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Quote(s) of the Day
“As long as she’s writing reminders on her hand may I suggest one more: buy condoms.”
– Bill Maher, host of HBO’s “Real Time with Maher”, tweeted on Fox News Contributor Sarah Palin.

“Gibbs I gotta tell you something, you’re no Sarah Palin.”
– FNC’s Sean Hannity, in defense of Palin on his show last night, referring to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. Gibbs was perceived as mocking Palin in Tuesday’s briefing by jotting notes on his hand, which Palin did during the Tea Party Convention in Nashville.

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“VandeHei and O’Reilly go at it. Lots of yelling. VandeHei wins (he IS my boss you know).”
Martin Kady, Politico’s Congressional Bureau Chief, on Twitter last night after his boss, Executive Editor Jim VandeHei, engaged in a fiery exchange on FNC’s “The O’Reilly Factor” with host Bill O’Reilly. The argument involved journalists’ coverage of FNC Contributor Sarah Palin and The Tea Party Convention.

This Surgeonfish can be found in the Caribbean or the Indian Ocean. In terms of temperament, “territorial aggression” can ensue.

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Wallace’s Palin Interview is His Best Ever

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Former V.P. hopeful and FNC contributor Sarah Palin told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace that if she didn’t run for president she’d do the best “darn good job” as a reporter.

Well it turns out that Palin, with all her dang, darn, heck, hell no, bull-stuff and you betcha’s earned Wallace his best show ratings ever this past Sunday in his six years hosting the show. She explained the e-mail “issue” involving her husband, Todd, whom she referred to as “Alaska’s first dude,” she re-issued her call for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to resign for using the phrase “f–king retarded” and analyzed the GOP presidential field, which included herself.

Wallace interviewed Palin in Nashville, where she was keynoting the National Tea Party Convention.

Nielsen reports show Wallace’s high ratings with 132,000 viewers and a 4.2 Household rating – record-breaking numbers for the show in D.C. In the demographic (25-54), “Fox News Sunday” had 58,000 viewers, beating all three shows — NBC’s “Meet the Press”, CBS’s “Face the Nation” and ABC’s “This Week”.

Watch the video here.

Will Palin Sit on Wallace’s Lap? Imus Asks

sarah-palin-thumb.jpgFrom ThinkProgress.org: Amanda Terkel gives us this gem from this morning’s Imus interview with “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace. This Sunday FNC contributor Sarah Palin will appear for the first time in her new capacity on “Fox News Sunday”.

IMUS: When you interview her, will she be sitting on your lap? (LAUGHTER)

WALLACE: One can only hope. (LAUGHTER)

Imus’s response to that: “Oh man, thank you.”

See the full story and video here.

Partygoer to Obama: ‘Show us Your Tits!’

It was a Mardi Gras-themed party to be sure. Partygoers at The Daily Caller’s second big soiree got a bit raucous last night during the new publication’s SOTU watch party held at George in Georgetown.

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Most of the publication’s journos were on hand wearing beads around their necks. Big star Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson arrived after 9 p.m. due to a previous speaking engagement at the Metropolitan Club. Co-creator and publisher Neil Patel was there mingling along with opinion editor Moira Bagley and spokeswoman and booker Becca Glover Watkins.

Things got dicey when Carlson arrived with his wife, Susie. Carlson told FishbowlDC that Susie initially couldn’t get in because she didn’t have ID to prove her age – which is 41. So how’d she get in? “I finally said, come on guys, knock it off,” Carlson said.

By that point, the party was in full swing and packed with a decisively beer-drinking crowd. All five TV’s were turned to Fox News. Partygoers booed Obama on several occasions, with one male yelling out, “Show us your tits!” Daily Caller journos shuddered in response to the remark. Another shouted, “Boring!” When FNC contributor Sarah Palin came on to speak, the crowd whooped with joy. “Thishh ishh a right-leaning crowd,” said one attendee who’d obviously had more than a few beers.

Nevertheless, Patel said he has received no complaints that the Daily Caller sways right. Instead, he said, people remark on the “breadth” of stories they have.

Jim Treacher, the Daily Caller’s blogger, more often known as “Treach”, live-blogged the evening, which was a sight to see. “I’m blogging like a mother f-ker,” he said.

