Monday, January 11, 2010

Sarah Palin's New Job

Today it was announced Sarah Palin would become a commentator on Fox News.

She hasn't even begun on the air and she's already made her first guffaw.

"I am thrilled to be joining the great talent and management team at Fox News," Palin said in a statement posted on the network's Web site. "It's wonderful to be part of a place that so values fair and balanced news."

You can hear the cries of "YESSSS!!!" over at Comedy Central as writers for the Daily Show and Colbert Report wept with joy at the thought of not really having to work that hard for new material for the next few years. It may not last so long though. Like all multi-year deals Sarah has signed on for, she'll likely leave before her contract is up to do something like run for president in 2012.

It was also reported that according to the multiyear deal, Palin will offer political commentary and analysis on the cable channel, as well as Fox's Web site, radio network and business cable channel.


You've gotta be kidding!

#1: She doesn't read. We know that thanks to Katie Couric and her 'gotcha' questioning.

#2: Everything will be analyzed in basketball terminology a'la her resignation speech. Sounds about right. Fox viewers don't know anything but sports either. If they did, they wouldn't be there for news on politics. After all, if you want to know about politics and politicians, everyone knows (unbelievably and unfortunately, but definitely accurately) you have to watch Comedy Central, since none of the news networks actually does much (OK, any) fact checking.

Fox gets much of its viewers from people searching for the next clips Jon Stewart or Steven Colbert will tear apart later that week, so you know her ratings will soar, just like Glenn Beck's. It's fun to watch Beck make a fool of himself crying all the time. Do you suppose college kids make a game of it like they did with "Hi Bob" on the old Bob Newhart show?

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