The Sacramento TV station FOX40 says its photographer and reporter did not make derogatory comments after Sarah Palin's speech at California State University, Stanislaus, on Friday.
The station said those comments were made by others but picked up by the FOX40 signal. FOX40 said it was the only station streaming a live signal during Palin's appearance.
"The comments overheard were made by reporters assembled from other newspaper and television outlets, and at no time was the voice of our photographer or our reporter heard on the stream," according to Fox 40's statement.
Modesto Bee staff members did not make the comments, which some viewers considered inappropriate and unprofessional.
The comments include someone saying that he felt as if he had just got off a roller coaster after Palin's speech. Another person asked whether Palin made a statement or finished a statement during her speech.
To read Fox 40's statement and to hear the comments made after Palin's speech, go to http://tinyurl.com/fox40palinspeech.