Sarah Palin regards her separation from the mass media as a tick on her resume. Slate contests that maybe she could take some lessons from those she ridicules as the “Washington media elite.”

Christopher Beam from Slate reviews Palin’s media performances thus far:

“Sarah Palin likes to talk about how she’s not part of the Washington media elite. It shows.

In her first interview, with ABC’s Charlie Gibson, she blanked when asked about the Bush doctrine (and her unfamiliarity seemed to be with the phrase itself, not its meaning). Her sit-down with Fox’s Sean Hannity was convincingly compared to an infomercial. And in her latest face-to-face, with Katie Couric of CBS, she looked like a high-schooler trying to B.S. her way through a book report.”

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