Recently I’ve been having a bit of trouble thinking of what to blog about. Today I just said to myself, what do you see in the news that really and truly makes you want to rip your hair out? And then I recalled tuning into CNN last night, watching the follow up to the Ames Straw Poll, and then seeing a segment on Sarah Palin. There we go.
So, if I may, I would like to make a call to legitimate news organizations (Fox excluded for obvious reasons) to STOP GIVING AIR TIME TO SARAH PALIN. We get it. She’s a fame-whoring non-politician who desperately wants to be taken seriously. It’s no coincidence that she magically keeps showing up with her bus in places where events for ACTUAL presidential candidates are taking place. Until she decides to run for president, or does anything actually important, stop covering Palin’s whereabouts and activities.
Don’t get me wrong, I loathe coverage of most of the other extremely right-wing Republicans that are making a bid for the presidency (Perry – frighteningly conservative; Santorum – homophobic scumbag; Bachmann – religious nutter, everything-but-hetero-phobic, and insanely anti-choice with a questionable understanding of American history). But that is because their politics make me cringe. At least these people are open and honest about their political intentions. Palin is just trying to weasel her way into any camera frame she can, and legitimate news sources need to stop indulging her.
Sarah Palin coverage should be left to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. We don’t need to get updates on her pathetic attempt at being relevant on news channels.