You might recall this from a previous post.
In the days leading up to an interview with ABC News’ Charlie Gibson, aides were worried with Ms. Palin’s grasp of facts. She couldn’t explain why North and South Korea were separate nations and she did not know what the Federal Reserve did.
Sarah Palin has responded.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R) said Tuesday night that it was “a lie” that she didn’t know the difference between North Korea and South Korea during the 2008 presidential campaign.
[ snip ]
Her appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor” was Palin’s first on a Fox News show since Monday’s announcement that she would join the cable network as a contributor. She was asked by host Bill O’Reilly to respond to several claims cited in the book “Game Change,” which was the subject of a segment Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes.”
Notice the slight difference in wording. I found the source of this quote, the interview with Bill O’Reilly, and tried to make a transcript of the important part, which begins at around 0:32 of the video.
(news clip of an interview with John Heilemann, author of the book “Game Change”)
John Heilemann: She still didn’t really understand why there was a North Korea and a South Korea.
[ snip ]
(interview between Bill O’Reilly and Sarah Palin)
Bill O’Reilly: Is this [indistinct] kind of lie, that you didn’t know the difference between North and South Korea?
Sarah Palin: That surprised me. [ snip ]
Bill O’Reilly: Is that a lie, though?
Sarah Palin: Yes, that is a lie.
Notice the difference. It’s possible that both are telling the truth. Palin could be speaking truthfully when she says that she knew that North and South Korea are separate countries, and Heilemann could also be factually correct when he says that Palin did not know the reasons why Korea was separated into two different countries.