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Live From New York Expanded with Addition of Political Interviews

51FvM1SwmZLThe 2002 oral history of Live From New York by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales will see a new edition, slated for a September 1 publication. The Hollywood Reporter secured several of its politically-focused excerpts, written since it’s original publication in 2003.

The new release features 200 added pages penned by SNL cast, writers and guest hosts, including Tina Fey and the 2008 vice presidential candidate she portrayed, Sarah Palin.

On segments pertaining to the 2008 election:

Lorne Michaels, executive producer: ”We were contacted by, I think, Howard Wolfson from Hillary [Clinton's] campaign, and they wanted to do the first show of the season. [Barack] Obama was heating up, but they called first, so I said OK. You have to play by those rules. And then, the week of, they bailed. I went, “Really? You called us, and we gave it to you.” I think every now and then I get carried away and think we actually do have influence. And then, after that, we put Obama on the date when Hillary was supposed to be on. The sense of entitlement which was following her everywhere at that point peaked for me at the bailing.”

On political impersonations:

James Downey, producer-writer: ”If I had to describe Obama as a comedy project, I would say, “Degree of difficulty, 10 point 10.” It’s like being a rock climber looking up at a thousand-foot-high face of solid obsidian, polished and oiled. There’s not a single thing to grab onto — certainly not a flaw or hook that you can caricature. [Al] Gore had these “handles,” so did Bush, and Sarah Palin, and even Hillary had them. But with Obama, it was the phenomenon — less about him and more about the effect he had on other people and the way he changed their behavior. So that’s the way I wrote him.”

Check out THR’s piece on it here.

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Stephen Colbert Buys TheSarahPalinChannel.com

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 12.30.55Tuesday night on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert poked fun at Sarah Palin‘s news channel that she announced on Monday.

“Yes. The all Sarah Palin Channel. It’s exacrtly what she’s always done, only, umm…nothing else.”

Colbert goes on to mock subscribers who pay its $9.95 fee. “It’s a safe space where like minded folks can hear things they already agree with from someone who’s opinion they already know…If $9.95 sounds too rich for your blood, sign up for Stephen Colbert’s Angry Echo Chamber. For just $9.94, it’s a community of people just like you, if you have a valid credit card.” Read more

FOX Sweeps DC Market Sunday Show Ratings for 7.27.14

According to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, July 27th, “FOX News Sunday” moderated by Chris Wallace was the most-watched Sunday show in the DC market in households, total viewers and the A25-54 demo.

FOX posted its second highest total viewership ever in the market with 107,000 total viewers (the highest was Feb. 7, 2010 when Wallace interviewed Sarah Palin with 132,000 in P2+). July 27 was also the first time FOX bested NBC in 7 years, and second time ever. The ratings come days after reports that David Gregory‘s time as “Meet the Press” host is coming to an end.

In the key A25-54 demo, FOX led with 41,000 viewers in the DC market, followed by ABC’s “This Week” with 36,000 and NBC’s “Meet the Press” with 33,000. In total households following FOX at 64,000 was NBC with 53,000 and CBS with 36,000.

This past Sunday, both FOX and NBC had interviews with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ABC hosted Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX). Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright joined CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Henry Cisneros, former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, was on “Al Punto.” Highlight’s from the day’s programing here.

See the full numbers after the jump. Read more

Sarah Palin Launches Channel to Explore ‘Important issues facing the nation’

Sarah Palin over the weekend announced a new project she’s launching – “The Sarah Palin Channel” – to explore “important issues facing the nation,” part of the TAPP network.

“I want to talk directly to you on our channel, on my terms — and no need to please the powers that be,” she explains in a video promo for the channel. “Together, we’ll go beyond the sound bites and cut through the media’s politically correct filter.”

Most of the channel is members only, at the rate of $9.95 a month or $99.95 for a year. In the site’s FAQ’s under ‘Is the Channel members only?’ it answers: “Yes, we have launched our video channel looking for the support of our community through subscriptions. We also feel that the community would feel more secure knowing everyone watching, uploading videos, and participating in the discussions and video chats was a contributing member and not anonymous,” aka it’s viewer funded but we’ll act like having people pay $10 a month via credit card actually makes it “feel more secure.”

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Sarah Palin Pens Support for Impeachment of President Obama

Sarah Palin earlier today tweeted out a link to piece she wrote for Breitbart News supporting the impeachment of President Barack Obama for his position on the border crisis.

“It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment,” wrote the former Vice Presidential candidate. “The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is.”

 

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 7.8.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

FishbowlNY Jezebel Staffers Disappointed with New Editor

TVNewser Is Sarah Palin Pitching Herself to The View?

