As you’ve no doubt already heard, it was announced yesterday that Sarah Palin has signed a multi-year contract with Fox News. The former half-term Alaska governor, maverick Republican vice presidential candidate, Facebook blogger, and autobiographical co-author will make appearances on various programs on the cable channel contributing her incoherent, fact-free blather as an “analyst” of some kind. She’s also to be host of an occasional program which will chronicle inspirational stories of ordinary Americans overcoming adversity (like, for example, being catastrophically ignorant).
“I am thrilled to be joining the great talent and management team at FOX News,” Palin is claimed to have said in a network press release. “It’s wonderful to be part of a place that so values fair and balanced news,” the statement added without a trace of breathtaking irony.
When ambushed by TMZ outside a terminal at New York’s JFK Airport, shortly after the news broke yesterday, Palin smiled for the camera and asked, “What would America do without Fox News?”
Indeed. Be slightly less retarded, perhaps?