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Introducing Sarah Palin, Fox News Pundit

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Posted on Jan 11, 2010
AP / J. Scott Applewhite

Those who can, do, and those who can’t ... become pundits? Although she has disparaged the media many times in recent memory, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is joining the Murdochian empire at Fox News as a contributor and commentator, according to The Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz.

Perhaps the slogan here should be: If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. This latest addition to Palin’s repertoire of party tricks might seem like a step down or a tacit admission of defeat at the political game, but Kurtz, for his part, doesn’t seem to think so. Regardless, we’re just glad that “The Daily Show” will be around for Palin’s Fox debut. —KA

The Washington Post:

Palin, who resigned as governor of Alaska last summer, will appear as a commentator on various Fox shows. She will also host an occasional program that will examine inspirational tales involving ordinary Americans.

Palin will join Mike Huckabee as a Fox contributor who was also involved in the 2008 campaign. The exposure can only help Palin if she decides to pursue a 2012 presidential bid.

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By rollzone, January 12, 2010 at 2:50 pm Link to this comment

hello. i really admire the woman for what she has
done for Alaska. i believe this is the beginning of
her alienation from mainstream America. in the
general sense, she is powerful and likable; but as we
get more of the specifics about where her head is
really at: i doubt she will be so mainstream. has she
ever hired an illegal from the parking lot of Homely
Despot? how does she feel about the drug war in
Mexico? what does she care about the comfortable
relationship between Wall Street and the beltway?
should we sever the umbilical cord to Israel? the
reality of American life is remarkably different in
the lower forty eight, than it is for the indigenous
wealth of Alaskans. does she care about the size of
government? just because she can cook for her family,
drive her own car, and pack heat: does not say she is
willing to send the pink slip to government
employees. and to make everything worse for herself
politically- now she is wealthy. she is a cross
between the Florida Sunshine Girl and Annie Oakley,
and that may be endearing as a television celebrity
(and i wish her all the success she can handle); but
i see her future now as better hosting the Tonight
Show, and ending the childishness of late night
entertainment: than anything seriously political.

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By gerard, January 12, 2010 at 10:41 am Link to this comment

It’s very tempting to make light of Palin at Fox, and maybe I’m too serious, but ... I watched Amy Goodman’s recent program about our homegrown “white supremacy” organizations being “on the rise”—though “rise” is scarcely the word.  The ignorance out there in Fox country is pretty scarey. I think we should take it seriously and do as much as we can to “rise” to the occasion that 2010 offers for education and organization.

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By Leefeller, January 12, 2010 at 8:46 am Link to this comment

As the stomach turns, a most ridiculous comment is superseded by another more ridiculous comment!  Now Beck and call will need to work much harder for ratings?

Real life Entertainment started with Jack Ass and seems to be gaining. Wonder if Palin will have a Moose head behind her talking head?

In the end, insanity seems to be becoming so much more more commonplace, seems all to be part of the grand plan?

“Delude on” needs to be a motto!

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By dasm, January 12, 2010 at 7:57 am Link to this comment
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She’ll just quit anyway.  Besides lying, it’s what she does best.

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By ender, January 12, 2010 at 6:25 am Link to this comment

I just wonder how anyone could possibly believe that “fair and balanced” crap when Fux News has hired every out of work conservative politician that can put two words together from a teleprompter.  Those two words don’t have to make any sense just as long as they can read them.  Fux ran the Dick Bush administrations propaganda campaign for 8 yrs and made $billions directly from our pockets then gives them jobs where those same politicians can continue the same propaganda live on set and get paid back.

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By ardee, January 12, 2010 at 5:47 am Link to this comment

Faux Snooze becomes ever more soporific.

One only hopes that, with more exposure, she will appear even more ridiculous to even more people.

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By Ouroborus, January 12, 2010 at 3:36 am Link to this comment

I think it’s a perfect fit, really. I don’t own a TV;
haven’t since ‘94 so I don’t watch Fox not-the-news-
brainless-hysterical-fools network. By joining Fox I’ll
be assured of never having to see or hear inane
blather. The devil be praised.  wink

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By msgmi, January 11, 2010 at 10:23 pm Link to this comment
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O’Reilly must be on edge with Sarah joining the ‘deception’ network. His ratings are going to drop if she’s anywhere near his time slot.  ER medics stand bye, O’Reilly is hyperventialting.

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By Beltwaylaid, January 11, 2010 at 6:27 pm Link to this comment
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So The Mrssiah is hooking up with DSM (down stream
media), conservative oracle, nary any balance, FAUX
News.  Wasn’t this about as predictable as a moose
taking a crap in the mountains?