The emcee for the evening was Mark Stern (aka “Nigel” of the Tony Kornheiser show), who happens to be Carlson’s old high school roommate at the boarding school, St. George’s. “I remember the first time he wore a bow tie,” Stern told the crowd. “It was at Chippendales. No one can shake their ass like Tucker Carlson.” Later Stern asked rhetorically, “Who said Washington has no balls? Give it up for Daily Caller!”

Sadly, advice columnist Matt Labash was unable to make it – he’s in Haiti. “No parties for me,” he wrote by e-mail. “Just dead people and malaria.”

Guests in attendance: Politics Daily’s Helena Andrews, GOP commentator Doug Heye (who was interviewed there by a German TV station), GOP lobbyist Juleanna Glover, Politico’s Kiki Ryan, Washingtonian publisher Cathy Merrill Williams, Pundit Amy Holmes, Reason magazine editor Michael Moynihan, TNR’s James Kirchick, The Atlantic’s Chris Bodenner, The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack, The Hill’s Christina Wilkie, former Bush speechwriter John McConnell, and Roll Call’s Elizabeth Brotherton. Neshan Naltchayan, a freelance photographer who worked as a photographer in the Bush White House, was there to snap pictures.

See party pictures after the jump…

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Palin: Just the Facts Ma’am

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FNC’s newest contributor Sarah Palin has thoughts on journalism and she voiced them on Oprah’s “Friday Live” show.

Palin believes in a bare bones style of journalism. She emphasized the “who, what, when, where and why” aspects of reporting that she says she learned when she studied journalism. “Just the facts,” Palin told Oprah, “gathering that information and letting the reader decide … ratcheting back to the simplicity of journalism.”

Palin plans to host an occasional program on FNC called “Real American Stories.”

In an unrelated note, Bristol Palin, who appeared alongside her mother, has the same “ing” issue as her mom — she’s not fond of tagging g’s onto her ing-words.

“Hi, how’s it goin’?” Bristol said, greeting Oprah.
The young woman then described a typical day in life:
“Gettin’ Tripp ready, giving him a bath…goin’ off to work, workin’, comin’ home, giving him another bath, gettin’ him ready for bed, feedin’ him.”

Oprah then asked the most dire question of the hour: “Are babies really that dirty?”

Oprah to Chat Live With Sarah and Bristol Palin

sarah_palin320.jpg“Sarah and I are going to chat,” says Oprah, promo-ing her upcoming “Fridays Live” show in which she interviews former V.P. hopeful and FNC contributor Sarah Palin. The show airs tomorrow, Jan. 22.

Oprah will also interview Bristol Palin for a chat about that whole teen pregnancy thing.

See the announcement here.

Game Change Authors Halperin and Heileman on Palin’s “Uncertain Future” in Time

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Time magazine’s Mark Halperin and John Heileman , co-authors of Game Change, give us a story today on former V.P. hopeful Sarah Palin in the ’08 campaign and her new role at Fox News.

The story is online today and in the magazine tomorrow.

An excerpt: “That other McCain aides have kept quiet for so long about Palin owes to two factors. The first is loyalty to McCain … But the second reason is equally significant and a harbinger of the fights to come in the Republican Party: a deep fear of the Palin forces. Intimidated by the rabidness of her supporters, believing that they can’t be swayed by facts and worried about getting crosswise with the most highly energized part of the Republican base, McCainworld has allowed her version of reality to go largely unchallenged-and her rise to continue unchecked.”

Time’s Managing Editor Richard Stengel interviews the authors about Game Change in this video.

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Quote of the Day

“Jeri, I’ll tell you what. You put Sarah Palin up against Barack Obama in 2012 and I’ll see you in the dust.”
– NPR’s Juan Williams on Fox News’s “Hannity” to Jeri Thompson, wife of former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.), who was all rah! rah! Palin, sayin’ Palin was “makin’ money” and gettin’ overall successful. It’s hard to talk about Palin and not to start droppin’ those g’s.

FNC’s Beck’s Definition of “Live” is Questionable

alg_glenn_beck.jpgWhat is up with Fox News’s Glenn Beck?

On this afternoon’s show, in which he interviewed former V.P. hopeful and former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin, he continuously declared the show as “live” with a light outdoors background that included the scene-setting Statue of Liberty. Only (at the time of this item) it’s 5:57 p.m. and it’s DARK outside. How can he be live in a light background if it’s dark outside?

Is Beck living in another time zone (or universe) than the rest of us?

The explanation:
“Glenn misspoke,” said a Fox News spokesperson. “The interview was shot earlier this afternoon to accommodate the governor’s schedule.”

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