus?" he asked.

Posted by: ratfishtim | October 31, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

The rest of the story....Palin lies again

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/10/fox-cuts-palin-corrupt-cbs/

Sarah Palin went to war against an Alaska affiliate of CBS on Sunday, but she got little back-up in her struggle from her employer, Fox News.

Fox reporter Dan Springer says he could find no evidence of bias against Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller by CBS affiliate KTVA.

Palin surprised Fox's Chris Wallace Sunday with the claim that reporters from the CBS news affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska, had conspired to create negative news stories about Miller.

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On Fox`s America Live later Sunday, Dan Springer reported he could find no evidence to back up Palin's concern that KTVA is running a smear job against Miller.

"We actually had some of our staffers look at some of the more recent articles and stories that KTVA has done to see if there was any obvious bias or hit pieces against Joe Miller and we couldn't find that. We could not see any obvious signs of bias or hit pieces don by KTVA against Joe Miller," Springer said.

That prompted Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent to wonder if Palin had fallen for yet another Andrew Breitbart-led instance of misleading journalism.

"Is another Andrew Breitbart Web site production about to be unmasked as bogus?" he asked.

Posted by: ratfishtim | October 31, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Tea party wave has fallen flat with votters leaving it in droves.

Posted by: walker1 | October 31, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

One creep supporting another creep. Palin and Miller will both be losers in Alaska on Tuesday. Good.

Posted by: dudh | October 31, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Funny how when Sarah or another tea partier goes postal the wingnuts, usually out in force on this board when there is any story about Obama, go quiet, like they went back into their holes. Hope they stay there.

Can't wait for Tuesday and the tea party doesn't produce, the reps do not gain control of what they once controlled and abused. Can't wait to see them standing with their jaws agape. But we know of at lease one person who will not remain quiet, Sarah. But she needs to learn that having a hissy fit will not get her the attention she so much desires and requires.

Posted by: Fate1 | October 31, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Do people understand that without Rupert Murdoch financing her every move, Sarah Palin would be nowhere and no one. When Murdoch cuts her loose and he will eventually, she will wonder why no one is taking her picture. Of course, CNN is waiting in the wings.

Posted by: pkbishop1 | October 31, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

"Me thinks Sarah is becoming a little paranoid"
Posted by: sharronkm
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A LITTLE? Like saying Detroit is a little dangerous place to live - or that the Republican party is a little bit influenced by big business.

Posted by: pjohn2 | October 31, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Palin is quoting from "Mein Kampf" in the chapter "Causes Of The collapse" where Hitler blames "the liberal media."

Just sayin' is all.....

Posted by: BurfordHolly | October 31, 2010 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Quitter Palin has issues with the media? Stop the presses..the dingbat speaks.

Posted by: Jerryvov | October 31, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

My oh my oh my ... Sarah's got a tape and she's gonna use it? Well, lets see it Sarah. A threat to play a tape? Really? And anything a reporter says trumps Miller's unethical behavior?

Sarah feeds off of fame and money, so if she is upset it can only be due to a threat to her fame and money. A loss by Miller and O'Donnell will confirm that Sarah has no special powers to be a king-maker. She will not be able to continue to command $100K per speech. No longer be the go-to person for Sarah's blessing. This is what happens when anyone backs someone of obvious questionable ethics and a numb skull.

You can decide which is which, but by backing Miller and O'Donnell Sarah has shown she is not in command of any rational thinking nor does she have this great nation's interest at heart. Its only her own interests she cares about. Those of us who can think on our own and have been watching her have known this since McCain announced she was his VP nominee. Her star is falling, her anger is rising. Watch out Todd...

Posted by: Fate1 | October 31, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

I have know Sarah Palin before she was Governor of Alaska, and trust me, Sarah must be looking into the mirror when she says "Corrupt bastards". But it might be that her puppet tea bagging Joe Miller must have been right at the top of her list. And Lisa Murkowski probably isn't to far down the list, if you know any thing about Alaska politics.

