About this piece of Wasilla trailer trash, who shall remain nameless…..

What can I say, we’re in!

The media obsession with Palin began naturally and innocently enough, when the Alaska governor emerged as an electrifying presence on the Republican presidential ticket more than two years ago. But then something unhealthy happened: Though Palin was no longer a candidate, or even a public official, we in the press discovered that the mere mention of her name could vault our stories onto the most-viewed list. Palin, feeding this co-dependency and indulging the news business’s endless desire for conflict, tweeted provocative nuggets that would help us keep her in the public eye – so much so that this former vice presidential candidate gets far more coverage than the actual vice president.

We need help.

I found some hope in last Sunday’s New York Times, where columnist Ross Douthat said it is time for the media and Palin to “go their separate ways” and for the press to “stop acting as if she’s the most important conservative politician in America.”

Let’s take it one step further. I call on Douthat (who has mentioned Palin in 21 of his Times columns since 2008, according to a Lexis-Nexis search, and in scores of blog posts) to join my moratorium – thereby forming a bipartisan coalition of The Post and the Times. I challenge columnists Eugene Robinson (33 Palin mentions), Paul Krugman (14), Kathleen Parker (30) and Maureen Dowd (45) to do the same.

I also call on Keith Olbermann (345 shows mentioning Palin) and Rachel Maddow (183 shows) of MSNBC, as well as Sean Hannity (411 Palin segments) and Bill O’Reilly (664 segments) of Fox News, to take the pledge. Will Politico – with 96 Palin items in the past month alone – join this cause? Will the Huffington Post, which had 19 Palin mentions on a single day last week – stand with me?

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9 thoughts on “About this piece of Wasilla trailer trash, who shall remain nameless…..”

  1. Right, Sop! Easier for me as I can’t seem to get past work deadlines to get any post up – but promise when I do it won’t be about “the nameless one”.

  2. I keep trying to figure this out.

    It used to be that pols appeared on news shows.

    Then the news shows became talk shows.

    Then the pols had talk shows. (Huckabee, Spitzer).

    At least two talk show hosts (Al Franken and Herman Cain) have become pols.

    Then the pols started appearing on reality shows.

    Then the talk shows began covering pols on reality shows as news.

    Now the news shows have become reality shows.

  3. To the SLABBED Nation: Ashton O’Dwyer a/k/a “The WHITE Henry Glover” identifies “more” with Sarah Palin than with that Kenyan orangutang who currently occupies the White House. And what PISSES ME OFF more than anything about the VENOM which is directed Ms. Palin’s way is the fact that I am being PROSECUTED CRIMINALLY for allegedly “threatening” UNNAMED and UNIDENTIFIABLE human beings, when Sarah Palin has been the subject of HORRIBLE threats of physical violence since the Tuscon Massacre. See: http//www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/threads649547/pgle, for which NO ONE has been prosecuted by the FUCKING Federal Government, on which I not only SPIT, but PISS. I call on “Obummer” to produce his Hawaiian Birth Certificate. Ashton O’Dwyer, Freedom Fighter.

  4. Like her or not, that protuberant Palin is hot, hot, hot ! And when she opens her mouth, I just want to go and buy a double-wide and and get her inside. Impaling Palin while listening to VanHalen’s “Everybody Wants Some”. As Chereen G. says, just rocking and rolling.

  5. Gee, BelleSouth. Coming from you, I’ll take that as a compliment. What do you call people who respond to ideas by making personal attacks? You really should be “reaching out” to me, because if I’m not mistaken, the two of us enjoy the distinction of being BANNED from the NMissCommentor Web-Site owned by Tom Freeland. I wear my being BANNED as a Badge of Courage. Ashton O’Dwyer a/k/a “The WHITE Henry Glover”.

    1. Actually Ashton these posts are a research tool for me as I try to understand the dynamics of what leads people to follow an obvious charlatan like the trailer trash lady from Wasilla who shall remain nameless.

      Everythime I’ve conducted this experiment online or in person, the response I get invariably includes an attack on Barack Obama. I don’t get that, especially the logic, because yes, it is true Barack Obama is a hollow stuffed shirt but that does not change or mitigate the fact the trailer trash lady is very hollow herself.

      I struggle to understand the logic because it is like an invitation to argue over who is the bigger moron and is akin to the proverbial one legged ass kicking contest. What kind of endorsement is it that people support Palin because of who she isn’t?

      To the extent the WaPo finally gets it I hail the fact they are ready to move on. We have Gabby Gifford to now endlessly promote after all.

      Telemachus has nailed it folks. The national media in particular suck.



  6. Telemachus: well put. Once upon a time the media reported the news: now it is/makes up the news. Fortunately there are blogs like Slabbed where the REAL NEWS can be disseminated.

    And before all you fantasy Russian boobies comment on the definition and meaning of disseminate it means to distribute. AAAAGH.

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