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.”
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The Hollywood Reporter’sMarisa 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
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 Willis‘ recently 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…
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.
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.
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
While attendees at another post-WHCD party struggled to gain admittance due to their host’s chronic and unapologetic guest list failures, MSNBC’s guests breezed though check-in and down a sprawling red carpet to the Italian Embassy. Rather than watching celebrities make their way to an isolated VIP space, MSNBC’s guests rubbed elbows with the likes of Glee’s Jayne Lynch, SNL’s Andy Samberg, Valerie Jarrett, Meghan McCain, Eliot Spitzer, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ), Bristol Palin with aunt Molly McCann and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL).
“We’re still getting used to this,” Sarah’s sister Molly admitted to FishbowlDC. “I find it kind of exciting but I’m not around it all the time,” she added.
As we turned away, we nearly bumped into WaPo‘s Ezra Klein who was doing a drive-by “Mean Girls” impression. The liberal blogger laughed out loud and rolled his eyes as he passed by Palin-palooza. Back on the dance floor, another former governor was getting a different kind of attention from one Kiki Ryan. The fearless reporter’s blonde ambition must have been in overdrive on Saturday because we hear she tried to persuade Eliot Spitzer to shake his groove thing. He kindly declined:
@keeekster(@Italian Em):Mr. Spitzer,would you like to dance?
Spitzer: Dancings not really my forte
@keeekster:Thats not what I hear #winning
Last week, US Weekly reported that Sarah Palin had called in to Fox News host Sean Hannity‘s radio show following Christina Aguilera‘s National Anthem Superbowl flub and called the singer an “airhead.” What US weekly hadn’t bothered to check was whether the story was even real.
The comment was made up by a satirical “news” site, Super Tuesday News. US Weekly has removed the post from their website.
Time magazine, meanwhile used the same satirical source to cite a quote in their blog post, claiming that Palin had said she wanted Aguilera deported. Glynnis MacNicol at Business Insiderchronicles the whole saga.
The Weekly Standard, often credited with launching the stardom of Sarah Palin’s, did something unthinkable in right wing world over the weekend: They took a whack at the former V.P. hopeful, Alaskan Gov. and now TLC reality TV star in their pages. Not that we haven’t seen major hints of the GOP tiring of her with Fox News Contributor Karl Rove’s recent dismissals of her, but the story by Matt Labash loudly and clearly knocks her in ways the magazine rarely has. Even the headline mocks: “R U Lovin’ Sarah’s Alaska?’
The story ridicules Palin for everything from her unsophisticated tweets to her “flippin’” way of talking to dragging the fam onto a “tacky reality show.” Will The Weekly Standard now be part of the “lamestream media,” as Palin puts it?
Gravitas, it’s safe to say, is the enemy of freedom. And freedom is about motion—being in it, staying in it. On the show, this involves seein’, and doin’, and experiencin’ things that don’t require a “g” on the end of them, such as shootin’, and rock climbin’, and snow machinin’, and clubbin’ halibut over the head (“let me see the club, you look crazy,” says Bristol to her mom when they do the deed on a commercial fishing boat) and media-critiquin’ and BlackBerryin’, which Palin gets caught doing even in the midst of wilderness adventures.
Described in detail are other reality shows airing alongside “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” such as “Ton of Love” and “The Man With Half a Body.” Read after the jump…
The lede of the day goes to WaPo‘s Hank Stuever for his use of the term “slanket” in describing Sarah Palin‘s FNC ensemble last night:
“On election night, Sarah Palin served as Fox News Channel’s personification of hope – its poetic muse and telegenic Wonder Woman (in no-costume Diana Prince mode), wearing a salmony red dress that looked, on camera, like an elegant, soft Slanket clipped at the collar with a microphone.”
Check out Stuever’s full piece, “Election coverage: Difficult to watch, impossible to look away” here.