Posted by: Alaskafisher | October 31, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Oh, my! Isn't poor Sarah getting her way???

She ought to be happy with the money she's made due to McCain's horrid choice, and go camping, or something, anything.

Just bug off, bug.

Posted by: binkynh | October 31, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Me thinks Sarah is becoming a little paranoid because her pick, Miller, might be going down, and maybe O'Donnell also. This is a very vindictive woman who only wants to be on top so you better watch out if things aren't going well for her. She really is not suited for political life or public life for that matter -- much too reactionary, very much like a media star celebrity -- she makes me think of Lindsay Lohan when things not going her way. Sarah displays little maturity or ability to reason. Can you imagine her in delicate summit talks with world leaders? Heaven help us!

Posted by: sharronkm | October 31, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Me thinks Sarah is becoming a little paranoid because her pick, Miller, might be going down, and maybe O'Donnell also. This is a very vindictive woman who only wants to be on top so you better watch out if things aren't going well for her. She really is not suited for political life or public life for that matter -- much too reactionary, very much like a media star celebrity -- she makes me think of Lindsay Lohan when things not going her way. Sarah displays little maturity or ability to reason. Can you imagine her in delicate summit talks with world leaders? Heaven help us!

Posted by: sharronkm | October 31, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Pretty Palin is right...
Tricking Joe Miller into arresting that e-reporter was slick.

Posted by: tojby_2000 | October 31, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

'Corrupt Bastard' I suppose it takes one to know one!!!

Posted by: BlueMapleLeaf | October 31, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Yup. It's all the media's fault that Miller used government computers for political gain. It sure is...

Hey, Sarah! Sometimes the truth is negative.

Posted by: Frazil | October 31, 2010 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Huh. And here I thought the Democrats had the child molester vote locked up! What's going on, are some of the more independent-minded child molesters breaking for the Republicans? Can the WaPo please put a couple of reporters on this -- WE NEED TO KNOW. Maybe they can get a couple of reporters from CBS to help out.

Posted by: pyellman | October 31, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Facts don't appear to be important to the Palin-trashers here. I've listened to the recording.

A reporter called and left a message with Joe Miller's campaign "...list of people, campaign workers, which one's the molester"? After accidently failing to hang up, the following was recorded: "We know that out of all the people that will show up tonight, at least one of them will be a registered sex offender [laughter]...You have find that one person...And the one thing we can do is...we won't know...but if there is any sort of chaos whatsoever we can put out a twitter/facebook alert: saying what the...Hey Joe Miller punched at rally...Kinda like Rand Paul...I like that. [laughter]...That's a good one. KTVA
News.

Posted by: bethg1841 | October 31, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

CBS reporters are recorded, conspiring to falsify the news and smear Miller. That's fine, the story is about Palin.

WaPo strikes again.

Posted by: kitchendragon50 | October 31, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Aimee Semple McPherson.

Posted by: rusty3 | October 31, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

O! M! G! Whomever is writing her script should GIVE UP! Her interview with Cris Wallace was more than laughable. I hope for Halloween she dresses appropriately -
an EMPTY HEADED SCARECROW!

Posted by: rbsher | October 31, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

While it is always nice to get the peanut gallery stirred up over non-sense, the truth is Repubzi's have no plans to create the 25,000,000 new well-paying jobs in advanced fields we will need to crawl out of this recession.

In partnership with private business the US Government will have to undertake a massive deployment of capital to new human infrastructure programs. If we don't the US will continue down the road with other third world nations.

And while Sarah Palin and her types might be very good salesman, the US will need leadership in the few years ahead, not salesmanshp.

Posted by: Maddogg | October 31, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

While it is always nice to get the peanut gallery stirred up over non-sense, the truth is Repubzi's have no plans to create the 25,000,000 new well-paying jobs in advanced fields we will need to crawl out of this recession.

In partnership with private business the US Government will have to undertake a massive deployment of capital to new human infrastructure programs. If we don't the US will continue down the road with other third world nations.