SocialTimes The Ultimate Checklist for Mastering LinkedIn

AllTwitter How to Generate Leads with Social Media

GalleyCat New Trailer Unleashed for Gone Girl Movie

TVSpy Phoenix Reporter Caught in the Middle of a Dust Storm During Live Report

Lost Remote BuzzFeed and Facebook’s ‘BuzzFeed Brews’ Partnership Launches Tonight

FishbowlDC Yahoo News’ Olivier Knox Offers Look at President Obama’s ‘Secret Schedule’

AllFacebook FB Testing Redesigned Events Page with ‘Events for You’ Section

10,000 Words Source Sleuth Looks to Connect Journos, Bloggers with Quality Sources

Inside Mobile Apps South Korea Forces Apple and Google to Change App Store Refund Policy

Inside Facebook Facebook Testing Rankings On Page Timelines

PRNewser American Apparel Mistakes Challenger Explosion for Fireworks

AgencySpy Is Advertising and Marketing with the U.S. Flag Unethical?

MediaJobsDaily Four Ways to Become a Social Media Influencer

UnBeige Watch: Marina Abramovic Teams with Adidas on New Film

Sarah Palin Talks Hard Choices, Political Talk Show with The Hollywood Reporter

OrVIIAlaThe Hollywood Reporter’s Marisa Guthrie this morning published a Q&A with Sarah Palin after the Sportsman Channel ordered a second season of her namesake show “Amazing America with Sarah Palin.”

The former Vice Presidential candidate answered questions about the series, which explores “what makes America amazing,” as well as some questions more focused ‘inside the Beltway.’

On whether she’d ever host her own television, radio, or Internet political talk show, Palin didn’t object.

“Maybe. But the politics would have to be interspersed with a whole lot of fun and real life and inspiration showcasing American work ethic, because those topics are all pretty much the antithesis of today’s politics, which I find incorrigibly disastrous!” She went on to add, “It’d be so much fun to shake it up taking on issues that make audiences objectively consider all sides, and I’d do it with my own real-life groundedness, candor and commonsense that I’m known for.” Read more

Afternoon Reading List 09.24.13.

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MSNBC host misplaces Kenya: Yesterday afternoon, HuffPost didn’t let a gaffe made by MSNBC’s Touré go unmentioned. While the host was giving the viewing audience a “Monday geography refresher” regarding the Kenya’s whereabouts, he completely botched the region. In no way did he describe Kenya’s geographical location, nor did he come close. Andrew Kaczynski from BuzzFeed called out Touré first VIA Twitter while utilizing a picture of a highlighted Kenya in its actual African location.

Why you should read it: Although these slip ups happen to everyone from time to time and they’re always accidental, they’re also always hilarious and fun to watch!

Sarah Palin demands names: MediaMatters’ blogger Oliver Willisrecently posted a story about Fox News contributor/Russian coastline enthusiast Sarah Palin, regarding her rogue tweet aimed at Fox News Sunday host, Chris Wallace. Wallace announced during the show that he would use “the unsolicited research and questions” of several top Republicans to “hammer” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in response to the efforts Cruz has recently been making in trying to defund Obamacare. Upon hearing Wallace’s plan, Palin took to the tweets and demanded he surrender his “top Republican” sources to be “fair and balanced.”

Why you should read it: Sarah Palin is still trying to be relevant as she attempts to shake down a Fox News reporter through Twitter for some (possibly made up) sources, and it is adorable! Check out the video to see exactly what Wallace said to set Palin off.

More on the AP’s leak to plead guilty after the jump…

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Who Wants to See Sarah Palin’s Rack?

The unbelievable cover from The American Spectator magazine says, “Sarah Palin’s Rack.” Now, if you’re anything like me, your head went to a magical, but probably inappropriate place. What the hell could the headline possibly mean? Apparently, it’s an examination of Sarah Palin’s record of electing conservatives, but the cover doesn’t specify that. It just reads like low-rent, soft-core fantasy porn.

This wouldn’t be the first time that a publication has cashed in on Palin’s sex appeal. The former V.P. hopeful famously accused Newsweek of sexism when they showed a picture of her (that she posed for) in running gear.

Maybe this leads to a spike in sales for the magazine by cashing in on whatever appeal Palin still claims to possess. But between this and the return of Anthony Weiner to Twitter, the jokes just write themselves.

As of now, this is a picture of a hardcover version of the magazine. We expect it to be online in the coming days.

UPDATE: The online version can be found here.

Bella Santorum

Reporting on a presidential campaign is exhausting work. Jumping from state to state; sometimes following the same candidate for weeks at a time. A certain bond often forms between the media and a candidate. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was famous for having a great relationship with the press in the primary of 2000. Sometimes it can even have a “family” feel.

News broke over the weekend that GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum’s daughter had been hospitalized for pneumonia. Bella Santorum, 3, has a condition called Trisomy 18. It’s a condition that causes abnormalities in her internal organs. It can be fatal for many of those afflicted.

As soon as the announcement was made that Santorum was stepping off the campaign trail to spend time with Bella, tweets of support began rolling in from journalists.

Bret Baier of Fox News tweeted on Saturday

This must hit especially close to home for Baier since he has seen his fair share of hospital visits with his son, Paul. Paul has a heart defect that has kept him in the hospital for numerous surgeries.

ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jake Tapper also offered up words of support for the Santorum family… Read more

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