Sarah Palin Slams 'Impotent, Limp, Gutless' Reporters

She's especially annoyed at anonymous sources
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2010 3:10 PM CDT
Sarah Palin acknowledges members of the Pennsylvania Family Institute as she walks on stage to give a speech Friday, Aug. 27, in Hershey, Pa.   (AP Photo/Bradley C Bower)

(Newser) – Here's a quote from Sarah Palin you're likely to hear replayed more than a few times. It's on press coverage of her: “I don't read some of it because I know that those who are impotent and limp and gutless, and then they go on, they're anonymous, they're sources that are anonymous, and impotent, limp and gutless reporters take anonymous sources and cite them as being factual references." (Click here for a journalist who agrees with part of that.)

Palin made the comment on Sean Hannity's radio show, reports the New York Post. She didn't mention by name the Vanity Fair profile that makes heavy use of anonymous sources, but said, "I hear there is some pretty ugly stuff right now." She also noted an item in CQ Politics claiming she asked to appear at a GOP fundraiser in Iowa, instead of being invited. "You idiot reporter! Why can’t you follow up with a fact, like asking really? Who did she ask?... Certainly evidence of how whack reporters are today."

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