Salon: If anything, Palin has this exactly backwards, since one thing that the First Amendment does actually guarantee is a free press. Thus, when the press criticizes a political candidate and a Governor such as Palin, that is a classic example of First Amendment rights being exercised, not abridged.
This isn't only about profound ignorance regarding our basic liberties, though it is obviously that. Palin here is also giving voice to the standard right-wing grievance instinct: that it's inherently unfair when they're criticized. And now, apparently, it's even unconstitutional.
According to Palin, what the Founders intended with the First Amendment was that political candidates for the most powerful offices in the country and Governors of states would be free to say whatever they want without being criticized in the newspapers. In the Palin worldview, the First Amendment was meant to ensure that powerful political officials such as herself would not be "attacked" in the papers. Is it even possible to imagine more breathaking ignorance from someone holding high office and running for even higher office?
The radio host, Chris Plante, is a conservative radical and Palin's so ignorant that I can barely stand it anymore. She also should not be calling Obama "Barack Obama." She needs to show respect. I can't wait until these voices crawl back into the dark corners.
The second part of this interview that highlight McCain Palin's very fringe campaign. Palin may be pretty on the outside, but she's a very ugly woman on the inside.