A columnist for The Washington Post recently admitted to having "a Sarah Palin problem," which prompted him to challenge fellow media members to boycott the former Governor of Alaska during the month of February.
Speaking at a Safari Club conference in Reno, Nev. last weekend, Palin said she had no problem with a potential moratorium. The embattled Tea Party favorite quipped that being shunned by the media will help her dodge blame for the protests in Egypt.
Palin was referring to the media backlash following the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson, Ariz., when many pundits targeted the former vice presidential candidate for her gun-inspired rhetoric and use of certain symbols on her website. Some Democrats and members of the liberal media attempted to link Palin's audacious political approach to the deadly events in Tucson.
According to the media reports, Palin said she would embrace a boycott "because there's a lot of chaos in Cairo, and I can't wait to not get blamed for it — at least for a month."
Dana Milbank, the columnist who called for the month-long snub, claimed that the media is obsessed with Palin. He expressed concern about the fact that Palin gets more press than the actual Vice President, even though she is no longer an elected official.