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Palin Suffers Media Withdrawal

Watch as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, played by Gina Gershon, goes through the varying stages of withdrawal without the media. WaPo‘s Dana Milbank called for a media blackout of Palin for the month of February. Here we watch as Funny Or Die portrays her in varying stages, from feeling like she’s on “vacation” to being freezing to admitting, “Yeah, I f–ked Levi.”

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Morning Reading List: 1.25.11

* The Daily Beast‘s Lloyd Grove apparently thinks it’s stupid and unrealistic to sign on to WaPo Dana Milbank‘s call for a Sarah Palin media blackout for February. So does WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart. Grove tells The Daily Caller‘s Jeff Winkler as much in a story published today in which the New York reporter explains his own blackout of Paris Hilton. Winkler, on this ride of elaborate addiction metaphors, writes, “Grove  – who may be the most honest journalist willing to be quoted by another journalist about his old quotes concerning journalistic dishonesty for a story regarding a current journalists’ integrity — told TheDC that he still stands by his Hilton blackout as “just a craven bid for publicity.”” Quote: “What Dana does is up to him. But this is not a case of as Dana Milbank goes, so goes the rest the lamestream media.” Read the story here.

* Aaron Barnhart of The Kansas City Star thinks he knows when the real beginning of the end began between Keith Olbermann and MSNBC. It involved another gargantuan personality at the network: Chris Matthews. He writes, “It was the summer of 2008. MSNBC thought it would be a great idea to have KO and Chris Matthews co-anchor MSNBC’s convention coverage. But…once the live cameras started to roll two things became clear: One, it was hard to adjust to KO sitting in the Tom Brokaw chair, trying to be objective and all; and two, Olbermann and Matthews should never, ever, EVER work that closely together again.” Read the story here.

* Today Keith Koffler, editor of, offers a parody of sorts of tonight’s SOTU. He warns readers it’s “so touching” and could make them weep. A mention that won’t surprise you: House Speaker John Boehner crying. And mentions that might startle you: Former Sen. Bill First performing a lobotomy on Keith Olbermann and two Supreme Court Justices “tongue kissing.” Read the full list here.

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A Bo tease

“Be sure to tune in next week when Bo the White House dog will be my guest. [PAUSE] What, he’s doing The Daily Show? Jesus Christ. Every goddamn time!” — Stephen Colbert (we presume joking) about having Bo Obama, the Prez’s Portuguese Water Dog on “The Colbert Report.”

Airplane‘ humor

“To paraphrase the movie “Airplane”: I picked the wrong week to sign up for an “Adam Sharp” Google alert.”–C-SPAN’s Comm. Director Howard Mortman in a Thursday tweet referencing Sharp who is Twitter’s first D.C. hire. Sharp trains in December and begins in earnest in January.

F-him. (O’Reilly’s advice to Kelly on Milbank)

“You don’t have to say ‘with all due respect’ – he doesn’t deserve any.” — FNC’s Bill O’Reilly to colleague Megyn Kelly Thursday night on his show regarding WaPo‘s Dana Milbank, who wrote a column bashing Kelly for what he deemed her not so fair and balanced coverage on election night.

India bound

“Bon Voyage from a rainy Andrews AFB. Tweet ya from India.” — CNN’s senior White House correspondent Ed Henry in a Thursday tweet. He’s traveling to India for two weeks with President Obama.

Hypnosis catch phrase

“God — is he under hypnosis?” — MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews on his program Thursday, questioning a controversial TV ad run by Rep.-elect Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.). Matthews also wondered this week if Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) had been hypnotized. It’s Matthews’s new go-to phrase.