Journos Caught on Mic Trashing Palin Speech

Video catches reporters panning 'rollercoaster' speech
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2010 8:18 AM CDT

(Newser) – For as much as Sarah Palin likes to trash the "lamestream media," they trashed her right back during her much-hyped speech Friday night at a California university fundraiser—inadvertently, and on a live mic. Unidentified reporters were caught on a video of the speech lighting into Palin even as she said her final "God Bless America," writes Joan Walsh on Salon. Palin hasn't yet responded, but here are the highlights:

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  • "I feel like I just got off a rollercoaster,” says one reporter.
  • "I don't know how you're gonna make a story out of that,” says another, to which someone else responds, "Well, that's the story.”
  • The speech was like the bad old days at a student paper, where "you just try to jam as many quotes in as possible, from as many random things."
  • The kicker: "Now I know, the dumbness doesn't come from just soundbites."
(Read more Sarah Palin California controversy stories.)

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