Thursday, November 18, 2010

FOX News Mocks Sarah Palin?!?

Say it ain't so! FOX News mocked Sarah Palin during a commercial break. During the clip, commentators Judith Miller and Liz Trotta are showing agreeing with reviews bashing TLC's program, Sarah Palin's Alaska as being propaganda.

There's more on The Huffington Post.
And so, it seems likely that both Miller and Trotta, and even Palin herself, will deflect away the video as sound bites taken wholly out of context. An email to a Fox News spokesperson was not immediately returned.

Instead, what's more interesting is the fact that the video leaked in the first place. Off-air moments during the taping of a television show almost always produce more candid and newsworthy exchanges than those that take place on air. And increasingly, TV personalities, politicians and pundits have found themselves in compromising positions when they've been unaware, say, that their microphone is still on.

In this instance, however, someone within the Fox News structure appears to have taken the step of leaking video, with the motive of either embarrassing Miller and Trotta or, more likely, underscoring that not everyone at the network is on the Palin bandwagon.[...]

That said, the surfacing of Miller and Trotta's segment does pose a bit of a problem for those conservatives who have howled in the past when other media personalities have been caught off camera trashing Palin. If it's being done at Fox, then it's hard to tarnish the other outlets as "lamestream."

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