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Mediaite Ranks Sarah Palin as America’s Top TV Pundit and Influencer
A Time For Choosing ^ | June 22, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson

Posted on 06/22/2012 3:07:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s 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, it’s 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, it’s a distant second.

You’ll 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, MSNBC’s 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.

From C4P:

When the left attempts to smear and distort Palin’s record and performance as a candidate in 2008, we expect it. However; when alleged conservatives purposely disparage their party’s last VP nominee, it can be off-putting (considering their early calls for unity during the primary). We know Palin’s 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 Mediaite’s real-time ranking of power-players might explain the recent cheap shots. Business-as-usual might be good for politicians in Washington, but with Palin’s presence in the world of influence and commentary, it’s 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!” What’s 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 Scarborough’s, they’re still lacking considering how long Tucker’s been in business as a pundit.

Considering these dismal rankings, you’d 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 aren’t Conservatives. And they aren’t Sarah Palin!

It’s amazing how this woman who we are told is absolutely irrelevant [at least 100 times a day] is so completely relevant! So relevant, she’s America’s top opinion leader.

Of course, chances are you already knew that.

Thanks again Jackie.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; karlrove; palin; sarahpalin
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If the people around Gov. Mitt Romney really wanted to explode the Democrats' heads, they'd be on the phone to Gov. Sarah Palin as we speak.
1 posted on 06/22/2012 3:07:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah won’t endorse Romney until after Labor Day I would think.


2 posted on 06/22/2012 3:14:28 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
they'd be on the phone to Gov. Sarah Palin as we speak.

Inefficient. Sandwiches can be gotten locally most everywhere,

3 posted on 06/22/2012 3:16:40 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: arrogantsob

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


4 posted on 06/22/2012 3:18:39 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


5 posted on 06/22/2012 3:19:58 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


6 posted on 06/22/2012 3:21:29 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Moorings

I was talking about the VP nod, not endorsing.


7 posted on 06/22/2012 3:23:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: humblegunner

Wow! Post #3! It’s like I have you on speed dial.


8 posted on 06/22/2012 3:25:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: humblegunner; 2ndDivisionVet
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9 posted on 06/22/2012 3:31:00 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Due mostly to respect and admiration.

Plus I like sandwiches.


10 posted on 06/22/2012 3:31:54 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: DBeers; reformed_dem; Right Wingnut 2; Robert Drobot; death2tyrants; july4thfreedomfoundation; ...
PING!
11 posted on 06/22/2012 3:31:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: humblegunner
Do you ever watch this guy? :)
12 posted on 06/22/2012 3:43:57 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
No, I figure the ultimate sammitches come from Schlotzky's.

Damn those are good.


13 posted on 06/22/2012 3:50:19 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; humblegunner; EveningStar

humblegunner is an anti-Palin troll, but EveningStar is the top dog among them.

To: EveningStar
What’s with the hatred of SARAH PALIN at Free Republic? I figured it’d 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


14 posted on 06/22/2012 3:53:49 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Amazing, you have the ability to call up the two dumbest posters on FR every time......

It's uncanny, anytime I want to find them and get a good laugh at their expense, I can find them.

:-)

15 posted on 06/22/2012 3:57:56 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt, the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: ansel12

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...


16 posted on 06/22/2012 3:58:18 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; STARWISE; All

17 posted on 06/22/2012 3:59:17 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s amazing how much influence Palin still has... since it’s been almost 4 years since she did anything in politics.

Wow.

She doesn’t have that much influence with me personally any more for various reasons but she’s really hung in there.


18 posted on 06/22/2012 4:00:16 PM PDT by altura
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To: Lakeshark
Amazing, you have the ability to call up the two dumbest posters on FR every time......

Aw, Sharky.. don't you know LOTS of folks have your moms on speed-dial?

19 posted on 06/22/2012 4:00:58 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Humble is implanted with a device that alerts him if anybody posts about Paln.

