Deja Vu: Palin Stumped, Can’t Name One Journalist She Admires (Video)
May 4, 2011
(ChattahBox Political News)–There’s nothing upstairs in that noggin of Sarah Palin’s. She doesn’t know what newspapers she reads. She can’t name a Founding Father she likes. And in another instance of the media being mean to poor Sister Sarah with “gotcha journalism,” she was asked to name “the most influential journalist today.” Her answer? Palin, a journalism major in college, was completely flummoxed. She finally responded, “…there are many.”
Palin was asked the “gotcha” question by reporters from the NBC blog NBCU Direct at MSNBC’s after party shindig at the conclusion of the White House Correspondents Dinner.
“We were able to attend the MSNBC after party at the Italian Embassy where we asked folks like Sarah Palin, SNL’s Bill Hader, and MSNBC Anchors Chris Matthews and Andrea Mitchell who they think the most influential journalist is today” writes NBCU Direct.
The video was posted on NBCU Direct’s website. As reported by the Huffington Post, Palin, surrounded by a roomful of influential journalists, drew a blank.
“But while most of the attendees had no problem coming up with answers (Eliot Spitzer said Brian Williams, as did Andrea Mitchell, while SNL’s Bill Hader went for The New Yorker’s David Grann), Palin fumbled when asked.”
‘”Oh my goodness, that’s a great question,” she said, before turning to her husband Todd and asking for his input.”
“When Todd also balked, Palin came back and said, “Um, gosh, that’s a great question, I have to think about it, OK? Because there are many.”‘
“As Palin walked away from the camera, she ran into her Fox News pal Greta Van Susteren, and then turned back to the NBC cameras to shout, “Greta Van Susteren is the most influential journalist!”‘
To be fair, some journalist attendees demurred, obviously not wanting to cause a professional rift with their colleagues. But Palin was literally unable to utter the name of a single journalist.
You will recall Palin’s now infamous choking moment on national TV during the 2008 presidential campaign, when asked by CBS’ Katie Couric to name some newspapers she reads. Palin answered, “Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years.”
And when asked by Fox News’ Glenn Beck to name her favorite Founding Father, Palin responded, “All of them.”
And this vapid divisive woman, without a lucid thought in her head, thinks she’s presidential material?
Photo Source: Wikimedia/Palin, May 19, 2007 in Petersburg, Alaska/Ryan McFarland/Flickr/Creative Commons Attribution.