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By Lesley Palmer, January 11, 2010 at 5:12 pm Link to this comment
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Fox News is perfect for Palin. She joins a cast of know-nothings, hysterics, and fundamentalists. Here, she can make up her own stories, fake-check her own “facts”, and spout off any silly drivel she wants.  The Democrats are devastated that she won’t be running for political office, but, hey…she joins Levi Johnston is cashing in on her celebrity!  This is America.  Let freedom ring.

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By William W. Wexler, January 11, 2010 at 4:55 pm Link to this comment

Do you really think their ratings will skyrocket? I don’t.  I think there will be a certain “train wreck” effect, but I don’t think it will be long lived. Even her demographic will figure out how little she knows and how much of a typical government inside cheater she is. 

If I decide to kill my TV, I must contact Direct TV first.  They’re killin’ us.

She would do well to follow Patrick Henry’s advice about O’Reilly.  After he loofahs her to a bright red color he might get confused and start jamming the vibrator up her ass instead of his own.

Let’s all send Billo some D sized batteries.  It’s a statement, so dead ones are OK.


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By DBM, January 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm Link to this comment

I can’t help thinking of the corollary with Liberace ... as people squirmed in excrutiating embarrassment during a time of homophobia, Liberace “laughed all the way to the bank”. 

Now, while we can’t help squirming in embarrassment over Palin’s ignorance, stupidity and evident ineptitude ... she’s laughing all the way to the bank as well.

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By radson, January 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm Link to this comment

C’mon folks this is going to be hillaryarious ,someone has got to compete with the Smiling Cat.Palin can’t be that bad after all she likes moose meat and the outdoors and probably could out shoot Dick even when
wasted.As far as the TV set is concerned ,it has become more or less an ornament in my pad and what is wrong with Vinyl Tap ,music is generally apolitical.Nevertheless America will soon be showing the world
how intellectually advanced they have become .

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By PatrickHenry, January 11, 2010 at 3:56 pm Link to this comment

She should stay away from horn dog O’Reilly.

At least she is home with her like minded birds of a feather.

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By Mundt, January 11, 2010 at 3:51 pm Link to this comment

Fox has scored the broadcast journalism coup of the century. Ratings will skyrocket. Sarah Palin is pretty, popular, persuasive, and prestigious. She has a huge following of fans & supporters.

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By Why work?!, January 11, 2010 at 3:08 pm Link to this comment
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Why actually have to ‘work’ and be accountable to those pesky voters when you can make ‘milllions more’ running your mouth about the ‘same stuff’ you ALREADY don’t know anything about anyway….???

The New American Way…Total fit for a ‘consumer society’ and an empire on the wane…Perfect Storm…

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By CaptRon, January 11, 2010 at 2:49 pm Link to this comment

I don’t quite understand. Palin quits as Governor of Alaska to become a pundit/TV personality. Ed Shultz is a TV personality/pundit, at MSNBC-TV, touted to be Senator from North Dakota. Did Saturday Night Live go to her head, or has she realized that people in the media might know more than she did about political representation. Thus, she is in training for a new political life. I hope she gets the chance to hear what people really think of her. She might find that “God’s Plan” is certainly not for her to be POTUS. I could see her in a political sit-com. Kind of a combination of West(Right)Wing and I dream of Jeannie where she winks and makes all her problems go away. What do you think???

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By gerard, January 11, 2010 at 1:52 pm Link to this comment

A good example of the revolving bore and how far a wink or two can take you!  Millions of dollars worth of TV time given to the “right” by a “media giant”—and she’s paid for it yet!  Note to the “left” (behind?)—Unite or die!

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By I can't afford cable..., January 11, 2010 at 1:50 pm Link to this comment
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So at least I can eat my top ramen in peace…

Otherwise is there NO escape from this bitch??!!

And yes I am poaching this connection…Ain’t that America….?

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By TAO Walker, January 11, 2010 at 1:40 pm Link to this comment

What a compelling reason, as if another were really needed, to “Kill Your Television!”  C’mon, though.  Is anyone here actually surprised by this latest “....revoltin’ development”?

....not this Old Indian.


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By William W. Wexler, January 11, 2010 at 1:26 pm Link to this comment

She’s the gift that keeps on giving.

Perhaps they will give her an hour to co-host with Michelle Bachmann. 

As these two cracked people fight for the soul of the conservative movement, one would have to wonder, from their words, if it has one.


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