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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:26 pm 
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Sarah Palin joins FOX News and will host a series on that network although it will not be a regular weekly series.

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2 ... ss&emc=rss

It seems like a perfect match and should garner her media attention and the network ratings given the success of her recent book.

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Quel surprise.

I think she might have found her milieu. :D

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So this is what they meant by Palin/Beck 2012... ;)

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I must confess that I hope so. :D

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Of course, it introduces the topic back into the national discourse as to the real identity of FOX News. Is it a pure news organization that reports on the nations news or is it an ideological political organization that uses news as a front for its activities?

That will be for the public to decide.

It does look like a very smart business move on behalf of Roger Ailes and FOX. And it does look like an excellent move for Sarah Palin as well. It will give her a national outlet for her and her message and does so unfiltered and uncontrolled by anyone else. It provides her with a solid income and keeps her in the public eye. This is a classic win/win situation.

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Well it might be a blessing in disguise, she can have a few years to spew forth her opinions and let the public see the real her.

Faux news is rapidly becomng the National Enquirer of the TV media, fun to look at if you want to know if the aliens ate the family cat which had bigfoots baby.

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Please, let's stop ragging on particular media outlets. They all have their problems, frankly.

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What Prim said.

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I predict this will get more ratings than anything in the history of the universe times two.

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For awhile. I suspect her schtick will wear thin.

I think it's wonderful, though. Absolutely wonderful, no kidding.

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Palin issued this statement

"It's wonderful to be part of a place that so values fair and balance news."


The question must be asked and deserves and answer: considering that Palin is already joining an already conservative line-up on FOX, where does the news that is fair and balanced come in? Having a slogan is one thing but making it a reality is quite another. The Palin signing is a master stroke for Ailes and FOX and will make Palin quite a great deal of money. But having said that, it will only stir the fires of the debate that has been going on for some time now as to the reality of the FOX slogan and what their true purpose is.

That is something that deserves to be discussed honestly.

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sf, their purpose is to make money. :scratch:

You talk as if they're part of some vast, shadowy conservative conspiracy, but I think you're overthinking it. They've found a lucrative niche and they're doing whatever it takes to keep their particular audience coming back. Just like every other TV network.

They have influence, but only with people who watch them. Most people don't. Most people don't watch any given network you could name; they're all, at least on cable, niches for people with particular preferences and interests.

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Fractured. The tv world is fractured. I heard it on the radio today. :D

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This thread is a Lasto thread in disguise.

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