Sarah Palin on Thursday morning offered same rare praise for the mainstream media, saying it did a good job covering now-former MSNBC host Martin Bashir's comments about her.

Bashir resigned Wednesday after widespread criticism of a segment in which he suggested Palin should be subjected to a dehumanizing punishment used on slaves that involves human feces.

"It was refreshing to see ... that many in the media did come out and say, look, our standards have got to be higher than this," Palin said on Fox News. "Those with that platform, with a microphone, a camera in their face -- they have to have some more responsibility."

Palin has routinely attacked the media in recent years -- a conflict that stems from her press coverage after she was nominated as vice presidential candidate in 2008.