Palin says media coverage hasn't been sexist

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says she doesn't believe the media's coverage of her has been sexist.

Palin says that while she sees some double-standards in media coverage, she believes it's more attributable to the media elite in Washington not knowing who she is.

In remarks aired Wednesday on CBS' "The Early Show," Palin told CBS News anchor Katie Couric that the coverage has been guided more by the fact that she isn't, in her words, "part of the Washington herd."

Palin says it would be sexist if the media didn't question her about her experience, vision, principles and values.

Palin is preparing for her debate Thursday night with her Democratic rival, Joe Biden.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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