Limbaugh, Fox News at odds over whether Palin memoir is focused on policy

››› ››› MATT GERTZ

On his radio show, Rush Limbaugh claimed that Sarah Palin's memoir, Going Rogue: An American Experience, is "one of the most substantive policy books I've read." By contrast, later that night, Fox News' Carl Cameron stated that the book "largely steers clear of politics and policy" and that the chapter in which Palin "discusses her brand of populist conservatism" covers "only 13 pages out of more than 400."

Limbaugh: Palin memoir "one of the most substantive policy books I've read"

Limbaugh claimed book shows Palin "clearly is jazzed by policy." During the November 13 broadcast of his show, Limbaugh said of Palin:

LIMBAUGH: I talked to her yesterday -- I've got the book. I have it right over here on the left. And I've had a chance -- I just got it a couple of days ago, three days ago -- and I've had a chance to go through it, and I was -- I made a prediction to her when I talked to her yesterday. I said, "You've got enough in here that people who get hold of this, like the AP or any of the state-controlled media, they're going to focus on what they think -- the soap-opera aspects of your book, and they're going to ignore what is truly one of the most substantive policy books I've read."

This woman, Governor Palin, clearly is jazzed by policy, particularly environmental policy and energy policy, as well as taxes and so forth.

Fox News: Book "largely steers clear of ... policy"

Cameron: Chapter on Palin's political philosophy "only 13 pages out of more than 400." On the November 13 edition of Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier, Cameron stated during a report about Palin's memoir: "As for her future, the book largely steers clear of politics and policy. Most of it's about her life before the presidential campaign. The chapter called "The Way Forward" discusses her brand of populist conservatism, but it's only 13 pages out of more than 400."

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