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Kathleen Parker, Sarah Palin and the End of a Media Career
http://www.associatedcontent.com ^ | February 27, 2011 | Mark Whittington

Posted on 02/27/2011 7:11:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Kathleen Parker is now out as a television personality at CNN. John Ziegler has a theory about why, besides being on a competitive time slot with the horrible Elliot Spitzer as a co-host. It seems she had struck at the Queen and failed to kill her.

The Queen being Sarah Palin, of course.

"But the primary reason why the program couldn't work is also the very reason Parker got the gig in the first place. She was clearly hired because she was perceived as a 'conservative' who was willing to vigorously attack Palin, while not holding any particularly strong conservative opinions which might offend the largely liberal CNN audience. It is hardly a secret that the best (and perhaps only) way for an unknown or career-challenged conservative to achieve mainstream media acceptance is to be a sellout to their supposed cause (just ask Arianna Huffington, Peggy Noonan, David Brooks, David Frum, Michael Smerconish, or Joe Scarborough-to name only a few).

"Criticizing Palin (along with endorsing Obama) has quickly become the most reliable path to instant notoriety/credibility for ambitious 'conservatives,' and Parker became the poster child for this phenomenon. When I went on CNN during my film's first release, I was actually asked to respond to a Parker quote about Palin. This was especially absurd because Parker had no special knowledge of Palin and was virtually unknown before she 'led' Palin's 'assassination.' Had Parker praised Palin, CNN would never have found the quote remotely newsworthy.....

(Excerpt) Read more at associatedcontent.com ...


TOPICS: Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: freepressforpalin; kathleenparker; palin; sarahpalin; television
%*@^ with the best, die like the rest! We won't miss you.
1 posted on 02/27/2011 7:11:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Kathleen Parker

Who?

2 posted on 02/27/2011 7:13:35 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kathleen Parker?

Who’s she?

:-)


3 posted on 02/27/2011 7:14:40 PM PST by Mears
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, whoever this person is she shouldn’t have messed with Palin.


4 posted on 02/27/2011 7:18:01 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Relativism is the intellectual death knell of progressive ideology.)
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To: Mears

Another beltway type who’s never accomplished anything, so she feels qualified to tell us why Sarah is bad.


5 posted on 02/27/2011 7:18:37 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She was only perceived as Conservative because she’s not ugly like all other Liberal women.


6 posted on 02/27/2011 7:19:36 PM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kathleen Parker..a Conservative LOL Okie Dokie...oh and good riddance Parker, I bet her 3 supporters are devastated


7 posted on 02/27/2011 7:22:25 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought the cnn job was a good spot for Parker.

She’s a fairly attractive liberal dame, and she looks good when sitting next to and being contrasted with a mug like Spitzer’s.


8 posted on 02/27/2011 7:23:00 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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To: DesertRhino

It was a fairly predictable spiral. I don’t think Parker ever showed much talent and brief bits that I watched...I wouldn’t give her that much credit. She might be better suited for written commentary.


9 posted on 02/27/2011 7:23:42 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't remember her so much as her "CNN" co-host...Client Number Nine...
10 posted on 02/27/2011 7:24:15 PM PST by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: reasonisfaith

She was a pro-Obama CINO who grouped up with Peggy Noonan and Christopher Buckley to persuade RINOs to vote for Dear Leader.


11 posted on 02/27/2011 7:24:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (All gave some, some gave all.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kathleen Parker exuded vitriol that was based sole upon her personal ambition to get ahead at Sarah Palin’s expense. She had no integrity and it was evident. She was destined to fail.


12 posted on 02/27/2011 7:27:41 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ms Parker is mildly attractive until she opens her mouth to speak


13 posted on 02/27/2011 7:28:54 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Boudicca from Wasilla

Damn! I like this one. I now have a new tagline.
Boudicca lost, but damn, they did remember her.

14 posted on 02/27/2011 7:29:20 PM PST by Tupelo (The Boudicca from Wasilla supporter)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Show was horrible. Parker is sort of attractive, but is entirely uninteresting and doesn’t seem particularly conservative.

Spitzer is terrible and has no future on television.


15 posted on 02/27/2011 7:33:21 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s nice to see the career death of the RINO parker, but I can’t wait to see Rupert Murdoch offing RINO peggy noonan’s career. That will be so sweet.


16 posted on 02/27/2011 7:34:23 PM PST by Vision Thing (He has a white house, and he wants to paint it black.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One thing Spitzer has over BOR (who’s on at the same time) is that Spitzer actually allows his guest to complete a sentence, unlike BOR who usually interrupts the guest in the middle of the first sentence.


