Palin calls Alaska media ‘corrupt bastards’ over leaked voicemail

Former Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called the media in her state “corrupt bastards” after employees of Anchorage CBS affiliate KTVA were apparently caught on audio discussing possible negative stories that could hurt the U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Joe Miller.

The audio, released by Miller’s campaign, comes from a voicemail accidentally left on the phone of a Miller spokesman. Conversation includes KTVA reporters discussing whether they can find a Miller campaign supporter who is also a “registered sex offender.”

According to a transcript posted by Miller’s campaign, a female employee, speaking about an upcoming Miller rally, said: “We know that out of all the people that will show up tonight, at least one of them will be a registered sex offender.”

“You have to find that one person,” a male reporter responded, with laughter audible in the background.

The Miller campaign says assignment editor Nick McDermott texted an apology after realizing he left a voicemail: “Damn iPhone … I left you a long message.  I thought I hung up.  Sorry.”

Randy DeSoto, the spokesman whose phone the voicemail was left on, said in a statement that, “Frankly, when I first heard this I was shocked. Though a bit garbled at times, there are disturbing comments in this conservation that never should have occurred.”

In response to the audio, Palin called the media “bastards” and Tweeted that it illustrates “what I’ve put up [with] for 2 yrs.”

KTVA Vice President & General Manager Jerry Bever did not immediately return a request for comment.

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  • truebearing

    Why don’t we just re-calibrate the thread with the actual topic: the corrupt leftist media trying to generate stories that will help the left. Here is the transcript of the CBS journOlists:

    FEMALE REPORTER: “That’s up to you because you’re the expert, but that’s what I would do…I’d wait until you see who showed up because that indicates we already know something…
    FEMALE REPORTER: Child molesters…
    MALE REPORTER: Oh yeah… can you repeat Joe Miller’s…uh… list of people, campaign workers, which one’s the molester?
    FEMALE VOICE: We know that out of all the people that will show up tonight, at least one of them will be a registered sex offender.
    MALE REPORTER: You have to find that one person…
    FEMALE REPORTER: And the one thing we can do is ….we won’t know….we won’t know but if there is any sort of chaos whatsoever we can put out a twitter/facebook alert: saying what the… ‘Hey Joe Miller punched at rally.’
    FEMALE REPORTER: Kinda like Rand Paul…I like that.
    FEMALE REPORTER: That’s a good one.”

    Isn’t this trying to subvert the election process? These losers should do some jail time, lose their jobs, and be forced to apologize to the people of Alaska and the entire United States.

    Now we’ll watch the warped ones try to deflect and distract from the TRUTH, again.

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  • nono524

    You tell ’em Sarah!!!!!

  • llama

    Did Ms. Palin have here grandchild in mind when she used a term like bastard?

    • riseabove

      Did Behar have herself in mind when she used the term “bitch”?

      • scorpioman

        I certainly have Sarah in mind when I use the term media whore.

        • des1

          And Uncle Sipi comes to mind for who again?

        • truebearing


          I have you in mind when I think of NAMBLA.

          With any luck, we will gt to the point NAMBLA will be prosecuted for promoting child molesting. Lets make it a capital punishment crime.

        • thephranc

          Do you hate all women as much as you hate Palin? Or is it just the pretty ones like Palin who can get more men than you can? Is that why you are such a bitter loser?

    • junkmaninohio

      You are misogynistic sock puppet. Don’t know what that term means? Look it up retard.

  • crich

    We give this woman too much attention. I don’t care how hot she is, the broad is not bright. Why people are scared to speak out about her is beyond me. She does more harm to the right than good and she brings out the nuts out of the woodwork:


    • des1

      She is bright enough to have made herself a successful political commentator and to have brutally damaged the credibility of the MSM. Barack Obama was elected on the opinion that he was really smart and would bring intelligence and eloquence to the White House.

      How’s that working out for you?

      • The_anniebanannie

        des — don’t think I don’t know how much you want to point out that this doofi is one of THOSE bloggers…. :)

    • CrashTack

      Still being randomly reasonable, I see.

      I’d disagree with your estimation that she’s not “bright,” though. I think she’s more than savvy enough to make her way, but that she simply knows very very little.

      That’s an important distinction.

    • truebearing


      Palin is the single most important individual in the ass kicking you fools are going to be taking in 24 hours, and you are saying she’s stupid? Well then how stupid does that make the moron left, that a dumb “broad” kicked their dumb asses so badly?

      Anymore idiotic analysis you want to share? I love slapping morons around who shoot off at the mouth without any input from the brain. Ready, Fire, aim! eh, Crotch?

  • erick1740

    Funny stuff when liberal leftists get caught telling the truth. They are really corrupt nasty bastards.