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Sarah Palin emails: Rocked ‘n’ rolled by the radio

Sarah Palin’s relationship with various Alaska reporters and talk show hosts was frequently rocky, but she seemed to have an especially hard time with Dan Fagan, a radio personality on KFQD who supported her early in her political career then became one of her biggest antagonists.

“Fagan calls us, running the state, ‘crack whores,'  plus other sexist and derogatory terms,” she wrote to some of her top aides, and husband Todd Palin on April 15, 2008 “ …perhaps he needs to be called out on the things he says on his show also …amazing what he gets away with.”

A short time later, her deputy press secretary Sharon Leighow replied, “Did you hear John Tracy has given his notice? He is apparently buying Bradley Reid.” (Tracy,  a popular news director and local television anchor left to purchase a public relations firm.)

“Whoa!!!” replied Palin. “That’s huge. If true, this is the biggest media shake up in AK’s recent history, or ever…”

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