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Sarah Palin's Program is NOT Reality TV
November 15, 2010 | This Just In

Posted on 11/15/2010 11:38:17 AM PST by This Just In

I am confident that by now, you have all read about Sarah Palin's Alaska program. I'm also confident that you have all been witness to the MSM's overtime/overkill effort to destroy Sarah Palin's reputation.

One of the barrage of tactics the MSM has been resorting to is to brand Sarah Palin's Alaska as a "reality tv" show. Some of your have been guilty of assisting the MSM by posting stories which include the description of this particular show as being a "reality" program.

I would like to encourage all my fellow Freepers out there to call the show what it really is; a travel program. Let us refrain from helping the MSM in their consumed desire to destroy the Palin family's reputation and political endeavors.


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KEYWORDS: alaska; chat; palin; palinvanity; realitytv; sarahpalin; sarahpalinsalaska; thisjustinvanity; vanity
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1 posted on 11/15/2010 11:38:18 AM PST by This Just In
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To: This Just In

I watched it. It is more about her family enjoying the outdoors in Alaska. It is a reality show.
It was good.


2 posted on 11/15/2010 11:40:04 AM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: This Just In
The more they attack her, the stronger she gets.

It's a miracle!

3 posted on 11/15/2010 11:41:03 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: This Just In
what it really is; a travel program.

Bzzzzt. It's a DOCUMENTARY.

4 posted on 11/15/2010 11:41:42 AM PST by library user
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To: This Just In

I watched it for about ten to fifteen minutes last night, and I’ve got to be honest: I like governor Palin a lot, but it made me a little uncomfortable, because it felt to me like I was watching a reality TV show. I don’t think I’m going to be watching any of the rest of it.


5 posted on 11/15/2010 11:42:59 AM PST by jpl
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To: This Just In
Oh..I guess for reality TV we should go to Ozzy Osbourne or the Kiss guy. Now THAT'S reality TV! /sarcasm

Shoot me...

6 posted on 11/15/2010 11:44:21 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Well, I wouldn’t describe this as a miracle. It just speaks of Sarah Palin’s support.

We all know that reality tv is the trailer park trash of television programming. It’s not something that is highly regarded by anyone, which is precisely why the MSM’s trying to brand this show as such.

Too bad the only ones listening to them are the choir.


7 posted on 11/15/2010 11:44:21 AM PST by This Just In (In America, RINO's belong in zoo's, not public office)
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To: This Just In

IT IS FIRST “REAL” REALITY SHOW. COMMON!

Don’t be thick about it!

They waited about 45 minutes just for Sarah to complete that “climbing” task.... WHICH IS “REAL”!

Palin family is really amazing, coz they are just ONE OF US!


8 posted on 11/15/2010 11:44:22 AM PST by convertedtoreason ( Nature tells us to take a LIBERTARIAN CONSERVATIVE stance.)
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To: This Just In

Bahh, it most certainly is a reality show that is why I turned it off!

And I am a fan of Palin!


9 posted on 11/15/2010 11:45:37 AM PST by Vanbasten
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To: JaneNC

This isn’t a reality. It’s about Alaska.

You wouldn’t describe Leave It To Beaver as a reality show, now would you?

Would you describe The Crocodile Hunter as a reality show? No, because it isn’t. Neither is Sarah Palin’s Alaska.


10 posted on 11/15/2010 11:47:05 AM PST by This Just In (In America, RINO's belong in zoo's, not public office)
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To: This Just In

I agree with the opinion in the article.

However, I would like to point out that REALITY TV shows are nothing of the kind.

They are just TV shows shot on ‘constantly moving remote locations’.

The final ‘cut’ that appears on TV has very little to do with the reality of what happened during the filming. All the contestants are pre-screened and selected for ‘niches’ of popular viewing. Every one of them knows they are being filmed. So... their behavior is based on that knowledge.

The ones that imply “they don’t know we are filming this” are simply liars.


11 posted on 11/15/2010 11:47:34 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Vanbasten

I watched and it was awful. Won’t waste my time on it again.


12 posted on 11/15/2010 11:48:28 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: This Just In

“Too bad the only ones listening to them are the choir.”

Funny, seems the choir is on FR lately too


13 posted on 11/15/2010 11:48:32 AM PST by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: library user

“It’s a DOCUMENTARY.”

Which can be presented as a travel program.


14 posted on 11/15/2010 11:48:37 AM PST by This Just In (In America, RINO's belong in zoo's, not public office)
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To: JaneNC

My wife and I watched last night. It is a travel show, hosted by a person of remarkable energy and character. She comes across as being...well,...NORMAL. She is indeed one of us, and very genuine.

My wife, who detests politics, loves Sarah Palin for all those reasons.

So what if she struggled at rock climbing. I don’t know many other people who would air land on a glacier, walk across it and go try to climb the rock. More power to her.