And while Sarah Palin and her types might be very good salesman, the US will need leadership in the few years ahead, not salesmanshp.

Posted by: Maddogg | October 31, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

While it is always nice to get the peanut gallery stirred up over non-sense, the truth is Repubzi's have no plans to create the 25,000,000 new well-paying jobs in advanced fields we will need to crawl out of this recession.

In partnership with private business the US Government will have to undertake a massive deployment of capital to new human infrastructure programs. If we don't the US will continue down the road with other third world nations.

And while Sarah Palin and her types might be very good salesman, the US will need leadership in the few years ahead, not salesmanshp.

Posted by: Maddogg | October 31, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

While it is always nice to get the peanut gallery stirred up over non-sense, the truth is Repubzi's have no plans to create the 25,000,000 new well-paying jobs in advanced fields we will need to crawl out of this recession.

In partnership with private business the US Government will have to undertake a massive deployment of capital to new human infrastructure programs. If we don't the US will continue down the road with other third world nations.

And while Sarah Palin and her types might be very good salesman, the US will need leadership in the few years ahead, not salesmanshp.

Posted by: Maddogg | October 31, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

While it is always nice to get the peanut gallery stirred up over non-sense, the truth is Repubzi's have no plans to create the 25,000,000 new well-paying jobs in advanced fields we will need to crawl out of this recession.

In partnership with private business the US Government will have to undertake a massive deployment of capital to new human infrastructure programs. If we don't the US will continue down the road with other third world nations.

And while Sarah Palin and her types might be very good salesman, the US will need leadership in the few years ahead, not salesmanshp.

Posted by: Maddogg | October 31, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

While it is always nice to get the peanut gallery stirred up over non-sense, the truth is Repubzi's have no plans to create the 25,000,000 new well-paying jobs in advanced fields we will need to crawl out of this recession.

In partnership with private business the US Government will have to undertake a massive deployment of capital to new human infrastructure programs. If we don't the US will continue down the road with other third world nations.

And while Sarah Palin and her types might be very good salesman, the US will need leadership in the few years ahead, not salesmanshp.

Posted by: Maddogg | October 31, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

While it is always nice to get the peanut gallery stirred up over non-sense, the truth is Repubzi's have no plans to create the 25,000,000 new well-paying jobs in advanced fields we will need to crawl out of this recession.

In partnership with private business the US Government will have to undertake a massive deployment of capital to new human infrastructure programs. If we don't the US will continue down the road with other third world nations.

And while Sarah Palin and her types might be very good salesman, the US will need leadership in the few years ahead, not salesmanshp.

Posted by: Maddogg | October 31, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

While it is always nice to get the peanut gallery stirred up over non-sense, the truth is Repubzi's have no plans to create the 25,000,000 new well-paying jobs in advanced fields we will need to crawl out of this recession.

In partnership with private business the US Government will have to undertake a massive deployment of capital to new human infrastructure programs. If we don't the US will continue down the road with other third world nations.

And while Sarah Palin and her types might be very good salesman, the US will need leadership in the few years ahead, not salesmanshp.

Posted by: Maddogg | October 31, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

While it is always nice to get the peanut gallery stirred up over non-sense, the truth is Repubzi's have no plans to create the 25,000,000 new well-paying jobs in advanced fields we will need to crawl out of this recession.

In partnership with private business the US Government will have to undertake a massive deployment of capital to new human infrastructure programs. If we don't the US will continue down the road with other third world nations.

And while Sarah Palin and her types might be very good salesman, the US will need leadership in the few years ahead, not salesmanshp.

Posted by: Maddogg | October 31, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

The "Corrupt" Karl Rove and the U.S. Conservative Chamber of Commerce, Citizens United, et al have been conspiring media campaign political attack ads against every Democratic Nominee across the country and Sarah Palin has the "gall" to say the CBS Media in Alaska is conspiring against Joe the "Corrupt" Miller.

Go grow a "pair" Sarah and stop being a outright lying divisive "temper throwing" hypocrite!

