“Is there anything you could have done to get the kind of coverage that Kamala Harris is getting now?” Carlson asked.
Palin replied, “I would not have prostituted myself in terms of changing any of my positions in order to garner better press.” https://t.co/6znKQIohbS
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) August 20, 2020
In Fox News interview, Tucker Carlson asks former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin if there was anything she could have done in 2008 to receive the positive news coverage that he argues Harris is receiving. Palin responds, “I would not have prostituted myself in terms of changing any of my positions in order to garner better press,” implying that Harris is taking on policy positions to earn positive coverage. She appears to reference a false report that Harris has threatened to send police to individual homes to confiscate firearms. Whether intentional or not, this characterization and this language plays into tropes that Black women use sexual power to manipulate and deceive.