Since resigning as governor, Palin has become a Fox News contributor, while questions swirl about whether she’ll run for president in 2012. Though critics say she is avoiding scrutiny by shying from tough questions of the media establishment, she says she’s “starving the beast” on purpose – intentionally avoiding the outlets she says burned her as a candidate.
“With the shackles off, I relish my freedom to call it like I see it, while starving the media beast that was devouring the false reports about me, my staff and my loved ones,” she said.
But even in her new life in media, the memories still seem to sting. She blasted the “sick puppies” in the media who attacked her and says they “need help.”
“The lamestream media is no longer a cornerstone of democracy in America. They need help. They need to regain their credibility and some respect. There are some pretty sick puppies in the industry today. They really need help,” Palin said.
Palin said that behavior of the media, in betraying the tenets of journalism – also betrays her son’s decision to serve his country overseas and protect the rights of Americans.
“I have lost all respect for the ‘mainstream’ media because they lied; and still lie. And they abuse America’s freedom of the press — because with freedom comes responsibility. My son chose to put his life on the line to defend that freedom, and I feel like his, and every good soldier’s, efforts are thrown in their faces when the press takes advantage of their sacrifices instead of respecting the freedoms they’re willing to die for,” Palin said.