It’s the only explanation.


20 posted on 06/22/2012 4:02:56 PM PDT by altura
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To: humblegunner

Palin is an important conservative leader, and is especially important now that Romney is head of the GOP with her representing the Reagan wing.

Your childish trolling and hijacking of a thread of this topic and every thread that you can find on the conservative leader, and her family is more a political agenda than merely an infrequent casual remark.


21 posted on 06/22/2012 4:04:07 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12

Whoa ...

Do not even mess with humblegunner’s title as the anti-Palin troll.

Never even heard of this Evening Star dude.


22 posted on 06/22/2012 4:05:17 PM PDT by altura
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To: humblegunner
Even people with tenure can be dumb as a box of rocks.
23 posted on 06/22/2012 4:05:33 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt, the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: altura

No, the order is correct.


24 posted on 06/22/2012 4:08:41 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12

Or maybe I just don’t like her accent and the way she speaks.
As if to kindergartners or moronic idiots.

I mean hey.. if you can make up reasons why I don’t like her
I’m surely allowed to give a couple of real reasons.

You carry on and have a wonderful evening. Be of good cheer
and try, if you must “call names”.. to do so more creatively.

Do you like sandwiches?


25 posted on 06/22/2012 4:11:16 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: ansel12
Wasn't HG asked by JR to stay out of the Palin threads, after the last kerfuffle??

You have to give him props for staying away for a couple of months. Still the call of Sammiches when he sees a beautiful woman is too strong to ignore.

Moreover which other thread topic would he get so much tender loving attention. That is important for a lonely guy.

26 posted on 06/22/2012 4:25:17 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: humblegunner

It is pretty hard for the GOPe’s opposition to have useful, and affirming threads when the very mention of the most prominent opposition leader draws thread hijackers to divert and bury the thread.


27 posted on 06/22/2012 4:32:47 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12

Failing to revere someone diverts and buries a thread?
Who knew?


28 posted on 06/22/2012 4:41:56 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

SOMEONE finally gets it right


29 posted on 06/22/2012 4:44:23 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: ansel12

Sarah should be head of the EPA.....drill baby drill..better yet EPA and energy dept..


30 posted on 06/22/2012 4:44:31 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As much as they hate her, I just don’t understand why one of the “Big Three” hasn’t hired her to do a talk show. It’s absolutely money in the bank.


31 posted on 06/22/2012 4:49:51 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Mach9
'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."

Interesting viewpoint. IIR after Romney's last failed attempt - many of his staff were added to McCain's camp. They played a big roll in dissing Sarah. Do you think that Romney was not aware of this? I think he was looking ahead to his next run & didn't want Sarah competing with him.

So, now where does that leave us?

32 posted on 06/22/2012 5:27:03 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: humblegunner

I am genuinely amazed at your unfailing ability to conflate reverence with respect. Maybe someday, when you’ve done as much for conservatism as she has, she will send you a sandwich. U.S. mail. Third class. Moose.


33 posted on 06/22/2012 6:42:39 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: altura
Never even heard of this Evening Star dude.

Most people haven't heard of me. I'm really not a great poster. However, I have heard of you and I admire you.

34 posted on 06/22/2012 8:25:13 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If they really wanted to win, they’d have her on the team already.


35 posted on 06/22/2012 8:54:34 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: EveningStar

Sorry, I was fibbing for effect.

I have heard of you ... you just don’t post much any more, do you?


36 posted on 06/22/2012 9:51:26 PM PDT by altura
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To: humblegunner; ansel12
Palin isn’t the Pope

No one said she is - so it must be the anti-palin misfits are looking for something similar, so they support the anti-palin leader, Romney, who is a bishop of a cult.

making light of her will not send anyone’s soul to hell.

No one can send anyone's soul to hell, it by THEIR OWN CHOICE and it's telling by what's in their heart.

Luke 6:45 "The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks".

