NEVER LISTEN TO A ONE SIDED STORY AND JUDGE.
Stupid bitch. How does this moron even get to be heard?
We love stupid in parts of this here country.
I think I understand SloppySeconds more than I understood Sarah Palin.
The announcer is really cute.
Palin should be opening her mouth for reasons other than talking politics.
I think she is a dangerous person so I no longer laugh at her.
Is it just me or has she aged rather unflatteringly since 2008?
She would look good in purple.
"Im a beauty queen, a politician, a redneck hunter and a mom but none is my specialty!"
Only worth watching for the cute guy.
The media and their interviewees have come to deserve each other. About ten years ago, talk show hosts on news programs, radio included, began limiting the answer time for the interviewee, sometimes comically short. Everything was turned into a snippet and a sound bite, basically trending toward the Tweeting of the news. Forget the who, what, when, where, etc.
News readers and reporters and their handlers cosmetically tried to cover up this complete fraud of "reporting the news" by including references to their online versions with swags like, "read more at our online version, DumbfuckJournal.com" but the online articles are lamely missing even the basic facts of the stories. How many times have you gone from online article to online article simply trying to get anything more than the buzzphrases?
And, in response, politicians and others have started wordjamming in order to try to say anything at all on the air without their entire interview being reduced to a few fragmentary answers. How many times have you seen an interviewer cut off a guest in mid-sentence even when it wasn't going long like this one was? The host gets a few words on his topic, rudely interrupts and fires another.
In times past, before such bad reporting and such rude hosting, a senator had time to craft an excuse to get his spiel out, usually with the comically mundane evasive introduction, "well, let me say this about that, . . . " Now, they resort to the word-salad idiocy that we just witnessed.
Palin is weak-minded even more than she is wrong-headed, which makes her the greatest threat to any possible high office. Truth is, her blunders in the past probably guarantee blocking her direct election to any high office, but her backers will likely put her name forward for some cabinet or department head when the next conservative gets in. Then, God help those whose policies she is able to direct.
The clip shows Palin at her near-worst, and its fair game, but the behavior is coached, and a telling sign of how shitty interviews and politics have become in the USA Today and Fox News and NPR era. For the record, I've heard NPR cut off subjects with only a fragmentary response of a few seconds. The choppy interviews are not the domain of just the bad actors like Fox and MSN.
The soundbyte culture that has taken over mainstream news is merely a reflection of the same low attention span that explains our culture's high favor for things like twitter and smartphones, and the privatization of the media which created an environment in which they have to compete with each other for ratings and viewers. That has led to the dumbing down of the news and the chucking out of journalistic standards in favor of what sells, and why we hear way too much about celebrity gossip in the news-- the news today has to provide whatever sells best, which is why deregulation and privatization was bad for the media, and why it's not something desirable for every kind of public service (utility companies, for example-- or healthcare) despite the Republican mantra that it's always better than anything under any thumb of government oversight or management.
I didn't perceive Palin being cut off to silence her. She, like most politicians, was doing the yabba-dabba doo footwork to try to drop as many buzz phrases as possible. But, whether it is Palin or someone I actually believe in, they all face the same challenge as before, to get their messages out no matter what the stated topics of their interviews are.
Some three decades ago I heard the former British Prime Minister Lord Harold Wilson present a lecture at the Joint Educational Consortium in my university's town. We had a topic that various speakers were to all address, and the list included Charlayne Hunter-Galt. When Wilson presented, it was more than obvious that he completely ignored the requested topic and rattled on for 90 mins. about his term in office and the various notables he encountered from America during it.
Those of us who had attended the series were sorely disappointed, but I learned that even former world-stage politicians are still in the business of burnishing their image by controlling the message.
Palin will meet her doom, regardless of what marathon blurb she spits out, but I find the problem with the format to be much more interesting.