Posted by: lcarter0311 | October 31, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Palin's media criteria:

If they don't agree with you or point out flaws in your campaign or those you endorse, they're corrupt and "lamestream."

Posted by: ravensfan20008 | October 31, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Ha! Always such a class-act, Sarah!

Posted by: B-rod | October 31, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Palin shows herself each day to be lightweight yet hateful. She smiles, but her words snarl.

Posted by: jimsteinberg1 | October 31, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Palin "'can't wait' to air the tape.

So why's she waiting? Probably doesn't have one, or else is waiting for someone to slice 'n' dice one together (like the Shirley Sherrod video).

Or maybe it's as elusive as Joe McCarthy's blank sheet of paper on which he claimed were listed a certain number of Commies in the State Dept.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | October 31, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

you have to watch this
specially if you are a democrat and or anti tea party

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnUfPQVOqpw&feature=share

Posted by: mhomi | October 31, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Distinguishing itself from FOX, the Alaska press sued for the facts on Joe Miller's breaking the rules while a public employee.

Our major parties front poor candidates, but the Tea Party settled for litmus tests, yielding nutcases.

Scott McAdams is dark horse. Jim DeMint's PAC gave Miller $250K, and the GOP & Tea Party gave Miller substantially more.

Electing Joe Miller to the Senate, to make it heel, would be like punishing a dog by giving it rabies.

Posted by: snowyphile | October 31, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

No comment on handcuffing a journalist then? Hitleresque wasn't it?

Posted by: Chops2 | October 31, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Why is SP using a story about how the Alaska media is allegedly 'conspiring' against Joe Miller, to get in yet another insult against President Obama?

SP sounds more and more like an angry jealous shrew that isn't getting her way anymore.

Sarah darlin', the election you lost was two years ago. YOU 'BLEW IT'. You aren't on the 'campaign trail' anymore. Stop pointing out what you think you could have done better than the guys who won. You had the chance to do better things in Alaska, but YOU QUIT YOUR 'GOVERNOR' JOB!!!! You 'blew it' there, too!

Posted by: momof20yo | October 31, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Anyone listening to this blithering idiot and taking what she says seriously is even dumber than she is . I have never heard her say anything meaningful or anything of substance yet , the woman is just a BS artist . All she is doing cashing in on the groupies , a bunch simpletons who get all their "news and information" from the globe or the enquirer at the check out stand , either that or from Fox , which amounts to the same thing . What an embarrassment for this country !

Posted by: Koom | October 31, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

That "B" word . . . . Is it one a 'good Christian woman' like Sarah Palin says she is, should use?

Might she be getting close to having a public blow-up?
Her robot, I mean 'endorsed candidate', Joe Miller, admitted to the ethical violations. The media can't exactly be "conspiring" against Miller when he admits that what they were reporting is actually the truth.

Sarah, honey darlin', if you can't stand the heat, the dirt and the slimy-ness of politics, why would you even consider trying to get another political job? No one's going to go easy on you, just because you think they should give you special treatment. You ain't the diva, the political princess you once were. Those times are gone. Devote your time to your TV 'travel' show while you still got it, darlin'.

Posted by: momof20yo | October 31, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

That's right Sarah, the Alaska media is so corrupt, they've sold out to Fox News just like- oh wait.

Posted by: hairguy01 | October 31, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Starting with Palin, there is not one Tea Party type who does not have serious emotional/mental issues.

That the people who plan to vote for them don't see that is pretty crazy, too.

Posted by: edismae | October 31, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Mom! Dad! The press is looking at me! Make them stop!

Posted by: PNWMainah | October 31, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Mike Castle is a well-respected Delaware politician who lost to O'Donnell simply because so few Republicans turned out to vote in the Delaware primary.

I wonder how those who did vote for him -- or who now wish they had voted for him -- like being labeled as RINOs by someone who purports to speak for the Republican Party.

In Palin's America, the audacity of hope has been replaced by the audacity of intolerance. In 2008, her basic message was that Democrats aren't Real Americans. In 2010, she's expanded her "not a Real American" list to include most Republicans. She is a modern Joe McCarthy in an age when no politician and no reporters have the courage to speak out against her divisive tactics.

