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All or Nothing At All?

Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2008 3:55 AM

It's another babble-licious answer on the babble-meter for Sarah Palin, as Katie Couric asks what newspapers and magazines Palin read regularly to stay informed and understand the world.

"I've read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media."

Asked for specifics, Palin dodges.

"Um, all of them. Any of them that have been in front of me all these years."

And as with the foreign policy question, Couric asks a third time.

"I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news… Alaska isn’t a foreign country where it’s kind of suggested it seems like, wow how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, DC may be thinking and doing, when you live up there in Alaska. Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America."

Palin can't name a single periodical or even a website to which she turns for news on a routine basis, and she's a former journalism major. Instead, when pressed, takes umbrage as if Couric is insulting Alaska and its residents as being some kind of clueless backwater.


CNN sent a reporter to Little Diomede island, the part of Alaska where you actually can see Russia (Big Diomede island, only 2.5 miles away).

But you can't see Little Diomede from the Alaskan mainland, and no Alaskan governor has ever visited Little Diomede island.



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