Palin calls NBC host ‘racist’ for asking Gingrich about food stamps dig
Sarah Palin called out the “lamestream media” again Wednesday, this time attacking NBC’s Meet The Press host David Gregory for pressing GOP 2012 hopeful Newt Gingrich about his recent dig that Barack Obama is a “food stamp president.”
“Well, talk about racism, that was a racist tinged question from David Gregory,” the former Alaska governor said on Fox’s Hannity. “He made it sound like if you’re black, you are on food stamps and the president is referring to you as being on food stamps. I think that’s racist.”
Gingrich’s statement that Obama is “the most successful food stamp president in American history” was construed by some in the media as a racial dogwhistle.
Palin said she’s still mulling a 2012 presidential run.
Watch Palin’s remarks on Fox News’s Hannity, via ThinkProgress.
[h/t Benjy Sarlin]