Posted by: exco | October 31, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Sarah "the Quitter" Palin, is that who you mean, bubba? Man up, bubba, & stop whining like a little boy.

Posted by: nyskinsdiehard | October 31, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

This woman is soooo out of touch with Alaskans as well as the American People....that she's lucky if she get 10 posters behind the lunacy she talks about...

BTW,
That one poster that is saying Palin is right..one question?

Sara is that you?

Posted by: danders5000 | October 31, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

This woman is soooo out of touch with Alaskans as well as the American People....that she's lucky if she get 10 posters behind the lunacy she talks about...

BTW,
That one poster that is saying Palin is right..one question?

Sara is that you?

Posted by: danders5000 | October 31, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Oh for goodness sakes!!! The tea party people won't even talk to the media so the media is left to report what they are able to find out. If Miller and the rest of Sarah Palin's tea party candidates weren't so pitiful they would be able to explain their views and discuss issues with whomever asks them questions. If they are capable, intelligent and savvy enough to Represent their states and our country in Washington in our Congress then they should be capable, intelligent and savvy enough to deal with the media. If they can't or unwilling they are either trying to hide their ineptness or something else or just think they are entitled to the job just because. None of these answers are acceptable.

Posted by: catmomtx | October 31, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

bubbasouth wrote:
Gov. Sarah Palin is sbsolutely right about corrupt CBS. That organization is rotten to the core. Sarah is right on the issues, right for America.
----

News Flash: She's no longer governor. She quit. And that's not a news story that CBS thought up. And if you call CBS corrupt, you can include the other networks too. ABC, NBC and last but definitely not least, "Fair and Balanced (from a conservative standpoint)" FoxNews. Wise up bubba, She's not like you, unless you get tens of thousands of dollars for speaking engagements and book deals.

Posted by: SW6Blues | October 31, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Sarah doesn't have to worry about the media. She needs to worry about Karl Rove. Pawns must behave as pawns.

Posted by: chucko2 | October 31, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Palin expects the Alaska Media to report hacked up news like the FIXED Media rogue cabal.

No, Palin, the Alaska media is NOT corrupt. Joe Miller is the one who's corrupt; and thank goodness the country still has journalists and media organization's in the country that still hold high standards in reporting the facts and not trying to manipulate them.

Besides, Palin's and folks like Miller moral code and ethics bar is very very low. They do not believe that they have to follow the same moral code as the rest of us.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | October 31, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Palin: "Dang that media for reporting our words and deeds! If only we could control it, have a media that just says what we want it to."

Miller: "Or handcuff them if they don't. Let me read up on what the Stasi used to do."

Posted by: hitpoints | October 31, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Man up, Sarah. Media doesn't make the news, all they do is report on the stupid & sordid things you & your kind have done & continue to do. Stop whining like a little girl.

Posted by: nyskinsdiehard | October 31, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Palin, O'Donnell, Angle, Miller and Paul - always the victims! Whining about the press or these mean liberals. Man up!

Posted by: hockeymom1 | October 31, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Gov. Sarah Palin is absolutely right about corrupt CBS. That organization is rotten to the core. Sarah is right on the issues, right for America.

Posted by: bubbasouth | October 31, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Gov. Sarah Palin is sbsolutely right about corrupt CBS. That organization is rotten to the core. Sarah is right on the issues, right for America.

Posted by: bubbasouth | October 31, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Again Palin complains that the media isn't more favorable to her. Palins backers believe that the coverage Palin gets is due to her message of truth, but the fact is that Palin is such an abnormality on the political scene and is so totally clueless about anything other than self promotion that she has taken the nations breath away. That's why she gets so much press. Mister Drip of Misters Drip & Drop hosts of The 6:01 News and a life long progressive has switched his support to Palin in '12. See why. Free no log-in editorial cartoons at
http://www.saintpeterii.com

Posted by: saintpeterii | October 31, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

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