The reason for putting “Palin out in a big, hostile network interviews,” beginning with ABC’s Charlie Gibson was, “Our assumption was people would not let us release her on Fox or local TV,” said Davis.
As for the second network interview, with Katie Couric, Lowry writes, “Davis says Palin thought [it] would be softer because she was being interviewed by a woman: ‘She was under the impression the Couric thing was going to be easier than it was. Everyone’s guard was down for the Couric interview.’”
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