Would Sarah Palin Sit Down for Another Interview with Katie Couric? ‘Why Waste My Time? No’

By Alex Weprin Comment

There has been much talk about former Alaska governor and Fox News contributor Sarah Palin considering a presidential run in 2012. Tonight, Palin sits down with Sean Hannity to talk about it, among other topics.

During the discussion, Hannity asks Palin if she would grant “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric another interview if she decided to run:

“As for doing an interview, though, with a reporter who already has such a bias against whatever it is that I would come out and say? Why waste my time? No.”

“I want to help clean up the state that is so sorry today of journalism. And I have a communications degree. I studied journalism, who, what, where, when, and why of reporting. I will speak to reporters who still understand that cornerstone of our democracy, that expectation that the public has for truth to be reported. And then we get to decide our own opinion based on the facts reported to us.”

“So a journalist, a reporter who is so biased and will, no doubt, spin and gin up whatever it is that I have to say to create controversy, I swear to you, I will not my waste my time with her. Or him.”

Couric’s 2008 interview with then-Vice Presidential candidate Palin became infamous, as much for the benign questions like ‘what news sources do you read? as the tough policy queries.