Skip to comments.Mediaite Ranks Sarah Palin as America’s Top TV Pundit and Influencer
Posted on 06/22/2012 3:07:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Heres something we missed until our good friend Jackie Siciliano from the Sarah Palin Blog brought it to our attention. Mediaite, a left wing website that tracks the media, also ranks the power of TV pundits. 175 pundits in all made their list.
When it comes to being the most powerful, and influential, its Sarah Palin all the way. And not just on television. Karl Rove is ranked number two, but as Jackie points out on her website, when you study the various ranking points, its a distant second.
Youll notice that in every category of influence, Sarah is either number one or number two.
Steve Flesher at Conservatives4Palin has a little more on this, in an article taking on Moaning Joe Scarborough, MSNBCs resident liberal who plays a Conservative on television, and Tucker Carlson, the misogynist publisher of The Daily Caller, whose Senior Editor we called out a few days ago for having not one, but two articles begging Sarah to endorse Mitt Romney, while at the same time deeming her irrelevant.
When the left attempts to smear and distort Palins record and performance as a candidate in 2008, we expect it. However; when alleged conservatives purposely disparage their partys last VP nominee, it can be off-putting (considering their early calls for unity during the primary). We know Palins excellent and well-vetted record is in the public domain. We also know she did much more for the massive conservative victory in 2010 than either Scarborough or Carlson did.
However; a look at Mediaites real-time ranking of power-players might explain the recent cheap shots. Business-as-usual might be good for politicians in Washington, but with Palins presence in the world of influence and commentary, its becoming more competitive for pundits and journalists of every stripe.
Aside from having his Politico piece re-tweeted only 25 times in more than 12 hours, Joe Scarborough ranks at #30 among radio show hosts and an even-worse #62 among TV hosts. From the looks of these numbers, it looks like Morning Joe might as well say goodnight! Whats interesting is Mediaite claims the show generates headlines but explains that the ratings never seem to correlate.
Tucker Carlson of Daily Caller ranks at #12 for online editors and #32 among TV pundits. While these numbers are a little better than Scarboroughs, theyre still lacking considering how long Tuckers been in business as a pundit.
Considering these dismal rankings, youd think GOPe pundits like Scarborough and Carlson would want to see who currently ranks as #1 to get an idea of how to appeal to more people to gain more interest.
Read more here.
Steve is wasting his breath on Moaning Joe and Bow-tie Man. Those two will never get it, because they arent Conservatives. And they arent Sarah Palin!
Its amazing how this woman who we are told is absolutely irrelevant [at least 100 times a day] is so completely relevant! So relevant, shes Americas top opinion leader.
Of course, chances are you already knew that.
Thanks again Jackie.
Sarah won’t endorse Romney until after Labor Day I would think.
Inefficient. Sandwiches can be gotten locally most everywhere,
Sarah Palin is going to be a major presence at the GOP convention. Her planning is apparent at http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/sarah-palin-setting-up-shop-at-channelside-for-gop-convention/1224557
The Romney folks can’t possibly be slower or dumber than McCain’s; but maybe (dare I hope) they’re waiting to pop a Convention surprise. High negatives don’t always mean unelectability; sometimes they mean denial.
I would prefer that Sarah does not get too tight with Mitt’s group. If Mitt does win the election, Sarah may have to become the voice of a credible opposition. Mitt and the dems in both parties could possibly pursue a very liberal agenda. Somebody will have to speak up as the Repubs would be unwilling to criticize their own guy.
I was talking about the VP nod, not endorsing.
Wow! Post #3! It’s like I have you on speed dial.
Due mostly to respect and admiration.
Plus I like sandwiches.
Damn those are good.
humblegunner is an anti-Palin troll, but EveningStar is the top dog among them.
Whats with the hatred of SARAH PALIN at Free Republic? I figured itd be best to ask you directly as you seem to be the head hater.
115 posted on Sunday, June 19, 2011 2:21:35 PM by Jim Robinson
It's uncanny, anytime I want to find them and get a good laugh at their expense, I can find them.
Dang, a n00b like you has mastered copy-&-paste?
You had best show this skill to everyone. Call your mom.
Here’s some news for you, bud:
Palin isn’t the Pope and making light of her will not send anyone’s soul to hell.
I know, that’s a bummer for you...
It’s amazing how much influence Palin still has... since it’s been almost 4 years since she did anything in politics.
She doesn’t have that much influence with me personally any more for various reasons but she’s really hung in there.
Aw, Sharky.. don't you know LOTS of folks have your moms on speed-dial?
Humble is implanted with a device that alerts him if anybody posts about Paln.
It’s the only explanation.