“I call them ‘dumb arses’”

Sarah Palin, in case you weren’t aware, isn’t fond of the mainstream media:

In an appearance on Sean Hannity’s Thursday radio show, Palin likened the pending interview to her experience with author Joe McGinniss, who staked out her Alaska home while writing a book. But according to Palin, with Gingrich the media “overplayed their hand.”

“The American public could really care less about being Joe McGinniss’d, not when there are real issues,” Palin said. “Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife is getting ready to reveal all, again — she has already done that, it seems, like a few times.”

“The liberal media,” she added, “and some of that GOP holier-than-thou machine overplayed their hand this time.” 

“I call them ‘dumb arses,’” she said. “They think by trotting out this old Gingrich divorce interview — that’s old news and it does feature this disgruntled ex- that claimed that it would destroy a campaign. All this does is, Sean, is incentivize conservatives and independents who are so sick of the politics of personal destruction because it’s played so selectively by the media.”

“Their target in this case, Newt,” Palin added, “is now going to soar even more because we know the game now and we just won’t put up with it. So you know, good call media. Way to go to covertly hype this, even with Gingrich opponents. For being so brilliant, they sure are dumb.”

Newt Gingrich isn’t putting up with it either:

I’ll admit to wishing that it was someone with less baggage than Newt who could and would take the fight to a media so blatantly biased against conservative thought but I’ll also admit that Newt seems to be the best equipped at this time to do so. Battle on Newt.

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