Palin Using Journalism Degree ‘Stating the Facts’ on Fox News
January 22, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Sarah Palin, the former half-term Governor of Alaska and Facebook blogger, is now a regular contributor on the right-wing propaganda outlet Fox News. And during her appearances so far, she has largely promoted her book Going Rogue, her paid speaking gig at the upcoming tea party convention and she took swipes at some of her critics. In between self-promotion, Palin, the winner of the biggest liar of 2009 award for her death panels lie, advanced right-wing talking points and offered up her usual incoherent nonsense. So, it was quite amusing today, when she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show touting her journalistic standards of “just stating the facts.”
Sarah Palin finally earned a degree in journalism, after attending six colleges in six years. And during her interview with Oprah Winfrey, she remarked that she finally had an opportunity, after a short-lived stint as a television sports anchor, to put her journalism degree to good use.
Palin said that she planned to let the viewers form their own opinions, as she reports “facts” on the conservative media outlet Fox News. When Winfrey pointed out that she has been a vocal critic of the media. Winfrey asked Palin how she planned to approach her new job at Fox News:
PALIN: “When I started journalism we learned all about the who, what, when, where and why of reporting. Just stating the facts, gathering that information, providing it to the viewer, to the reader and letting them decide what their opinion would be. So, I’ll engage in that ratcheting back down to the simplicity of what journalism should be— about just the basics and letting the people decide what their opinion will be— really giving credence and deference and respecting the wisdom of the people, the viewers, the readers.”
When asked if she has given up on politics, by accepting the job at Fox News:
PALIN: “I’m not closing any door I might find open in the future and thankfully Fox Network has allowed me to keep that door open. [....] In the meantime I look forward to being a part of that news cycle again and as I say, putting that journalism degree to work.
Source: Media Matters