Palin Joins Fox Fold

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?

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18 responses to “Palin Joins Fox Fold

  1. Briguyhfx

    I was so off. The date I picked for the “Palin->FOX” pool pick was June 17, 2009.

  2. Ah! At least she will RAISE the aggregate IQ over at Fox …. (sarcasm intended) ….

    If this isn’t sure sign that the Apocalypse is upon us, I don’t what is.

  3. Don’t be too harsh on Fox. They’re obviously trying to be fair and balance their lineup with different points of view. They already have too many moderate centrist types that are too liberal. They need some view points that better represent their audience.

  4. The Seer

    Deus lo volt!

  5. Preston

    Honestly who else wanted her? She is perfect for “Fake News”, enough said

  6. Well, there are so many ways a person could look at this. But interestingly enough, MSNBC has it all covered:

    Pretty idiot with a microphone – Contessa Brewer

    Blatant partisan hackery – Howard Dean

    Sportscaster turned pundit – Keith Olbermann

    It’s almost like Sarah Palin’s out to become a parody of MSNBC.

  7. Ti-Guy

    Shorter Splatrick: “The alternatives are equally bad.”

    *yawn*

    Seriously, say something specific or shut up.

  8. CWTF

    Joe the Plumber can’t be too far behind….

  9. When is Dan Quayle making his comeback?

  10. Guzzeuntite

    When will pius Aeneas junior say something funny?

  11. Omar

    If you poke fun at the present Prince of Wales, question Canada’s role in WWI or disrespect traditional Tory values in any way, it can get pretty funny.

  12. Guzzeuntite

    “If you poke fun at the present Prince of Wales, question Canada’s role in WWI or disrespect traditional Tory values in any way, it can get pretty funny.” — Omar

    How could it not?

  13. Unless I’m mistaken, the Joe the Plumber experiment was a complete failure at PJTV.

    Seeing as how we (mercifully) don’t see him around those parts any more.

  14. counter-coulter

    I’m surprised that it’s taken this long. She quit her gubernatorial responsibilities back in July. I thought she’d have been a Fox “panelist” by August.

  15. Didn’t she quit her job as Smalltown mayor of to become Chief Alaskan? Then she quit her job as Governess to become….. a Fox? Wonder what she’ll quit that job for? Whatever, if she’s on Fox, she’s off the channels I watch, and hopefully, finished as a politician.

  16. jkg

    Well, you do realize that all the talking points that occurred during the election season will once again be put forward recurringly, I might add. The populist yet arbitrary concept of the ‘average’ American will be laid out again, except only in Palin’s terms.

  17. Guzzeuntite

    “Then she quit her job as Governess to become….. a Fox?”

    She was always one.

  18. TofKW

    The populist yet arbitrary concept of the ‘average’ American will be laid out again, except only in Palin’s terms.

    Politicians have been linking their views to those of ‘the common man’ probably ever since the ancient Greeks invented democracy, so really this is nothing new. The modern-day wrinkle is the extent to which wealthy elites who run governments, aided by wealthy elites who own media empires, can combine to deceive the ‘average Joe’ electorate into voting for policies that are actually against their better interests.

    We had a local example of this just yesterday when Industry Minister Tony Clement accused the Facebook anti-prorogue protest group of being ‘elitists’. Yup, a man who makes a good 6-figure salary, has limo service and private jets, and works (if you can call it that) for maybe 125 days (102 after prorogation) in a legislative year; has the gall to call voters concerned about the state of the nation’s democracy …’elitists’. Well in this case even the media saw the hypocrisy, but it shows how some politicians are quick to link any opposing views to theirs as being against the common man.

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