Skip to comments.Sarah Palin: Master media manipulator
Posted on 08/31/2011 12:24:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin is the puppeteer. We, the media, are her puppets.
Since rising to national prominence during the 2008 presidential campaign, the former Alaska governor has demonstrated an uncanny ability to not only draw media attention but manipulate that coverage when and how she chooses.
For someone out of elected office and not running for anything, Palin has a near singular ability to capture the medias attention, said Christian Ferry who served as deputy campaign manager for Sen. John McCains 2008 presidential bid. If you take her at her word, which I do, she doesnt know if she is going to run for president, but she knows she has this power with the media and she is smart to use it.
The latest example? Word leaked late Tuesday night that Palin would speak at a Tea Party Express rally in Manchester, New Hampshire this weekend, a trip that will come hard on the heels of a much-speculated speech to another tea party group in Indianola, Iowa. (On Wednesday, Palin appeared to back out of the Iowa event, choosing to attend a Conservatives4Palin rally in Des Moines instead. Or maybe not.)
Back to back trips to Iowa and New Hampshire are catnip for the political class and Palin knows it. But whether her schedule this weekend is an indication that she is actually planning to run for president or just another political feint from a woman who has made a living literally from them is virtually impossible to figure out....
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Yeah, like the MSM hasn't been ceaselessly attacking her since she LEFT office.
The ‘stupid’ meme wore out so now they’re going to call her the new Dick Cheney and blame her for the crimes of SMERSH, KAOS, and COBRA.
after she was attacked and maligned more than any conservative in memory,
now, she’s accused of manipulating her manipulators.
Wise people, though all laws were abolished, would lead the same life. - Aristophanes
Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of the car is separate from the way the car is driven. -Edward De Bono We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already. G. C. Lichtenberg (174299), German physicist, philosopher. Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. Sandra Carey It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. Oliver Wendell Holmes Wisdom is easy to carry but difficult to gather. Czech Proverb You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. Naguib Mahfouz Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise. Francis Bacon To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. Marilyn vos Savant Wise men speak when they have something to say. Fools speak when they have to say something. Plato
I love it!
Media people should take a breather, and think relaxing thoughts. Like Sarah Palin in a bikini. The first President in history that looks hot in a bikini, and I lived to see the day...God Bless America!
True all dat
it is a reciprocal thing. They feed on each other. Both gain and neither loses.
Looks like Chris could use some help.
It was the sacred rites performed at a secret meeting between her, Bush, and Cheney conferring upon her the Evil-Genius Doofus mantle. Bush has passed the torch.
The author is correct about the “media” being puppets. But she has the wrong puppeteer: the “media” belong to the Dems; the “media” are Dems, and Dems work all over the “media” to help give the “correct” spin on things.
They chase Sarah here...
They stalk her there...
Those libtards follow her everywhere.Will she run?
or not...they grouse
They don't want Sarah, in the White House
Air head - Mastermind? I’m so confused.
For most straight men, dem or repub, I doubt seeing Sarah in a bikini would "relax" them, I think just the opposite.
I think most repub women would admire her.
I think most dem women would be ENRAGED!!!!!
Easy as she apparently has decent marketing managers. Her staff seems to be using a variant of the PR technique “Mystery Woman.” Stirs interest and sells tickets, books, interviews with a good fee.
She has to be a master. She’s surrounded by master baiters of every political stripe.
True story, I went to a Hooters for the first time (I’m a girl) a couple years ago. Our waitress was so cool, we kept going back. Fast Forward about 5 months and she and I exchange numbers, we hung out alot and she was freaking brilliant. She graduated from college and then joined the Air Force, so I have nothing but love for Hooters girls. The people who have issues are more often than not, just jealous, much like why alot of bitter middle-aged divorced women hate Sarah Palin. Envy is an ugly thing and most of those women are full of it.
Did you write that? Whichever, thank you for posting it. The graphic is great, too.
‘How can she be the ditzy “Caribou Barbie” and a mastermind at the same time?’
The same way that President George W. Bush was portrayed as Forrest Gump and Lex Luthor.
Same way Bush was always both the inarticulate idiot and the evil mastermind of Iraquagmire at the same time.
The leftist press are liars.
I have already seen young Miss Heath in a bikini! (sigh)
It’s on youtube.
She probably looks better now (sigh). Correct, not a relaxing thought.......
Sarah is the ineluctable Williwaw from Wasilla and her power will not be denied.