Media quote of the day, courtesy of former Alaskan governor-turned-vice presidential candidate-turned-author-turned-Fox News contributor and proud “Dancing With The Stars” mom, Sarah Palin, who was asked by Sean Hannity if she would ever do another interview with Katie Couric.
in a segment scheduled to air tonight, here's Palin’s response (bolded emphasis mine):
“As for doing an interview, though, with a reporter who already has such a bias against whatever it is that I would come out and say? Why waste my time? No.
"I want to help clean up the state that is so sorry today of journalism. And I have a communications degree. I studied journalism, who, what, where, when, and why of reporting. I will speak to reporters who still understand that cornerstone of our democracy, that expectation that the public has for truth to be reported. And then we get to decide our own opinion based on the facts reported to us.
“So a journalist, a reporter who is so biased and will, no doubt, spin and gin up whatever it is that I have to say to create controversy, I swear to you, I will not my waste my time with her. Or him."
Worth remembering that it was Couric whose "60 Minutes" interview in 2008 helped fuel the tabloid (and "Saturday Night Live") frenzy that ultimately led to Palin's post-campaign book deal and TLC reality show.
In the same interview, Couric asked an incredibly hard-hitting question ("When it comes to establishing your world view, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read?") that Palin appeared unable to answer.
Meanwhile, Palin was a topic of Larry King's conversation with George H. W. and Barbara Bush. In an interview scheduled to air tonight on CNN, the former First Lady gave King her opinion on Palin.
"I sat next to her once," Bush said. "Thought she was beautiful. And she's very happy in Alaska, and I hope she'll stay there."