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Sunday, October 17, 2010
Newsmax Drools Even More Over Palin
Topic: Newsmax

Is it possible for Newsmax to give Sarah Palin more sycophantic treatment than it already was? It appears so.

In the wake of Newsmax's drooling over Palin during her appearance in its Obama-bashing pre-election video series, it touts Palin's upcoming reality series on TLC in a manner that embarrassing even for Newsmax:

Oh, gosh, Sarah Palin soon will have another accomplishment to cross off of her bucket list.

  • Junior high flute player: Check.
  • Co-captain and point guard of Wasilla High School’s state champion basketball team, on which she earned the nickname “Sarah Barracuda” for her competitive tenacity: Check.
  • Head of her high school’s chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Check.
  • Miss Wasilla: Check.
  • Miss Congeniality in Miss Alaska competition: Check.
  • Wife: Check.
  • Mom of five: Check.
  • Hockey mom: Check.
  • Top Mama of Mama Grizzlies: Check.
  • Wasilla City Council member: Check.
  • Mayor of Wasilla: Check.
  • Chairwoman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission: Check.
  • Governor of Alaska (and the 49th state’s first female gov at that): Check.
  • GOP vice-presidential candidate: Check.
  • Best-selling author: Check.
  • Tea party fave: Check.
  • Political endorser with clout: Check.
  • Fox News commentator: Check.
  • Dubbed the “most formidable force in the Republican Party, by none other than the press secretary of President Barack Obama's Democratic White House: Check.
  • Mother of Bristol, who has survived several cuts in ABC-TV’s “Dancing with the Stars”: Check.
  • Potential presidential candidate in 2012 election: TBA.
  • TV star in “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”: You BETCHA, coming soon to your living room, in a new TLC reality series.

Producing the eight-show series is Mark Burnett, the guru behind CBS-TV’s wildly successful “Survivor” series, among others. The “Alaska” series, which TLC characterizes as part travelogue, part documentary, will premiere at 9 p.m. Eastern time Nov. 14.

Being a junior-high flute player is a "bucket list" item? And heading the local FCA chapter? And being a hockey mom? And being the parent of a contestant of someone on "Dancing With the Stars"? Really?

Yes, Newsmax really wrote that in a "news" article.


Posted by Terry K. at 1:04 PM EDT

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