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Sarah Palin launches online channel as she rips ‘media filters’

The former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate says was created in response to "media filters." (Sarah Palin via Facebook)

Updated at 11:29 p.m.

Sarah Palin says she's fed up with traditional news media outlets. So she's starting her own online channel.

In a Sunday video, the former Republican vice presidential nominee announced the Sarah Palin Channel, a subscription-based Web site that she says will offer news, video chats with her and behind-the-scenes glimpses of speeches and political events she attends.

The venture marks Palin's latest broadside against news outlets she has long accused of unfair coverage, including of her 2008 campaign. It's also an attempt to make her voice heard ahead of the midterm elections. She has hit the campaign trail his year on behalf of Republican congressional hopefuls.

In a separate post on Facebook, Palin directly takes on The Washington Post, arguing it has "fallen like a lead balloon" since the days of writing about the Watergate scandal.

"Whereas you once doggedly covered the 18.5 minute gap in Nixon’s White House communications, you’ve virtually ignored the Obama Administration’s 1.2 million minutes of deleted communications by just one of the agencies under Obama’s executive branch," she writes.

Palin says her new Web site is a response to mainstream media outlets she has routinely accused of dodging important issues and slanting coverage.

A subscription will cost $9.95 a month or $99.95 a year.

In her two-minute announcement video, Palin repeatedly criticizes the media. She also vows to talk about ideas that "Washington doesn't want you to hear" about.

"Are you tired of the media filters? Well, I am. I always have been. So, we're going to do something about it," she says.

Palin says she also will feature guests and provide updates on the "fun" in her household and her family's outdoor adventures in Alaska.

The Web site features a quote and an image of the day. There is also a running tally of the national debt and a countdown of the days remaining in the Obama presidency.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.



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