Sarah Palin is scheduled to sit for her first extended interview since the Tucson shooting rampage on Monday night, on the Fox News Channel.She's been laying low, as if she were some actual criminal on the lam. She's figured prominently in the discussion, of course, since the New York Times inexplicably decided to prominently inject her into the discussion. Funny how this works. A massive media empire decides to smear you, you defend yourself, and then you are injecting yourself into the story.
An executive at Fox News Channel said that Ms. Palin would appear on the program of the conservative host Sean Hannity, and that the interview was scheduled to run through several commercial breaks.
The announcement came on Thursday, another day when Ms. Palin was figuring prominently in the discussion surrounding the Tucson shooting rampage, for her video statement about the shootings that she released Wednesday morning to stinging reviews from liberals and even some Republicans.
Ms. Palin is a paid Fox contributor, but she has been laying low on the network in the wake of the shooting. Her agreement to sit for an interview comes as even some Republicans have urged her to put herself out there for questions amid the criticism she is facing.
Yet now, in the new era of civility, we meet your typical NY Times commenter. I've noticed a nationwide trend since Saturday. Seemingly any new outlet even mentioning Palin is just overloaded with the most venomous comments. Hardly being civil.
If she is in no way responsible for the negative political climate leading up to and surrounding the shootings in Tucson, why do we need an interview with her on the subject?Such civility! Just wondering: If the media didn't blood libel her, would these people feel the same way? Probably, since Palin Derangement Syndrome is obviously incurable, but how much has the angry rhetoric of the left contributed to the psychosis?
Going on Fox is not doing an interview. What is Sarah afraid of? Hard questions? The only time this woman comes out from behind her facebook page or twitter is to go on Fox, or something prescripted like Oprah or Barbara Walters. Palin is a lightweight that will never make it in the political world. Everything has to be all Sarah all the time. She is such and egomaniacal suffering from narcissism to the nth degress. She will never make it. She isn't a uniter but a divider. Go home Sarah and stay their. The majority don't want you around.
I don't think that dissenters were blaming Palin for the shooting so much as they were saying, "This is the sad reality of your vulgar rhetoric."
The Tea Party leaders' relative silence in the days following the shooting, like Angle's post-hoc argument yesterday, and Palin's running for the Fox bunker, betrays their awareness that now is not the time for thuggish language (even if their motives are seemingly political rather than deferential).
For all the audiences Palin has access to, she should acknowledge this fact. Instead she runs to Fox to cower behind the First Amendment. This is why Palin will never be president.
To quote Keith Ohlberman..."that woman is an idiot".
Sarah Palin if you felt you had absolutely nothing to do with the vitriol political discourse then why take down the cross-hair on your site or lie and say they were survey marks. I know cross-hairs from survey marks and I am guaranteeing the American People do too in particularly your uninformed base. What you need to do is be a leader and own up to you culpability with regard to your part in the vitriol political discourse. If you cant do that then exit stage right. If you claim to love America you would shut up or at the very least present you views in a civil manner without the violent rhetoric or references. Words are powerful and they have consequences. That's just the fact of the matter. Follow the example of President Obama. Now there a real leader.
Well, after her silly statements of late and her outright insult to Jewish folks, she needs to do something to change her clumsy statements, but alas, this may just extend the problem for her. Besides, whoever thinks that Hannity will give her the opportunity to straighten up her silly statements. He will no doubt go to all lengths to avoid the discussion of her stupid remark just this last week. If this woman runs for the Presidency, I can now see a clip of side by side stupid, uninformed statements and charges on statements she has made. She even includes totally repulsive ideas in her defense of herself. Poor thing! But they are so legion that who can make choices.
My goodness, little Christina Green was buried today. And still this woman wants people to think only of her with word of this impending "interview." There is a disturbing pathology at work here. I'm not a psychologist, but I can say with certainty that this woman has not a scintilla of shame or decency. My fervent hope is that most thinking Americans have calculated that her 15 minutes of infamy have finally and emphatically expired.
More civility over at Mediaite.
Sarah, you narcissistic wate of time, we’re bored with you. You have nothing to offer but a pretty face and a nice ass for Hannity to kiss. Good. Bye.
Yeah. Only 21 Palin threads on Mediaite this week and it’s Thursday already. She’s all played out, huh?
She is now. That bizarre video yesterday sunk her for good. In order to move beyond the far-right dumbass base that worships the trailer trash ground she walks on, she needs to reach moderate Dems and Independents. Trust me, mate, none of us will EVER forget that “blood libel, dueling pistols, poor poor pitiful me” drivel yeterday. Better sign that TLC contract, Sarah..you’ve got a lot of camping with Jane Gosselin in your future.