Originally posted at 12:41 PM, Mon Jan 11

Oh I can’t WAIT to see how liberals and socialists/communists react.  I’m sure it will be tolerant!  Because they’re liberals!  They’re all about the tolerance! 



Palin to Join Fox News as Contributor

2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is joining Fox News as a contributor, the news channel announced Monday.

The former Alaska governor, whose book, Going Rogue: An American Life, became a bestseller weeks before it was released and remains No. 2 on the New York Times bestseller list, has signed a multi-year deal to offer her political commentary and analysis across all Fox News platforms, including Fox Business Channel, FoxNews.com and Fox News Radio.

She will also participate in special event political programming for Fox Broadcasting.

“I am thrilled to be joining the great talent and management team at Fox News. It’s wonderful to be part of a place that so values fair and balanced news,” Palin said in a written release.

Palin will also host periodic episodes of Fox News Channel’s “Real American Stories,” a series exploring inspirational real-life tales of overcoming adversity throughout the American landscape that will debut in 2010.

“Governor Palin has captivated everyone on both sides of the political spectrum and we are excited to add her dynamic voice to the FOX News lineup,” said Bill Shine, executive vice president of programming. …

Latest available viewership stats for cable news channels:

Prime Time, Thursday January 7 2010
Fox News Channel – 2.357,000 viewers
CNN – 573,000 viewers
MSNBC – 767,000 viewers
CNBC – a scratch w/110,000 viewers
Headline news Network – 757,000 viewers

Some Key Time Slots (and age groups):

5PM (2 PM Pacific)  – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Fox News Channel – Glenn Beck – 2,601,000 viewers (703,000) (1,259,000)
CNN – Situation Room—814,000 viewers (127,000) (266,000)
MSNBC – Hardball —680,000 viewers (121,000) (331,000)
CNBC – Fast Money —181,000 viewers (a scratch w/53,000) (94,000)

8PM (5 PM Pacific)  – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Fox News Channel – The O’Reilly Factor Special – 3,415,000 viewers (848,000) (1,584,000)
CNN – Campbell Brown – 588,000 viewers (156,000) (275,000)
MSNBC – Countdown w/ K. Olbermann – 1,036,000 viewers (289,000) (589,000)
CNBC – American Greed – 167,000 viewers (57,000) (82,000)
Headline News Network – Nancy Grace – 974,000 viewers (303,000) (489,000)

9 PM (6 PM Pacific)  – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Fox News Channel – Hannity – 2,024,000 viewers (517,000) (949,000)
CNN – Larry King Live —561,000 viewers (136,000) (248,000)
MSNBC – Rachel Maddow Show —790,000 viewers (236,000) (437,000)
CNBC – Macheads — a scratch w/73,000 viewers (a scratch w/28,000) (a scratch w/36,000)
Headline News Network – Joy Behar- 847,000 viewers (278,000) (436,000)

10 PM (7 PM Pacific)  P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Fox News Channel – On the Record w/ Greta—1,623,000 viewers (419,000) (737,000)
CNN – Anderson Cooper 360 — 568,000 viewers (145,000) (270,000)
MSNBC – Countdown w/ K. Olbermann – 475,000 (170,000) (243,000)
CNBC – Planet of the Apps – a scratch w/91,000 viewers (57,000) (61,000)
Headline News Network – Nancy Grace –502,000 viewers (226,000) (269,000)

Those numbers notwithstanding….
CBC fans chime in with examples of their tolerance!:

InvermereBoy wrote:Posted 2010/01/11 at 5:03 PM ET
“Neo-cons are happy…they’re the only ones who watch FOX …” 

(38 fellow CBC fans clicked the “I agree!” button on that one).

This next one calls those who are “extreme” right wingers like Sarah Palin and those of us who like her, “mentally challenged”.  They skillfully avoided “retarded”.  Because they’re so polite and tolerant.  I love it when they try to be politically correct even as they display their abject bigotry.  …. And then they insinuate that Palin will induce a group sex masturbation-oriented show, and the state-paid CBC moderators naturally approved that…

Sentient Human wrote:Posted 2010/01/11 at 5:25 PM ET
“…She will be right at home amongst the other mentally challenged Extreme Right-Wingers who are unable to comprehend what the Constitution and America are really about.

What are they going to call the show? Perhaps the ‘Inner Circle (Jerk)’ would be an appropriate title? … “

Yahoo Answers:  “what is a circle jerk?”  … or just ask the CBC staff.  Surely they know what they’re approving on behalf of taxpayers. 

This one calls her a WHORE.  Not even softening it with “media whore”.  Simply a whore… and CBC approves it:

VideoNick56 wrote:Posted 2010/01/11 at 7:22 PM ET Paulhill wrote:
“… excuse me. I feel a sneeze coming on…ahh…ahhhH ahhHHHH-WHORE!! …”

That same genius thinker alludes to how sexually stimulating he finds her.  CBC not only approves that, they LOVE that.  They hate it when women are seen as “sex objects”…. except when it’s Sarah Palin.  Then they love it.  Love it!

VideoNick56 wrote:Posted 2010/01/11 at 7:14 PM ET:
“… Well, now that you mention it, despite being blissfully free from the burden of intelligent thought, she actually is somewhat sexually intriguing…..hmmmm….. “

As I’m reading the idiots’ comments at CBC, I’m watching Fox News Channel, where, as usual, Bill O’Reilly is interviewing his perpetual guest Marc Lamont Hill—an avowed far-left socialist (no, not “just” a socialist —a real hard-left socialist.  And a Fox News Contributor, just like Sarah Palin now is.  He’s on Fox News Channel nearly every day.  Probably more than Sarah Palin will be.  And so are other leftists.  That’s partly how we in the smart set understand what the left’s up to.  CBC fanboys have utterly no clue… and yet they call Sarah Palin stupid (or in some cases, “stoopid”, ironically)

(Note that socialist Marc Lamont Hill is a rather dark-skinned “Negro”, Senator Reid and all Democrats!)

For their (increasingly lame) part, the increasingly conservative-disliking National Post searches and searches for the worst possible photo of Sarah Palin, who is universally accepted as very photogenic and attractive-looking.  And they finally settle on one.  I wonder who was in the room chuckling and yucking it up over this yummy choice.  And how old they were. 


And they further deflate their own reporting by including, in their “news story” (which was written by some unknown hack named Chris Boutet) a gratuitous link, in big font, to a ridiculous article entitled “Sarah Palin’s health care ‘death panels’ warning named ‘Lie of the Year”.  Just for your further reading and edification.  Chuckle!  Snicker!  It’s so fun to smear Sarah Palin!  Now let’s go over to Daily Kos! 

This all suggests to me that as a news organization, they simply can’t stand her; are prepared to demonstrate their abject disrespect for her; they can’t be objective about her despite the journalistic demands that they be so;  and are manifestly rather childish and unprofessional.  They apparently lack editorial leadership over there at that failing and practically bankrupt National Post paper.


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