Monday, August 31, 2015

Palin Interviews Cruz, Trump, Rand Paul and Jeb Bush

I always like to hear Governor Sarah Palin's take on current political issues. Last week she was guest hosting for the One America News Network’s “On Point” show.

Among her interviews:

Senator Ted Cruz


Presidential candidate Donald Trump


Senator Rand Paul


Governor Jeb Bush


and just for fun Mary Matalin and James Carville

Hmm. Wonder how long it will take for Fox to try to renew their contract with Palin?

Palin and Fox parted ways "amicably" in June. Funny how Mediaite's headline "Fox News Parts Ways with Sarah Palin" (a variation of Politico's "Fox drops contract with Sarah Palin") implies that it was more Fox's decision than Palin's even though the story (and the original in Politico) has not a shred of evidence to back that up. Typical media arrogance "making stuff up". Last time Fox supposedly let Palin go (January, 2013), it wooed her back only five months later.
"Palin began her first contributor deal after her gubernatorial resignation in 2009, but was let go in January 2013 after her appearances dwindled and she publicly complained about how the network “cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight” in August 2012. But then five months later, she re-upped with the network — a deal which lasted until this month."
Mediatite spins it that five months later Palin "re-upped".  Get it. Fox doesn't want Palin, but she apparently has the power to get them to bring her back. Good luck on that. Ask Glenn Beck. Actually, that kind of thing happens when the star walks away from the network and then decides to walk back to an eager network. Not when a disinclined network lets a star go and then suddenly reverses its position for no apparent reason.

In 2013 Mediaite (and Politico) got the story right (though again not the headline--those pesky headlines and the need for them to reflect the actual story!) in 2013 relying on Real Clear Politics (which wrote the headline the right way: Sarah Palin Parts Ways With FOX News), but not this time. Maybe Mediaite and Politico should both check with Real Clear Politics before writing their stories and especially their headlines.


MAX Redline said...

Love that last interview! Great find, TD! People actually treating one another civilly; who'd have thought it?

T. D. said...

Yes, Palin's interaction with James Carville and Jeb Bush models how people with differing political views can and should treat each other. It shows a lot about what a kind, friendly person Sarah Palin is and why before the Democrats and media did everything they could to destroy her she was the most popular governor in America with a 90% approval rating. (

But, this hasn't been widely true in American politics since the Federalists/Jeffersonian Republicans had at it in the 1790's. Some people confuse disagreement with personal dislike.

MAX Redline said...

Yes, and the interaction back from Carville was likewise amicable. It's what adults do.

T. D. said...

It's what adults should do. Most of the media and Progressives don't. But nice to see it whenever it happens.