Palin: Media Threatening My First Amendment Rights

Because it won't let me attack Obama without criticizing me
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2008 11:27 AM CDT
Sarah Palin, speaks during a campaign rally in New Port Richey, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008.   (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin seems to think the Constitution is supposed to protect her from criticism. On a conservative radio show, Palin said the media is unfairly attacking her for her shots at Obama on Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright, and that if the media “convinces enough voters that that is negative campaigning, then I don’t know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media.”

But Palin insists the media hostility hasn’t gotten her down. “It's sort of perplexing to me, because I'm a practical person and plainspoken also, but just cutting to the chase and calling things like I see them, just like most Americans. But this has not left a bitter taste in my mouth, the bitter shots taken by the mainstream media and by some of the elitism there in Washington.”