The evil man (Romney) brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. Overflow- four years of speaking LIES and smearing Palin and then millions on lying attacks ads against Newt to deceive.

Mitt's mutts follow suit.

37 posted on 06/23/2012 11:16:31 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name
Mitt's mutts follow suit.

Maybe so, I don't pay so much attention to them.

You sure seem to foam at the mouth about 'em quite a bit though.

I'll defer to your obviously greater familiarity.

38 posted on 06/23/2012 11:23:30 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Palin would win over the FR crew, and approximately 100% of every poster who’s threatening to leave over Romney.

Just saying.

The several (vocal) “opponents” not counting.

Palin would be huge. Huge.

Not saying likely, but maybe.

Just maybe.


39 posted on 06/23/2012 11:28:41 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: EveningStar

Calm down, ES, mitt is changing his underwear and one of his illegals with feed you to keep your belly full of deception.


40 posted on 06/23/2012 11:29:00 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: altura
since it’s been almost 4 years since she did anything in politics.

You haven't noticed because your head has been up mitt's anti-palin butt!

41 posted on 06/23/2012 11:34:01 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Conservative leaders and strong Christians such as the Palins do draw some intense hatred, even the Palin children draw some of the troll hatred.

I don’t know if it is the Christianity, or the conservatism, or being female that attracts the Palin haters, perhaps the combination of all three is just too much for some.


42 posted on 06/23/2012 11:39:28 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: presently no screen name; altura
You haven't noticed because your head has been up mitt's anti-palin butt!

What an ignorant statement.

It's widely known that magic Mormon underpants will prevent anything from going up a Mormon's butt.

It's one of the original design specs.


43 posted on 06/23/2012 11:47:31 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
Maybe so, I don't pay so much attention to them

I agree, you don't.

So now you have more time to make me a sandwich.

You sure seem to foam at the mouth about 'em quite a bit though.

Foam? That's what you call it when one opposes abortion and same sex marriage and socialistic healthcare and appointment of liberal judges, a cult leader candidate who wants to lead USA? I guess you embrace evil for America or just a dead fish going with the flow.

44 posted on 06/23/2012 11:50:37 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: altura
Do not even mess with humblegunner’s title as the anti-Palin troll.

No one is messing with it but you.

45 posted on 06/23/2012 11:54:32 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name
I guess you embrace evil for America

Because I don't flip out and foam at the mouth over folks
who want to see Obama voted out of office? Because I don't
hop up and down and rave about Romney's deficiencies?

Let me tell you something, Spunky: All your hopping and foaming
isn't going to make a dime's worth of difference in anything and
neither would mine. So I don't expend the energy on it. If you
want to think that your raving and ranting are making a difference, more power to you.

Ascribing motives to folks who don't jump around screaming about
the injustice of it all is pretty stupid. More power to you on that, too.

You're dissatisfied with the nominee. I get it. So am I.
But screaming and foaming and hopping around like a wounded duck isn't going to change a damned thing.

Now go make me a sandwich.

46 posted on 06/23/2012 12:03:32 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: ansel12
It's their liberalism/evil being exposed - evil hates good.

And good hates evil. "Hate what is evil; cling to what is good." Romans 12:9

47 posted on 06/23/2012 12:04:27 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: humblegunner
Because I don't hop up and down and rave about Romney's deficiencies?

Deficiencies you call it? That explains your foam.

Let me tell you something, Spunky:

Hey milktoast, your spunk is reserved for your anti-palin, anti-conservative rants. So save your lip service, you have NOTHING to say that Romney hasn't already said - "roll over conservatives, my well-planned trick/political maneuver worked on you - I told you the Reagan Era is dead, I/evil have you now, bow".

48 posted on 06/23/2012 12:29:28 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Are you Pentecostal?


49 posted on 06/23/2012 12:32:06 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

if you’re right than my head is safe from the butt.


50 posted on 06/23/2012 12:34:27 PM PDT by altura
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