15 posted on 11/15/2010 11:49:01 AM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: This Just In
Well, I wouldn’t describe this as a miracle.

I really didn't expect a sarcasm tag to be necessary.

16 posted on 11/15/2010 11:49:19 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: This Just In
What Sarah said about it is good ...

“I want to show America, Alaska and how beautiful it is, I want America to see Alaska's many wonders....” paraphrased. The show speaks for itself. Watch it!

17 posted on 11/15/2010 11:49:22 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: This Just In

If the show focused solely on Palin’s family enjoying all of Alaska’s wonders, I’d call it a travel show. When we are shown the inside of her house and the stalker next door’s house, the show crosses the line to reality TV. Nonetheless, I don’t think the labels matter.


18 posted on 11/15/2010 11:50:29 AM PST by Padams
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I wasn’t being sarcastic. Did not mean to offend, so my apologies.


19 posted on 11/15/2010 11:50:56 AM PST by This Just In (In America, RINO's belong in zoo's, not public office)
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To: This Just In

Its a stupid show and a really dumb PR stunt imo.


20 posted on 11/15/2010 11:51:09 AM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: This Just In

I think documentaries, including travelogues, now have to be considered a subcategory within the reality TV genre.


21 posted on 11/15/2010 11:51:14 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: This Just In
"I would like to encourage all my fellow Freepers out there to call the show what it really is; a travel program."

I watched it and thought it was alright, pretty much what I expected. But, To say it's not a "reality show" and is a "travel show" instead, is disingenuous, at best. Perhaps the best thing you can say is that it's equal parts of both.

While it's not "The Osbournes", it's also not Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, nor Rick Steve's Europe either . I have never seen Rick Steves' home, nor watched him playing with his kids or talking about his neighbors, nor have I seen Marlon Perkins cooking in his running shorts while watching that Wild Kingdom.

22 posted on 11/15/2010 11:51:21 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: This Just In

“Reality TV” is an oxymoron.

The only reality TV is a live camera being broadcast live, real time... be it known, however - they’re working on technology to make even that capable of being altered, real time so what’s real, ain’t.


23 posted on 11/15/2010 11:52:19 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: This Just In

So people aren’t supposed to believe their lying eyes?


24 posted on 11/15/2010 11:52:24 AM PST by dforest
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To: Padams

In modern media and our socio/political environment, labels ALWAYS matter.


25 posted on 11/15/2010 11:52:24 AM PST by This Just In (In America, RINO's belong in zoo's, not public office)
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To: This Just In
Watched parts of it...seemed to be a reality show. I thought it would be more of a travelogue. More like Palin's guide to Alaska...don't know why they included her home life, her neighbor stalker scenes, yet another airplane taking off...
‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ Premiere Draws 5 Million, Breaks TLC Ratings Record

The ratings are in, and it looks like “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” is a hit. TLC says nearly 5 million total viewers tuned in to the premiere of the series.
In case you haven’t seen our previous coverage, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” is a documentary series from producer Mark Burnett and starring former Alaska governor and Fox News Channel contributor Sarah Palin.
TLC says 4.96 million total viewers tuned in, including 1.8 million adults 25-54, and 1.6 million adults 18-49, two of the network’s key demos. That is the best premiere in network history with regards to total viewers, beating the 2003 debut of “What Not to Wear.”



26 posted on 11/15/2010 11:52:51 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen (It's the 'Land of Opportunity'... NOT... the 'Land of Entitlements'!!!)
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To: This Just In

don’t be stupid.


27 posted on 11/15/2010 11:53:08 AM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre

Don’t be that gorilla in the cage throwing s*!#.


28 posted on 11/15/2010 11:54:47 AM PST by This Just In (In America, RINO's belong in zoo's, not public office)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Appreciate the info.


29 posted on 11/15/2010 11:55:52 AM PST by This Just In (In America, RINO's belong in zoo's, not public office)
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To: This Just In

Correct.

If anyone thinks it’s a reality show, try voting Piper off it.


30 posted on 11/15/2010 11:56:57 AM PST by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: mamelukesabre

Actually using Palin as the draw card for Alaska was a very smart move to showcase the state. Saying it was a bad PR move is simply foolish at best. Few if any other states are as unknown as Alaska. It’s Palins state...good move overall no matter what ones political affiliation.


31 posted on 11/15/2010 11:57:03 AM PST by caww
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To: This Just In

I don’t like it. I have no interest in watching other people’s families “interact” whether it be the Palins, or anybody else.

Of course, I don’t like any reality shows, and I’d term it a reality show. Never been a fan of any of them from Survival to the Amazing Race.

The truth about reality shows though...there’s really no such thing. How is anybody really real if they know they’re being filmed! (call me cynical, but that’s the way I feel.)


32 posted on 11/15/2010 11:57:19 AM PST by dawn53
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To: This Just In
I wasn’t being sarcastic.

I was.

