Sarah Palin has made millions telling people how much she hates every media outlet that doesn’t pay her, and this week she revealed that her basic strategy for dealing with journalists at an event is “relocate them to a back room in Walmart and make sure they don’t talk to me or anyone here to see me.”
The former half-term governor of Alaska visited a box store in Wisconsin to sign copies of her new Anti-Anti-Christmas book and, according to her Facebook page, show the world “that there is power in unity as we battle against Scrooges who want Christ out of Christmas.”
The only thing that makes it remotely newsworthy is the way her “team” dealt with the local journalists who showed up to write about her (because love and hate both drive traffic): they guided the group to a back room, closed the door and directed a guard to watch them until the event was over.
About 8 media members and myself now locked in a back room. We aren’t allowed to talk to guests here to see Palin.
— Theresa Clift (@tClift) November 14, 2013
Media restrictions for @SarahPalinUSA event: Journalists told if they needed to go to bathroom, they could ask for escort.
— Mark Treinen (@MarkTreinen) November 14, 2013