Yesterday morning after voting in Wasilla, Gov. Palin expressed a desire “to help improve” journalism because of her “great respect” for the field.
And last night, from the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Palin again offered to help. Fox News showed footage this morning of Palin saying:
I have such great respect for the role of the media in our democracy. It is a cornerstone, it allows checks and balances, but only when there is fairness and objectivity in the reporting. I want to make sure that Americans can have great faith in that aspect of our society, the media. So whatever I can do there to help and to be able to allow credence to be given to the media, I want to help in that respect…As a journalist, having received a journalism degree, that is my foundation is great respect for what the vocation is all about.
Fox News’s Martha MacCallum reacted with:
I am thinking maybe she wants my job —or maybe a better job— in journalism…
(I was thinking the same thing!)
Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.