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How Sarah Palin could change the media, and why she won’t
The Washington Post's Act Four ^ | July 29, 2014 | Alyssa Rosenberg

Posted on 07/29/2014 6:46:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

I do not care very much about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s waning influence on American political life. But I confess an ongoing fascination with Palin as a media phenomenon. As she vacillates between the Fox News stints that keep her political clout alive and the reality television gigs that seem like a more natural fit for her talents, I always wonder whether this is the moment that she will commit to a single path.

The debut of the Sarah Palin Channel, a subscription-based multimedia site that Palin and her team launched yesterday, is a disappointing combination of these muddled ambitions. A bland combination of relatively predictable red meat for her political base and relatively mundane home videos, the Sarah Palin Channel suggests that Palin still wants both reality television money and Republican Party influence.

Some of the videos suggest one way Palin might have a real and positive impact on the media culture she so frequently decries: opening up the lives of families raising children with disabilities. But the overall effort suggests that she lacks the focus to seize this opportunity for a more limited, but more enduring impact.

In previous Palin family attempts to make it in reality television, Bristol Palin brought Lifetime producers into her life as a single mother and hit the “Dancing With the Stars” stage. Todd Palin participated in a military-themed competition show. Palin herself showed off the Alaskan wilderness, even if that sometimes meant she got stuck on a tough stretch of Mount McKinley....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: disabilities; downsyndrome; palin; television
They just can't help themselves. And notice how she has to preface it with a paragraph denigrating Gov. Palin and her "influence" on American political life? Then why are you writing SO MANY articles about her EVERY DAY people? I could keep busy here doing nothing but posting Palin threads and nothing else. No, I'm not kidding.
1 posted on 07/29/2014 6:46:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

for later


2 posted on 07/29/2014 6:56:38 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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I always wonder whether this is the moment that she will commit to a single path.

For reals, player-ette? You ALWAYS wonder what Sarah Palin will do with her life?

Why don't you try getting one yourself. In fact, maybe Sarah can give you one of hers if you ask her nicely.

3 posted on 07/29/2014 7:03:01 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who is Eliza Rosenblatt and why don’t I care?


4 posted on 07/29/2014 7:08:03 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They said the same thing about Rush Limbaugh, & Matt Drudge.

The fact that Sarah’s online TV had bogus malicious warnings proves she is a force with which to be reckoned.


5 posted on 07/29/2014 7:09:16 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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Sarah needs to stop ‘waning’ so the libtards won’t keep thinking about her 24/7.


6 posted on 07/29/2014 7:14:33 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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Keep posting because the State Run Media will keep writing.


7 posted on 07/29/2014 7:23:06 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (We are doomed if good men stand by and do nothing.)
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The “unaccompanied minors” who work for the WaPo just can’t get Sarah out of their heads. LOL! Get ‘em Sarah! Keep up the good work. They’re all about ready to go over the edge.


8 posted on 07/29/2014 7:34:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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Israel has no bigger ally than Sarah Palin.
American jews hate her.
Go figure.


9 posted on 07/29/2014 7:54:46 PM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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you’re kidding ;-)

I don’t know when, where, or how, but I just don’t think we’ve see the last of Sarah Palin as candidate, yet...

And neither do those who write this crap, otherwise why write it? What conservative writer would waste their time and valuable media presence to respond to everything said by say, John Edwards or Joe Lieberman (VP running mates of Kerry and Gore)?


10 posted on 07/29/2014 8:09:50 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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Hell, they hardly ever write articles about Dick Cheney, Al Gore, Dan Quayle or Fritz Mondale ... and they were actually vice presidents!!


11 posted on 07/29/2014 8:12:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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How Sarah Palin could change the media, and why she won’t

Because there’s nobody, and I mean nobody, in the media worth going on Death Row for.

12 posted on 07/29/2014 8:15:02 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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“How Sarah Palin could change the media, and why she won’t”

I’m sure the Compost has the best interest of Palin at heart.


13 posted on 07/29/2014 9:07:01 PM PDT by aquila48
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has anyone checked out the site?


14 posted on 07/29/2014 9:38:26 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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Already a member.


15 posted on 07/29/2014 9:46:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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well can you add commentary?


16 posted on 07/29/2014 10:47:43 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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How so? Review it?


17 posted on 07/29/2014 10:58:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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I do not care very much about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s waning influence on American political life.

Author is a liar! Sarah lives in their heads rent free!

18 posted on 07/30/2014 2:20:43 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men d)
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i was hopin you could. that’s why i asked. what is the site like?


19 posted on 08/03/2014 9:03:25 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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