A New Conservative TV Network Could be Amazing — But It’s Probably Not Happening

american-flag-on-poleWith this week’s executive shakeup, the chaos at the mighty Fox News Channel shows no sign of ebbing. Monday, reports indicated that even Sean Hannity, their last prime time host from the Roger Ailes era, may be gone from the network by the end of the week. We here at Mediaite even reported that he may end up at brand-new conservative network being contemplated with the intention to directly compete with Fox News. I am highly skeptical that such a venture will ever really happen, or be remotely successful if it does. I say this as someone who has actually long advocated for a real conservative alternative for Fox News because I have always thought their ratings-driven brand of “convenient conservatism” was not to be trusted (“Trumpsanity” certainly vindicated my suspicions) and left open a niche for a take on the news of the day based on “principled Continue reading "A New Conservative TV Network Could be Amazing — But It’s Probably Not Happening"

‘The Good Guy in All This’: Sarah Palin Joins Hannity in Defending Fox News Co-President Bill Shine

palin Sarah Palin, who you’ll recall used to work at Fox News, tweeted out a message of support for Fox co-president Bill Shine this morning. Yesterday Sean Hannity tweeted in reaction to a report from New York Magazine‘s Gabriel Sherman that said Shine has been “expressing concern about his future at the network” and that he asked the Murdochs to release a statement of support, but they “refused.” Hannity tweeted #IStandWithShine in response and added that someone “high up” at Fox is “trying to get an innocent person fired.” Palin––who parted ways with Fox in 2015––noticed Hannity’s tweets and echoed them by defending Shine on Twitter this morning: The former Alaska governor and 2008 VP Continue reading "‘The Good Guy in All This’: Sarah Palin Joins Hannity in Defending Fox News Co-President Bill Shine"

Scarborough Pats Palin on the Back for Speaking in ‘Complete Sentences’ During Tapper Interview

During today’s broadcast of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, co-host Joe Scarborough offered up some high praise to former Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin over the way she handled her interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper yesterday. What was he commending her for? Well, he seemed to be extremely impressed that she was able to speak somewhat articulately. Highlighting right away that he wasn’t trying to be “snide,” Scarborough expressed amazement that “she spoke in complete sentences.” “Over the past five, six, seven years every time she got on TV,” he explained, “she rambled to such a degree — it was word salad.” The MSNBC host added, “If there were a Chop’t chain for the English language, Sarah Palin would be the major franchise owner.” After Scarborough reiterated he was “serious” about his praise for Palin, Wille Geist and Mika Brzezinski remarked that it was “such a low bar” Continue reading "Scarborough Pats Palin on the Back for Speaking in ‘Complete Sentences’ During Tapper Interview"

‘Bring a Little Class’: The View Scolds Sarah Palin For Picture With Hillary Clinton Portrait

Panelists on The View panned Sarah Palin‘s behavior during a recent trip to the White House. Sunny Hostin was quick to point out that Palin’s remarks about bringing Ted Nugent and Kid Rock because Jesus was booked were offensive because she was seemingly likening the crude rockers to the Christian deity. After that, the ladies went after this photo: The two singers and the former GOP Vice Presidential nominee were seen posing with a portrait of former First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. They were smirking and pointing to the painting. “Is this the saddest day in the history of the White House since the British burned it to the Continue reading "‘Bring a Little Class’: The View Scolds Sarah Palin For Picture With Hillary Clinton Portrait"

FLASHBACK: LGBT Activists Flipped Off Reagan’s White House Portrait in 2012

2017-04-20-CNN-TL-Kid_Rock_Palin_Nugent Liberal commentators predictably hammered Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Kid Rock over their trolling photo in front of Hillary Clinton’s White House portrait on Wednesday. The left’s reaction on Twitter to the dinner guests of President Donald Trump varied from a lecturing tone to straight fire-breathing. CNN’s Ana Navarro asserted on Friday that the trio’s pose was “immature, childish, foolish, and to be expected from that crowd.” The pundit Continue reading "FLASHBACK: LGBT Activists Flipped Off Reagan’s White House Portrait in 2012"

‘Immature, Childish, Foolish’: Ana Navarro Slams Palin, Nugent for Hillary Clinton Trolling

CNN’s Ana Navarro slammed Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Kid Rock on Friday’s New Day over their razzing pose in front of the White House portrait of Hillary Clinton. “I see it as immature, childish, foolish, and to be expected from that crowd,” Navarro contended. The commentator, who voted for Mrs. Clinton (despite her past Republican affiliation), continued by underling that “one day, there’s going to be a picture of Melania Trump hanging on those walls; and a picture of Donald Trump hanging on those walls; and folks are going to go and stick their tongue out at it. And people are going to say, well, but do you remember when Sarah Palin posed in front of Hillary Clinton, making fun of her?” Navarro also emphasized that “as somebody who has been at the White House, I can tell you that you see a lot of pictures Continue reading "‘Immature, Childish, Foolish’: Ana Navarro Slams Palin, Nugent for Hillary Clinton Trolling"

Ted Nugent on White House Trip: Someone Suggested We Flip the Bird at Hillary Portrait

18011084_10155260183773588_4979708633544638024_n All appears normal in this photo above — which features Kid Rock, Sarah Palin, and Ted Nugent posing in front of Hillary Clinton‘s official White House portrait. But according to Nugent, the pose might have been quite a bit different if someone in the group had their way. In an interview with The New York Times, Nugent said that someone in the group with whom he toured the White House on Wednesday night (including President Donald Trump) suggested they flip the bird at Clinton’s portrait. Nugent did not say which person had the idea. “I politely declined,” Nugent said. “Let the juxtaposition speak for itself.” Nugent — who was invited to tag along by Palin (because “Jesus was booked,” Palin told CNN) — seemed to be impressed with Trump’s knowledge of his new digs. “He gave us a wonderful personal tour of every room and talked Continue reading "Ted Nugent on White House Trip: Someone Suggested We Flip the Bird at Hillary Portrait"