Newsweek’s Peter Boyer pushes back at Lawrence O’Donnell over Palin profile

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor
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Amid allegations by MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell that Newsweek sold out by publishing a flattering “love letter” cover profile of Sarah Palin, the author of that profile is speaking out.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends” this morning, Newsweek’s Peter Boyer said of his profile: “I don’t think it was necessarily a positive article, it was sort of a straight article. And I think, you know, relatively speaking, maybe that comes across as being positive.”

Boyer also sarcastically referred to “that great journalist Lawrence O’Donnell.”

Regarding allegations Newsweek made a “deal” with Palin for a puff piece, Boyer said: “It’s outrageous that [O’Donnell] would suggest that we made a deal with Sarah Palin… We don’t make deals. I don’t make deals. I wrote a story that treated her like what she is — in fact, a nationally significant politician.”

You can watch the interview here:

Matt K. Lewis