"It's a miracle!" </sarcasm>

33 posted on 11/15/2010 11:57:42 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: GoCards

Yea. Like these idiots flooding this thread with screen names I have never seen on FR before. These clowns need to go back to DU or KOS.


34 posted on 11/15/2010 11:58:04 AM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: This Just In
A documentary or real-mentary allows Palin to touch people that she don't normally speak to.. Brilliant really..

Allows her to speak to other than the choir..

35 posted on 11/15/2010 12:00:59 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: McLynnan

I just don’t watch reality shows. It’s not my thing.

I didn’t realize that her show was going to be one!


36 posted on 11/15/2010 12:01:43 PM PST by Vanbasten
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To: McLynnan

I loved it, to each his own...


37 posted on 11/15/2010 12:02:55 PM PST by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: Vanbasten

troll.

get your butt back to DU where you came from.


38 posted on 11/15/2010 12:03:01 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

SOYC, this is an election time coming up. You will see many screen names you don’t see every day.

Some of them have been around a long time and get more active as campaigns begin.


39 posted on 11/15/2010 12:03:43 PM PST by dforest
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

You know, you weren’t commenting to me, but I essentially said the same thing further up the thread (and I’m no troll.)

And I’m getting pretty tired of somebody that doesn’t like something that Palin did or disagrees with Palin being called a troll.

We are entitled to our opinion, so just know that everyone that isn’t in lock step with Palin is not a troll.


40 posted on 11/15/2010 12:06:25 PM PST by dawn53
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To: indylindy

the election just ended. no one is campaigning for President yet, are they ? or are they ? hmm


41 posted on 11/15/2010 12:07:23 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: JaneNC
Its a program about the largest state in the union...Too many people haven't got the slightest idea of the size of Alaska....thats why they raise a fuss about oil in the national reserve in Alaska...that reserve is larger than a lot of states and the 2000 acres they want to pump oil from is a dot on the map of Alaska...

Life in Alaska is a lot different from the lower 48. I liked it also...Alaska also has a rain forest.

42 posted on 11/15/2010 12:08:01 PM PST by goat granny
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This show is something that is below the office of the Presidency, or more, below what someone seeking that office should be doing (a year prior to running for that office).

Agree with 90% of her politics. But this show is a bad idea. If the Obama's had something like this going on in 2007 everyone would be saying the exact same thing.

43 posted on 11/15/2010 12:08:31 PM PST by SevenMinusOne
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To: dawn53

send me another message like that and maybe you would have a 1% to get my respect. But with those odds, id just let it go. go on. continue with your Palin bashing.

and have a wonderful day


44 posted on 11/15/2010 12:10:37 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

And why is it Palin bashing because I don’t like her show or any reality show?


45 posted on 11/15/2010 12:14:20 PM PST by dawn53
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To: SevenMinusOne

did you even watch the show ?

I dont know if you have figured it out yet. but thats the reason Palin is so popular. shes a free spirt.


46 posted on 11/15/2010 12:14:26 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: dawn53

you sound like a Democrat pushing Democrat talking points and that is the problem.


47 posted on 11/15/2010 12:16:02 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: jpl
I watched it for about ten to fifteen minutes last night, and I’ve got to be honest: I like governor Palin a lot, but it made me a little uncomfortable, because it felt to me like I was watching a reality TV show. I don’t think I’m going to be watching any of the rest of it.

"I've got to be honest" as compared to your usual state of dishonesty?

I've got to be honest, making you a "little uncomfortable" in all honesty, is probably one of Sarah's biggest goals.

If it were reality TV, they'd show Todd and Sarah in bed, honest, they would.

Folks {including me on occasion} that declare their honesty and sincerity, get on my last, frayed nerve.

48 posted on 11/15/2010 12:17:30 PM PST by USS Alaska
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To: This Just In

Sarah Palin in the Alaska looks like a Sarah Palin Infomercial to me.


49 posted on 11/15/2010 12:18:10 PM PST by TNoldman (Call 1911 not 911!)
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To: library user; This Just In

Certainly it’s not a “travel program”, as it has Palin Family Drama, not just a travelogue.

And I guess it could be called a “documentary”, but only by the definition that would make “Little People, Big World” and “Kate minus John Plus Eight” documentaries.

Heck, they even had Kate on the show. We’ve been calling these TLC shows reality shows, because they are following real people.

Maybe the complaint is that most “reality shows” are in fact UNREAL, like all the “competitive” shows like Dancing with the Stars and Survivor. These are called “reality television”, but really are game shows.

So, sure, this show is not a game show. But it is a TLC reality show. Not sure why someone thinks changing the category of the show makes a difference, or how doing a travel program would make someone look more presidential than doing a reality TV series.

Heck, I might well vote for Matt Roloff if he ran for office — he seems to have some grasp of what it takes to make it in this world, and how to do it without the government (I loved his rant about the inspectors coming to his farm to shut down Halloween).


50 posted on 11/15/2010 12:19:11 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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