Sarah Palin fails to name a single newspaper that she's read
As the presidential debate hots up the UK press are picking up on the fact that Sarah Palin didn't appear to be able to name one newspaper that she'd read to keep her informed on current affairs. It may be that she just chose not to name a specific source but her faltering responses made her look uncomfortable with questions around the media. Here's a link to the YouTube clip which to many won't seem too much of a faux pas but to the media itself a Vice-Presidential candidate that doesn't appear to be able to - or maybe want to - name one newspaper that she's read or reads is an issue worth exploring - it's a question that surely will be asked again.
The Republican vice-presidential candidate was asked repeatedly what news sources she read to keep abreast of current affairs.
Her faltering performance came in the latest instalment of her cringeworthy interview with CBS News presenter Katie Couric. Last week she was seen rambling in response to Ms Couric's questions about the threat posed by Russia.
"When it comes to establishing your world view, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?"
Mrs Palin replies: "I've read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media."
Ms Couric: What, specifically?
Mrs Palin: "Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years."
Ms Couric: "Can you name a few?"