Sarah Palin is turning her critique of the media to the conservative The Daily Caller as well as a number of right wing pundits.
At issue this time is a $1.2 million state tax credit that Mark Burnett Prods. received for shooting “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” in Alaska. Columnists for the National Review and the Washington Examiner chided her for being part of a series that took what amounted to a government subsidy, one that she signed into law in 2008.
In her post on Facebook, Palin wrote, “This bill was not some secret big government agenda. These Alaskan legislators just wanted Alaska to be able to compete with the many other states that offer similar incentives. As I noted in my statement (which was curiously buried by The Daily Caller – whose editor-in-chief was recently called on the carpet for publicly using a degrading term to describe women. C’mon Daily Caller, we can’t afford you slipping up like this.”
She went on to defend the program, and called it a “bizarre scenario” the implication that she signed the tax incentive bill into law knowing that she’d one day benefit from it.
The whole episode is one more indication that if Palin does run for president, it will be a candidacy heavy on criticism of the Beltway mentality, no matter the partisan stripes. But it also underscores how she’s already being written off in D.C. as a serious contender. Nevertheless, she aimed her attacks at the Daily Caller story, which merely reported what others reported, some of the criticism that pundits have had of her, and then her statement in full. But she still found it one-sided.