Sarah Palin's Fox Colleagues Slam, Mock Dismal New Show

Sarah Palin's Alaska: if you've survived 20 minutes of the TLC reality show-turned-campaign ad, you deserve a medal, or a certificate of endurance from the Guinness people. But her cloying TV face doesn't just grate on progressives–turns out her co-workers aren't having it, either.

In leaked video footage of a Fox commercial break, right-wing commentator Liz Trotta, dishonored ex-journalist Judith Miller and other Fox colleagues mock Palin's new show and chortle over disparaging reviews in national newspapers. In one particularly biting (and astute) segment, Miller quotes The Washington Post's Hank Steuver: "He said you just get the sense that all she's waiting for when she's looking at this great outdoors is to get back to her SUV for enough bars to send out her latest twitter about the beauty of the environment."

But don't call it backstabbing–these party people were as disdainful of Alaskaon air as off. Olbermann:



As Trotta points out, “The more you see her, the less you like her, and overexposure is something the Democrats have to pray for.” Let's bank on that one, as Palin's again intimated that she's thinking about 2012, this time to the New York Times Magazine:“I’m engaged in the internal deliberations candidly,” she said in an interview to be posted online today. She stuck to her personal party line about media persecution, too.

“It’s been much more perplexing to me than where the lamestream media has wanted to go about my personal life,” said Palin, “and other candidates haven’t faced these criticisms the way I have. … I’m on television nearly every single day with reporters … Now granted, that’s mainly through my job at Fox News, and I’m very proud to be associated with them, but I’m not avoiding anything or anybody. I’m on Facebook and Twitter. I’m out there. I want to talk about my record, though.”


Next time, she might not feel so warmly about her place of employment.


AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at November 17, 2010, 5:22am

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