Sarah Palin, Media Critic

Sarah Palin did an interview this morning with FOX News's Carl Cameron, and opportunity which "Campaign Carl" apparently felt was best used discussing one of Palin's earlier interviews on another network.

This gave Palin the opportunity to submit answers to the questions she blanked on before, and to explain why she couldn't answer the first time around. Turns out that Katie Couric is so annoying, you can't think straight when she interviews you. those Katie Couric interviews I did feel that there were a lot of things that she was missing in terms of an opportunity to ask what a vice presidential candidate stands for...

In this case, the opportunity for Cameron to ask what a vice presidential candidate was feeling during a previous interview -- important stuff like that.

Palin promised to try "to not be so annoyed and impatient with mainstream media," on the off-chance, I suppose, that she ever again interacts with one of the MSM's representatives.

But Palin wants something in return for this generous offer. Now, I don't think I can fairly speak as a terms negotiator for the MSM, but I feel confident, without even looking at her demands, in saying that there's no deal. Why? Because the media doesn't give a rat's ass if they annoy Palin. Do you really think Katie Couric feels bad about "annoying" Palin into four days' worth of must-see train-wreck TV? (And here's some free advice to Palin: if you think the on-air TV interviewers are annoying, wait 'til you meet the print journalists. If you ever do.)

Anyway, here is what Palin wants from the media in return for her forbearance, via ABCNews's Jake Tapper:

"But I would ask also then that the media tries a little bit harder also," Palin went on. "And that this is a two-way street that there is fairness, just objectivity and fairness and truth."

"Objectivity?" Cameron asked. "Fairness?"

"As we send our young men and women overseas in a war zone to fight for democracy and freedoms including freedom of the press, we've really got to have a mutually beneficial relationship here with those fighting the freedom of the press and then the press though not taking advantage and exploiting a situation perhaps they would want to capture and abuse the privilege. We just want truth, we want fairness, we want balance."

That last bit is a nice shout-out to Cameron's network, but the rest is a little hard to suss out. Somehow I feel like she's saying that asking national political candidates questions about reading habits and Supreme Court decisions somehow puts our soldiers in harm's way.

Maybe Palin's media-crit peers, Adam R. and Dan K., can explain it to me????

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