"I thought the coverage of her when she was on the ticket was sexist"

Palin faced intense criticism during that campaign following a shaky interview with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric, when she struggled to answer a question about what newspapers she read.

“Part of that I understand is cultural and social. But still, we as journalists have to be above that,” Huff said. “We have to ask the important questions.”

She said the media should “back off [Palin] coverage unless she decides to be a candidate.”

“If she wants to be a candidate, great, then she will get the same fair coverage that every other declared candidate gets,” Huff said.