Palin: Media Gives Kennedy Free Pass

Social status made for her own tough ride, says ex-candidate, also ripping Fey, Couric
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2009 3:00 PM CST

(Newser) – Sarah Palin says the media is lobbing softballs at Caroline Kennedy because of the would-be New York senator’s class status, Politico reports. The Republican governor of Alaska speculates that “there is a class issue here also that was such a factor in the scrutiny of my candidacy,” which hasn’t arisen during the Kennedy scion’s efforts at appointment.

Palin’s remarks, released in online clips from the upcoming conservative documentary Media Malpractice, also take aim at TV personalities for “exploiting” the governor during last year’s presidential campaign. “I did see that Tina Fey was named entertainer of the year and Katie Couric’s ratings have risen,” Palin said, adding that her Couric interviews “were not portrayed as accurately as they could have, should have, been.”