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Posted at 6:19 PM ET, 01/13/2011

Sarah Palin doing interview on 'Hannity' Monday

By Rachel Weiner

After a week in which she was criticized by both liberals and conservatives, Sarah Palin is planning to appear on Fox News' "Hannity" Monday night. It will be her first extended interview since the shootings in Tucson last Saturday.

Palin does not sit down for interviews often; however, in recent months she has opened herself up more often to the mainstream media. She waited for days after the tragic event to respond, even as her name was raised repeatedly in connection to the shootings due to her target map showing crosshairs over Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's (D-Ariz.) district.

But her professionally produced, polished response sparked even more controversy as she accused her detractors of "blood libel."

By Rachel Weiner  | January 13, 2011; 6:19 PM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Sarah Palin  
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A FOX PAC interview of Palin doesn't even qualify as "slow pitch" softball -- it's more akin to a game of T-ball.

Posted by: labman57 | January 15, 2011 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Will this be another interview in that she will display herself as the victim of media and say what journalists and people shouldn´t say? What next forbid free speeches and opinions?

Or is it another attempt to make money with poularity?

Seriously people at Fox should ask her questions like how many nations do exist around the world or easy questions like how many allied nations are in the Nato?

I understand that the woman has ambitions to become president, but such a job demands skills and knowledge, not only popularity.

Just read here at the post in the opinion section the words of John MCCain and compare it to Palin´s last video interview.

You will certainly see the huge difference between the reactions of a real statesman and her.

America and the allies deserve a better leader than her.

And all this talks about blood libel are a punch into every jewish face. Its unbelievable that she compares the right of free speech against her with historic antisemitism.

If a German politician would do so the political career would end at the same day.

Posted by: VinzenzLeutloff | January 15, 2011 8:00 PM | Report abuse

"Palin does not sit down for interviews often; however, in recent months she has opened herself up more often to the mainstream media."

I sincerely hope you are not implying that Sean Hannity is mainstream media. This "interview" will have all the editorial value of that infomercial for colon cleansers.

Posted by: ched | January 14, 2011 11:03 AM | Report abuse

That will be nice and just. And again, will cause more frenzy in media, which serves Palin aims well as lamestream media puts themselves more and more into the corner with every piece nonsensical discussion they make about everything Sarah Palin does or does not, says or says not.

Fantastic spectacle is going on in the USA, and Mrs. Palin is the director.

Posted by: Ivfab | January 14, 2011 1:42 AM | Report abuse

It is amazing that people who post negative comments about this dumb opportunist are condemed by Sarah Palin and her supporters but it's ok for her supporters to post the type of comment below on her facebook page and she condones it. This only show of dysfunctional this lady is to allow this type of posting on her facebook page. She deletes all negative comment about her but allow this types of trash to remain. Sarah Palin is Alaska Trailer Trash and I believe that most Americans would never allow such a dysfunctional family in the White House.

Palin and her staff are known for editing critical comments on her Facebook page, so it's not surprising to see the comments disappear. However, the London-based blog zeroed in on one particular comment left by one of Palin's 2.5 million friends that was not deleted. Written by a woman named Tina King, the comment concerned the death of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, one of the six people killed Saturday.

"It's ok. Christina Taylor Green was probably going to end up a left wing bleeding heart liberal anyway," King wrote. "Hey, as 'they' say, what would you do if you had the chance to kill Hitler as a kid? Exactly."

Posted by: tigercountry | January 13, 2011 11:53 PM | Report abuse

LOL Sean 'effing Hannity. This is going to be hard hitting. I hope Palin steels herself over the weekend to prepare for the onslaught.

Posted by: keb777 | January 13, 2011 11:04 PM | Report abuse

LOL Sean 'effing Hannity. This is going to be hard hitting. I hope Palin steels herself over the weekend to prepare for the onslaught.

Posted by: keb777 | January 13, 2011 11:03 PM | Report abuse

LOL Sean 'effing Hannity. This is going to be hard hitting. I hope Palin steels herself over the weekend to prepare for the onslaught.

Posted by: keb777 | January 13, 2011 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin's career would be over in half an hour in a jumble of word salad gibberish were she ever to appear on "Meet the Press", "Face the Nation" or "This Week."

Palin also doesn't have enough palms and Sharpies to appear in that press conference she's never had since her 2008 nomination.

"Fox News: Sarah Palin is an idiot "

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5BXMv64EfU

Posted by: republican_disaster | January 13, 2011 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin's career would be over in half an hour in a jumble of word salad gibberish were she ever to appear on "Meet the Press", "Face the Nation" or "This Week."

Palin also doesn't have enough palms and Sharpies to appear in that press conference she's never had since her 2008 nomination.

"Fox News: Sarah Palin is an idiot "

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5BXMv64EfU

Posted by: republican_disaster | January 13, 2011 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: GregBoo | January 13, 2011 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Did you really intend to imply that "appearing on Fox News' Hannity" was akin to "open[ing] herself up more often to the mainstream media??" Surely you jest! I'm sure the appearance on Hannity will be a riveting, hard-hitting interview... NOT!!

Posted by: NanaX3 | January 13, 2011 7:28 PM | Report abuse

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