I don't like this interview. I was trying to figure out why. I think I know. Even though it's interesting to know about Palin's reaction to her mistreatment by the media, I think we are now getting well oversaturated on such personal stuff. It's too much the Heroine's Tale, which is nice and all, but we're ultimately looking for a leader, not someone with a tale of hardship.
The media screwed her -- this is obvious. Maybe she should just move past such questions -- not letting them off the hook, but also not dwelling on them -- and make her interviewers focus on substantive, political questions.
I, of course, love to slam the media for its bias. A lot of readers and commenters love it too. I'm just not sure if it's a very savvy use of Sarah Palin's time to comment upon it herself.
Nate Silver then goes on to say...
I think we can acknowledge that Palin had a rough go of things with the media.
I can't. How did the media give Sarah Palin a hard time? By asking her tough hard hitting questions like What Newspapers and Magazines do you read? It's the media's fault she doesn't read and couldn't answer the question?