17 posted on 02/27/2011 7:49:30 PM PST by Signalman
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To: Vision Thing
Parker and Noonan were always overrated. Spitzer? That dufus . . . you gotta be kidding. He peaked when he was hiring $4,000 per hour hookers on the taxpayer's dime. It's been downhill since. Did Mrs. Spitzer’s divorce become final? I bet she got a pile of bucks from this slimy POS.
18 posted on 02/27/2011 7:50:23 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uh, Arianna Huffington was NEVER a conservative or a Republican. She was married to a guy who ran for office as a Republican, but that didn’t mean Arianna was anything but the flaming leftist and opportunist she quickly revealed herself to be. Horrible, horrible woman. Makes the term “shrew” seem gentle and sweet by comparison.


19 posted on 02/27/2011 7:53:30 PM PST by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: MasterGunner01

noonan wrote wonderful books about Reagan, but if we consider how she’s a sucker for powerful speechgivers such as both Reagan and brak obama, then it’s easy to see how she’s about neither substance nor principles, but merely style.


20 posted on 02/27/2011 8:00:22 PM PST by Vision Thing (He has a white house, and he wants to paint it black.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I had no idea Kathleen Parker was a conservative.

Then again, I never watched her show and don’t watch CNN at all anymore since Lou Dobbs went off the air.


21 posted on 02/27/2011 8:02:40 PM PST by WilliamHouston
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To: Longbow1969

Kathleen Parker: Attractive. Sarah Palin: Attractive. The difference? One connects with the people, the other only connects with mindless perverts. Kathleen Parker fades to black...


22 posted on 02/27/2011 8:38:12 PM PST by HMS Surprise (I fear we are lost.)
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To: vetvetdoug
Kathleen Parker exuded vitriol that was based sole upon her personal ambition to get ahead at Sarah Palin’s expense.

A lot of that going around. The folks who use this strategy, whether they are in news or are politicians, are cutting their base adrift. Terribly short sighted.

23 posted on 02/27/2011 9:22:36 PM PST by lawnguy (The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil-Cicero)
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To: lawnguy

christie will find out how right you are in the next year or so....


24 posted on 02/27/2011 9:59:54 PM PST by unseen1
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To: pepsionice

Don’t be so sure. When I first saw her column in the Nineties, I thought she was a ditz, not knowing her ideological bent. When a friend pointed out one of her columns, I said, “She doesn’t have a clue who Hayek and Taft are; she probably thinks she’s conservative because she clips coupons.”


25 posted on 02/27/2011 10:04:59 PM PST by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: unseen1
You know, I really don't understand what they're thinking. Even if I couldn't stand Sarah Palin, why the heck would I alienate such a huge chunk of the voters who love her.

You would think a professional politician would finesse this much better.

I keep thinking I am missing something, but I don't get what it could be. Some of that "third way" thinking maybe?

26 posted on 02/27/2011 11:09:10 PM PST by lawnguy (The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil-Cicero)
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To: I_Like_Spam

“She’s a fairly attractive....”

Not from where I sit.....very unattractive, in every way.

But then, I’m spoiled by a beautiful wife......who is also VERY conservative....


27 posted on 02/27/2011 11:26:16 PM PST by Arlis (- Virginia loghome/woods-dweller/Jesus lovin'/Bible-totin'/"gun-clinger")
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To: lmr

HAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH!!!! SO TRUE!!!


28 posted on 02/28/2011 5:45:11 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy
When a show in prime time garners less than 400,000 live viewers who cares what the woman or the man says?

The Parker/Spitzer show is a bust and the only reason that cnn is still on in America is that it is being subsidized by the revenue from its international group.

cnn is bleeding cash and piers morgan is drawing less than larry queen, dead.

faggot 270, barely breaks 350,000 and the only one that on rare occasions beats chrisy girl is wolfy blitzer.

When you are being pummeled by Sargent Shultz, Larry odonnell and the skinny, ugly little guy that's on at 9:00 PM your network is in the tank.

cnn can forget FOX, that can't even beat utube.

29 posted on 02/28/2011 6:12:30 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Parker has had her 15 minutes after receiving her 40 pieces of silver.

Parker continues to slide into the Rino cesspool which is the gateway to Rino Hell on Earth.


30 posted on 02/28/2011 8:25:18 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: lawnguy
Personally I think it is because they live in a bubble have no idea what flyover country thinks and doesn't care to learn. They read the NYT and hear Morning Joe say Palin is finished, they believe the skewed polls etc.

Like the Nixon election no liberal could understand how Nixon won because they didn't know anyone that voted for them. The ones that attack Palin IMO are simply showing they have no clue what the nation thinks.....

It really doesn't make any sense if that's not the case.

31 posted on 02/28/2011 11:44:33 AM PST by unseen1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving news hag.


32 posted on 02/28/2011 12:49:18 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Arlis

Not from where I sit.....very unattractive, in every way.

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Compared to her cohost Mr. Spitzer she doesn’t look bad.


33 posted on 02/28/2011 4:36:02 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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