Sarah Palin launched a lengthy attack on The Daily Caller via Facebook on Wednesday in which she slammed the conservative-leaning news organization for not featuring her quotes prominently enough.
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The publication, helmed by Tucker Carlson, quoted from a nearly 650-word statement she issued to them in response to an article on legislation she signed as governor of Alaska providing tax credits to production companies who film in Alaska. It also reprinted the entire statement on the next page of the article. This was not good enough, however, for Palin, who said that her statement was "buried."
"Goodness, cleaning up the sloppiness of reporters could be a full time job," she began a Facebook post on the article today. "In response to The Daily Caller's online inquiry, I gave them a statement that the writer buried on his story's second page (which most people won't even notice - I didn't even notice it.)"
Palin's criticism offered a window into her staff's approach to the press. In an interview with TPM, the reporter who wrote the story, Chris Moody, said he was "surprised" to see her Facebook post given that Palin aides had demanded he make the entire Palin statement available -- which he did -- as a precondition to giving him any kind of a response to his questions.