FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
It's the media's fault... or at least that's where politicians like to lay the blame for almost anything that goes wrong.
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Enter Sarah Palin... the former half-term Alaska governor is blaming her poor approval ratings among Independents on... you guessed it - the media.
Palin told the F-word network, where she's a paid commentator, that:
"I don't blame people for not really knowing... what I stand for or what my record is because if I believed everything that I read or heard in the media, I wouldn't like me either."
Palin didn't want to talk about what she calls "fickle" polls...
That's probably because recent polling shows while Palin remains popular with the Republican base, most of the rest of America doesn't like her.
She gets an "unfavorable" rating from majorities of Democrats, Independents, people in urban and suburban areas... along with those in the northeast, midwest, and west. Kinda tough to build a coalition with those numbers.
So what about 2012? Palin insists that's not where her focus is right now.
Meanwhile - Palin is stepping into the immigration debate... saying that Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer has "the cojones that our president does not" when it comes to securing the country's borders.
Palin is blasting Mr. Obama for suing Arizona to block its controversial new law while not going after sanctuary cities that harbor illegal aliens and, like our federal government, refuse to enforce the nation's immigration laws.
As for the economy, Palin says it's "idiotic" to consider letting the Bush tax cuts for wealthier Americans expire in the current economic climate.
Here’s my question to you: Are Sarah Palin's low approval ratings the media's fault?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Michael in Texas writes:
It's not all the media's fault; she deserves credit for giving the media something to work with.
Ron in Indiana writes:
The Urban Dictionary defines Ditz as: A superficially dumb valley chick, with no common sense whatsoever. Usually of white race, rich, and pretty. Often uses words such as "like", "oh my gosh", "oh my goodness", and "dude". I'd say her low approval rating is due to her being a Ditz and nothing more. The media had nothing to do with it.
Jackson in Rome, Georgia writes:
Sure, Jack. If documenting her incoherent, buzzword and dog-whistling filled ramblings counts as "fault", then surely the media's at fault. I can't throw a dart at a newspaper without hitting a story about what the "Maverick Pit Bull with Lipstick, Grizzly Mom Straight Shooter" is having for breakfast.
Charles in Lawrence, New Jersey writes:
Yes, because without the media she could appear to be whatever her handlers and coaches deemed necessary, instead of the functioning lunatic she is. Fundamentalist Christians make scary politicians, which is why the 1st amendment chopped them off at the knees rather than risk theocratic sedition.
Jeff in Sarasota, Florida writes:
Of course, the media ARE at fault. It's never Sarah Palin's fault. Whatever you may think about Sarah Palin, you have to give her credit for having no shame whatsoever.
No. Anyone who's half-smart understands that Palin is milking her 15 minutes fame for every penny she can get. All the media are doing is keeping her in the limelight, making her richer. She should be grateful.
Don in Colorado writes:
Jack, Every time you mention her name, your eyes bug out, your face gets purple and tiny bits of foam appear on your lips. We watch you and fear her instinctively.