Potential 2012 presidential candidate Sarah Palin says she won't do another interview with CBS "Evening News" anchor Katie Couric after their last go around led to widespread mockery of the former Alaska governor.
Palin (R) believes Couric is biased as a result of the series of interviews she conducted with her during the 2008 presidential campaign when Palin was Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) vice presidential nominee.
Political observers were quick to question Palin as a candidate after she struggled to answer Couric's questions two years ago on foreign policy, the economy and her reading habits. The encounter led to a widely viewed spoof on "Saturday Night Live."
Palin, who has been critical of mainstream media outlets, suggested Couric spun her answers and indicated she would continue to avoid reporters whom she believes are "biased."
“I want to help clean up the state that is so sorry today of journalism," Palin said. "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," she added, "I swear to you, I will not my waste my time with her. Or him."
The ex-governor recently did an interview with the New York Times Magazine Sunday magazine and sat down with ABC News' Barbara Walters.