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Old 01-18-2010, 12:59 AM
 
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In her debut as contributor, Palin sat down with Bill O'Reilly for an interview on The O'Reilly Factor. If Bill-O's softball sit-down is a sign of things to come for Palin, we're in for an ... interesting ride. As Media Matters' Simon Maloy noted after the broadcast, "the financial terms of Palin's agreement with Fox News have not been disclosed, but it's safe to assume that she isn't working for peanuts. With that in mind, it's worth pointing out that Palin spent much of her Fox News debut defending her own record and reputation, hawking the biography she pretended to write, and promoting the Tea Party convention at which she is being paid to speak (though she claimed that the money she makes from the event will go towards campaign donations). She was essentially paid by Fox News to put on an infomercial for herself."
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Oddly enough, Beck criticized John McCain as a "progressive" for his support of bank bailouts without noting that both he and Palin expressed support for the 2009 Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Beck also attacked those who support windfall profit taxes on oil companies but ignore the Federal Reserve's "record profits." Again, what he didn't say is that Palin, while Alaska governor, increased taxes on oil companies operating in Alaska.
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If you thought Palin's verbal gymnastics couldn't get any more confusing, you'd be wrong. Appearing on Hannity on Thursday, the former governor claimed that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is, and this is a direct quote, "driving a bus that is headed towards a train wreck."
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It's like former McCain aide Mark McKinnon said of Palin's new gig: "It's an easy job with very little accountability."
Media Matters: Alaska's half-term governor makes half-baked debut as Fox News contributor | Media Matters for America
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Sarah Palin on Fox News: Let the comedy begin.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:53 AM
 
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Sarah Palin on Fox News: Let the comedy begin.
Giving the writers at the Daily Show and SNL a break once again....
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Sarah Palin on Fox News: Let the comedy begin.
Oh believe me, the comedy will come.
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:09 AM
 
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Sarah Palin is the pinup girl for the whole dumbing down of the "real" America.

She can't afford to come across as too educated or intelligent; she would risk alienating her base were she to do so, though it's doubtful that she could pull it off anyway.
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:45 PM
 
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Yeah, even a quitter like Palin is an inspiration to the plain average everyday working class folks who aspire to make something out of their lives.

Never underestimate the intelligence of the American public (or the Fox News audience).
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:17 AM
 
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The Beck/Palin interview - Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart: Palin Like A "Moose In Headlights" On Fox News (VIDEO)


I actually felt uncomfortable for Palin when I saw the actual interview - he really outdid himself on the creepiness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Maybe some of you saw a different O'Rielly interview than I did: I thought, considering she had to be very careful what she did and did not say, she did a great job..

Nita
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:27 PM
 
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it's Media Matters. What did you expect?
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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I don't care. The phrase driving a bus towards a trainwreck is my new work mantra!

/better than f!ed like a football bat!!
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