Sarah Palin hates the media but if it weren't for the media, no one would care about Palin.
It's only the media that continues to float her as a presidential candidate. If she becomes a candidate, it will be because of the media. It's as if Sarah and the media have this bitter love affair going on that we get to witness. They're always going at each other in public.
Maureen Dowd, who has an interesting column in the NYT that contrasts Palin and Hillary Clinton, explains why the media continues to cover her: