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Can Sarah Palin succeed in 2012 by boycotting “lamestream media” December 6, 2010

Posted by rmshepard in Uncategorized.
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Sarah Palin was considered to be the thorn in John McCain’s side during the 2008 presidential election following a series of disastrous interviews. Palin is especially bitter about the interview conducted by CBS News lead anchor Katie Couric, and recently claimed that she would boycott Couric and others in the “lamestream media” if she decides to run in 2012. Palin’s move is an obvious strategy to control her image, but many wonder if it would actually pay off in the long run.

To see Palin’s claims yourself, watch the following video:

Discussion Questions:

1.  What is the rationale behind Palin’s strategy to boycott certain major players in the news media?

2.  Do Americans have expectations that strong presidential candidates should be able to sit down with any reputable journalist and answer questions competently?

3.  Will Palin’s strategy backfire? Why, or why not?

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