Pareene notes that Time's Palin cover story relies on an e-mail interview with Palin:

[E-mail] is generally how you get a quick statement, not how you put together a cover story. ... An e-mail interview easily allows the subject to avoid getting tripped up by tough questions and completely ignore unwelcome follow-ups. Palin's media strategy is all about limiting exposure and making sure every appearance is on her own terms and in her comfort zone. That strategy requires a press so desperate for the attention Palin content generates that they bend over backward for her -- and it looks like it's all working perfectly, so far.

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