Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) called out two D.C. media outlets on Twitter Sunday for stories she argues incorrectly characterized a comment she had made on "The O'Reilly Factor" last week.
During the appearance, Palin had given campaign advice to Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell. The video can be found here.
"She's gonna have to learn very quickly to dismiss what some of her handlers want," Palin said. "Remember what happened to me in the VP. I used to have to sneak in my phone calls to you guys to say, 'Hey, I'm here.' She's gonna have to dismiss that, go with her gut, get out there, speak to the American people, speak through Fox News, and let the independents who are tuning into you, let them know what it is that she stands for, the principles behind her positions."
CQ Politics, and later, The Hill's Twitter Room, had reported her comment about Fox News.
"Speak through Fox News." — Sarah Palin, quoted by the Wilmington News Journal, advising U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell (R) not to appear on television except for Fox. From a Saturday post on Taegan Goddard's Political Wire, presented by CQ Politics.
Some wondered upon host Bob Schieffer's initial Saturday announcement that she wouldn't appear on CBS's "Face the Nation" whether she was following Palin's advice — given during an appearance on "The O'Reilly Factor" last week — to "speak through Fox News" instead of other networks. From a Sunday post on The Hill's Twitter Room.
Palin responded to the posts on Sunday with two tweets:
She has rarely given interviews to networks other than Fox
News since her campaign for vice president in 2008.
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