Palin to Finally Meet the Press

ABC's Gibson gets first shot at grilling McCain's running mate
By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted Sep 8, 2008 1:58 AM CDT
ABC News moderators George Stephanopoulos, right, and Charles Gibson, left, are seen before the start of the Democratic Party debate in Philadelphia, Wednesday April 16, 2008.    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin will sit for her first press interview since accepting the Republican vice presidential nomination, reports the Chicago Tribune. She'll be interviewed by ABC anchor Charlie Gibson in Alaska later this week. The McCain camp has kept Palin from the press so far, calling its coverage of the Alaska governor sexist and intrusive.

Despite ribbing about Palin's press silence from Barack Obama’s campaign, McCain’s top adviser has vowed not to toss Palin to the media “piranhas” until she’s “treated with respect and deference." The campaign has set "no ground rules” for the Gibson-Palin face-off, which should be aired this week, said a McCain aide.