"Corrupt bastards. CBS/media plot against Joe Miller before our Anchorage rally Thurs Kinda'what I've put up w for 2 yrs http://bit.ly/cmbzMr," she exclaimed on Twitter. Corrupt Bastards Club. RT "@BigJournalism: CBS Affiliate KTVA Reporters Taped Conspiring Against Joe Miller Campaign http://bit.ly/ac6Mxz"
Palin may have been looking for the word "Society" or "Squad", either of which would've successfully created the acronym CBS. Or perhaps she was recalling Alaska's recent political scandal, in which state officials took to referring to themselves as the Corrupt Bastards Club, or the Corrupt Bastards Caucus. The words Corrupt Bastards Club would be abbreviated CBC, which is the official shorthand of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
"While the recording is real, the allegations are untrue," said KTVA General Manager Jerry Bever. "The perception that this garbled, out of context recording may leave is unfortunate, but to allege that our staff was discussing or planning to create or fabricate stories regarding candidate Miller is absurd. The complete conversation was about what others might be able to do to cause disruption within the Miller campaign, not what KTVA could do."
The liberal watchdog group Media Matters is demanding that Palin release the complete audio of the conversation. You can see her appearance on Fox News below, including yet another invocation of the word "bastard."