Skip to comments.Sarah Palin to turn her hand to making television documentaries
Posted on 03/04/2010 9:37:34 PM PST by EveningStar
She may have failed to become Americas vice-president but Sarah Palins transformation into a successful public figure has taken a fresh twist, as she tries her hand as a television documentary maker...
Sources close to Mrs Palin yesterday denied initial reports that the putative idea was a reality series featuring her and her family. They said instead that it would be a documentary, which she would produce, about the people, wildlife and geography of the state of which she was governor until quitting abruptly in July last year...
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Just a little tip, Miz Sarah. Don’t call this Alaska travelogue a “reality show” or you’ll get an audience looking for something quite different from what you have in mind.
She can call it whatever she wants to. The Palindrones will follow her wherever she goes, including off the nearest cliff.
This Documentary was actually Mark Burnett’s idea, he is the one that went to Sarah Palin and asked her opinion about it to which she was very excited about the idea of having Alaska be featured in a documentary
I really don’t see any problem in this documentary. I’m looking forward to it. Alaska is a beautiful place. My mother was born and raised there.
I’m a troll because why?
because you are.
I’d love to learn more about Alaska. If this documentary actually ends up airing, I would watch it for sure. If Sarah wants to help promote her state, good for her, it would be good for the Alaskan economy, the more people who visit there the better and this would be one way of getting more people to become interested in seeing Alaska and its magnificent beauty. What stuck in my crawl was how some referred to this as a “reality show” I admit, when I first read it yesterday, I was stunned, I could not believe that she would want to be on a reality show, but after reading published reports from Burnett himself, now I understand what this is all about and it sounds like a wonderful idea. I hope it happens
I second that
This moniker might have been pushed on her effort by a completely hostile pressdroid who knows people are going to think about Bristol and Levi.
Not all reality shows are purely voyeuristic. Some can also be informative.
If this happens, it will probably be a short term series - on cable. But if it’s good, who cares?
I’m not a Sarahbot, but a good series about Alaska would be terrific.
I agree. I’ve never been to Alaska, I would love to visit there one day. It’s just a pitched idea, but I hope that its successful.
I noticed on your profile your in Orange County, I’m in LA too so nice to talk to a fellow Los Angelino
This might be the 10,000th article on this topic, but WTH, this is FR.
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The Palin investigation began when she was nominated as VP. All of this is the continuation of that initial surge of reporters that was sent to Alaska and found nothing. They are still looking for something. They will report every action, not only by her, but by every family member, and every person who has anything to do with her, in the hope that they will find the evidence they are looking for.
They have had great success with other people who carry an “R” after their name, getting them to abandon their principles, convincing them how they should feel about issues of the day, telling them they can’t win as conservatives. It won’t work on Sarah Palin.
Her exposure on venues like the Tonight Show and FoxNews and her new Alaska project will improve her image. The Alaska TV show will numb the resignation criticism. She said she could do more good for Alaska on the outside than she was being allowed to as governor. This will prove it.
And the 10,001st article, no doubt critical, will cause even more people to follow her every move and hopefully learn that the media has lied to them again.
Why do you feel the NEED to make a flippant remark about conservative Sarah and those that want a conservative president? Why do you feel it is NEEDED on a conservative site?
Not familiar with you, but what is your problem with Palin?
I know of at least 3 reality shows already based in Alaska
If you can get a combination cruise and land tour, that would be great. And you can take side trips up to the Arctic Circle. You will need special clothing - even when it’s not Winter. In the Winter it reaches -100.
Do you like them? Which ones are they?
I know! :)
Conservatives are not afraid of debate. They welcome it because they know it sharpens them for future debates.
My problem is with people who put politicians on a pedestal. I expect that from liberals. I am disappointed if it comes from our side.
Oh, yeah. I’ve seen a couple episodes. Quite good. :)
Sarahbot? That’s your answer - you want to debate your slur?
My memory of evening star is that she is a Romney/Rudy Giuliani, strongly anti social conservative, pro homosexual libertarian if that helps explain why she trolls against Governor Palin and other conservative subjects.
Thanks. Another one for my list.
I can agree with you on the pedestal... not a fan. BUT... I don’t think it bodes well to discount and disparage a politician who has the potential to carry through the conservative message which positively benefits all. Just because some become a bit joyous and overzealous in their support, does not diminish the very POSITIVE effects - distributing the conservative message.
Maybe you should lighten up... just a bit. ; ~ )
There seems to be a nearly complete ignorance of Alaskan culture — or, more accurately, the cultures of the Alaskan peoples — amongst the self-proclaimed arbiters of culture festering in the urban jungles on the southern coasts.
It's not only a large territory; it's a very complex place to govern. As Governor, Palin had one of the most challenging jobs in the continent. She should have been treated with great respect — instead, the MSM and political and “cultural” elites mocked her at every turn. In so doing, they betrayed their ignorance, shallowness, and bigotry.
Documentaries done by the likes of Burnett would be immensely popular (for the visuals, and for the human interest). People would be sure learn valuable lessons from watching them.
Deadliest Catch is pretty cool and the Ice Road Truckers (when they had a blond young hottie driving last year)was good too
the other is about the Alaskan Highway Patrol(which I haven’t seen).. there might even be another show from up there.. Todd Palin could be a star on History or Travel Channel if they followed him salmon fishing, hunting big game, snowmachine racing and flying supplies around Alaska in his float plane
Perfect tie-in with the new tourism bill that was passed. Perhaps after AK, she’ll do the other 49 states!
EveningStar’s self description on FR offers clues:
I’m a conservative libertarian Republican. I’m also a Zionist. My interests include, but are not limited to, classical music, computing, politics, reading, South Park, food and spirits, science fiction, Judaism, and professional wrestling. I’m an expert in exactly none of these areas.
Prototype of a Libertarian Republican aka CPAC Conservative aka RuPaulian?
Bet Palin could teach Burnett a thing or two about making documentaries. Poor chap’s been stuck on reality shows, so far. Learn from mama.
Did Sarah ever refer to this as a reality show?
“Iâm a conservative libertarian”
And I am a Liberal Fundamentalist. /sarc
I wonder if he raises unicorns. They are as common “conservative libertarians”.
There is some overlap between conservatism and libertarianism,(just like there is some similarity between oatmeal and Fruit Loops) but the two philosophies are not compatible.
Sarah never said that it was a reality show, one of the media blogs lied about it and even today after it was shown to be a documentary, the left is still calling it a reality show
The first 300 pages of her book are more an introduction to Alaska and Alaskans than Sarah. It makes perfect sense to offer a follow up travelogue to the millions who loved her book!
3 million readers and counting...
They’ll lap up the second book, too.
Do the arithmetic.
Yes thank you, High Tech Redneck said it was, I was only challenging him :)
Seems as though you are a list keeper.